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Dr. Khashayar Salartash Dr. Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What are some signs of having blood clots in legs?

What are some signs of having blood clots in legs?

Swelling: The most common is swelling but pain and discomfort can also be a sign of dvt. The most important thing to remember is that if you have any concerns about having a DVT then you should have an ultrasound. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alexander Barkan Dr. Barkan
Surgery
20 years in practice
University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
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Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

Dvt!: Blood clots in legs can be due to obesity, trauma, sitting for a long time such as in a plane, etc the pathophysiology is due to damage to inner lining of the vein, stasis of blood, and clothing of that blood. If the blood clot breaks off it can travel top the lungs and cause block age of a vein which will prevent the exchange of oxygen and can lead to difficulty breathing and death. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Chideckel Dr. Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
38 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. John Rimmer Dr. Rimmer
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of London, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael McGonigal Dr. McGonigal
Surgery
35 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What are the signs of blood clots in the leg?

What are the signs of blood clots in the leg?

Swelling and redness: Some people with blood clots in leg have no symptoms. Some common symptoms are a dull ache, redness, warmth, and swelling. If you have questions, see your doctor. Blood clots in this area can move up the leg and cause other complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Lorne Bigley Dr. Bigley
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What are warning signs of blood clots in the legs?

What are warning signs of blood clots in the legs?

Swelling: The most common symptom is swelling of one leg more than the other. Also, the leg can be red and very painful to touch. Sudden onset of shortness of breath can be an indication that the clot has broken free and entered into the lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Jerry Light Dr. Light
Surgery - Vascular
32 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

Swelling and pain: The most common symptoms of blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as venous thrombosis, are swelling and pain. Unfortunately, these are not very specific, & usually have other causes. A simple blood test called d-dimer can detect if you do not have a blood clot, but this test also has a lot ot false positive results. If the d-dimer is positive, the best way to rule out a clot is with ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Nolan Dr. Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
31 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Need expert help here. What are signs of blood clots in the legs?

Need expert help here. What are signs of blood clots in the legs?

Clots in the legs: Signs of a blood clot vary all along a continuum from no signs at all to persistent severe swelling and pain...Plus everything in between. If you have reason to believe you have a clot in your leg let your doctor know right away. He/she can order an ultrasound to sort it out for you. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Dr. James Kayvanfar Dr. Kayvanfar
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Pain in hamstrings I have a bruise on the inside of thigh could this be a sign of blood clots Iam on andro gel?

Pain in hamstrings I have a bruise on the inside of thigh could this be a sign of blood clots Iam on andro gel?

Not likely.: A bruise is not a sign of a blood clot. It is a sign of bleeding from some type of injury usually. Are you on aspirin or other blood thinners? If yes, then you are at increased risk of bleeding from any injury. If you are concerned about a blood clot, you should see your Dr. who could do an ultrasound on the leg to check for it. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Farber Dr. Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
20 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week i noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so i took s

Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week i noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so i took s

It is possible. : The pill and other oral contraceptives can increase your risk of blood clot and especially so if your are a smoker. If you have swelling in that leg compared to the other or tenderness then i would have a high suspicion for a clot. Call your doc or go to a local urgent care or emergency department. If it is getting worse do not ignore it. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Oberman Dr. Oberman
Podiatry
27 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Can blood clots in legs be successfully cured?

Can blood clots in legs be successfully cured?

With proper treatmen: Get medical attention immediately. Usually involved elevation, rest anfd blood thinning medication, followed by regular monitoring and exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

More useful to : Exclude clots. A blood test may be done as a screening test to check for clots, not specifically in the legs. These tests, if negative are useful in excluding blood clots, but positive results have many false positives. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Southard Dr. Southard
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I don't exercise like I should.How to avoid getting blood clots in legs?

I don't exercise like I should.How to avoid getting blood clots in legs?

You don't have to: Exercise(to prevent blood clots) but at least make the effort to get up and about, every hour. You can also utilize seated calf raises to help pump blood out of your legs. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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Can extremely skinny jeans cause blood clots in legs?

Can extremely skinny jeans cause blood clots in legs?

No- not the jeans: No- but it is probably uncomfortable to wear. The answer is no- unless, when you are wearing the jeans- you become very sedentary-then it will increase your risk- especially if you already have some genetic abnormality and if you are also taking birth control pills- then your risk will be there. But, no- the skinny jeans itself does not cause blood clots. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Greenberg Dr. Greenberg
General Practice
41 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What is the reason for visible blood clots in legs and numbness in the fingers?

What is the reason for visible blood clots in legs and numbness in the fingers?

Many possibilities: See your md and consider abnormal protein in the blood or other problems. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Strudwick Dr. Strudwick
Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Dr. Rola Rimawi Dr. Rimawi
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Do you feel that most older adults would possibly benefit from a venous ultrasound/sonogram screen to see if there are dangerous blood clots in legs?

Do you feel that most older adults would possibly benefit from a venous ultrasound/sonogram screen to see if there are dangerous blood clots in legs?

Screening ultrasound: There is really no benefit to screening for blood clots in older adults. If there are signs of blood clots and risk factors for developing clots ( immobility, malignancy, blood disorders, certain medications) then it is reasonable to check for blood clots. Blood thinners in older adults are not harmless, so without clear indications to start them, they should be avoided. ...Read more

Dr. Rama Garimella Dr. Garimella
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College
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What are some causes for healthy 35 male to have blood clots in legs and lungs? Non smoker, not over weight, no recent travel, and neg for factor v.

What are some causes for healthy 35 male to have blood clots in legs and lungs? Non smoker, not over weight, no recent travel, and neg for factor v.

Hypercoagulable stat: Get checked for other hypercoagulable states like protien c & s, antiphospholipid antibody, prothrombin gene mutation, antithrombin3, homocysteine etc. Older pts we recommend to screen for cancers also. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Is walking up and down stairs and around the house enough to prevent blood clots in legs after child birth? I still sit down and lay down but can walk

Is walking up and down stairs and around the house enough to prevent blood clots in legs after child birth? I still sit down and lay down but can walk

Will help: Unless you have an inherited disorder making you liable to clot formation, going up and down stairs will be sufficient to prevent clot formation. Do it multiple times in a day. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more