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A 24-year-old female asked:

What does blood clots mean?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Blood clots can form in a number of different scenarios- when blood vessels break from direct trauma clotted blood is what you see as a.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
"Blocked Pipes": Blood contains proteins which cause the blood to congeal when outside of blood vessels. This can be life-saving following trauma but can be life-threatening if the clotting mechanism is activated inside a blood vessel, leading to the obstruction of flow to the brain (stroke), heart muscles (mi), or lungs (pulmonary emboli), to name a few. Rx hinges on opening the blockage asap+/-blood thinners.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

There is a blood clot in my right calf. What does that mean and what should I do?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
You mean in the musc: Blood clot if it is not in a vein of the leg will resolve by itself and does not need any treatment but of it is in a vein than you need to follow your doctors advice, you need imaging to confirm the diagnosis and will need blood thiners if any doubt consult your doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What could positive borderline for blood clots mean?

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Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Borderline test: It probably means the test result for a blood clot is borderline eg borderline positive for ultrasound of leg veins or ventilation perfusion scans for pulmonary embolism.
Nashville, TN
A 20-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you use the restroom and it's blood and blood clots in your stool?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Colorectal Bleed: This means you need to see your doctor asap to do a complete history and physical including comprehensive lab work. Your doctor will have to do a rectal exam to check for hemorrhoids and recommend the appropriate treatment. If there is no sign of hemorrhoids, you will likely be referred to see a gastrointestinal specialist for further evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Buck Parker
Dr. Buck Parker commented
General Surgery 18 years experience
Most of the time in young people it is hemorrhoids if the blood is bright red in the water or on the tissue paper. I agree you should visit your physician.
Aug 23, 2012

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