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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


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I broke my ankle 3 days ago and found out blood clot in calf area from being sedentary for 3days - now on xarelto. What else can I do to tx/prevent?

I broke my ankle 3 days ago and found out  blood clot in calf area from being sedentary for 3days - now on  xarelto. What else can I do to tx/prevent?

Doing right thing: You are currently doing the correct thing. Any time you have an ankle fracture and are immobilized you are at increased risk of a blood clot. The important thing is to diagnose the blood clot early and get on a blood thinner (which you have done). Now you can allow your body to absorb the clot. In the future, alert providers you have a history of blood clots so you can prevent future clots. ...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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I had an undetected blood clot in my calf and it went away but my calf is now bigger than the other one. Will it go back to normal size? Suggestions?

I had an undetected blood clot in my calf and it went away but my calf is now bigger than the other one.  Will it go back to normal size? Suggestions?

Get evaluated: This may be swelling from a vein obstructed by scar tissue where the thrombus was. This is familiar. Your physician can help you address this. ...Read more

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I have a blood clot in my calf, and the Dr. Prescribe Xarelto, is it anything to make it dissolve, how long does it take to dissolve? I keep elevated

I have a blood clot in my calf, and the Dr. Prescribe Xarelto, is it anything to make it dissolve, how long does it take to dissolve? I keep elevated

DVT Treatment: Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis has three aims: To stop the thrombus from breaking off and becoming a pulmonary embolus, to stop the thrombus from growing larger & reduce chance of more DVT. Please call your treating MD to discuss your treatment, he may also want you to wear compression stockings but you should coordinate through your treating MD only. Good luck. http://tinyurl.com/ox8gqof ...Read more

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I had a blood clot in my calf and bilateral pe s 2 years ago I am having a tongue biopsy this week should I have any concerns ?

I had a blood clot in my calf and bilateral pe s 2 years ago I am having a tongue biopsy this week should I have any concerns ?

Discuss with surgeon: The biopsy should not be a problem. But make sure you discuss your history and your concerns with your surgeon before the procedure. ...Read more

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How probable is it for me, 30m, relatively healthy to have a blood clot in my calf? (DVT). And if it is DVT, will it go away or do I need a doctor?

How probable is it for me, 30m, relatively healthy to have a blood clot in my calf? (DVT). And if it is DVT, will it go away or do I need a doctor?

Dvt: Depends but in order to make itself feel more comfortable venous duplex ultrasound (Doppler-sonography) would make the diagnosis or rule out that diagnosis. Antecedent factors could be vigorous physical activity, or recent airplane travel. ...Read more

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Could this be a blood clot in my calf? I feel a hard knot on my upper right calf (inner calf). It seems to be near a vein. Could it be a clot? If so, how fast do clots travel? I just discovered it last night and took aspirin. There was a bruise in that a

Could this be a blood clot in my calf? I feel a hard knot on my upper right calf (inner calf). It seems to be near a vein. Could it be a clot? If so, how fast do clots travel?

I just discovered it last night and took aspirin. There was a bruise in that a

If : If you had a bruise in this area a week or so ago, you may just be feeling the induration (hardness) caused by the inflammatory response to blood in the soft tissue of your leg. This can take several weeks to finally resolve (warm packs may hasten healing). Even if this is a clot, it probably doesn't represent any particular health hazard. Superficial clots -- the ones you can feel beneath the skin of your leg -- aren't usually dangerous. The clots that can send fragments into your circulation, and thence to your lungs, are those located in the deep veins of your leg (hence the term "deep vein thrombosis"). Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, can be pretty vague: swelling or a sense of fullness in the leg, aching, or redness may be the only signs of a dvt, and many times not even these signs and symptoms are present. Once a DVT forms, there's no way to accurately predict whether you'll have a pulmonary embolism (lung clot), although clots that extend above the knee tend to fragment and embolize more often than those below the knee. If you did have a pulmonary embolism, it could affect your heart rhythm, but other symptoms could also occur: shortness of breath, anxiety, chest pain, dizziness, passing out, or even cardiac arrest and death. I've attached a couple of links that might be of interest to you. Again, the lump you feel in your leg is probably not dangerous, but see your doctor if you have any concerns. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/deep-vein-thrombosis/ds01005 http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pulmonary-embolism/ds00429. ...Read more

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Blood clot in my calf (not deep vein) told wear stocking but can't cos foot goes blue and swollen. Operated my foot, can't walk. What to do?

Blood clot in my calf (not deep vein) told wear stocking but can't cos foot goes blue and swollen. Operated my foot, can't walk. What to do?

Several options: Discuss further with your surgeon. Consider taking an aspirin daily until clot resolves. Calf muscle pump exercises including flexion & extension of the ankle (doe not require weight bearing) will help. Warm heat to the area with heating pad. Consider a stocking "butler" which could stretch out the stocking to help you get the stocking over the operated foot. Get repeat ultrasound to recheck later ...Read more

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Would the pain from a blood clot in calf be constant or painful?

Would the pain from a blood clot in calf be constant or painful?

Painless: The dangerous blood clots that move to lungs (embolism ) due to deep vein thrombosis will give barely discomfort or none. Phlebitis of superficial veins will give pain may take wks to subside, do not embolize, due to valves in the superficial veins. ...Read more

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What could cause symptoms of blood clot in leg calf?

What could cause symptoms of blood clot in leg calf?

Few options: Swelling pain if concerned see your md need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Swollen calf, no pain and not related to exercise. Must I worry about a blood clot?

Swollen calf, no pain and not related to exercise. Must I worry about a blood clot?

Yes: A swollen leg can occur for many reasons, but a blood clot is one. If you have a blood clot, it needs to be treated. Your leg could be swollen from venous insufficiency (leaky vein valves), problems with the lymph node system, as well as by other problems. The reason to worry about a blood clot, is that untreated, it has the risk of sending a clot to your lung, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Have been having calf pain for the last 3 days. I'm 20 and unsure how it started. Just happened. Is it a blood clot or something minor?

Have been having calf pain for the last 3 days. I'm 20 and unsure how it started. Just happened. Is it a blood clot or something minor?

Can't tell: No way to tell without a history and exam, and maybe an ultrasound. A visit to your doctor can get the evaluation started. ...Read more

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What causes a reoccurring blood clot in calf?

What causes a reoccurring blood clot in calf?

Recurring blood clot: Having one blood clot predisposes a person to having additional episodes in the future. That, along with other conditions such as immobility, certain medical conditions, smoking, obesity, and old age all contribute to blood clot formation. ...Read more

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Can i get a blood clot by getting kicked in the calf?

Can i get a blood clot by getting kicked in the calf?

Yes: In all likelihood what you get is bruise, hematoma or inflammation. Blood clots form when there is abnormality in flow of blood, when there is damage to the blood vessel or its smoothness or problem with the blood cells themselves. Immobility, for example can cause clots (dvt). If the blood vessel is damaged from the injury, then yes clot formation can occur. ...Read more

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