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I recently had a small tumor removed off my leg, and have a blood clot at the incision. .. The surgery was done in the doctors office, when I went back to get the 4 stitches out he said I had a blood clot, so he left a small hole at the end of the incisi

That . That is a good idea and as long as you don't get the solution in the wound should not hurt anything. If you develop increased pain, redness, or new complaints then please be re-evaluated by your doctor. Read more...
Hematoma. Blood collection at surgical sites are common and resorb with time they may liquefy and drain local heating pad( do not put on high or burn yourself) may expedite. Read more...

My son has factor v leiden, He has a blood clot in his leg and the doctors are talking about doing surgery. What kind of surgery would they do?

Blood clots -surgery. There are several possibilities here for what they may be talking about, depending on the situation. In rare instances, a blood clot may need to actually be removed. Again, this is quite uncommon but not unheard of. They may also be talking about putting a filter in one of the big blood vessels going back to his heart, so that if a bit of the clot breaks of it can't get to his heart of brain. ASK! Read more...

Should I be concerned if my oldest son has factor v leiden, he has a blood clot in his leg an the doctors are talking about doing surger?

Risk of blood clots. People who have one factor v leiden gene are at about 5 times greater risk for clot formation and those with two genes are at 50 times greater risk. Please discuss the issue with your doctors. If you have daughters, consult your doctor before they take birth control pills. Read more...

What do you suggest if my oldest son has factor v leiden, he has a blood clot in his leg an the doctors are talking about doing surger?

What surgery ? Surgery is not a very common solution to a blood clot in the leg. What exactly are they proposing to do and what are your concerns about that? Usually blood thinners are the answer, but occasionally there could be a recommendation for an IVC filter to prevent the clot from going to the lungs. Please ask what and re-submit question with more details... Read more...

I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

There are different. Types of (blood clots).... Anything that can be seen on the surface of the skin like black and blue etc is not a true blood clot. Blood clots that concern us medically are deep vein thrombosis. You should be fine with removing the ganglion. Keep in mind his is elective surgery so if you needed to wait for the "clot" you speak of to go away first, that can be done. Read more...

If I have a blood clot in my leg, do I have to get surgery?

Not typically. If this is a "dvt" or deep venous thrombosis, management usually starts with blood thinning drugs. Surgery or catheter based therapies are usually reserved only for very rare severe cases. Arterial blood clots are less frequent. If this is an arterial blood clot (arterial thromboembolism), surgery may be warranted urgently to restore blood flow to the leg. Read more...

Mom needs knee replacement surgery but is scared about blood clots. But if they put her on blood thinners it would be impossible to get a clot right?

Nothing is ever. impossible in medicine but to reduce the risk of blood clots post knee replacement there are a number of medications that are effective. I am certain that her surgeon is aware of and uses these regularly but discuss it with him/her pre-op to be reassured. Read more...