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Old 02-22-2009, 11:15 PM   #1
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blood clots in my legs?

how would i know if i had blood clogs in my legs?

 
Old 02-23-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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Re: blood clogs in my legs?

Ive had a blood clot in my leg before and the reason I went to the dr and knew it was there is because it is such a localized pain. Its like someone is taking a screwdriver or pencil and poking it into your leg.
I was put on a med and it disappeared over night.
I researched them afterwards though and there are people that get blood clots in legs that never knew they were there. They can be really dangerous and if you think you have one you should go to the dr. just to make sure.
They just do a sonogram up and down your legs to find them.
Painless procedure that could save your life!
Some leg blood clots are life threatening, some are not. But you have to have a sonogram to find out which!!!!

 
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Re: blood clogs in my legs?

the above poster is very right. just obtain a simple ultrasound with the doppler and it should be able to tell you with good certainty whether or not you do or do not have actual blood clots. i had to have this done two years ago for the very same reason. everything came up crystal clear within the vessels. just what actual 'symptoms' do you feel you are having? marcia
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Re: blood clots in my legs?

When I had my blood clot in my leg it was a pain that I had never had before. It was an intense throbbing that was unusual and deep. Good thing that I went and had the sonogram. I had a clot that went from my calf to my groin and I was throw pulminary embolisms into both lungs. 60% of these are found on the autopsy table. GULP> I was amont the lucky 40%. I spent a week in the hospital hooked up to IV and heparin, then on coumadin for 2 months, and I am still on aspirin - 4 years later - to this day. It's nothing to mess around with. So if you really thing you have one, get into the doctor.

 
Old 02-25-2009, 02:03 AM   #5
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Re: blood clots in my legs?

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When I had my blood clot in my leg it was a pain that I had never had before. It was an intense throbbing that was unusual and deep. Good thing that I went and had the sonogram. I had a clot that went from my calf to my groin and I was throw pulminary embolisms into both lungs. 60% of these are found on the autopsy table. GULP> I was amont the lucky 40%. I spent a week in the hospital hooked up to IV and heparin, then on coumadin for 2 months, and I am still on aspirin - 4 years later - to this day. It's nothing to mess around with. So if you really thing you have one, get into the doctor.
My Dr. says at the age of 50 a person needs to start taking a aspirin daily whether they have clotting issues or not. I didn't head the Dr.'s words & I broke my leg & ended up with a blood clot. That has been 7 months ago & I go this a.m. for a u.s. to see if it is gone yet. I will start my daily dose of aspirin tomorrow if it is gone!!

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Re: blood clogs in my legs?

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Ive had a blood clot in my leg before and the reason I went to the dr and knew it was there is because it is such a localized pain. Its like someone is taking a screwdriver or pencil and poking it into your leg.
I was put on a med and it disappeared over night.
I researched them afterwards though and there are people that get blood clots in legs that never knew they were there. They can be really dangerous and if you think you have one you should go to the dr. just to make sure.
They just do a sonogram up and down your legs to find them.
Painless procedure that could save your life!
Some leg blood clots are life threatening, some are not. But you have to have a sonogram to find out which!!!!
You were so lucky if yours disappeared overnight! I have been messing with his for 7 months!

jill

 
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