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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Blood Clot In The Legs

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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

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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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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What kind of condition is a blood clot in the legs or pelvis (d.V.T.)?

What kind of condition is a blood clot in the legs or pelvis (d.V.T.)?

DVT: Blood vessels in the leg are generally divided into arteries which carry blood away from the heart and veins which carry blood back to the heart. Arterial clots can cause decreased oxygen downstream leading to pain, gangrene and even amputation. Venous clots can cause leg swelling/pain, and these clots can also travel through the heart to the lungs causing shortness of breath, pain, and even death. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can treat a blood clot in the legs?

What type of doctor can treat a blood clot in the legs?

Vascular surgeon: Usually the diagnosis is made by ultrasound the management with use of anticoagulation is by regular physician. ...Read more

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What does blood clot in leg feel like?

What does blood clot in leg feel like?

It Varies: Sometimes a blood clot has no symptoms. But common symptoms are swelling in the legs, pain in the calf, heaviness in the leg.

If the clot travels to your lung, you can have shortness of breath, a fast heart beat, chest pain, heaviness in the chest and this is an emergency. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blood clot in leg?

What are the tests for blood clot in leg?

Ultrasound: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more

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How can I dissolved a blood clot in my leg?

How can I dissolved a blood clot in my leg?

Blood thinners: If you have a large blood clot in your leg, you have an emergency that can kill you. The blood clot can break off and get stuck in your lungs. Call your doctor! he can test you for the clot and put you on blood thinners that will allow the clot to stabilize and dissolve. ...Read more

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What are signs of blood clot in leg (lower)?

What are signs of blood clot in leg (lower)?

Varies: Swelling discomfort the swelling does not improve when u elevate the leg. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clot in leg?

What are the symptoms of a blood clot in leg?

Pain: Blood clots in the leg usually cause pain and swelling of the leg. ...Read more

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Blood clot in the leg..Which are the symptoms?

Blood clot in the leg..Which are the symptoms?

Blood clot Legs: Pain , redness, swelling and discoloration of leg are the symptoms and signs of blood clot in leg. ...Read more

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What is the danger of a blood clot in the leg?

What is the danger of a blood clot in the leg?

Several: Local and entire leg swelling
cellulitis
tenderness
leg ulcers and sores
venous insufficiency
life threatening embolism to lungs

it depends on level of clot and early identification and treatment. ...Read more

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Can pain from a blood clot in your leg come and go?

Can pain from a blood clot in your leg come and go?

Usually constant: Pain is usually localised to the area related to the clot.Usually constant pain, but may vary from patient to patient as pain thresholds are variable. ...Read more

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What would a blood clot in my leg look or feel like?

Blood Clot Pain: Blood clots may be present without any signs. However patients usually seek a doctors opinion because one extremity, arm or leg, is more swollen than the other. Classic teaching is that you may have pain in your calf muscles or feel a cord-a solid ridge under the skin-that is a blood vessel filled with clot. Occasionally patients will feel short of breath or have a racing heart. ...Read more

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Potential blood clot in leg.. Someone please advise me?

Potential blood clot in leg.. Someone please advise me?

See a doctor: A blood clot in a vein in the leg can travel to the lungs and threaten your life, so please see a health care professional. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I may have a blood clot in my leg!?

What to do if I think I may have a blood clot in my leg!?

Go to your doctor: A blood clot to the lower extremities can increase your risk of embolization (a piece of the clot gets dislodged from the point of origin and travels to other part of the body). This could provoke a more worrisome situation in which a clot goes to the lungs; which at times could be fatal. If properly medicated the risk of embolization can be decreased with blood thinners. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your leg?

Swelling and pain: Symptoms are swelling and pain of the calf, foot, ankles, or any combination. These clots form in the veins and can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasound (noninvasive) testing. If you have a clot (termed deep venous thrombosis) , your doctor will place youon an anticoagulant to prevent pulmonary embolisms. ...Read more

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If you have a blood clot in leg would you notice the symptoms?

If you have a blood clot in leg would you notice the symptoms?

Sometimes: About half of all DVT cases do not cause symptoms. The symptoms you feel can depend on the location and size of clot . They include swelling, tenderness, leg pain that may worsen when you walk or stand, sensation of warmth, and skin that turns red or blue. If you and your doctor are concerned a good history and ultrasound is indicated. This is a noninvasive test that will provide the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Im not sure if I have a blood clot in my leg, what should I do?

See your doctor: This is potentially serious; see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens if you have a blood clot in your leg?

DVT: A blood clot in the veins of your legs is called deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Depending on the size, this can cause pain, swelling, and redness. The most feared complication of this if if the clot were to travel to your lungs, called a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Can someone in their early 20's get a blood clot in their leg? What are the symtpoms?

Can someone in their early 20's get a blood clot in their leg? What are the symtpoms?

Yes: Blood clots can occur at any age due to many reasons. Surgery, not moving around much after surgery, and birth control (especially if you are a smoker) increase the chances of a clot. Symptoms can include swelling, pain, heat and redness. Blood clots can be dangerous so you must seek evaluation immediately if you are having any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

Possible...but rare: Anyone can potentially get blood clots, but it is rare in younger people. Many things can predispose a person to clots - inactivity, obesity, hormone replacement or birth control, and many clotting disorders. Many of these are avoidable or at least modifiable. If a teenager were to get a blood clot, they should probably be tested for a clotting disorder. ...Read more

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What do blood clots in your legs look like?

Swelling: You can experience pain, swelling & redness. A palpable cord can be seen as the clot forms in a vein. ...Read more

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What are leg blood clot signs and symptoms?

What are leg blood clot signs and symptoms?

Two types of clot: Arterial blood clot usually causes sudden loss of pulse in the leg. It is quite painful & may be associated with pallor, paralysis, coldness, or numbness. It is more common in older patients, often with arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. Venous clots usually cause swelling and pain, although they can be entirely silent or asymptomatic. These may occur at any age, most commonly after immobility. ...Read more

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Can leg stiffness be a sign of a blood clot?

Can leg stiffness be a sign of a blood clot?

Possible: Typically u will have pain or stiffness, swelling and sometimes change in color. The leg can feel warm with occasional numbness. There is other causes too for stiffness ...Read more