Get A Second Opinion

By Health News |  March 24, 2017

Deep vein thrombosis, also known as blood clots, is one diagnosis that is often misdiagnosed. Sometimes the swelling associated with this can be misdiagnosed as a pulled muscle. The issue that can occur is that a doctor may not know to scan or screen for the true cause. Sometimes a doctor may be reluctant to screen, but it is important to request that this be done and to get a second opinion. 

 Causes of Clots
Blood clots can be caused by numerous reasons. Below is a list of just some ways that they can occur. An injury, such as a hard fall or bump, Pregnancy, Obesity, Hormonal changes, Breast cancer medications, Oral contraceptives, Smoke Are Over 60 Family history of blood clots, so attention should be paid to medical history.
 
Symptoms
If you have some of the following symptoms, call your doctor's or healthcare provider’s office, especially if they appear suddenly: • Swelling in one or both legs • Pain or tenderness in one or both legs, even if it's just when you stand or walk • Warm skin on your leg • Red or discolored skin on your leg • Veins you can see • Tired legs Although some have no symptoms, take precaution, particularly if you have had problems as mentioned earlier. If you have a blood clot and it breaks free, it could travel to your lungs. That's called a pulmonary embolism, and it can be deadly (http://www.webmd.com/dvt/deep-vein-thrombosisdvt-symptoms-diagnosis#1).
 
Treatment
There are ways to treat blood clots, once they have been correctly diagnosed. According to the National Institute of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, it is recommended to do the following: • Stop the blood clot from getting bigger • Prevent the blood clot from breaking off and moving to your lungs • Reduce your chance of having another blood clot
 
 

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