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Is it likely that you will die from a blood clot in the legs?

Is it likely that you will die from a blood clot in the legs?

Not likely: Fortunately, it is not at all likely, as dr. Hermann said, unless some of the clot breaks off and travels. ...Read more

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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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How likely is that a blood clot on a leg causes a stroke?

How likely is that a blood clot on a leg causes a stroke?

Rare: A blood clot affecting a leg rarely causes a stroke. It tends to occur when there is a small hole in the heart, such as a patent foramen ovale, this is something people are born with. It also tends to occur when there is a somewhat large clot in the leg, such as in the femoral vein. Blood clots in leg veins are not a major cause of stroke, like smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure are. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

Swelling and pain: The most common symptoms of blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as venous thrombosis, are swelling and pain. Unfortunately, these are not very specific, & usually have other causes. A simple blood test called d-dimer can detect if you do not have a blood clot, but this test also has a lot ot false positive results. If the d-dimer is positive, the best way to rule out a clot is with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Leg pain right leg always have got it, radiates too different spots of my leg not likely too be a blood clot is it considering its everywhere?

Leg pain right leg always have got it, radiates too different spots of my leg not likely too be a blood clot is it considering its everywhere?

No: Blood clots generally present with swelling as the worst and main feature. Patients can get pain, but swelling is the most obvious sign. ...Read more

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How likely is it to have a blood clot in both legs? What does the pain feel like? My legs HURT

How likely is it to have a blood clot in both legs? What does the pain feel like? My legs HURT

Unlikely: When referring to blood clots in the deep venous system. it is uncommon to have them at all unless there has been a recent major operation or trauma. Leg pain can have many causes, and requires a more complete evaluation. You should see your primary care provider to get this - the timing of which should be based on the severity and duration of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

Yes and probably not: Sounds like superficial venous thrombphlebitis, which can spread to become deep venous thrombophlebitis, a condition which can cause pulmonary embolism and death. If you have no calf tenderness or swelling, DVT is not likely. More concerning is skin erosion, which can lead to bleeding and infection. Have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone ?

A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone ?

Well : Blood clot's are always serious. Cannot diagnosis by chat. Consult primary care doctorface-to-face promptly or go to emergency room if you're having symptoms now for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more