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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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How can the nurse assess for dvts?

How can the nurse assess for dvts?

Needs imaging: Although for the diagnosis of DVT there is always the need of an imaging study such as a venous ultrasound a health care professional such as a nurse can identify a patient at high risk for DVT. A properly trained nurse can use a pretest probability scoring tool (Wells Score System) to aid in the diagnosis of DVT; however this score is mostly used by physicians. ...Read more

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Do dvts come on gradually or suddenly?

Do dvts come on gradually or suddenly?

DVT's : Tough question - but generally its a process - until a "critical mass" of clot has formed and thus a dvt. Prolonged immobilization can cause blood to pool and "stagnate" and start to form micro clots - and things snow ball from there. Certain medications carry a DVT risk factor - ie smokers who use birth control pills. ...Read more

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How long DVT treated?

How long DVT treated?

Depends: The biggest question is whether you have a condition that caused the clot (ie cancer or a genetic condition) and if you had a pe associated with it--those conditions require longer (maybe forever) treatment. ...Read more

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How common is DVT at 24?

How common is DVT at 24?

Depends: If you just had surgery, on birth control/hormones, immobilization, history of blood clots you could have a DVT. See your doctor for more answers and testing if you think you have a blood clot. ...Read more

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Do I have a possible DVT?

Do I have a possible DVT?

Hard to say without: ...a little more information from you. To get the conversation started, what are your signs and symptoms? ...Read more

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Is DVT a hereditary problem?

Is DVT a hereditary problem?

Not always.: One of the risk factors for a DVT is hypercoagulability, or in inborn propensity to develop clots. There are genetically-mediated clotting disorders that can lead to DVT. But heredity is not the only cause of DVT. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dvt?

How do you know if you have dvt?

Ultrasound: Duplex ultrasound is diagnostic for most dvt's except in the iliac or vena cava where a ct venogram is diagnostic. Symptoms include leg pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more