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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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What to do for blood clots in my leg?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Christopher White
Board Certified, Cardiology
38 years in practice
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What can I do to avoid a blood clot in the leg on an airplane?

Dr. Christopher White
Board Certified, Cardiology
38 years in practice
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What can I do to avoid a blood clot in the leg on an airplane?

Avoid stasis: Veins return blood from the legs to the heart. Gravity causes pooling of blood in the legs. Contraction of the calf muscles pumps the blood thru the veins. Flexing your calf muscles while sitting in your seat helps. Standing up and walking also helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Board Certified, Podiatry
26 years in practice
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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

Dr. Ronald Oberman
Board Certified, Podiatry
26 years in practice
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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician? ...Read more

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Dr. Bradley Thomas
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Lornell Hansen
Board Certified, Phlebology
22 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Lornell Hansen
Board Certified, Phlebology
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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?

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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Dr. Philip Seaver
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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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?

Dr. Philip Seaver
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
42 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Would aspirin help or worsen deep vein thrombosis? Worried about possible blood clot from pain in leg and going to dr tomorrow.

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Would aspirin help or worsen deep vein thrombosis? Worried about possible blood clot from pain in leg and going to dr tomorrow.

Neither: Aspirin doesn't cause blood clots. However, it is inadequate treatment for a dvt. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can a normal ultrasound of legs show deep vein thrombosis,blood clot..?

Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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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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Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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..

Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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..

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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What can you do if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped

Go to the ER: This usually needs immediate medical attention.

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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