Any Thoughts or Opinions? Update Page 3, Post # 41

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  1. Scurvy

    Scurvy Kungaloosh!

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    Good luck! I hope it turns out to be nothing serious. I was 19 when I developed a blood clot in my arm. I was otherwise completely healthy, no documented illness that would contribute to the clot, no birth control pills, no other symptoms, nothing at all that would explain it. It was just one of those freak things. Thankfully, I didn't lose my arm - or my life - but apparently it was iffy for a while there.

    Personally there's no way I'd get on a plane if I was already exhibiting symptoms of possible blood clots. They are too dangerous to mess around with and I'd want the peace of mind that a clean bill of health from a doctor would give me.
     
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  3. disykat

    disykat DIS Veteran

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    I think someone just needs a little attention today. This is the kind of thing I see on facebook.
     
  4. Disney  Doll

    Disney Doll DIS Security Matron

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    Yes. I was 25 when I developed a blood clot in my lung...and they never figured out why. I was a perfectly healthy 25 year old....
     
  5. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

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    I definitely wouldn't fly without getting this looked into. When I sprained my ankle back in September (a week before our WDW trip), my doctor was very concerned about me flying and immediately put me on baby aspirin as a precaution.

    Please don't take any chances with your health.
     
  6. keypooh90

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    Well, I'm back from my trip. Swelling did not get any worse with the flight, no new symptoms or anything other than some more bruising...just gonna wait it out for now, as it hasn't gotten any worse since this all first manifested itself.
     
  7. dakcp2001

    dakcp2001 <font color=darkorchid>Am I wrong to want a cashie

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    You need to see a doctor. This could be heart related, kidney related, but most likely is vascular. Choosing to ignore it is well, not smart. Not a good idea at all. I am going to leave it at that. You asked for advice, and now you have it. Go to a doctor.
     
  8. proud_canadian

    proud_canadian DIS Veteran

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    I also had a blood clot at 22, and a few months later another coworker of mine had one too. It is rare but does happen.

    I would be worried though. Definitely go to the doc.
     
  9. keypooh90

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    I made an appointment for this afternoon. I guess better safe than sorry.
     
  10. phorsenuf

    phorsenuf <marquee><font color=blue>Not so New Rule author o

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    Yay! I'm very happy you decided to listen to everyone. :thumbsup2
     
  11. keypooh90

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    Well, I went to the health services center on campus today, saw the NP and was promptly brushed off, told I have nothing to worry about and that I'm trying to put two-and-two together and it's all in my head. I went there because I had intense pain in my feet/legs as I was driving to school this morning (to the point of tears!), the swelling has spread to my lower legs, bruising and numbness still there.

    I'm going to my GP tomorrow but am now...admittedly worried. The pain is tough and the instructions my NP gave today (alternating pain relievers and ice/heat and elevating legs), don't seem to really be helping. I'm torn about rushing to a late night urgent care center tonight or the ER but don't want to look like a fool if it really is nothing to worry about. Help!
     
  12. MariDisney

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    From what you're describing I'd take the chance of looking like a fool. I'd rather that than the alternative, which put you in serious danger. Although, no one at the ER will think you're a fool with your symptoms. And even if they did, who cares. You'll never see them again. I'd definitely go if I were in your position. What can it hurt, really?
     
  13. phorsenuf

    phorsenuf <marquee><font color=blue>Not so New Rule author o

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    Yep, time for an ER. Go, now. No more thinking about it, just go.
     
  14. Erin1700

    Erin1700 <font color=purple>At least I am bragging about us

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    I agree. I hope you went!
     
  15. M5ward

    M5ward When You Wish Upon A Star...

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    ER...NOW...don't sleep on it, just go. If you were my daughter, I would be dragging you there myself; or nagging you until you went out of self-defense. If it turns out to be nothing, then good, but better safe than sorry.
     
  16. Mariep26

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    Yes -- please go. Don't wait any longer especially since it seems the pain is now escalating. Anyone that makes you feel bad or dumb for coming in is a poor professional and I wouldn't hesitate to tell them so. Please update us and good luck!
     
  17. disneygirl90

    disneygirl90 Earning My Ears

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    OP, any updates? Hope all is well and everything checked out OK.
     
  18. phorsenuf

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    Bumping for an update.
     
  19. MrsDuck

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    Did you go to the ER? Totally worth it even if it's nothing...
     
  20. phorsenuf

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    Bumping again for an update. :-)
     
  21. disneygirl90

    disneygirl90 Earning My Ears

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    Any updates? I hope you are okay.
     

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