What should you do if you suspect a blood clot?
If you think you have a blood clot, call your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.
Blood clots can be dangerous.
Blood clots that form in the veins in your legs, arms, and groin can break loose and move to other parts of your body, including your lungs..
What can mimic a blood clot?
Emergent mimics of a DVT include acute arterial occlusion, phlegmasia cerulea dolens, compartment syndrome, and necrotizing fasciitis, with less emergent mimics including congestive heart failure, cellulitis, vasculitis, nephrotic syndrome, lymphedema, venous stasis, and Baker’s cyst.
How long can a blood clot go undetected?
A DVT or pulmonary embolism can take weeks or months to totally dissolve. Even a surface clot, which is a very minor issue, can take weeks to go away. If you have a DVT or pulmonary embolism, you typically get more and more relief as the clot gets smaller.
Should I take an aspirin if I think I have a DVT?
If you’ve been prescribed anticoagulant medications, don’t take aspirin and medications that contain aspirin. Avoid other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as well. These include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve).
Can aspirin dissolve blood clots?
“The treatment effect of aspirin is substantially smaller than what has been demonstrated with warfarin or the new oral blood thinners,” he said. “In clinical trials with these drugs, an 80 to 90 percent reduction in clots has been demonstrated,” Fonarow said.
How much aspirin should I take for a blood clot?
It’s important to take low-dose aspirin exactly as recommended by your doctor. The usual dose to prevent a heart attack or stroke is 75mg once a day (a regular strength tablet for pain relief is 300mg).