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Should I be off work with a blood clot?
If you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising, tell your doctor right away. This could be a serious condition that needs medical attention. Going back to work after having a serious condition like DVT may feel overwhelming.
Can I work with a blood clot in my leg?
The effects of a DVT can linger long after a clot develops, leading to serious complications that leave you unable to work. But under certain circumstances, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) after a blood clot.
How long does it take to recover from a blood clot?
Most people are fully healed from a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) within a few weeks or months. But if you’re recovering from this type of blood clot (which happens in a large vein, most often in your leg), you might be worried about how it will change your life and whether it will happen again.
Should you walk if you have a blood clot?
For most people, walking or taking care of some housework are fine right after you find out you have DVT. It’s also OK right after a pulmonary embolism. Your doctor may prescribe a blood thinner — they may call it an anticoagulant — and compression stockings. Those help blood flow in your legs.
Can you drive if you have a blood clot?
Can I drive after a DVT or PE? As long as you didn’t suffer a loss of consciousness, and you can move your leg freely, then there are no restrictions on driving.
How long does it take a blood clot to move?
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.
Do blood clots make you tired?
A clot break could also travel from your heart to your brain, with vascular flow. And this is obviously a potentially fatal complication. With a clot break, you may experience symptoms such as shortness of breath (for no apparent reason), an unexplained cough, chest pain, an increased heart rate and fatigue.
Can you get a blood clot from working out?
We do know, for example, that blood levels of the clotting protein Factor VIII increase with exercise and that the elevation persists during recovery. Theoretically, this could lead to an increased risk of blood clots in athletes.
How do you know if you dislodge a blood clot?
Partial or total loss of the blood clot at the tooth extraction site, which you may notice as an empty-looking (dry) socket. Visible bone in the socket. Pain that radiates from the socket to your ear, eye, temple or neck on the same side of your face as the extraction. Bad breath or a foul odor coming from your mouth.
Can blood clots make you feel sick?
Blood clots in the abdomen can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and bloating. Blood clots in the heart can cause chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, sweating, and indigestion.