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I just noticed little red dots on my husband lower leg, &

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I just noticed little red...
I just noticed little red dots on my husband lower leg, & has a history of blood clot in same leg.
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago
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Hello and welcome,
Sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
Has he swelling, pain, tenderness in the leg?
What are his present medications?
Was there any predisposition for the blood clot like prolonged immobilization / long confinement to bed?
Could you please describe the red dots (like numbers, size etc)?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Not confined to bed at all . looks like little 20red dots below knee.
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago

Thanks.

A new episode of blood clot (deep vein thrombosis / DVT) is not indicative with these red dots; especially if there is no pain, swelling or tenderness in the calf. The most likely explanation for these red spots is mild allergy (usually the cause is not easy to determine). Having said that; you may wait and watch. If these dots increase in number or there is appearance of pain, swelling or tenderness, redness, you may consult your doctor for a D-dimer test and ultrasound (colored Doppler study).

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago

The red spots can also be due; an unnoticed trivial injury. Insect bite or allergies are the other possibilities as we discussed.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Was previously on blood thinners, but not now.. & leg & calf are swollen, but always are. Just worried because its only that leg. None anywhere else. But the leg ( right) with previous clot.
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago

Since there are no new symptoms except the red dots; I would not be worried about the blood clot. I appreciate your vigilance in the matter. But at this point of time, nothing to worry unless there is aggravation or appearance of any new manifestations.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Ok Thank you. I will have him call for a appointment with his Dr. Tomorrow, just to double check. Just didn't want to go to ER. unless needed.. Thanks again. !!!!
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago
You are most welcome.
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago
Hope your husband is doing good.
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Thank you.
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