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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Blood Clot In Calf Of Leg

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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

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 causes a warm spot on calf of leg. I have been checked for blood clots...None?

What causes a warm spot on calf of leg. I have been checked for blood clots...None?

Superficial: Could be either early infection called cellulitis or superficial phlebitis. Frequently comes from local trauma.The first requires antibiotics the second heat elevation and Aspirin three times daily. ...Read more

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Torn meniscus, week after , I have a sore calf and cramps in my calf & thigh, and my leg is swollen, is this normal? Are these symptoms of blood clot?

Torn meniscus, week after , I have a sore calf and cramps in my calf & thigh, and my leg is swollen, is this normal? Are these symptoms of blood clot?

No normal: At your age (esp. if you have any other health issues, smoker, diabetes, blood vessel problems) and with the inactivity that comes from this injury, blood clot is on the list of things, as are others. Best to see your doctor for evaluation and if need be, ultrasound to evaluate for clot. Dr R ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood clot in leg, is it possible for a stroke?

I'm having symptoms of blood clot in leg, is it possible for a stroke?

Potentially: While it is fairly rare for clots from legs travel to the brain, it is anatomically possible if there is a "hole" between two chambers of the heart, called pfo (patent foramen ovale). Clots that travel from legs usually get stuck in the lungs. With the "hole" in the heart, they can sneak into the circulation that leads to the brain and cause stroke. It usually happens if the "hole" is large. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Can someone in their early 20's get a blood clot in their leg? What are the symtpoms?

Can someone in their early 20's get a blood clot in their leg? What are the symtpoms?

Yes: Blood clots can occur at any age due to many reasons. Surgery, not moving around much after surgery, and birth control (especially if you are a smoker) increase the chances of a clot. Symptoms can include swelling, pain, heat and redness. Blood clots can be dangerous so you must seek evaluation immediately if you are having any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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

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 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