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how can blood clots dissolve?

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Dr. Steven Dibert
Neurology 31 years experience
Blood clot removal: Blood clots in general are removed naturally from the body. The body has a system of clotting as well as a system to prevent too much clotting. Whenever a clot is formed in the body over time the body will naturally reabsorb it. Sometimes doctors give medication to prevent the blood from being able to clot easily.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

I was wondering how long it takes a blood clot to dissolve with medication?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Can take weeks: But the medication prevents further clotting.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can a blood clot pop ?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
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.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to smoke weed with blood clots?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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No relationship: I don't know of any relationship between cannabis intoxication and exacerbation of a hypercoagulable state (blood clots). The only risk of cardiovascular events of chronic use of cannabis may be in older people with coronary vascular or cerebrovascular disease, in which plaque rupture and superimposed clot formation may result from an increase in circulating cathecholamines when smoking marijuana.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How long it takes a blood clot to dissolve with medication?

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Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 44 years experience
More info needed: Blood clots in veins are treated with different types of anticoagulants than blood clots in arteries. To make matters more confusing, some people refer to a hematoma (a collection of blood outside of a vessel) as being a blood clot. No medicines are used to dissolve hematomas. So you need to discuss this with someone who understands exactly what the situation is.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can blood clots dissolve on their own? And if so how can I help it do that.

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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Blood clots desolve?: Very slowly over time the body grow new vessels through the clot (known as recanalization). I'm not sure how you could increase the rate of the process. This process is currently being researched.

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