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Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Yes - w/o treatment: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling

treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when I get older?

What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when I get older?

Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with dvt. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings for 2 to 3 years. This can decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome which is when the valves in the deep veins do not work and you have chronic swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Warfarin: Its her risk-benefit ratio, and the reason that you are on the medication chronically is due to the history of any pulmonary embolism. I would discuss this with your primary care Dr. Or hematologist. ...Read more

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I had a negative d-dimer, but still have pain in my leg. Should I request more testing to check for blood clot or is d-dimer enough?

I had a negative d-dimer, but still have pain in my leg. Should I request more testing to check for blood clot or is d-dimer enough?

D-dimer enough: A negative d-dimer test is good evidence that you are unlikely to have a clot. It does not settle the issue of why you have pain and that would require an in-person examination. ...Read more

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Had two ultrasounds on my left leg to check for blood clots fount no clots still have pain in leg on calf and lower leg is that pretty good for both to come back with no clots fount?

Had two ultrasounds on my left leg to check for blood clots fount no clots still have pain in leg on calf and lower leg is that pretty good for both to come back with no clots fount?

Sure it is good: It is good that you do not have blood clots such as dvt's in your legs. If still with pain, keep getting evaluated for the pain and hopefully a diagnosis will be forthcoming, so the proper treatment can start. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is peroneal vein in the lower leg was check for blood clot after surgery in ankle.

What is peroneal vein in the lower leg was check for blood clot after surgery in ankle.

The: The peroneal vein is one of several veins in the lower leg that are collectively referred to as "deep veins." clots can form in these veins in a variety of circumstances, including prolonged bedrest, long airline flights, trauma, or exposure to agents like birth control pills. Some people are at risk for clots because of abnormalities in their blood.

If you have peroneal clots, you should be evaluated for a clotting disorder and it may be appropriate for you to take some blood thinning agents. These are issues that you should definitely discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have both legs hurts bad all the time. I had a ultrasound they check for vascular disease it came back normal. No blood clot. I'm tired of the pain.

See pain management: Specialist. There are many and various illnesses which could cause bad pain in both legs, (e.g. pinched nerve, peripheral neuropathy, etc.). I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see pain management specialist for consultation, labs and imaging (if needed). Take good care. ...Read more

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Hi my thigh is swollen has been since February. Been to my doctor in March they did an mri to check for blood clots And it came back negative.?

Hi my thigh is swollen has been since February. Been to my doctor in March they did an mri to check for blood clots And it came back negative.?

Swelling: A venous ultrasound is the test done to check for blood clots. An MRI of the thigh, if negative, is reassuring that there is no tumor. If thigh swelling persists, consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle in March, RICE /walking boot for a month. Had Xray, no breaks. MRI to check for blood clot that was negative. Outer ankle still swells.

Sprained ankle in March, RICE /walking boot for a month. Had Xray, no breaks. MRI to check for blood clot that was negative. Outer ankle still swells.

I never really: Heard of anyone getting an MRI to check for blood clots. Usually a venous duplex ultrasound or even a d dimer blood test would be ordered to rule out a clot. The MRI would be ordered to assess for structural damage and could explain the swelling, having said that some swelling one month after an ankle sprain is not uncommon. Wear some type of compressive anklet while walking. ...Read more

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Do you feel that most older adults would possibly benefit from a venous ultrasound/sonogram screen to see if there are dangerous blood clots in legs?

Do you feel that most older adults would possibly benefit from a venous ultrasound/sonogram screen to see if there are dangerous blood clots in legs?

Screening ultrasound: There is really no benefit to screening for blood clots in older adults. If there are signs of blood clots and risk factors for developing clots (immobility, malignancy, blood disorders, certain medications) then it is reasonable to check for blood clots. Blood thinners in older adults are not harmless, so without clear indications to start them, they should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is a deep vein thrombosis rare after child birth or any other sort of blood clots?

Is a deep vein thrombosis rare after child birth or any other sort of blood clots?

Unclear question: Pregnancy an post-partum period are risk factors for deep vein thrombosis. You may consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/definition/CON-20031922 ...Read more

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I'm a 29 year old female & pretty healthy overall. Taking birth control for 5 years- what's the risk of deep vein thrombosis or serious blood clot?

I'm a 29 year old female & pretty healthy overall. Taking birth control for 5 years- what's the risk of deep vein thrombosis or serious blood clot?

Birth control: There certainly is a relationship between use of contraceptives, either orally or even in an IUD, and potential venous thrombosis. I would discuss this issue with her gynecologist as almost all of the birth control pills have been implicated in causing a venous thrombosis. Also with airplane travel that may increase the risk, and I would recommend use of a support stocking during airplane travel ...Read more

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How do you check and see if you have a blood clot in your leg (calf)? Thank you doctors!

Venous ultrasound: See your doctor for an evaluation and the can order an ultrasound if they feel it is warranted. ...Read more

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What causes a warm spot on calf of leg. I have been checked for blood clots...None?

What causes a warm spot on calf of leg. I have been checked for blood clots...None?

Superficial: Could be either early infection called cellulitis or superficial phlebitis. Frequently comes from local trauma. The first requires antibiotics the second heat elevation and Aspirin three times daily. ...Read more

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Could this swelling be just a possible sprain? I was told last night that I have a possible blood clot in my leg and possibly that is why it is so swollen. They checked and there wasn't any. I've tried everything to get it to go down but it hasn't and won't

Could this swelling be just a possible sprain? I was told last night that I have a possible blood clot in my leg and possibly that is why it is so swollen. They checked and there wasn't any. I've tried everything to get it to go down but it hasn't and won't

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe edema in my legs and feet. Standard tests were done to check pulses and blood clots. All normal. What could be causing it?

Depends: It appears the ruled out lower extremity vascular obstruction. Is the edema worse when you stand for long? Renal diseases, liver disease and congestive heart failure especially if associated with dypsnea on exertion are some diseases to consider. ...Read more

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Tingling and numbness in right hand and it gets cold. Right leg from my knee down swells bad. They checked for a blood clot but that wasn't it?

Tingling and numbness in right hand and it gets cold. Right leg from my knee down swells bad. They checked for a blood clot but that wasn't it?

Get checked by a --: Neurologist for the hand problem as it sounds like carpal t syndrome, and see your pcp or gyn to get evaluated for a pelvic mass, etc, causing a rt sided swelling, if a possible clot has been excluded. You may require an us scan of the pelvis for it.
See if a carpal brace will help with the numbness/tingling or not. ...Read more

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How can blood work check for blood clots?

How can blood work check for blood clots?

D-dimer: Checking D-dimer is an initial screeing blood test followed by an imaging study (dulpex US or CTA) to confirm blood clots. Hypercoagulablity tests (eg, factor V Leiden, protein C, protein S, Antithrombin III), anti-phospholipid antibody etc are used to identify the cause of DVT in appropriate settings. Based on risk factors your doctor may chose a test to identify the cause of a blood clot. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how blood work check for blood clots?

It depends: After a patient is diagnosed with a blood clot that is unexplained for example your doctor would perform an age appropriate work-up for other possible causes of blood clots, also depending on your age and family history it would be appropriate to order other specific tests to establish risk of recurrence. The list of tests can be extensive and costly on the patient. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can blood work check for blood clots?

Can somebody tell me how can blood work check for blood clots?

D- dimer: Checking D-dimer is a screening test for blood clot in an appropriate setting where the pretest probability is higher. The blood tests used to idenify some causes of blood clots include hypercoagulability tests (eg, factor V Leiden, protein C, protein S, anti thrombin III), antiphopspholid antibody etc. Based on risk factors and pretest probabily your doctors may choose a differernt blood tests. ...Read more

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Is an ultrasound an appropriate way to check for blood clots?

Is an ultrasound an appropriate way to check for blood clots?

Yes: I assume you are asking about leg clots and ultrasound can show clots and blood flow using doppler. ...Read more

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What tests check for blood clot disorders?

Blood clot: There are many blood tests to look for clotting disorders, both clotting too much and not quickly enough. If you are having active bleeding problems you should see your physician asap. If you are concerned about an inherited disorder blood tests can help here too. ...Read more

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How frequently should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

How frequently should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

Only if symptoms: The only reason to have a screening ultrasound of your veins to check for blood clots is if you have new symptoms in an extremity that make you concerned. Examples of reasons to get ultrasound screening is if you develop onset of extremity pain, extremity swelling, discoloration of an extremity, or if an extremity gets suddenly cold. Other reason is if you have a known condition that needs f/u. ...Read more

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When I lay down my right thigh gets hot then cold. Over and over, I have been checked for a blood clot and there isn't one. This is only when I lay?

When I lay down my right thigh gets hot then cold. Over and over, I have been checked for a blood clot and there isn't one. This is only when I lay?

Nerve compression: compression at the crest of the iliac bone of the lateral femoro-cutaneos sensory nerve may produce these type of symptoms.... it is called MERALGIA PARESTHETICA ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

Need more info: The history that you give to your doctor of yourself and other family members may dictate the answer. You have not given enough information to be able to answer your question. Sorry. ...Read more

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Had to go to e.r with extreme arm pain, given doplar to check for blood clot in arm. Would the blood test they did have tested for clots all over?

Well Kind of....: The blood samples were taken to run a series of tests known as coagulation studies. The results would show if there are any blood clotting abnormalities that may be contributing to your condition. ...Read more

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I had a dark blood clot in my stool. My dr recently did an in office check for blood and it came back neg. Should I be concern?

I had a dark blood clot in my stool. My dr recently did an in office check for blood and it came back neg. Should I be concern?

Yes: Yes, you need to be fully evaluated for the source of the blood clot; could be a multiple of causes, some more serious than others. The office test can miss bleeding that is intermittent. ...Read more

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My thigh (groin) is hurting when I walk. I think it's a torn muscle but I'm not sure. It's not a blood clot I got that checked. What could it be?

My thigh (groin) is hurting when I walk. I think it's a torn muscle but I'm not sure. It's not a blood clot I got that checked. What could it be?

Groin pain: Groin pain can be referred pain from your hip joint. Some possible causes of this can be early arthritis of the hip or possibly a torn labrum. L of the hip. The labrum is a ring of tissue around the hip joint. Make an appointment with your Orthopaedic surgeon to be evaluated and have some X-rays of your hip and pelvis taken. I hope this answer was helpful. ...Read more

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Had a CT done for chest pain to check for blood clots, would they have seen if I had lung cancer or something if they weren't looking for it in the ER?

Had a CT done for chest pain to check for blood clots, would they have seen if I had lung cancer or something if they weren't looking for it in the ER?

Most likely, ...: Assuming you had a CT of the Chest, that would reveal any masses in the Chest area imaged, that may be suspicious and warrant further investigation. ...Read more

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How bad is a blood clot in the leg?

How bad is a blood clot in the leg?

It can be bad: But it is treatable. The worst clots are the ones we don't know about. Most important thing is that it gets treated and that you prevent formation of additional clots. The clot itself will eventually dissolve. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in the leg?

What causes a blood clot in the leg?

Several factors: Can cause a blood clot in the leg. Most commonly when the blood doesn't flow well or pools in an area of the leg during prolonged inactivity, the blood can become "sticky" due to clotting factors and can form a clot. ...Read more