In Pregnancy, Leg Clots More Likely on Left Side

// Health | In Pregnancy, Leg Clots More Likely on Left Side
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

When pregnant women develop a blood clot known as deep vein thrombosis, it is most likely to occur on the left side, and particularly in the left leg, Canadian researchers have found.

Dr. Wee-Shian Chan of Women's College Hospital in Toronto, and co-author of a newly published review, said in a news release that the clots most commonly occur in calf veins in non-pregnant people. "This review was conducted to see whether this is also the case for pregnant women in order to limit diagnostic procedures, such as X-rays, because of the effects on the fetus," Chan said.

The researchers only found six studies that fit their criteria to be reviewed. They noted that the clots are common on the left side.

The study authors suggested that doctors examine the area of the leg known as the iliofemoral system when a pregnant patient appears to have a deep vein thrombosis.

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Boko Haram says schoolgirls 'married off'

Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, has said the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped from the remote town of Chibok in Nigeria's northeast in April have converted to ... Full story

Multiple Bomb Blasts At Gombe Motor Park, Many Feared Dead!

Reports reaching us suggest that a multiple bomb explosion this morning rocked the Gombe Line Motor Park in Gombe, the Gombe state capital, killing at least ...

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore Resigns After Ruling For 27 Years

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore is no longer in power, an army spokesman has told demonstrators in the capital, Ouagadougou. Mr Compaore had earlier said he ... Full story

Boko Haram Militants Kill Lecturer And Family, Seize Northeast Nigerian Town Of Mubi

Islamist Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said. The ... Full story

Joy Williams, 23 Year Old Nigerian Dies In Thailand After Illegal Buttock Augmentation Surgery

Joy Williams, 23, from Thamesmead, was described as a 'caring and funny' girl who was 'loved by everybody. She died on October 23 after travelling to ... Full story

Nigerian Soldiers Arrested For Working As Spies For Boko Haram

Soldiers in Nigeria’s military may be working as moles for Boko Haram, giving the terrorist group vital information about the military’s strategies and tactics. News site, ... Full story

Centers for Disease Control Admits Ebola Can Be Spread Through The Air

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a ... Full story

Boko Haram Terrorists Invade Adamawa State, Besiege Mubi

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers are reportedly leaving the town of Mubi in Adamawa State, as members of the terrorists’ group, Boko Haram, make advances to ... Full story

Nigeria's First Lesbian Wedding Takes Place In Lagos

The end times are finally here. Some of the things we used to say can never happen in Nigeria are beginning to unfold and unfurl ... Full story

Stephen Keshi Returns As Coach of Super Eagles

Chris Giwa, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Chairman who was restored to office on Thursday by a Jos court ruling, said on Monday that sacked ... Full story

Escaped Chibok Girl Reveals How Boko Haram Militants Raped, Beat Them Every Night

He soon began to threaten me with a knife to have sex with him and when I refused, he brought out his gun, warning that ...

Comment on: In Pregnancy, Leg Clots More Likely on Left Side

Rate this article

0

Featured author

Paula Obiewkwe

Breaking News

Ladies Accept to Kiss Mouth with Live Maggot for N10 million

How well can one trust his girlfriend or wife? The rate at which these generation of girls are desperate is getting out of hand and ...

Who Is Richer: Politicians, Musicians, Drug Dealers Or Footballers?

Before, people would say “If you want to get rich, you better join politics”. However, In modern day, making real money does no longer accrue ...

Nigerian Kids Needs to Understand their Cultures…….Jimi Solanke Advises

Olujinmi Adesoye Solanke, Jimi Solanke for short, is one Nigerian in many fields. A prolific playwright, renowned poet, peculiar folk singer and a gifted fine ...

Do Not Feel Immune to Ebola Virus……….Omotola Warns

Vibrant Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade, has called on Nigerians ahead of the festive season to be watchful against another outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus ...

Joke Silva Reveals Why She's The Most Expensive Nigerian Actress

Joke Silva, legendary Nollywood actress and wife of Olu Jacobs has stated categorically that she has no apologies or whatsoever for being one of the ...

Yes! I Have Boyfriend- Weird MC

Weird MC, born Adesola Adesimbo Idowu, is one female rapper in Nigeria who always dazzles on stage to thrill her fans at any given opportunity.She ...

Tattoos Are Marks Of The Beast- Empress Njamah

Just like the saying that one man's meat is another man's poison, some of our Nigerian celebrities have tampered with their bodies by drawing tattoos ...

Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Others Distort Their Face (More Inside)

The CEO of one of Nigeria’s biggest record label, Don Jazzy of Mavin records, would not cease to amaze his fans at intervals. He has ...

Uche Nnanna Shares New Stunning Photos

Nollywood actress Uche Nnanna who relocated to Spain with her husband Richard Maduka after their April 2014 Wedding has not stopped sharing pictures of her ...

Kcee, Please Help The 4year Old Boy Bitten by Dogs in Igando and Leave Cars Alone By Nathan Nathaniel

No hating or what so ever, but does singer, Kcee, seriously need fleet of cars just to show how excited he is about his fortune ...