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What treatment options are there for a 2-year-old blood clot in the femoral and popliteal veins?

What treatment options are there for a 2-year-old blood clot in the femoral and popliteal veins?

Depends: This depends in your symptoms. Compression therapy helps with swelling, pain and even ulceration. This can be in the form of stockings or bandages. There are other options but you should see a vascular surgeon. ...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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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

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

Not a clot: Usually the knee pain is more likely related to the popliteal cyst and not a clot clot usually hurts over the veins below the knee on the posterior surface or above the knee on the anterior surface. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal blood clots?

What causes abnormal blood clots?

Multiple conditions: Genetic deficiencies, inmobilization, hormones, bedridden condition for what ever cause mostly in sick hospitalized patients as well as any surgery & others. ...Read more

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What are some causes of blood clots?

What are some causes of blood clots?

Go to WebMD: Your question is to broad for this forum. We only have 400 characters. Visit webmd. ...Read more

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Are blood clots always deadly?

Are blood clots always deadly?

Not always: It depends on the size, location, and underlying medical condition of the patient. ...Read more

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What is the cure for blood clots?

What is the cure for blood clots?

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

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Is there a fast cure for blood clots?

Is there a fast cure for blood clots?

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

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Is blood clots normal when ovulating?

Is blood clots normal when ovulating?

No: Heavy bleeding to the point of blood clots around ovulation is not considered normal. This should be evaluated by an ob/gyn and this should include an exam, ultrasound, and likely a biopsy of the uterus. Make sure you are not pregnant too! ...Read more

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Is pneumonia common with blood clots?

Is pneumonia common with blood clots?

No: What common with blood clots is pe (pulmonary embolism). ...Read more

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Hello can garlic prevent blood clots?

NO: Garlic has several health benefits, it may help, to prevent it you have to take medications given by your doctor, be active and take needed precautions, and just don't depend on garlic, only ...Read more

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Can blood clots form in your neck???

Can blood clots form in your neck???

Very rarely: But yes. Clots in jugular veins occur with trauma, with dialysis catheters or central venous iv lines, and with tumors. Clots in carotid arteris can occur with stenosis or plaque. All are dangerous. ...Read more

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Can butrans patches cause blood clots?

Can butrans patches cause blood clots?

Shouldn't: Butrans is an opioid, which are not known to cause blood clots. In addition, the package insert for Butrans does not include clots as a potential side effect. ...Read more

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Will the implantation got blood clots?

Will the implantation got blood clots?

Not anticipated: Most women don't have bleeding with implantation. When it does occur the amount of blood is very tiny. ...Read more

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Can some medicine promote blood clots?

Blood: Thee are many that can such as supplemental hormones and birth control. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent blood clots?

What can you do to prevent blood clots?

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

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Could there be a home cure for blood clots?

See below: Nothing that lyses the clot. Keeping the extremity elevated and a warm cloth provide comfort. ...Read more

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How can stress change the way blood clots?

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

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What causes blood clots months after birth?

What causes blood clots months after birth?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy increase your risk of DVT even after you deliver. This risk will go back to your pre-pregnancy risk within 6 weeks ...Read more

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Blood and blood clots are cuming from urine?

Blood and blood clots are cuming from urine?

HEMATURIA: See a urologist asap. Get a urine test and ultra sound of kidneys to rule out kidney stone / infection. ...Read more

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Coughed up blood clots for hour then nothing?

The most: Common cause of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) is bronchitis (infection of airways). If it was self limited then things are probably ok. If this happens in a smoker there could be other concerns. ...Read more

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I'm having blood clots the size of golf balls?

Urgent check: If you are bleeding so heavily you need to see a doctor urgntly so an emergency DandC is done and you need to be put on theraputic iron ...Read more

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Is it common to get blood clots after surgery?

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

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How long until my wisdom blood clots are safe?

3-5 days: Be very careful for 3-5 days, then you can brush and rinse the area. ...Read more

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Could high amounts of sodium cause blood clots?

Could high amounts of sodium cause blood clots?

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

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Can blood clots be removed without major surgery?

Can blood clots be removed without major surgery?

Where: What kind of blood clots and where? We need more information. If the question is about deep vein thrombosis then yes, a transcatheter therapy is available in acute cases. ...Read more

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What do blood clots look like after an extraction?

What do blood clots look like after an extraction?

Rubbery worm: Here's a picture from the web. They look like purplish, red artificial worms used for fishing. ...Read more

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How can someone prevent blood clots from happening.

How can someone prevent blood clots from happening.

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

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Bleeding blood clots no pain I was 6 week's 6 days?

Bleeding blood clots no pain I was 6 week's 6 days?

Hormonal imbalance: 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

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What is it when you get blood clots when ovulating?

What is it when you get blood clots when ovulating?

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

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What can cause large blood clots during menstration?

What can cause large blood clots during menstration?

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

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Why is big blood clots a bad sign after an abortion?

You should not: Have heavy bleeding after an abortion as that would indicate a problems like retained products, the uterus not contacting properly, rarely uterine perforation, please call the doc who did the ab or go to the er. ...Read more