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What To Do About A Blood Clot In 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
Hip fracture: Hip fracture with its associated bedrest due to pain , immobilization and surgery will lead to increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the deep leg and pelvic veins). DVT may lead to clots thrown to the lungs and even death. Therefore anti clotting agents are prescribed to prevent DVT after hip fracture. ...Read more
Depends: Subungual hematoma (blood clot underneath the nail) is best treated immediately after injury or running. If it is close to the end of the nail, you could trim part of the nail and drain it. Sometimes a hot sterile poker could be used also to drain the blood. Once it has dried up then besides soaking in a warm salt bath, only time will allow it to grow off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flow/vessels/protein: Clots can form when: blood flow slows or stops, a blood vessel wall is injured or components of your blood support or promote coagulation. We are always clotting and unclotting a little. When one of the factors noted above tips the scale there is rapid propagation of clot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: There are several options for the detection of a blood clot. A blood test for d-dimer may determine whether there is a clot. If this level is elevated, the physician may move to ultrasound (doppler). The doppler ultrasound is still the gold standard to detect clots, especially in the vessels of the legs. If there is a suspected pulmonary embolism, you will be sent for a ct scan of the chest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A rope snapped, hit hard on lower leg, left a knot. After a week the knot has only gotten bigger and it hurts. Should I be worried about a blood clot?
Get it evaluated: Sounds like a good idea to have someone evaluate the area. You can get blood to pool in an area of local trauma called a hematoma but blood clots can also form within the veins which are the more concerning type. ...Read more
Took birth control for 4 days....woke up with leg cramp for the first time in years. Should I be worried about a blood clot?
I have a heat spot on my right leg below my knee, im worried about a blood clot. They are giving me a ultrasound on my lower leg, is it accurate?
I have pain in my lower leg, moves around from shin to calf to ankle for 3 days now. Worried about a blood clot but also have had sciatica.What to do?
Cramping in lower left leg and foot. No injury. No swelling. Should i be worried about a blood clot?!
Not: necessarily unless you have had a previous clot, are using oral contraceptives, are sedentary, obese or have some type of coagulopathy. DVT is an elusive diagnosis unless thought about. Since you are worried a non invasive vascular exam can easily be ordered by your doctor. No one on this site can say with any degree of certainty that you do or don't with just this information. ...Read more
Sore calf, pain in front of thigh or upper leg, and knee. Should I be concerned about a blood clot? Pain started today. Please advise.
Because : You mention it, I would be concerned. Have it looked at. ...Read more
I get muscle twitches behind my knee accompanied with discomfort in the back of my leg. I am worried about a blood clot. (22yrs, 5'8", 230lbs)?
Possibly Serious: A blood clot in a superficial vein is not an emergency. A blood clot in a deep vein is concerning because the clot can dislodge and travel to the lungs, which can be fatal. The deep clots, also called dvt's, require monitoring by vascular surgeons who treat the clots with anticoagulation medication and possibly surgical intervention. ...Read more
Possibly: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
My husband had a blood clot in his leg now the valve is messed up and blood don't flow right. Is there anything he can do about this? He also has an o
Deep venous clot: A venous clot can damage the delicate valves inside the vein that allow for one way flow back to the heart. Your husband will need blood thinners to address the clot and an assessment of his risk for a second clot. He might also benefit from compression devices to help control leg swelling associated with damaged vein valves. Okay to see your doc or a vein specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: If you are concerned get it checked out. ...Read more
I don't know if I have a blood clot or not but get these stabbing pains in my leg and a little soreness but that's about it?
I kitchen chair fell hard on my outer lower left leg about 11/2 in above my ankle my. What the chances of getting a blood clot? Shld I get it chkd out
How Superficial.: Although the chances of getting a deep vein clot are low, the chances of getting a more superficial clot are more likely. This type of clot requires only a minor degree of treatment. Fortunately, these types of clots seldom lead to serious problems. Treatment is usually minimal, including aspirin, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) possibly some moist heat with elevation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could i lump in upper leg be a blood clot even though I am on. I medications, 28 yrs old; have not traveled? Concerned about up coming trip.
It depends: If suspected a clot, we need to do an ultrasound of the area. But, I am not sure what you meant by taking medications. If you are taking blood thinners and the levels are not within the required range then you still have a chance to develop a clot. If you are planning a trip, please walk or get up at least every 2 hours, that will help you to prevent a blood clot. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I fell in February of this year and got a really big bruise on my upper thigh. I can still see it slightly on my leg. I'm flying to the US in October. Do I need to worry about the bruise and blood clots with such a long flight?
No : The bruise itself would be unrelated to the development of a deep vein thrombosis. Taking a long flight can be a risk factor for getting a clot. I would not worry about it, I would just make sure you get up or at least do foot pumps every 30 minutes and consider taking an aspirin twice a day if there is no medical contraindication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I worry about blood clots? 33yo female, never smoked, on COCs with 25mcg estrogen per pill, 24/4 cycle. Legs become sore when inactive.
Unlikely: The risk is potentially there for anyone, and slightly more so for women and for BCP users. Do you have a family history of inappropriate blood clots (usually deep vein thrombosis, DVT)? They usually occur in one leg (not both), so pain in both legs would not raise my suspicion. They (DVTs) are easy to test for with an ultrasound study (called a duplex Doppler). You could mention this to your doc. ...Read more
Blood clots about 7 years ago DVT and PE. Recent problems with legs doppler on both neg - should I ask for additional testing? Still worried.
I have been experiencing leg aches. At time it's sharp pain in my calf to the point where I cannot sleep. Should I be worried about blood clots?
Something to questio: Not sure of your age, use of oral contraceptives, activity level and various other factors. Discuss with your doctor, but needs an evaluation. ...Read more
I have Sciatic problems. Left leg hurts, goes numb to foot. Could that be the problem? Worried about blood clot.
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