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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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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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Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read more

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Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Yes - w/o treatment: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read more

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What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with dvt. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings for 2 to 3 years. This can decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome which is when the valves in the deep veins do not work and you have chronic swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in  right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Warfarin: Its her risk-benefit ratio, and the reason that you are on the medication chronically is due to the history of any pulmonary embolism. I would discuss this with your primary care Dr. or hematologist. ...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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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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What are leg blood clot signs and symptoms?

What are leg blood clot signs and symptoms?

Two types of clot: Arterial blood clot usually causes sudden loss of pulse in the leg. It is quite painful & may be associated with pallor, paralysis, coldness, or numbness. It is more common in older patients, often with arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. Venous clots usually cause swelling and pain, although they can be entirely silent or asymptomatic. These may occur at any age, most commonly after immobility. ...Read more

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Is a deep vein thrombosis rare after child birth or any other sort of blood clots ?

Is a deep vein thrombosis rare after child birth or any other sort of blood clots ?

Unclear question: Pregnancy an post-partum period are risk factors for deep vein thrombosis. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/definition/CON-20031922 ...Read more

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I'm a 29 year old female & pretty healthy overall. Taking birth control for 5 years- what's the risk of deep vein thrombosis or serious blood clot?

I'm a 29 year old female & pretty healthy overall. Taking birth control for 5 years- what's the risk of deep vein thrombosis or serious blood clot?

Birth control: There certainly is a relationship between use of contraceptives, either orally or even in an IUD, and potential venous thrombosis. I would discuss this issue with her gynecologist as almost all of the birth control pills have been implicated in causing a venous thrombosis. Also with airplane travel that may increase the risk, and I would recommend use of a support stocking during airplane travel ...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 the main symptoms of a blood clot in the leg? I have painful leg & i'm not sure if it's my varicose veins & spider veins. Walk 6 days a week

What are the main symptoms of a blood clot in the leg? I have painful leg & i'm not sure if it's my varicose veins & spider veins.  Walk 6 days a week

See your doc: If you have concerns about a blood clot of your leg, you should see your physician. Blood clots of the legs can cause pain and swelling, and discoloration. The concern with leg blood clots is that they potentially pass to your lung which can be dangerous. Your doctor may order an ultrasound of your leg veins to rule out a blood clot as the cause of your pain. Your pain may be due to varicosities. ...Read more

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Blood clot in the leg..Which are the symptoms?

Blood clot in the leg..Which are the symptoms?

Blood clot Legs: Pain , redness, swelling and discoloration of leg are the symptoms and signs of blood clot in leg. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a blood clot in the leg?

Leg swelling & pain: The calf will be painful, and you can have swelling in the feet, ankles, and possily the calf. You may also feel a thresd when palpating the back of the calf muscle. ...Read more