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What are the usual signs of a blood clot in legs?

What are the usual signs of a blood clot in legs?

Swelling: Usually the leg swells as blood can't empty out of the leg. Pain in the leg is another symptom. ...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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How to detect signs and symptoms of blood clot in legs?

How to detect signs and symptoms of blood clot in legs?

Pain/swelling: If you are asking about blood clots in the veins or DVT then the presentation is with sudden onset pain and swelling in the legs , sometimes with some redness and leg become warm. In extreme cases the clots are extensive and the skin color become pale white or blue which is limb threatening. ...Read more

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Have sudden pain behind knee. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of leg blood clot?

Have sudden pain behind knee. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of leg blood clot?

Probably not: Sudden onset pain usually is associated with something like a muscle tear or cyst rupture if the pain is very localized to behind the knee, not involving the entire lower leg. However, any time there is concern about a possible blood clot, you should be checked by a health professional. ...Read more

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Will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

Will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

NO: While compressions stockings help in the prevention of vein blood clots, their use typically does not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a leg blood clots. But unfortunately many people with blood clots do not have any symptoms in their legs to let them know that the clot is there. Sometime a pulmonary embolus occurs to the lungs without any warning, even though the clot began in the leg. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of a blood clot?

What are the symptoms and signs of a blood clot?

Pain, swelling: If you mean venous clots or DVT then typical symptoms include pain , swelling in legs. Sometimes redness, low grade fever, stiffness in the leg muscles and cramps. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

Dvt!: Blood clots in legs can be due to obesity, trauma, sitting for a long time such as in a plane, etc the pathophysiology is due to damage to inner lining of the vein, stasis of blood, and clothing of that blood. If the blood clot breaks off it can travel top the lungs and cause block age of a vein which will prevent the exchange of oxygen and can lead to difficulty breathing and death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clot in lung?

What are the symptoms of a blood clot in lung?

Shortness of breath: Blod clot migrating to the lung is called a pulmonary embolus. Most common is a DVT from the leg. ...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 signs and symptoms of a blood clot?

What are signs and symptoms of a blood clot?

Variable: Blood clots can cause sudden death to being silent. Visit this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/blood-clots/basics/definition/SYM-20050850 ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clot in the leg or and or chest?

Variety of symptoms: A blood clot in the leg can cause swelling, pain or redness in the affected extremity most commonly. A blood clot in the lung however can present in varied ways as chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, to name a few. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of having a blood clot in the lung?

What are some symptoms of having a blood clot in the lung?

Pulmonary Embolism : Is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The blockage usually is caused by a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein in the leg. Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (pe) include unexplained shortness of breath, problems breathing, chest pain, coughing, or coughing up blood. An arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) also may suggest that you have pe. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a blood clot in your lungs?

What are some signs of a blood clot in your lungs?

Many....: shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, chest pain with breathing, possibly cough and low grade fever, wheezing, and even cough with blood in sputum. The question here is do you have risk factors for this (long travel, blood clot history, autoimmune conditions, etc.)? If you suspect a blood clot in your lungs, you should be in the ER getting tested and treated. ...Read more

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Symptoms of blood clot in calf of leg--what should I do?

Symptoms of blood clot in calf of leg--what should I do?

Go to ER: Now! this is a medical emergency. You will get examination and care needed. ...Read more

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What could cause symptoms of blood clot in leg calf?

What could cause symptoms of blood clot in leg calf?

Few options: Swelling pain if concerned see your md need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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

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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What are the symptoms of a blood clot in your neck?

What are the symptoms of a blood clot in your neck?

Stroke: Blood clots in the carotid artery usually come from atrial fibrillation in the heart and can move to the brain. See your doctor to check for a carotid bruit, and order an ultrasound (sonogram). If you are at risk stop smoking, avoid hormones, and see your doctor about taking a blood thinner (aspirin, etc). Otherwise discuss your anxiety with your doctor and how to manage it. ...Read more