I'm very concerned with my boyfriends ankle, he has this clotting around his ankle and further up his leg... what can be causing this and is there anything he can take over the counter?
Blood clotting in foot around ankles?
Question posted by lisalu721 on 27 Jan 2012
Last updated on 1 January 2016
I've had a blood clot in my ankle and the best way to describe the feeling is its like you twisted or broke your ankle and can barely walk on it. I didn't have much sweeling right away, and no heat,burning sensation... So I didn't think it was a clot, and neither did the doctors. Come to find out with ultrasound, that indeed it was a clot. They put me a Coumadin for 3 months. This happened in December 2011 and I still get pain in ankle once and awhile (like I sprained it again and I go straight to doctor and they check area again for me. I did after my c-section in march of 2011, find out that I have factor five Leiden ( basically more pron to blood clots). So everyone, just trust your gut. I've also had some blood tests done to see if my numbers where off indicating a blood clot and they came back negative, so doctor wasn't even going to have my leg ultra sound for blood clot. I insisted and wouldn't leave before I got ultrasound.
I told the ultrasound tech, that it wasn't in my leg, but in ankle. So after she did the whole leg first, I showed her exactly where on my ankle, where it hurt and she was SHOCKED. She said most people don't get them in ankle and she would of never checked there, if it wasn't for me telling her to ( and plus she Knew blood test came back negative, so she didnt think i had one either) Crazy. Sure enough, blood clot. Trust your gut everyone, and don't leave if you know something doesn't feel right. Good luck!
Good for you for pushing the issue and making the doctor and tech do their job. However, based on what you said above I am wondering why you are not on Coumadin, Xarelto, Arixtra, or Lovenox for life? Since you have had two blood clots and have Factor V you are consider a high-risk patient. Are you seeing a hematologist?
4 moths ago I found out I had a clot in my ankle from an iv that was in my foot after a week my legs started swelling I went back to the emergency room they told it moved from my ankle and is in my leg but its still superficial and there's nothing they can do about it I went home and two days later and it started swelling worse i could barley walk I went back the same emergency room doctor was such an ass he thought I was drug seeking I demanded another ultrasound it showed the clot had expanded up my leg I left the hospital because he says its nothing he can do what should I do.
You need to see a hematologist right away and bring a copy of your doppler report from the ER. (S)he should put you on Arixtra, Lovenox, Warfarin, or Xarelto. (S)he will probably run additional blood tests to see if you have any additional issues. Once you have received treatment and are feeling better you need to get a complete copy of all of your records from the ER. I would then report this doctor to the AMA and the state medical board. You may have additional options available depend on how you recover.
I have had horrible ankle pain on inside ankle and pain seemed to disappear today. A little history I have been hospitalized twice for DVTs and clots in both lungs. I am on warfarin. Is it possible to still get blood clots when on warfarin and blood is 2.0 ?
Gownlady, yes it is possible to get one or more blood clot(s), either as a DVT, PE, or both, while taking Warfarin. This is true for any anticoagulant. I would go to the ER or if you wait, see a hematologist in the morning. If you don't already have a hematologist as part of your medical team, now is the time to find one.
I was just discharged from the ER after not even being able to walk the last two days because my ankle/calf was so red, hot, swollen, and spreading ( spreading up my leg to my knee). I was told after ultra sound that i had small clot in superficial vein and probably infection around my deeper veins causing the majority of my symptoms, and was given antibiotics and Motrin. Now please keep in mind this is actually the 3rd or 4th time this year that i have had this almost exact thing happen to me!! I had went to a completely different Dr. this time though. Because the first time this happened to me i was diagnosed with gout, then the next time i was told cellulitis, then the time after that a blood infection!! And Honestly it really scares me allot! I was 28 the first time this happened. I have not had any surgery, or other specific injuries anywhere.
And just like you mentioned it always starts out feeling like i rolled my ankle or something and by now that's my sign and i know its coming because the next few days to follow i'll swell up so bad putting a sock or shoe on is out of the question and the ability to even walk is slim to none. I'm not crazy overweight, i work on my feet but really not anymore than the average person. I just don't understand. But being a single mom of 3 and continuously getting these unexpected "flareups" just isn't ideal for trying to do everything i'm expected to do to as a mother and an employee to support and take care of my family and myself. I really wish i had some real answers and a promising solution i guess. #sore&tired :-(
Your boyfriend needs to see a doctor, preferably a hematologist very soon. Whether he has DVTs or superficial thrombophlebitis he should be concerned. Superficial thrombophlebitis can be an indication of abdominal cancers (such as pancreatic cancer), Deep vein thrombosis, Factor V Leiden, Prothrombin gene mutation, or Thromboangiitis obliterans. Other rare disorders associated with this condition include Antithrombin III (AT-III), Protein C and Protein S deficiencies.
If it is just thrombophlebitis then his doctor will probably recommend to him to get support stockings and elevation of the affected extremity to help reduce discomfort and swelling. A warm compress to the area may also be helpful. Medications to treat superficial thrombophlebitis may include: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce inflammation and painkillers. Hope this helps and your boyfriend sees a hematologist very soon.
Thrombosis frequently occurs in the arms and legs
There are 2 main types of thrombosis:
1.superficial thrombophlebitis(happens in vessels just beneath the skin's surface. Symptoms include venous pain. Surrounding tissue may be painful, reddish, warm and tender to the touch.Because of injury to the area
2.deep vein thrombosis (DVT)(in which a clot in a deep vein of the leg breaks free and travels to the heart and lungs. Symptoms of DVT include swelling to the area, pain, cramping and tenderness)
If He has DVT symptoms,Plz see health care provider immediately.because superficial thrombophlebitis is not dangerous but DVT is life-threatening.
deep vein thrombosis - prophylaxis, blood disorders, blood clot
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