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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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What do blood clots in your legs look like?

What do blood clots in your legs look like?

Swelling: You can experience pain, swelling & redness. A palpable cord can be seen as the clot forms in a vein. ...Read more

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What does a swollen leg look like if you have a blood clot?

What does a swollen leg look like if you have a blood clot?

Larger: The leg that has the clot is usually larger than the one that doesn't and usually has some pain from the pressure on the nerves from the swelling. ...Read more

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What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises? Can you get them from bc pills

What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises? Can you get them from bc pills

Blood clots legs: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are blood clots in the deep venous system of the legs, usually lower legs. Leg with DVT may be swollen, red, painful or there may be no symptoms at all. Risk factors include sitting/immobility for a long time, blood clotting disorder, pregnancy/birth control pills, smoking, being overweight, and many others. If you think you have dvt, go to emergency room right away. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does a blood clot in your leg/ankle feel like?

Hello doctors, what does a blood clot in your leg/ankle feel like?

See below: You may feel a knot or cord in the back of the leg, the leg will feel colder, there will be pain when you squeeze the calf or surrounding area. ...Read more

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Can pain from a blood clot in your leg come and go?

Can pain from a blood clot in your leg come and go?

Usually constant: Pain is usually localised to the area related to the clot. Usually constant pain, but may vary from patient to patient as pain thresholds are variable. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Need testing: The only way to know if you have a blood clot is to get testing by a doctor. The two most common test is a venous ultrasound of the legs or a blood test called a D-dimer test. You would need one of these to assess. Although some patients with blood clots have leg symptosm of pain & swelling, many have no immediate symptoms at all & so can be dangerous (can embolize to lungs or delayed symptoms). ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

DVT: Your leg usually calf will be red and tender. Leg will be swollen with pain when you walk. Diagnosis can be confirmed by
Doppler ultrasound. See your doctor because if you have, you need to be anticoagulated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your leg?

What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your leg?

Swelling and pain: Symptoms are swelling and pain of the calf, foot, ankles, or any combination. These clots form in the veins and can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasound (noninvasive) testing. If you have a clot (termed deep venous thrombosis), your doctor will place youon an anticoagulant to prevent pulmonary embolisms. ...Read more

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How would you know when you have a blood clot in your leg?

Pain and swelling: Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Please tell me what happens if you have a blood clot in your leg?

DVT: A blood clot in the veins of your legs is called deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Depending on the size, this can cause pain, swelling, and redness. The most feared complication of this if if the clot were to travel to your lungs, called a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a blood clot in your leg can you still work?

Yes if being treated: After youhave seen your doctor and been placed on anti-coagulation, I feel it wouldbe excellent for oyu to work. Sitting around a feeling sorry for oneself is not healthy. The more you are out and about - working, recreation, and especially exercise - the better you will feel and the better you will be doing for your body. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have a blood clot in your leg? Is this very serious?

What should you do if you have a blood clot in your leg? Is this very serious?

Get care right away: If you suspect a blood clot naywhere, you should seek immeidate medical care. Do not rely on the internet; I would recommend going to the emergency room. A blood clot (termed deep venous thrombosis) could be very serious since it could travel to the lung an cause a pulmonary embolism, which can be life threatening. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg when you are on a long trip?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg when you are on a long trip?

Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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If you have a blood clot in your leg would it ache in your kneeand behind ur k ee?

If you have a blood clot in your leg would it ache in your kneeand behind ur k ee?

It very much could: But again, it doesn't have to be a clot either. If you are having any significant pain, particularly with swelling lower in the leg/ankle or have any accompanying chest pain or shortness of breath then seek an ER evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the worst thing a blood clot in your leg/calf can do to you?

Kill you: They can travel to your lungs and cause pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is there a cream on the market that will releave the pain of a blood clot in your leg?

No: Blood clot in the leg has main type:
superfecial one which easily treated by Motrin and moist heat and deep one should be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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It is possible that a blood clot in your leg explode, causing your leg to be amputated?

It is possible that a blood clot in your leg explode, causing your leg to be amputated?

Actually....yes: A very rare complication of extensive DVT is a condition called phlegmasia cerulea dolens, where the clot effectively cuts off the arterial supply to the leg, and this can result in amputation. This is very rare. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators of a blood clot in your leg?

Swelling, pain: See similar answers. The swelling is in the calf and can produce pain. You may also have swelling in the feet an ankles (often unilateral). Palpation of the posterior calf (back of calf) may yield a cordlike structures. ...Read more

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How do you check and see if you have a blood clot in your leg (calf)? Thank you doctors!

How do you check and see if you have a blood clot in your leg (calf)? Thank you doctors!

Venous ultrasound: See your doctor for an evaluation and the can order an ultrasound if they feel it is warranted. ...Read more

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How quickly can a blood clot in your leg develop? How soon can it be seen on blood work? Had blood work 2 days ago now having bad low leg pain

How quickly can a blood clot in your leg develop? How soon can it be seen on blood work? Had blood work 2 days ago now having bad low leg pain

Varies: In some cases, blood clots can develop quickly, even over a few hours as in when someone gets a blood clot in surgery or from sitting on a plane for a long time. Blood clots can usually be seen by venograms or a Doppler ultrasound. there is a blood test (d dimer) that can give an indication as well. On the other hand there are other causes of leg pain as well; more workup may be needed. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the pain from a blood clot in your leg is similar to the pain of an infection in your joint?

Pain: Pain is pain. The diagnosis of cause is contingent upon a good and detailed physical exam, history and possibly some testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a blood clot in leg feel like bruise?

Maybe: At times it can, but it may have no symptoms. Check with your doctor is you are prone to these in your past of family. ...Read more

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What does a blood clot on leg feel like, like a annoying cramp?

What does a blood clot on leg feel like, like a annoying cramp?

Like a cramp: A blood clot on the leg, usually presents as a painful cramp in the calve. Some are symptoms are typically swelling and discoloration of the extremity. The laster two definitely tell you that a vinous doppler would be in order ASAP. A blood clot in the leg can dislodge and travel to the lungs as a pulmonary embolism and this can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

Pain, tenderness.: Pain and/or tenderness in the leg along the path of the involved vein that can be accompanied by redness, and edema (swelling). ...Read more

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Does a blood clot in the leg usually cause significant pain?

Does a blood clot in the leg usually cause significant pain?

Yes: Usually the clot is painfull, but not always.
If you have one sided leg swelling that is persistent I would get it checked. ...Read more

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Does a blood clot in the veins cause a cold leg?

Does a blood clot in the veins cause a cold leg?

No: Generally clots in the veins cause swelling and pain. The leg tends to have a normal or slightly warm. These clots can travel to your lungs with pain and shortness of breath. A clot in the artery diminishes blood flow to the legs and causes them to be cold and without pulses and with severe pain. Be checked out rapidly for either concern. ...Read more