Does anyone know if sarc makes us more prone to having blood clots? This past fall, I had 3 dvt (deep vein thrombosis) and 2 PE's (pulmonary embolisms.) They never found a cause other than I had been taking birth control pills at the time. In hindsight, they also believe that some if not all of my 5 miscarriages were probably from clots as well. I have had the full clotting panel work-up done twice and everything is always negative. I did 6 months of thinners and was told I could stop.
For the last couple of weeks, I have had a funny, different sort of pain in my left calf. I remember before when I had the clots that I felt like I just wanted someone to rub my calves, like they just ached terribly. Than, I had the chest pain and cough, apparently when two of the clots broke off and went into my lungs. Its actually when they were able to dx my sarc, after being ill for 4 years.
Anyways, I am trying not to be a nervous nelly and really don't want the expense and hassle of a ER visit. However, this "pain" in my left calf is really starting to worry me. My left lower leg may be a little swollen but nothing dramatic, its not red and its not hot or cold, compared to my right leg. When I rub it with my hand, I have a definite sore spot but no apparent bruise or anything else.
I have been reading up on blood clots but all the sites seem to say the same thing and nothing more than I already know. Does sarc make us more prone to clots? Does having a history of clots make you more prone to having more clots? I know if I call my PCP, she will tell me to go to the ER, I will feel like such a schmuck if I go and they don't find anything. Not to mention the cost and worry to my hubby.