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Doctor insights on: What Happens When A Blood Clot Is In Your Leg

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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