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Shaving, detected elevated knob near elbow, warm to touch. History of blood clots. Is this clot?

Soon after waking, I began to shave, and my left arm (lower arm) felt suddenly hot and fuzzy and stiff. it hasn t gone away. Examining my arm, i found a slightly elevated knob, slightly pink, about four inches below the hinge in my arm. When i rub it, it is tender and i can feel a warming sensation up and down the arm--mostly down. I think it is a blood clot. A few months ago, I think i had a severe blood clot in my left ankle--i couldn t walk on it, but the more i did the pain seemed to alleviate--in the same day, then it went away in a day or two. At the time i was sedentary, at my desk. But I walk up and down 6 flights of stairs everyday, twice, thrice...I am 36, relatively fit, normal weight, eat fairly good, don t smoke , don t exercise as much as I used to, never much, drink coffee, experience sinus headaches from time to time. if this is a blood clot should i worry too much. i want to go ride my bike now, thinking exercise will be good for me, just did some brief calisthenics. i don t want this to be a blood clot.
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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as you have said that you started shaving soon after you woke up. so the sensations that you are experiencing might be because of the compression during sleep. in that case you need not worry. it will be gone on its own.
coming to the other side of it. do you have tendency to make clots?
ideally it can be best told only on the physical examination of the kindly show your doctor for exact diagnosis.
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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