How can I tell if my sprained ankle is becoming deep vein thrombosis which I have a family history of? I sprained my ankle one wk ago?

See a doctor. After an exam if he feels there is a problem he will order the proper testing.
DVT. Likely would be calf pain, calf swelling, possibly redness, it is in the calf and not the ankle.

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Can deep vein thrombosis be related to a foot sprain?

Possibly. This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. Read more...
Maybe. The inactivity and possible limitation of movement engendered by your injury is far more likely to be the cause of vein problems. Read more...
DVT/FOOT SPRAIN. There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulabe state). A foot sprain should not cause a DVT or have any relationship to it unless the sprain is treated by casting or prolonged immobilization . In this particular case, then stasis could lead to clotting. Read more...

Should I worry about swelling of 1 ankle & it feeling achy? It's hot where I live. I've been treated for deep vein thrombosis in past with surgery.

You might... Although with the heat, there tends to be some degree of swelling associated with that, your history of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and 1 sided swelling (particularly if it is the side you had the dvt) is a bit of a concern. If you haven't been followed up with recent doppler (ultrasounds) by your doc, you should consider having it checked. Read more...
See a doctor. Your description has concern, you should see a doctor for exam. Read more...
Dvt. i would recommend evaluation with venous doppler sonogram.the heat issue is not responsible for swelling of one ankle, as that would affect both ankles. Read more...

How long does leg cramps associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

Could be awhile. It depends on the size of the blood clot and how quickly you were able to start treatment. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict. As dr. Chideckel said, they will last until the inflammation in the vein from the clot resolves. That could be as little as a few days or as much as several weeks. Read more...

When would deep vein thrombosis symptoms start, after surgery? 2 months after laparascopy and getting a lot of pain in right leg, feels heavy,

Usually sooner but.. ...A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can occur many weeks after surgery so it must be considered. Read more...
Within days. Acute deep venous thromboses (dvts) usually occur within days of surgery. In fact the most common time for dvts to form is on induction of general anesthesia for surgery and, in your case with laparoscopic surgery, gas insufflation of the abdomen is a risk as well. This doesn't mean, however, that you can't have an acute DVT 2 months from surgery. I would recommend an immediate evaluation. Read more...