How do doctors diagnose a blood clot even without surgery or internal examination?

Ultrasound. Ultrasound is a very sensative test used to diagnose deep vein thrombosis (dvt). Conventional ultrasound uses painless sound waves higher than the human ear can detect that bounce off of blood vessels. A computer converts the sound waves into two-dimensional, black and white moving pictures called b-mode.

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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...

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...

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...