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What could cause clots in the legs and lungs, and severe radiating pain from the ankles to the groins?


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Answered by

Dr. Prathap

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Published At June 20, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a long medical history of numerous clots in my legs and lungs but still waiting to find out if there is something wrong with my blood. I am only 19 and on a lot of medications including blood thinners, but I still get clots while being on them. Last night my local accident and emergency wait was 6 hours. My blood has never shown up the clots before through scans. I do not know what to do. I am in severe pain that extends from my ankles to my groin in both legs. Currently, I take the following medications - Riveroxiban, Tramadol, Co-codamol, Ibuprofen, Zopriclone, Ceterezette, Ferrous fumarate, Vitamin B compound, Thiamine, Forceval, Salbutamol nebulizers, saline nebulizer, brown and blue inhaler, and epi-pen for peanut allergy. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Prathap


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Your complaints suggest that you have had DVT (deep vein thrombosis) which has further complicated into pulmonary thromboembolism.

The reason for this can be many. At your age, you have to rule out a thrombotic state that may be inherited. Get a coagulation profile done which will give you the etiology for your state.

Coming to the treatment part, there is nothing more to suggest than what you are using. Get a coagulation profile as soon as possible so that we can decide on further therapy. Also, get the scans of the leg (doppler) and get the opinion of a vascular surgeon regarding IVC (inferior vena cava) filters that prevent pulmonary embolism.

Hope this helps.

Thanks and take care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Prathap
Dr. Prathap

Internal Medicine

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