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Old 10-07-2016, 11:22 PM   #1
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Blood clot in leg

I'm just wondering if anyone who has experienced DVT or a blood clot in the calf can describe what the pain feels like. Is it continuous? Sharp? I'm experiencing a sharp pain at the back of my calf in my right leg. It comes and goes randomly, and it is one of the scariest pains I've ever had. There is a group of very visible veins there, and I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. I first noticed the pain weeks ago, but it went away until today. I also have to mention that I had sustained severe bruising from biking in that area weeks ago. But the bruises went away and I thought all was well. Anyway, I'm probably going to get it checked out in emerg tomorrow if it's still this bad. I just know something isn't right. Any insight on this topic would be very much appreciated.

 
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Old 01-06-2017, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: Blood clot in leg

I have not had a DVT that I know of but Every time I get strange leg pains I immediately worry it's dvt. DVT can be caused by Trumatic injury to the lake so the smart thing to do is definitely to get it checked out. Maybe go to a walk-in clinic or urgent care and ask for a D dimer blood test. A negative D dimer test will pretty much rule out the chances of a blood clot. Of course it might take a few days for the results to come back that way so if you're really worried go to the ER and they can do all the necessary test right then and there. Keeping my fingers crossed for you that is just a pulled muscle or something else not so serious

 
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:30 AM   #3
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Re: Blood clot in leg

DVT is pretty common and preventable. DVT can occur from trauma as well as being immobile. Long periods of travel should contain moving. If traveling by car, plane, bus etc. get up and move around as much as possible. If this is not possible, keep your feet moving such as tapping/moving your feet such as stretching of act like you are keeping beat to music. This will keep the blood flowing. If you suspect a blood clot this can easily be ruled out or positive by an Ultrasound. Easy cheap, non-invasive test.

 
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:25 AM   #4
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Re: Blood clot in leg

Sorry I'm just now seeing this, but just in the last week I've been diagnosed with a DVT and a PE. For me, a DVT felt like a charley-horse that wouldn't go away. It wasn't so bad when my leg was at rest, kind of a dull cramp, but when I flexed my foot one way or the other, boy I could feel it. I did not have redness, warmth, or swelling, but an ultrasound and a blood test confirmed a DVT.

 
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