Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a life-threatening situation, where blood clots form in one or more deep veins in the body. The symptoms are swelling of legs, painful and tender legs, the skin of the leg turns red, and swollen and red veins appear on the leg. This blood clot can break loose and travel through the bloodstream and block the blood supply to vital organs.

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Why are my feet cold three weeks after hip arthroscopy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a hip arthroscopy three weeks ago and today, my feet are very cold with no other symptoms. No symptoms prior to today. Could this be a result of the surgery or something else?  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms are not related to the arthroscopy. A possible deep vein thrombosis could cause these symptoms. Do you see any change in the color (pale or bluish) in your legs? Can you feel the pulse on the dorsal part ...  Read Full »

My mother got a brain stroke last month. Are home care and supervision enough?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother got a brain stroke last month. Since then, she has been hospitalized. She got another stroke on the first week this month. We immediately did an MRI and saw a bigger clot. The earlier clot had also increased in size. So within the window period, we gave her the Boehringer K...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the files provided by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is unfortunate that your mother developed bleeding after Boehringer Knoll injection. It is documented to happen in 5 to 7 % of the patients to whom this injection is given for st...  Read Full »

What is causing the shooting pain in my legs?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes I get a weird shooting or stabbing pain in my legs. I do not get pain simultaneously in two legs but it can either be the left or right one. It usually last for a second and or last for ten seconds maximum.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a weird shooting or stabbing type of pain in your legs, alternatively for 10 seconds occasionally. Such type of sharp shooting or stabbing pain in the l...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have a pulmonary embolism with a negative D-dimer test?

Query: Hi doctor, My pain started behind knee, but now is causing recurrent chest pains and shortness of breath. I could not do much physical activity. There is no previous history of such event. I am currently on Aspirin. I had an EKG, lung x-ray and D-dimer blood test. Is it possible to have a pulmonary ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. D-dimer is a very desirable indicator of clot formation. It may be positive even if you do not have a pulmonary embolism. But, if D-dimer is normal, then a pulmonary embolism is unlikely the cause of your symptoms. Pulmonary embolism can cause sudden onset of shortness...  Read Full »

I am getting a blood clot continuously in my left leg. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female, who is 5.9 feet tall and weighs 190 lbs. Several months ago, I was diagnosed with factor II clotting disorder after getting a superficial blood clot in my left leg while on NuvaRing. I stopped the NuvaRing immediately at my doctor's request due to the estrogen. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have recurrent leg vein thrombosis. The cause is genetic, that is, prothrombin gene mutation. So, the prothrombin thrombosis is the main problem. I suggest you try taking Rivaroxaban or other anticoagulant drugs as a prophylactic drug if recurrent thrombosis is th...  Read Full »

Does intake of Xarelto cause an increase in AST and ALT?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Xarelto 20 mg daily for DVT from the past four weeks. My blood work shows increased AST, which is double than normal, and ALT, which is triple than normal. Should I take today's dose? I take a lot of medicines for different health conditions. I have attached the photo of my pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are taking Alendronate, Alprazolam, Rivaroxaban, and Simvastatin for your different conditions. For example, Alendronate for osteoporosis, Simvastatin for hyperlipidemia, and R...  Read Full »

I have factor V clotting disorder. How to prevent having a blood clot?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male with factor V clotting disorder. How can I prevent blood clot?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most people with factor V Leiden never have any symptoms. But, some are at a higher risk of getting blood clots, especially in the leg or the lungs. When clots do occur, they can cause, warmth, redness, pain, and swelling in the leg. These are symptoms of a condition c...  Read Full »

What is causing abdominal pain, discomfort and loss of appetite?

Query: Hello doctor,The scans of a 50-year-old male patient presenting with ascites, pericarditis, and also some fluid around his lungs. No known cause at this time. Liver enzymes are normal. Creatinine levels were high in the recent past but currently within the normal range. Heart and lung function is no...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. I hope the patient is not in much discomfort. The CT scan images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) are showing pericardial effusion and ascites in the right superior perihepatic area and causing mild subcapsular scallo...  Read Full »

What can cause pain starting from the left side of the hip to the leg?

Query: Hello doctor,This query is about the pain in my mother's veins, which started from her left side of her hip and spread to her whole leg. This pain is unbearable. She is 46-years-old. Her height and weight are 5'4" and 83 kg. She has a problem with her knees too due to overweight.Kindly advise me of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Kumar Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you describe the pain a little more and share some pictures of the affected leg if possible. Does the pain occur on moving the leg? Is the pain like a current-like sensation from the hip to the leg? Is there any change of color in the affected leg? Is there...  Read Full »

I have cellulitis in the lower part of the leg. Kindly suggest an antibiotic.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from cellulitis in the lower part of the leg from the last 15 days. I had consulted a doctor and he prescribed Clarithromycin 500 mg. The infection was greatly reduced. As soon as I stopped using antibiotic, it became red and pain started again over the part where it was pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get your blood sugar checked and send a blood culture. If the organism shows resistance to certain drugs, then we need to change the antibiotics to cure cellulitis. Also get an ultrasound of the abdomen to rule out inguinal lymphadenopathy. Please send a picture of...  Read Full »

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