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Can a leg massage reduce the chance of clots forming in my leg veins?

Can a leg massage reduce the chance of clots forming in my leg veins?

Massage feels good: Leg massage certainly feels great and i encourage you to do it. It does help keep the circulation going. Scientifically speaking I do not know of any evidence saying that it truly lowers risk of clot formation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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Can superficial veins with clots in them be safely stripped from the leg?

Can superficial veins with clots in them be safely stripped from the leg?

Yes: If the clot is only in the superficial vein/s it is safe to remove the vein surgically with either a phlebectomy or stripping. ...Read more

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Can any complications occur If a clot in one of the saphenous veins goes undiagnosed and the vein is stripped from the leg?

Can any complications occur If a clot in one of the saphenous veins goes undiagnosed and the vein is stripped from the leg?

Saphanous vein. : Saphanous vein is a superficial vein. Normally we don't anticolate clots in the saphanous vein. Even if the vein was stripped with a clot within it. It can theoretically be pushed forward during the stripping process depending on the technique used. ...Read more

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Do blood clots from varacose veins stay in your legs?

Do blood clots from varacose veins stay in your legs?

No: Blood clots in your leg veins either dissolve away with time or scar down and obliterate the vein. The larger the vein the more likely the clot is to dissolve naturally. This may take several months and will happen from the inside out so that the vein may feel hard and thick until the process is complete. ...Read more

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Does a blood clot in the veins cause a cold leg?

Does a blood clot in the veins cause a cold leg?

No: Generally clots in the veins cause swelling and pain. The leg tends to have a normal or slightly warm.These clots can travel to your lungs with pain and shortness of breath. A clot in the artery diminishes blood flow to the legs and causes them to be cold and without pulses and with severe pain. Be checked out rapidly for either concern. ...Read more

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Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Not reliably: DITI imaging is primarily used for breast imaging. It would not be diagnostic for evaluation of lower extremity blood clots. ...Read more

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What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

Pain, tenderness.: Pain and/or tenderness in the leg along the path of the involved vein that can be accompanied by redness, and edema (swelling). ...Read more

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I met an accident on 22nd of june and in that accident i was attacked by dvt.my vein of left leg was blocked by a clot of 5.6cm.so please tell me abou?

I met an accident on 22nd of june and in that accident i was attacked by dvt.my vein of left leg was blocked by a clot of 5.6cm.so please tell me abou?

Left leg DVT: If you think of that vein as if it were a garden hose, when a clot blocks it, the blood returning from your leg has to go somewhere. If it can't go forward, then it will back up into your leg resulting in it becoming swollen. The general tx is have you take an anticoagulant for 4 to 6 months and have your body slowly break up the clot by itself. Surprised the ER or trauma docs didn't tell this. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a blood clot in my leg? My leg itches and is warm. There is a little pain, but not much. No veins visible.

How do I tell if I have a blood clot in my leg? My leg itches and is warm. There is a little pain, but not much. No veins visible.

See doctor: To be sure, you need an ultrasound of the leg which is non-invasive and fairly quick. Some of the signs of a clot are if it's warm, red, or swollen. ...Read more

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How would you know if blood clots formed in your leg? Are varicose veins more susceptible to clots?

How would you know if blood clots formed in your leg? Are varicose veins more susceptible  to clots?

Blood clots: The classic signs of blood clots in the legs include pain and swelling. Sometimes there is redness and warmth. Unfortunately, on occasion there are no signs or symptoms at all. Varicose veins are more likely to develop superficial thrombophlebitis (clot) and about 20% of the time those clots have been shown to extend into the deep venous system and cause a deep vein thrombosis. ...Read more

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