Patient Comments: Blood Clots - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with blood clots.

Comment from: alecia60, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

I found out on 1/16/15 in the emergency room that I have blood clots in my right leg. I was admitted for less than 24 hours and sent home. I was given medication and was given appointment 9 days later. I was told that I will have problems with blood clots the rest of my life. I'm 60 years old now, I wonder it there should have been something else done.

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Comment from: cwb, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 06

I had recent knee replacement on the 15th. Two days later my oxygen levels went down and a nurse noticed this while checking me. I had a scan and found I had a pulmonary embolism. I was in the ICU for four days and then at rehabilitation for two weeks. I had shots in the stomach for 10 days and will be on Coumadin for up to six months. I think there was a mix up in the surgery and no one wants to talk about that.

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Comment from: Penni, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I get random blood clots on my leg, without any injury. It doesn't hurt but I'm just worried because it's big and lasts for weeks.

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Comment from: ziba, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

I had a surgery 5 days ago for removing uterus. After 3 to 4 days I found some blood clots in several places on my right leg. I could not walk well. I have had an MRI test. I am still under treatment.

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Comment from: susie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

I have 3 blot clots that is not very deep, only in the veins. I took Disprin water and tried everything, was in bed for 3 days. The pain is gone but the burning feeling is still there, the clots are not thinner. The doctor said I must walk it will help. I did that and the pain is back so bad that I ended up in bed. I don't know what the right thing to do is, walk or rest.

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Comment from: MICHAEL, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 05

When I came home to my fiancé we had sex a few times but had no problems. On the fifth day during intercourse blood profusely came out of my penis along with large blood clots. There was no pain involved and it stopped after I lost my erection. A day later I was getting an erection and the bleeding started again, I am going to seek medical attention.

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Comment from: ducksoup, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I was able to walk up to five miles and no problem. But then I noticed I could not breathe very well after any activity. I slept a lot. I also had knee surgery after falling 15 feet. I urged my husband to take me to hospital in the morning after I could not breathe very well. The doctors said I had anxiety. Ativan didn't help. An X-ray revealed pulmonary embolisms in both lungs. I was hospitalized and put on other medications. These caused seizures. I was released to a Coumadin clinic. I'm now on 81 mg of aspirin per day. I worry every day that I'll have another PE. Any support would help me.

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Comment from: shartmac, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I was diagnosed with a blood clot earlier this year in late March, right before my 37th birthday. I went to a walk in clinic with a swollen right arm, and once the physician on duty saw the sight of my arm she sent me to the ER immediately. The next couple of days involved sitting in the ER, waiting for test after test to be done, having my blood drawn, etc... Now, six months later, the clot is gone but the oncologist who treated me at the hospital seems to think that I need to stay on the warfarin I've been taking up until now and refer me to another specialist. I am so frustrated. If it's gone, then why do I need to stay on this path? There was no clear reason or cause as to why I developed the clot in the first place. I wish I had more answers and that someone out there could explain this to me. The oncologist kept saying something about a reoccurrence and other such things.

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