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What is the danger of a blood clot in the leg?

What is the danger of a blood clot in the leg?

Several: Local and entire leg swelling cellulitis tenderness leg ulcers and sores venous insufficiency life threatening embolism to lungs it depends on level of clot and early identification and treatment. ...Read more

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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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Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Yes - w/o treatment: 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

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What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with dvt. ...Read more

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Can a normal ultrasound of legs show deep vein thrombosis,blood clot..?

Can a normal ultrasound of legs show deep vein thrombosis,blood clot..?

Yes: This is the usual method that blood clots are demonstrated, whether they be deep thromboses or superficial thromboses. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings for 2 to 3 years. This can decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome which is when the valves in the deep veins do not work and you have chronic swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in  right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Warfarin duration: Depends upon the severity of your leg and lung blood clots , whether you have a family history of venous thrombosis, and whether the events were provoked by surgery or other factors or were spontaneous . Only your treating doctor can determine optimal duration of warfarin however . Warfarin, especially if well controlled , can be well tolerated throughout either long term or even lifelong. ...Read more

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Is a deep vein thrombosis rare after child birth or any other sort of blood clots ?

Is a deep vein thrombosis rare after child birth or any other sort of blood clots ?

Unclear question: Pregnancy an post-partum period are risk factors for deep vein thrombosis. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/definition/CON-20031922 ...Read more

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I'm a 29 year old female & pretty healthy overall. Taking birth control for 5 years- what's the risk of deep vein thrombosis or serious blood clot?

I'm a 29 year old female & pretty healthy overall. Taking birth control for 5 years- what's the risk of deep vein thrombosis or serious blood clot?

Depends: The risk with birth control pills is higher than without, but much lower than the risk with pregnancy. The risk is higher in overweight women and those who smoke. A small number with a genetic mutation have excessive risk. Regular exercise will reduce the risk. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/tc/hormonal-birth-control-risk-of-blood-clots-topic-overview ...Read more

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My brother is having small blood clot in neck, left hand and leg for 4yrs was it danger or not?

My brother is having small blood clot in neck, left hand and leg for 4yrs was it danger or not?

Discuss with Doctor: We can not answer the question as we do not know what kind of blood clot and where exactly. He has had for four years.Has he received ant treatment?Did he have any tests?What was the cause of blood clots? He needs to have a thorough physical exam and complete detailed history, if a smoker, and he has been on warfarin, what is his inr and causes of clots etc. Better be discussed and followed by md. ...Read more