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Recently have noticed left leg swelling after prolonged sitting at work​. Had Doppler done, no DVT. Leg feels tight, like calf is contracted. Causes?

Recently have noticed left leg swelling after prolonged sitting at work​. Had Doppler done, no DVT. Leg feels tight, like calf is contracted. Causes?

Calf swelling: You are eating too much salt most likely cause

If you do the DASH for 2 weeks it will go away if too much salt.

Recommend you get the DASH Diet for Hypertension
DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076
. ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Pain in left calf. Out of nowhere at work where I sit most of the day. Comes and goes. Seems to move. Possible DVT? I'm terrified

Pain in left calf. Out of nowhere at work where I sit most of the day. Comes and goes. Seems to move. Possible DVT? I'm terrified

Calf pain: The fact that it comes and goes makes dvt less likely
but get an evaluation venous doppler ultrasound to definitevly answer the question
more likely to be related to your sitting may be orthopedic? Knee? Lower back ...Read more

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Is there anything out there that is like a spanx that works to prevent DVT on flights?

Is there anything out there that is like a spanx that works to prevent DVT on flights?

Dvt: The best option is to use a support or compression stocking that includes the foot and calf during airplane travel
These work to stimulate the muscle vein pumps of the foot and calf to prevent blood pooling which occurs with prolonged sitting ...Read more

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Its now 6weeks since I have dvt. At first the pain was unforgiving, but I'm back at work, question how long will it take me to walk with out a limp?

Its now 6weeks since I have dvt. At first the pain was unforgiving, but I'm back at work, question how long will it take me to walk with out a limp?

Leg pain: The pain that comes after a DVT is typically post phlebitis syndrome. You will benefit from compression therapy and then compression stockings. See a specialist that has a special interest in venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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How does DVT work how quick do they form how quick can they kill you intense anxiety?

How does DVT work how quick do they form how quick can they kill you intense anxiety?

Depends: Some people have genetics that cause blood clots to form. When people are on birth control or have surgery they can quickly form. Other people take years to develop or get it while on a long plane ride. The clots starts in the legs and move to the lungs. This can happen immediately and some people can die instantly. Please get checked if this is what might be bothering you. Emergency room. ...Read more

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Sitting for long periods can cause DVT, but what are the stats/percentages of someone sitting for 3-4 hours at a time developing DVT? Relatively low?

Sitting for long periods can cause DVT, but what are the stats/percentages of someone sitting for 3-4 hours at a time developing DVT? Relatively low?

Extremely low risk: DVT risk increase with family history of DVT and
medical and surgical conditions. Ambulatory young males are at very low risk. ...Read more

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Pain in left leg moves around leg not constant comes and goes is worse when sitting down is it dvt?

Pain in left leg moves around leg not constant comes and goes is worse when sitting down is it dvt?

Nonspecific: More description of your leg discomfort is needed. Classic dvt signs and symptoms include calf pain and tenderness, lower leg swelling and often ankle edema, calf pain on straightening the leg and bending your foot backwards. Usually there are predisposing conditions in dvt cases such as prolonged bed rest or leg injury. If leg discomfort persists, get quizzed and examined by your physician. ...Read more

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Had the cold and was sitting in front of TV for around 5 hours without moving. Calfs are a bit stiff. Could this be DVT?

A Stiff One, Yeah?: No, you don't.You have DTV (figure that out yourself).You really shouldn't sit in one spot for that long (unless you're duct taped).DVT can be sneaky sometimes but usually there's some swelling and more than "a bit stiff."Like pain deep in the calf. Seems like you wanted to simulate a flight to New York (with movie, of course).Flex your legs a few times. The act of swallowing a Mai Tai 's not enough! ...Read more

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If people can get DVT from sitting on flights then why don't they get it from laying for 8 hrs while sleeping? Most flights are shorter than 8 hours

If people can get DVT from sitting on flights then why don't they get it from laying for 8 hrs while sleeping? Most flights are shorter than 8 hours

DVT's: For the most part you are not absolutely still while sleeping. You twist and turn and move which reduces the risk of DVT's. However, prolonged laying in one position - such as in a hospital bed after surgery - places you at risk for DVT. The best way to avoid increased risk of DVT on flights is to do exercises - toe lifts and moving your feet. Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Doctor says my low ddimer rules out dvt. How does this work?

Doctor says my low ddimer rules out dvt. How does this work?

Dimer: D dimer rises with clotting.
Low number implies no acute clotting process.
Sometimes study coupled with ultrasound imaging of any symptomatic area-- like calf with swelling etc. ...Read more

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Pain deep in my left calf with swelling. Made worse by walking. Developed after workout following a lot of sitting around. DVT or related to workout?

Pain deep in my left calf with swelling. Made worse by walking. Developed after workout following a lot of sitting around. DVT or related to workout?

Evaluation Needed: You should see your primary care, urgent care or emergency department soon. It might just be a pulled muscle but with swelling, tests need to be done to rule out DVT.

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Do blood thinners actually allow the body to dissolve the clot slowly? Confused how DVT is cured/treated if blood thinners don't work this way.

Do blood thinners actually allow the body to dissolve the clot slowly? Confused how DVT is cured/treated if blood thinners don't work this way.

Blood thiner & DVT: Hi, Blood thiner does 2 things;
1- prevent ur body to make more blood clot
2- stop existing blood clots from getting bigger
but blood thiner doesn't break down the existing blood clot, the blood clot is dissolved by the body. ...Read more

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My leg turns redish purple while sitting or standing, but fine while lying. Tingles too. Blood test says no DVT or clot. What else causes this?

My leg turns redish purple while sitting or standing, but fine while lying. Tingles too. Blood test says no DVT or clot. What else causes this?

Likely stasis: There are signs of congestion.
If pulses and inflow are good-normal. Then cyanosis edema are signs of congestion.
Can be from heart failure, tricuspid valve, or more likely venous insufficiency without a current clot.
On the left occasionally the vein is compressed and can lead to congestion.
See a vascular surgeon and get an on site opinion and followup. ...Read more

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Dvt? Achy left leg while walking/bending leg sometimes. I work at daycare and walk after work as well. No other symptoms/risks/family history. Help!

Dvt? Achy left leg while walking/bending leg sometimes. I work at daycare and walk after work as well. No other symptoms/risks/family history. Help!

DVT unlikely.: Isolated calf aching may be due to many reasons. Ruling out DVT is certainly one of the first things to do but other causes of the aching may also need to be ruled out including lymphedema, orthopedic or foot problems and even medication related. Try symptomatic treatment for now with compression hose knee length, elevation when possible and warm compresses. ...Read more

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Are there other options for removing old dvt? Venoplasty didn't work because doctor couldn't get the wire through the clot. The whole vein is blocked.

See below: Usually chronic DVT cannot be removed. The venous valves are already damaged. You can wear fitted compression stockings which can decrease associated swelling from chronic dvt. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for my post dvt leg symptoms & pain. Pain getting worse as I age. Use compression sock already. Can't put feet up at work?

What type of doctor do I see for my post dvt leg symptoms & pain. Pain getting worse as I age. Use compression sock already. Can't put feet up at work?

Vascular surgeon: A vascular surgeon can evaluate your condition and suggest options for you. You may benefit from a higher degree of compression or perhaps an alternative type of compression such as a Circaid garment.

It is also advisable to evaluate for possibly correctable venous problems. ...Read more

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Scared I have DVT leg pain 24 f no hist no bc no travel no swelling just pain from buttock to foot worse when sitting?

Unlikely: Unlikely to be DVT. Most likely a nerve pain. Will help if you can provide more information. What is your height and weight? Any back injury? What is the quality of pain? Is it like a shooting pain? ...Read more

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Please help. I have this pain from my lower hip that radiates to shin and knee. Worse when sitting. No other symptoms. Scared for DVT. Calf feels tight?

It is likely that: The pain you are experiencing is from nerve compression in your back or hip. Unless you have additional reasons like trauma or infection or prolonged immobility it is unlikely you have a DVT. Regardless, if you are having this much concern you should see your health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain and stiffness with extending knee. Medial knee pain extending just below knee. Gradual onset after yard work, 8 mile walk. No swelling. Minor redness. DVT?

Pain and stiffness with extending knee. Medial knee pain extending just below knee. Gradual onset after yard work, 8 mile walk. No swelling. Minor redness. DVT?

Knee pain: Sounds more likely to be a knee related issue. A venous duplex ultrasound with determine if you had a deep vein thrombosis. However, this is usually associated with swelling. ...Read more

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I'm 28. Had DVT after car accident. On Lovenox (enoxaparin) for 6 weeks. Blood work showed AST and ALT to be very elevated. Can Lovenox (enoxaparin) cause this? Thank you

I'm 28. Had DVT after car accident. On Lovenox (enoxaparin) for 6 weeks. Blood work showed AST and ALT to be very elevated. Can Lovenox (enoxaparin) cause this? Thank you

Possible.: A rare consequence of Lovenox/Enoxaparin use is elevation of Liver Function Tests such as AST and ALT.

http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/409667_3

You should discuss this with the prescribing physician.

Good luck.

David Fox, MD, FACS, RPVI
www. FoxVein. Com ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between DVT and pain from saphenous vein valve not working? Achy throbbing in L calf. Better walking worse sitting.

How do you tell the difference between DVT and pain from saphenous vein valve not working? Achy throbbing in L calf. Better walking worse sitting.

Difficult to tell: DVT can cause pain or be completely painless.
Saphenous vein insufficiency could be caused by DVT (called post-thrombotic syndrome).
Therefore any pain or swelling should be investigated with an ultrasound to rule out DVT.
If patient already has an established chronic DVT, the pain is likely caused by insufficient valves (post-thrombotic syndrome) ...Read more

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Popliteal fossa pain/burning for 3weeks. Pain increase when sitting or pointing toes straight into ground. Slight swelling Ultrasound for DVT negative?

Cartilage injury?: Your description is suspicious for a meniscus or cartilage injury. The meniscus is a cartilage-like structure in the knee that helps to cushion an stabilize the joint during motion. Cartilage allows the bones to glide more smoothly during joint motion. An MRI would is most sensitive and specific in showing any injury to the meniscus and may be necessary if your symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Get excruciating upper calf pain near superficial varicose vein at sitting/office job. No pain jogging. Usdoppler neg 4 dvt. Compression hose help. Cause?

Get excruciating upper calf pain near superficial varicose vein at sitting/office job. No pain jogging. Usdoppler neg 4 dvt. Compression hose help. Cause?

Thrombophlebitis: You likely have a clot in a portion of that superficial vein. This is known as superficial thrombophlebitis. Aside from the discomfort, this is a relatively benign entity. Compression, warm compressed and NSAIDS are all helpful. ...Read more

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Have one cold foot, warms when stood up but cools when sitting, could this be a deep vein thrombosis? I knew DVT cause warm limbs, can it cause cold?

Have one cold foot, warms when stood up but cools when sitting, could this be a deep vein thrombosis? I knew DVT cause warm limbs, can it cause cold?

Not usually: Dvt will usually have swelling and warm extremity. Sometimes varicose veins or venous insufficiency can lead to discoloration of the extremity. The temperature changes are unusual but possible with venous engorgement. If persistent then you should have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Tight/crampy/pain calf, inner knee & thigh. Doc examined leg and said she didn't see anything that would suggest DVT. What else could it be? Back of knee was sore when doc examined. Feels worse when sitting for a while. Had it for a few days. Thanks!

Tight/crampy/pain calf, inner knee & thigh. Doc examined leg and said she didn't see anything that would suggest DVT. What else could it be? Back of knee was sore when doc examined. Feels worse when sitting for a while. Had it for a few days. Thanks!

Pain: This sounds like a knee related issue as your discomfort is worse after prolonged sitting. I would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon, and if this exam is negative then evaluation by a vascular surgeon would be beneficial. ...Read more