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Is an intermittent, throbbing pain in the inner thigh with history of pulmonary embolism indicative of a blood clot?

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Question: I have an intermittent, throbbing pain in my inner thigh, about where the main artery is located. I am a 77 year old male, currently taking Coumadin. Is this a symptom of a blood clot? Just had my PT blood test today, was 2.1.
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Answered by Dr. Varinder Joshi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
INR testing and color Doppler study.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

As you have history of pulmonary embolism, this should be taken seriously. I will suggest color Doppler study of blood vessel as there may be a clot. If clot found, that has to be treated .

Do not massage the affected area as clot may break to give emboli. Instead of PT you should undergo INR for follow-up and it should be between 2 to 3.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. Varinder Joshi , General & Family Physician

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Is an intermittent, throbbing pain in the inner thigh with history of pulmonary embolism indicative of a blood clot?

Brief Answer: INR testing and color Doppler study. Detailed Answer: Hi, As you have history of pulmonary embolism, this should be taken seriously. I will suggest color Doppler study of blood vessel as there may be a clot. If clot found, that has to be treated . Do not massage the affected area as clot may break to give emboli. Instead of PT you should undergo INR for follow-up and it should be between 2 to 3. Hope I have answered your query. Regards, Dr. Varinder Joshi , General & Family Physician