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Sprain Or Blood Clot
Blood clots: Are generally caused by inactivity or lack of movement. Swelling could contribute or increase risk. So can obesity, taking oral contraception, smoking and pregnancy. If you get up and walk around, keep the foot in motion this would decrease any risk. One could also wear anti embolism stockings. ...Read more
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
How much should you walk in a day if you have a calf sprain? Total of how much walking activity per day to avoid blood clot?
I had a sudden calf pain during a training run. Then I read about blood clots. Is it more likely a sprain since I wasn't sedentary at time. Ty?
Pain: This sounds most likely that you strained your calf. Blood clots are always a possibility, but in an active man with no history of clotting problems odds are low. Rest, NSAI fluids. If calf would persist to swell and have worsening pain with rest recheck. ...Read more
Could this swelling be just a possible sprain? I was told last night that I have a possible blood clot in my leg and possibly that is why it is so swollen. They checked and there wasn't any. I've tried everything to get it to go down but it hasn't and won't
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What should I do for my foot? Was told I had a blood clot in my right foot due to a sprain but I fell over a month ago and never injured my foot.
Get checked: Go see a podiatrist and get your foot evaluated. You may have to get vascular studies done nad will haveto see a vascular specialist. ...Read more
Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?
Blood clot/thinners?: F or unknown age, ethnicity, smoking Hx or Medical Hx asks: Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway? ANS: this is not a simple question. Did you have clots go to your lungs or a blood clot problem or are U on BCP? Happy to do 2nd opinion. Here for next 3 hours live! ...Read more
I went to the ER for chest pain which started with what I thought was a calf sprain. They did CT scan to rule out blood clot, so is it a sprain?
Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more
Depends!: Rarely, depends on type of trauma! Simple linear fracture as opposed to a complicated displaced fracture? Did u require surgery? Other factors play a role! Obesity, smoking, blood clotting deficiencies, previous history of clots? Ligament, tendon sprains are usually not associated with blood clots, good luck ...Read more
Sprained ankle in March, RICE /walking boot for a month. Had Xray, no breaks. MRI to check for blood clot that was negative. Outer ankle still swells.
I never really: Heard of anyone getting an MRI to check for blood clots. Usually a venous duplex ultrasound or even a d dimer blood test would be ordered to rule out a clot. The MRI would be ordered to assess for structural damage and could explain the swelling, having said that some swelling one month after an ankle sprain is not uncommon. Wear some type of compressive anklet while walking. ...Read more
Worried about a blood clot in my legmy foot is white and cold pain in calf throbsnd right eye had been going blurry the past few days sprained ankle?
Go to nearest E R: You could have a serious vascular problem? ...Read more
My father recently had a grade 3 ankle sprain. It hasn't gotten better. Now he has little yellow bruises up and down both legs. Sign of blood clot?
Likely not.: You intimate the "yellow bruises" are on both legs. Although possible, the likelihood of bilateral blood clots is not high, plus he only sprained one ankle. ...Read more
"Blocked Pipes": Blood contains proteins which cause the blood to congeal when outside of blood vessels. This can be life-saving following trauma but can be life-threatening if the clotting mechanism is activated inside a blood vessel, leading to the obstruction of flow to the brain (stroke), heart muscles (mi), or lungs (pulmonary emboli), to name a few. Rx hinges on opening the blockage asap+/-blood thinners. ...Read more
Blood clot removal: Blood clots in general are removed naturally from the body. The body has a system of clotting as well as a system to prevent too much clotting. Whenever a clot is formed in the body over time the body will naturally reabsorb it. Sometimes doctors give medication to prevent the blood from being able to clot easily. ...Read more
I trust you mean clots forming in blood vessels, called thrombi. Alteration in or more the following three things causes thrombus formation. 1. Alteration in blood flow, 2. Damage to the lining of blood vessel, called endothelium and 3. Increased coagulability of blood. The reference below provided professional explanation.
http://www. Nejm. Org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra0801082 ...Read more
I assume that you mean to ask if it is normal to develop blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills (ocp).
The risk of developing blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, coronary artery thrombosis) is slightly increased in persosn taking ocp, however, this is not normal. The risks are particularly increased in patients with acquired or genetic clotting tendencies. ...Read more
Prescription medicin: Blood clots are dangerous and a physician should be seen immediately. If the clot is in the leg a doppler test can confirm it and a physician will prescribe meds to thin the blood and help prevent it from going to the lungs. Initially you should not be active because you do not want to dislodge it and cause it to travel in your bloodstream. Blood thinners will be taken for at least 3 months. ...Read more
Different/? places: Blood clots can be in different places. For example a blood clot in your lung-pulmonary embolism can cause a rapid heart rate (tachycardia) and shortness of breath, . ..One in your leg (deep vein thrombosis-dvt) can cause calf pain, swelling, generalized leg pain, etc. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on where the clot is and if it's in a vein, artery, or not in blood vessel at all (hematoma). Vein clots cause swelling and pain and may migrate to the lungs which can be lethal. Artery clots acutely impair the circulation: in the heart, it's a heat attack; in the brain it's a stroke; in the eye, it causes blindness, in the arm or leg, it's painful and could lead to amputation. ...Read more
It depends on where the clots are. A woman may shed blood clots with her menstrual flow. Blood clots in blood vessels may be silent to causing sudden death. You may consult this site for information on this topic:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1267714-overview? Pa=8c9JkS6Acu1bOsGGhiTqZbpiZtSzXE83eh%2BAzye5%2FfnrSELSLE2ZQnYefzJPuuLRETjyKAC30ddUWrWo6s%2BMLnnZ5j5IICuJuaa3Z%2BY2XGY%3D
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Signs of blood clot:
Swelling in a limb, pain or tenderness in the limb
Warmth or redness in the affected limb and visible surface veins are all possible sign or symptoms of a blood clot or DVT. The signs and symptoms may be subtle so it is best to get checked if you think you have a blood clot. ...Read more
Search this site!: Depends upon what you need to know/do regarding blood clots. Artery or vein blocked? Treatment or prevention? Risk factors? Family history? There's a "find a doctor" function somewhere on this website - https://www. Healthtap. Com/#member/doctors/find_a_doctor/name/oklahoma city. Start w/family doctors & general internists. If that doesn't help, ask for referral to hematologist. ...Read more
Blood clot causes: 3 things cause clots: blood vessel injury, stasis, and hypercoagulability. The first refers to things like surgery, the second to slow blood flow due to immobility or compression on a blood vessel by things like a pregnant uterus, and the last to things that make the clotting system more active like birth control pills, hormone replacement, and hereditary problems that make the blood too thick. ...Read more
Clots: In general, local pain, swelling, palpable cord. ...Read more
Duplex US or CTA: The usual test for diagnosis of lower or upper extremity venous blood clots (DVT) is duplex Ultra sound (US). The usual test for diagnosis venous blood clot in chest, abdomen or brain is CT angiogram. There are some other tests such as VQ scan for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism ...Read more
Swelling, redness & leg discomfort in your calf or leg could be other signs or symptoms. But if any is present ask for an evaluation.
Better to be on the safe side. ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more