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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

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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How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

Clots: Clots may occur in any vessels that have damage to the wall, slowed or impaired blood flow and other clot promoting features. The legs are just more prone to these factors. The length of the blood path and the degree of redundancy of the return pathways makes for slow flow, and the tendency to varicosity further sets up conditions for clotting. Our sedentary habits further make the legs high risk. ...Read more

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What happens if you don’t treat a blood clot in your legs?

What happens if you don’t treat a blood clot in your legs?

Stroke risk: Clots can travel andcause interruption in lungs creates embolism, for certain people stroke or heart ischemia. ...Read more

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What can cause a blood clot in leg?

What can cause a blood clot in leg?

Immobility: Ie with a flight or long car ride, or immobilization . Could also be due to your genetics and a clotting problem. ...Read more

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How bad is a blood clot in the leg?

How bad is a blood clot in the leg?

It can be bad: But it is treatable. The worst clots are the ones we don't know about. Most important thing is that it gets treated and that you prevent formation of additional clots. The clot itself will eventually dissolve. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

Long list of causes: There are a lot of possible causes and risk factors of blood clots in the legs. Here are some: - long periods of sitting - prolonged bed rest - inherited clotting diseases - any kind of injury or trauma - cancer - smoking - obesity or overweight - family history of blood clots - blood draws or catheters in veins, including pacemakers - birth control pills - congestive heart failure - ibd. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in the leg?

What causes a blood clot in the leg?

Several factors : can cause a blood clot in the leg. Most commonly when the blood doesn't flow well or pools in an area of the leg during prolonged inactivity, the blood can become "sticky" due to clotting factors and can form a clot. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg ?

What causes blood clots in the leg ?

Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in the leg?

What causes  a blood clot in the leg?

Dvt: If we are talking about a venous clot the its also termed a dvt. These can be dangerous because they can trave to the lung and cause a pulmonary embolis. These are lfethreatening.Causes od DVT are trauma, hypercoagulopathy, cancers, etc. Many pts are bed ridden. They may be smokers or on birth controll. ...Read more

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What to do for blood clots in my leg?

What to do for blood clots in my leg?

This is a medical : Emergency and you should go straight to the er. ...Read more

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What does blood clot in leg feel like?

What does blood clot in leg feel like?

It Varies: Sometimes a blood clot has no symptoms. But common symptoms are swelling in the legs, pain in the calf, heaviness in the leg. If the clot travels to your lung, you can have shortness of breath, a fast heart beat, chest pain, heaviness in the chest and this is an emergency. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

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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What are the tests for blood clot in leg?

What are the tests for blood clot in leg?

Ultrasound: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a blood clot in the leg?

Seriouz: The seriousness of the situation is related to the chance of the clot breaking free and making it to your lungs, also known as a pulmonary embolism. This can be fatal and definitely needs treatment and close supervision by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg ?

Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg ?

Check with your MD: Generally yes, but each patient should get clearance from the treating physician. It depends on a few things-- how long the clots have been treated, how large the clots are, where they are located, and what your other medical problems are. ...Read more

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How can I dissolved a blood clot in my leg?

How can I dissolved a blood clot in my leg?

Blood thinners: If you have a large blood clot in your leg, you have an emergency that can kill you. The blood clot can break off and get stuck in your lungs. Call your doctor! he can test you for the clot and put you on blood thinners that will allow the clot to stabilize and dissolve. ...Read more

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