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Doctor insights on: What Can I Do To Prevent A Recurrence Of A Blood Clot In My Calf

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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?

Depends: You would be at high risk if you recently traveled and were immobile for a period of time or if there is a family history of clotting disorders or blood clots. If you have significant swelling in 1leg and pain in the calf then it should be checked. ...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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