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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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What to do for blood clots in my leg?

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. Christopher Crosby
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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


Dr. Christopher White
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What can I do to avoid a blood clot in the leg on an airplane?

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. Ronald Oberman
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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

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
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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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Dr. Lornell Hansen
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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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Dr. Philip Seaver
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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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Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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What can you do if you have a blood clot in your leg?

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

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