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Sprained my ankle, afraid of blood clot!!!
« on: April 20, 2014, 12:04:20 PM »
i sprained my ankle yesterday. There is pain but no swelling. since i sprained it i've noticed a vein bulging, so i googled that and it brought back "Deep vein thrombosis", which is basically a blood clot. And apparently you can get it from a leg injury. I really really want to go to easter dinner tonight but every instinct is screaming to go to the hospital. I don't have any swelling... I don't think, or redness. Theres just pain from having sprained my ankle and a vien that is bulging, or so it feels when i push on it, (with the odd feeling of pins and needles in my foot but the telephone nurse said its not a big deal last night, the tingling.)

I really want to go to my family dinner today instead of the hospital! What should I do?
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Re: Sprained my ankle, afraid of blood clot!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 12:29:39 PM »
Go to your family dinner!!!!!  DVTs are from impact trauma and are rare.  You're fine!
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Re: Sprained my ankle, afraid of blood clot!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 10:05:13 PM »
Man I wish I would have checked this before I went to the hospital and was read the riot act on health anxiety. lol. The up side? I got done with the hospital soon enough to go get my family dinner at my Moms place.
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Re: Sprained my ankle, afraid of blood clot!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 10:40:55 PM »
So when do you treat the anxiety??  What did the ER suggest?
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