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What's epidural hematoma -- blood clot on the brain?

What's epidural hematoma -- blood clot on the brain?

Epidural hematoma: Epidural hematomas also happen in the spine. Though most occur spontaneously they can occur after an epidural, spinal, or myelogram. This is usually due to the patient being on blood thinners or have conditions like vonwhilenbron's disease. It is a surgical emergency as paralysis will happen if the hematoma is not removed. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Possible: If your chin injury was bad enough to cause some swelling of the leg that could pressure the veins and cause blood clots. ...Read more

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Leg blood clot from sinus surgery?

Leg blood clot from sinus surgery?

Possible: A period of immobility and surgery can contribute to risk of a blood clot. Especially if surgery was more than an hour. Also if no sequential compression devices on legs during surgery. If curious, call your doc. ...Read more

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Does blood in mucus indicate a head injury?

Does blood in mucus indicate a head injury?

No: If it is a simple closed head injury and the nose is not hit, you typically shouldn't have blood tinged mucus. Of course, if the nose is part of the point of impact during the head injury, then you will have blood in your mucus. Even if you were to have a severe head injury causing an epidural or subdural hematoma in your brain, you might not have blood in your mucus. ...Read more

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Blood clot in the hand symptoms?

Blood clot in the hand symptoms?

Exceedingly rare: What you describe is possibly never seen. Is this your idea as to what is wrong? Was there an ultrasound to prove? Very strange. ...Read more

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Severe cerebral hemorrhage after minor trauma. Is that due to blood clot?

Severe cerebral hemorrhage after minor trauma. Is that due to blood clot?

Probably not.: Blood clots are the result of hemorrhage or blood stasis, not the other way around. Minor trauma could theoretically cause a cerebral hemorrhage if there was a pre-existing aneurysmal weakness in the blood vessel wall. Sometimes these can be congenital, and sometimes these are due to vascular disease (e.g., atherosclerosis, diabetes type ii). ...Read more

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Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Not reliably: DITI imaging is primarily used for breast imaging. It would not be diagnostic for evaluation of lower extremity blood clots. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot cause shin pain?

Blood clot (DVT): Generally a leg blood clot (dvt), pain is commonly felt in the calf area with swelling and redness. If pain is in the shin, anterior leg, it's not likely from a blood clot. If you're concerned about a blood clot, go to the emergency department as it could be deadly. However at your age and gender, it's unlikely. ...Read more

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Any ideas why doesn't blood normally clot in the blood vessel ?

Any ideas why doesn't blood normally clot in the blood vessel ?

Blood thinners: Blood vessels are lined with cells called endothelial cells. These cells secrete small amounts of "blood thinners" to keep blood from clotting. ...Read more

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When having a brain aneurysm, do blood vessels become 100% occluded?

When having a brain aneurysm, do blood vessels become 100% occluded?

No: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation or bulging of the wall of the blood vessel. If that dilated segment becomes very fragile and thin it can rupture due to the pressure of the blood and bleeding occurs into the brain. This bleeding can cause spasm of surrounding vessels. But most of the vessels do not become "occluded". ...Read more

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Does a blood clot in leg feel like bruise?

Maybe: At times it can, but it may have no symptoms. Check with your doctor is you are prone to these in your past of family. ...Read more

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What happens when a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

What happens when a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Depends: It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, the size of the vessel, collateral circulation, co-existing illnesses etc. Blood clot in a vein can travel to lung and cause lung infarction. Clot in an artery may damage the tissue/organ supplied by that artery. Heart attack is one example of clot in an artery. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Could blood clot severe damage after years?

Could blood clot severe damage after years?

Possibly: A blood clot that does not open back up or recannulate can lead to problems such as post phlebitic syndrome. this can cause a chronic problem in the affected limb. ...Read more

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Angiogram & balloon artery left groin after developed a blood clot left groin in the vein on blood thinners what exercise is best?Tightness normal?

Angiogram & balloon artery left groin after developed a blood clot left groin in the vein on blood thinners what exercise is best?Tightness normal?

DVT: or blood clots in veins is treated by blood thinners and compression. Continue normal activities. If leg is too tight you may need angiogram to evaluate the extent of clot. If clot extends up from groin, it should be treated by medicines that dissolve the clot. Also it depends on when you developed the clot. These issues need to be discussed with your physician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot pop ?

Can a blood clot pop ?

Dislodge: A blood clot can dislodge and travel through the venous or arterial blood system, wreaking havoc on organs such as the lungs or the brain. ...Read more

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Blood clot cause swollen right arm?

Blood clot cause swollen right arm?

Absolutely!: This is common with central lines, pacemakers, or indwelling catheters, like quinton dialysis catheters. It causes obstruction of the main veins of the arm (axillary, basillic, or subclavian) and can cause arm swelling. This is similar to a DVT in the leg. ...Read more

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What causes repeated broken blood vessels in fingers?

What causes repeated broken blood vessels in fingers?

Usually trauma: The veins on top of the hands are very prone to injury from simply hitting them against an object. This would be the most common reason for them to be bruised and subsequently bleed. Other causes could be medications that you are taking such as aspirin, fish oil and even some vitamins. You may want to follow up with a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more