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Popliteal Blood Clots
What would a blood clot feel like in the knee? I have a popliteal cyst by my knee replacement does that increase the chance of one forming
Depends on the cause: Blood clots are a normal process. If there are excessive clots, then the treatment is tailored to the cause. You may consult this site for more info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/blood-clots/basics/definition/SYM-20050850 ...Read more
No fast cure: There is no fast cure for blood clots. It is your own body that is supposed to dissolve the clots. The blood thinner is going to help preventing the blood clots from getting bigger and creating more problems. Depending on the location, the extent of blood clots, the cause etc- blood clots is a serious condition. You should see you doctor for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Good question: Stay physically active, avoid excess weight, don't smoke, stand and stretch your legs often if on a long car or plane trip, make sure you get preventative measures if you are to be immobilized for a prolonged period of time (like after surgery), and be aware of medications that increase risk of clots like tamoxifen or estrogen. ...Read more
Stress and clotting: In healthy people, acute mental stress activates clotting within normal physiologic range. In people with atherosclerosis & impaired endothelial function, acute stress may precipitate a hypercoagulable state -- not good. Chronic psychosocial stressors like job strain and poverty also make blood stickier -- hypercoagulable. Depression may cause this too. Http://tinyurl. Com/ov2fa9l. ...Read more
Rare: But following the treatment regiment is key to prevention. For low risk surgery early movement (walking) is the most important advise. For larger surgery where you remain in bed for a while, medications and leg pumps may be used for prevention. Getting up and out of bed as early as possible is still important however. ...Read more
Clots and sodium: In general clots are not affected by high amounts of sodium. If one were to get dehydrated, which would predispose them to potentially having blood clots, and the person's sodium may appear artificially high on blood testing. However, the high sodium itself is not directly causing the clotting. ...Read more
Rubbery worm: Here's a picture from the web. They look like purplish, red artificial worms used for fishing. ...Read more
Some prevention tips:
Blood clots are more likely to happen in people with a genetic or medical problem that increases the chance of clots developing.
Avoiding dehydration and spending long periods of time sitting (like in long car or airplane trip) or spending too much time lying in bed (if sick or after surgery) will reduce the chance of blood clots forming ...Read more
To prevent iron deficiency anemia, you should take oral iron supplement with multivitamins.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Not normal: If you are mid-cycle and passing blood clots, then this is not normal. Check a pregnancy test and call your doctor for a visit, exam and likely an ultrasound. ...Read more
Yes, but. ..: During menstruation, it is normal to pass some smaller clots (say, dime sized). However, if you are bleeding profusely or passing large clots, consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation. Hormones, fibroids, polyps are common causes. A pelic exam and ultrasound are the next steps. Treatment options will depend on your future fertility plans. ...Read more