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What Happens When A Blood Clot Is In Your Leg
Black and blue: I a vein should burst then what you will see is the formation after several days of discoloration of the skin around the area of the burst vein. This is what we call a black and blue area(ecchymosis). Over several more days this will slowly fade and disappear. ...Read more
Possible trouble: A clot in the leg has the potential to cause serious problems. If dislodged, the clot can travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. Once diagnosed, a patient with a DVT can be treated in several ways. There are oral and injectable medications aimed to prevent and treat clots. Filters can be placed to prevent clots from reaching the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Sometimes none: About half of all DVT cases do not cause symptoms. The symptoms you feel can depend on the location and size of clot . They include swelling, tenderness, leg pain that may worsen when you walk or stand, sensation of warmth, and skin that turns red or blue. If you and your doctor are concerned a good history and ultrasound is indicated. This is a noninvasive test that will provide the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom has a blood clot in her jugular vein& is coughing up blood & blood clots. The Dr is saying that a clot in that vein is not serious is that true?
If you develope a blood clot in the femoar vein of the left lower limb, what could happen if the clot breaks loose?
Pulmomary Embolism: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: The vein that is punctured for the test will often clot and form a lump of sorts.-- especially if the phlebotomist missed vein or went thru it with the needle. This is a superficial vein, usually not serious and responds to heat and rest. If there is redness or persistent pain, see and md. Not all clots are serious but, when in doubt , of course please please see an md feel better. ...Read more
Usually not: It is very rear to have clot in the knee joint, unless it is big clot would not bother. ...Read more
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