Blood clots in legs are caused by a number of factors, but the most common cause is not being active enough, according to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Other causes of blood clots in legs include bad veins,... More »

Common symptoms of a blood clot in the leg include pain that feels like a bad cramp, swelling, reddish or bluish skin discoloration, and warmth radiating from the skin, according to the National Blood Clot Alliance. Deep... More »

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A blood clot in the leg is known as deep vein thrombosis, and a combination of compression stockings and medications successfully treats the clot in many patients, according to WebMD. Elevating the leg and taking five or... More »

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Blood clots are treated by taking blood thinner medications, thrombolytics or by surgical removal. Doctors may also prescribe heparin and warfarin to alleviate symptoms, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research an... More »

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Patients who take physician-prescribed blood thinners need to avoid several classes of medications, including cold medication, painkillers, herbal remedies, and certain drugs used to treat indigestion and a variety of st... More »

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Anyone who suspects a blood clot in the leg should contact a doctor or go to the emergency room immediately, as recommended by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. If a clot breaks free from its location in th... More »

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Common side effects patients experience when taking blood thinners include dizziness, falls, headaches, stomachache and bleeding, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Patients experiencing any of ... More »