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Testing For Blood Clots
I had a negative d-dimer, but still have pain in my leg. Should I request more testing to check for blood clot or is d-dimer enough?
D-dimer enough: A negative d-dimer test is good evidence that you are unlikely to have a clot. It does not settle the issue of why you have pain and that would require an in-person examination. ...Read more
Blood clots about 7 years ago DVT and PE. Recent problems with legs doppler on both neg - should I ask for additional testing? Still worried.
Just found out I have short runs of A fib. Can it be I have blood clots and not know it? Should I be tested for this now too?
Family or personal: History of clots. I would screen young girls who are considering birth control if there is a family history of clots, as birth control will increase clotting risk. Some parents want their children screened because they have some detected abnormality. I would screen anyone who has had a clot in their leg or lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A negative D-diner test is a good test to rule out that leg pain and swelling are caused by a blood clot at the time the test is run. It doesn't predict the possibility of clots developing in the future or if there is a genetic predisposition to clots. If there is a history of blood clots in your family, discuss the possibility of testing for gene mutations increasing the risk of clots w/doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pus: When blood clots it is always dark - usually red or so dark it is blackish. If you are seeing clumps of white coming out from bumps or pimples on the skin, those are clumps of pus from an infection. If you are concerned about this, please see your doctor - you can make an appointment for a video visit in HealthTap Concierge, or sign up for HealthTap Prime for an immediate video consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem ...Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to blood being made more coagulabel...Drinking fluids, wearing compression hose, leg exercises and walking during flight all contribute to preventing this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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