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How to determine when a blood clot has ruptured?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
It doesn't: Blood clots don't rupture. They do dissolve, and this can be determined by your symptoms going away, or by an ultrasound documenting that it is gone.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can you tell when a blood clot has ruptured?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Don't understand ?: A blood clot is an aggregation of red blood cells, platelets and many clotting factors all together. Without clotting, we would all bleed to death in some way. A clot does not rupture per se. It can break loose and travel or it can break up into smaller parts but i don't understand "rupture" from your question. Please re-ask perhaps in a different context.

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Last updated Apr 20, 2014

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