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A 20-year-old female asked:

blood clots in legst

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
DVT: 20yo is kinda young to have blood clots in legs but it's not that rare either, especially in those w/genetic risks eg thrombophilia, taking estrogen-based birth control, have had recent major surgery or traveled extensively w/o much movement eg transoceanic flight. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) can loosen & move to lungs where they're deadly eg pulmonary embolism. Go to ER immediately for treatment

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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 30-year-old member asked:

Can you get a blood clot with IV in?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Maybe: An IV site can lead to a thrombophlebitis, or local vein irritation or clot.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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It can progress to infected deep vein thrombosis. It happened to me.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What does a blood clot look like?

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Dr. Walter Exon
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Bruise: If it is superficial it looks like abruise.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What does a blood clot feel like?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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DVT: A blood clot in the deep veins can feel like a tender, warm, 'cord-like' structure with an appearance of swelling and redness in the area.

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