I'm afraid I have a blood clot. What are symptoms of blood clots in the calf? I gave birth 9 months ago and was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy.

DVT. The most common symptoms are pain, swelling, discoloration, pain on flexing foot upward, and the feeling of rope-like blood vessel and especially if only one foot. Some of these signs and symptoms are shared by many problems. If you have the risk, go to your doctor and be diagnosed fast, as the complication of pulmonary embolus can be devastating.

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Is a blood clot in the leg rare from child birth? I gave birth naturally. Frightened of this happening to me

Not rare/preventable. Blood clotting occurs from long periods of inactivity unless the legs are exercised or wrapped with clot preventing stockings or devices which can prevent this malady during childbirth, C/section, or post-partum. Read more...
Not rare. First congratulations! Sorry that you're experiencing this. The good news: blood clots are fairly easy to treat. In general, people have a 1 in 10,000 risk of getting a blood clot. During pregnancy, that risk goes up to 8-10 in 10,000 people mostly due to the hormones in pregnancy, and swelling in your legs. For perspective, some birth control have a 4-6 in 10,000 risk. Good luck, enjoy the baby. Read more...

Bedridden formonths, saveto walk10 minutes 3 or 4 time of mornings. Got dr appt soon but fear blood clot from bed rest might go to lungs upn getting up?

Try HealthTap PRIME. HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images during a live consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, Of course, if the doctor feels that deep vein thrombosis might be the case, there is no way to get to the hospital without moving, although an ambulance would use a gurney. Read more...

@7wk scan saw the heartbeat @117, also saw a blood clot in the sac, gestational sac at 9wks with baby at6wk 2 d. Anything to worry. On bed rest now.

Pretty common. This is called a subchorionic bleed and it's typically related to bleeding from the placenta. It typically resolves without incident, however, large bleeds can result in miscarriage. Either way, bed rest really doesn't do anything to help the situation. It's best to try to live your life as a normal pregnant women would. Read more...

I would like to take birth control to help w acne and hormones for rest of life... risks? Dr. Worried about long term use blood clots? Weight gain? Ty

Yes it is possible. Acne can help with management of acne ,primarily to prevent pregnant while on Tretinoin but also reduce the level of active testosterone in the blood,You may use it until menopause ;provided you are healthy and have no contraindications,Blood clots can occur but is rarely a problem,. Read more...