Xarelto Lawsuit Virginia
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What to Do if You Suspect You Have a Blood Clot
If you think you have a blood clot in your leg or arm, you will need to take the following action:
Take an aspirin (which acts as a blood thinner)
Make an appointment to see your doctor that same day (or go to the emergency room)
Ask your doctor to check to make sure your blood clot is not in danger of moving to somewhere life threatening, such as your lungs.
If you have been diagnosed with a blood clot and fear it has become dislodged and moved, you will need to:
Call your doctor immediately
Get advice as to how to be moved to the emergency room for immediate observation and diagnosis without risking further movement of the blood clot
There’s a good chance your blood clot is not serious, or is not in a dangerous spot, but a blood clot that obstructs blood flow to an organ can be very serious. You’ll want to take measures to protect yourself from such a possibility.
How Your Doctor Will Determine if You Have a Blood Clot
Your doctor will take one or more of the following measures to determine if you have a blood clot:
An ultrasound can create a picture of your veins and blood flow (even tracking what direction your blood is flowing!) using sound. This is a safe and noninvasive way to examine you for a blood clot or to track blood clot growth (or reduction) and movement.
Your doctor may also check your blood for high levels of D dimer, a substance that your body naturally produces to help you dissolve blood clots. This requires taking a blood sample.
This x-ray procedure requires the injection of dye into a vein (usually in your foot but sometimes into your ankle) and the use of an x-ray machine to look for clots.
You might be scanned using a CT scan or a MRI.
What Your Doctor Will Do if You Have a Blood Clot
Depending on where your blood clot is and how dangerous it seems to be, your doctor will do one or more of the following:
Prescribe blood thinners
Prescribe lifestyle changes such as limb elevation or even hospitalization, if the clot is in a dangerous spot
Prescribe clot busting medications that will break up the clot
Schedule a procedure such as an insertion of a filter/umbrella screen that will prevent the clot from moving to your lungs
Ask you to wear compression stockings
It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis and then to follow the treatment plan if you have a blood clot. Read up on pulmonary embolisms to fully understand why simple blood clots can become dangerous and even fatal if not treated properly.
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