WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY: This Patient-To-Patient Community is for discussions relating to Bleeding Disorders. There are many types of blood disorders, including: bleeding disorders, platelet disorders, hemophilia and anemia.
So I woke up one morning(4 days ago) and I had pain in my inner left thigh. At first I thought I might have pulled a muscle since I had gone christmas shopping the day before and had been out walking all day. Now 4 days later the pain is still here and is causing me to have a limp at work. I've also developed two large red spots in the affected area which have fever to them. The pain is when im standing or walking. It progressively gets worse through the day. I'm 21, smoke a pack a day, and am unmobile most of the time (sitting at a pc) when im not working. How do I know if this is a groin pull or a blood clot? When should I go to the doctor? Thanks for the help.
Hi there. Since you have a job that keeps you immobilised for long hours and a recent onset thigh pain bad enough to give you a limp, you must consult a surgeon immediately for a clinical evaluation. Screening investigations are D-dimer tests, and plethysmographic techniques and definitive diagnosis with venography andultrasonography. Other possibilities could be superficial thrombophlebitis, post-thrombotic syndrome, chronic venous insufficiency, venous obstruction or cellulitis. Take care.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.