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Should I go to the emergency room if I suspect I have a blood clot?

Should I go to the emergency room if I suspect I have a blood clot?

Probably: Because evaluating for the presence of a DVT usually requires an ultrasound, and because dvt's should be diagnosed as early as possible, if you suspect you have one you should go the emergency department. Although it's always good to discuss first with your primary doctor, most doctors do not have the ability to perform diagnostic ultrasonography in their office. ...Read more

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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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Should i go to emergency room? For heavy bleeding from menstral area? Started bleeding at 3pm, and I am lethargic and weak from it.Suffering severe cramps from the blood clots that are the size of the palm of my hand. In middle of wiping several times til

Should i go to emergency room? For heavy bleeding from menstral area? Started bleeding at 3pm, and I am lethargic and weak from it.Suffering severe cramps from the blood clots that are the size of the palm of my hand. In middle of wiping several times til

Hello. : Hello. I am answering this the day after you wrote in. I hope you have already gone to the er. It sounds like you are hemorrhaging and symptomatic. You definately need to be evaluated as you may be hypovolemic at this point. This needs prompt attendtion. ...Read more

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Received 2 unites of blood on february 21 after emergency surgery now right arm shooting pain in upper part could this be blood clot or from blood?

Received 2 unites of blood on february 21 after emergency surgery now right arm shooting pain in upper part could this be blood clot or from blood?

MAY NOT BE RELATED: Most likely it is not related directly it could be inflamed vein where they placed the needle , it could be a clot if they place a central line for your blood transfusion if there is no swelling in the arm most likely it is not clot transfusion reaction does not wait that long so it is not the blood if persisted and you still concern check with your physician or your surgeon. ...Read more

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Blood clot my husband just discover a blood clot in his foot, they did an emergency surgery 3 days ago but his foot is still swollen and have a redness is this serious? And he can hardy stand on his feet

Blood clot my husband just discover a blood clot in his foot, they did an emergency surgery 3 days ago but his foot is still swollen and have a redness is this serious? And he can hardy stand on his feet

Redness : Redness could be a sign of infection in the foot, particularly if the circulation is not normal. His foot swelling should be treated by keeping the foot elevated. You should check with his surgeon or whoever is on call for his surgeon. I expect that he should be staying off of his feet as much as possible, and keeping his foot elevated. ...Read more

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I suspect a blood clot in my foot what should I do?

Medical Emergency : Blood clots are a medical emergency and should call 911 taken to hospital. ...Read more

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