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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Blood clotting

11/30/2007

Question:

I have a history of DVT`s I am also Factor V leiden positive, I am currently experiencing a throbbing pain in my right calf. I take asprins on a daily basis when my medication is in the process of being filled. I am just wondering if this is a possible onset of another blood clot in my leg?

Answer:

It is possible that you could be having a blood clot, based upon your symptoms and your history. I would advise you to talk to your doctor to have a doppler study of your leg performed to look for any blood clots.

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Response by:

Spero R Cataland, MD Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University