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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of A Blood Clot In Your Leg

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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

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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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

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What symptoms would indicate a blood clot in the thigh?

What symptoms would indicate a blood clot in the thigh?

Depends: Where in the thigh is the blood clot? Is it due to hematoma in the muscle? Is it in a vein or an artery? Hematoma in the muscle will resolve unless there is a bleeding tendency. The other two require medical attention. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of having blood clot in your legs or anywhere in your body?

What's the symptoms of having blood clot in your legs or anywhere in your body?

Swelling/pain: The most common finding when someone develops a blood clot in the leg is swelling and pain. Similar findings occur with blood clots in other parts of the body. If you think you have a blood clot go to the emergency department immediately ...Read more

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

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

Brain hemorrhage: A brain hemorrhage usually is associated with a bad headache, and loss of neurologic function, like weakness in one limb or another. Seizures can also occur. ...Read more

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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

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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 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 causes a blood clot in the leg?

What causes  a blood clot in the leg?

Dvt: If we are talking about a venous clot the its also termed a dvt. These can be dangerous because they can trave to the lung and cause a pulmonary embolis. These are lfethreatening.Causes od DVT are trauma, hypercoagulopathy, cancers, etc. Many pts are bed ridden. They may be smokers or on birth controll. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in the leg?

What causes a blood clot in the leg?

Several factors : can cause a blood clot in the leg. Most commonly when the blood doesn't flow well or pools in an area of the leg during prolonged inactivity, the blood can become "sticky" due to clotting factors and can form a clot. ...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 symptoms of a blood clot possibly in the upper calf under knee?

What are the symptoms of a blood clot possibly in the upper calf under knee?

Not typical: If you are smoking cigarettes, taking hormones or birth control pills, or are at risk for blood clots, see your doctor. If you have high anxiety and worry about unusual things, see your doctor to help you with your anxiety. Blood clots in general can swell, feel warm, or even throb but they do not have to have those symptoms. Swelling under the knee can be a bakers cyst. See your doctor. ...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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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 of a blood clot in the neck?

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

Pain and swelling.: A clot in the neck most likely would occur in a major vessel. No hx as to why you ask. The vessesls are large and the blood clot in a major vessel is catastrophic, It could be a stroke in an arterial vessel or venous congestion in the vein. If you think you have one see the doc as soon as possible. ...Read more