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Can flying with a sprained ankle cause a blood clot?

Can flying with a sprained ankle cause a 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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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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?

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?

Calf Sprain: You should only walk as much as you can tolerate. As long as you aren't completely sedentary you should not develop a blood clot. Even if you are not walking, moving your ankle back and forth and lifting your legs (ie: straight leg raise) can help prevent blood clots. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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If you sprain fracture or break a bone in your wrist can this cause a blood clot in the arm?

If you sprain fracture or break a bone in your wrist can this cause a blood clot in the arm?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What does blood clots mean?

What does blood clots mean?

"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

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Blood clot in both shoulders?

Blood clot in both shoulders?

Unclear question: How do you know that you have blood clots in the shoulders? Blood clots in shoulders is not a recognized medical entity. It may help if you describe the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can blood clots dissolve?

How can blood clots dissolve?

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

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What case blood clots to form?

What case blood clots to form?

Thrombus: 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

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Are blood clots normal on a pill?

Are blood clots normal on a pill?

No: 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

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What can be done for blood clots?

What can be done for blood clots?

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

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What does a blood clot feel like?

What does a blood clot feel like?

DVT: A blood clot in the deep veins can feel like a tender, warm, 'cord-like' structure with an appearance of swelling and redness in the area. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clot?

What are the symptoms of a blood clot?

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

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What are common signs of a blood clot?

Depends: It depends where it is. In your brain, could be severe stroke like symptoms, in lung...Palpitations and shortness of breath or painful respirations, in leg...Swelling of leg, pain, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if might have a blood clot?

Blood Clot: If you are concerned that you may have a blood clot, go directly to the nearest emergency department to be evaluated. They can determine whether a blood clot is present. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a blood clot?

What are common signs of a blood clot?

DVT: Signs of a blood clot in the leg, or dvt, would include pain, redness and swelling of the extremity. On exam, pain would be reproduced with calf compression and possibly on ankle joint range of motion. If you are concerned, I would recommend evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blood clot.?

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

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How to determine if I have a blood clot?

Pain/ swelling: Local pain swelling, bruising, fever. These may be absent in 25% cases. ....Present with chest pain, palpitation, sob, dizziness, hypotension, syncope, even sudden death. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with blood clots?

What risks are associated with blood clots?

Many: Some of the major risk factors are:
history of cancer, immobilization, recent trauma or surgery, obesity, pregnancy, estrogenic medications, congestive heart failure, diseases that alter blood viscosity (polycythemia, sickle cell disease), and inherited thrombophilias. ...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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Do blood clot in the calve the pain come and go?

Not usually.: Blood clots in the calves usually present with a constant deep pain or discomfort in the calf region. ...Read more

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What are the signs of blood clot at the age of 23?

What are the signs of blood clot at the age of 23?

Depends: 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
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What happens if I had a blood clot would I know it?

What happens if I had a blood clot would I know it?

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

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Looking for dr in okc that knows about blood clots?

Looking for dr in okc that knows about blood clots?

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

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What are the causes of women to have a lot of blood clots?

What are the causes of women to have a lot of blood clots?

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

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What are the chances of having a blood clot for three months?

What are the chances of having a blood clot for three months?

Chronic dvt: It is possible to have a chronic deep venous thrombosis, once the clot hardens and the vein scars, for an indefinite amount of time. ...Read more

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Which procedure is done for checking if a person has blood clots?

Which procedure is done for checking if a person has blood clots?

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

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I'm extremely pain-tolerant. Are these any signs of a blood clot or something of the sort?

Swelling: 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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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


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