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Are venous ulcers always preceded by a blood clot?

Are venous ulcers always preceded by a blood clot?

No: venous ulcers typically happen when the skin breaks down often from swelling or pressure from an underlying vein ...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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Relationship between blood clot in leg and venous pressure?

Relationship between blood clot in leg and venous pressure?

Yes, but...: ....It is not the most important factor. Many people have high venous pressures due to venous insufficiency, and while this may increase your risk of dvt, things like immobility, cancer, hormones, and smoking increase it much more. ...Read more

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Is a venous ultrasound another name for sonogram to examine presence of blood clot in varicose vein? They different tests?

Is a venous ultrasound another name for sonogram to examine presence of blood clot in varicose vein? They different tests?

Venous ultrasound: is the same as a venous sonogram. It can be used to look for blood clots in the deep veins and those closer to the skin. It can be used to assess varicose veins when there is a plan to treat them. ...Read more

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Do you feel that most older adults would possibly benefit from a venous ultrasound/sonogram screen to see if there are dangerous blood clots in legs?

Do you feel that most older adults would possibly benefit from a venous ultrasound/sonogram screen to see if there are dangerous blood clots in legs?

Screening ultrasound: There is really no benefit to screening for blood clots in older adults. If there are signs of blood clots and risk factors for developing clots ( immobility, malignancy, blood disorders, certain medications) then it is reasonable to check for blood clots. Blood thinners in older adults are not harmless, so without clear indications to start them, they should be avoided. ...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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How can a blood clot form?

How can a blood clot form?

Natural process: Your blood contains platelets as well as clotting factors made by your liver. When there is an injury in the blood vessels as well as when there is relative absence of blood flow, the clotting factors and platelets thicken the blood producing the clot. ...Read more

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How does a blood clot break?

How does a blood clot break?

Spontaneously: A DVT can dislodge and travel to the lungs -- this typically happens spontaneously. ...Read more

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How to deal with blood clot?

How to deal with blood clot?

Type ?: You don't describe the clot - a DVT may need anti-coagulants, while a superficial venous clot will not. Arterial clots, or cardiac clots will also need treatment, Cosmetic clots (derm) will resolve on their own.. Will try to answer more detail if you can offer more information ...Read more

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How do blood clots usually form?

How do blood clots usually form?

Blood clot causes: We doctors are taught to remember virchow's triad: blood vessel injury, stasis, and hypercoagulability. The first refers to things like surgery and catheters, the second to slow blood flow due to immobility or compression on a blood vessel, and last to things that make the clotting system more active like birth control pills and hereditary disorders that make the blood more likely to clot. ...Read more

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What can cause large blood clots?

What can cause large blood clots?

Blood: Large amount of blood will cause large clots. 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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What is a superficial blood clot?

What is a superficial blood clot?

Usually in a vein: Superficial blood clots some times form in superficial veins, usually in the legs. Such clots may cause pain and cosmetic issues but are not dangerous like deep vein clots. 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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How do I know if I have a blood clot?

How do I know if I have a blood clot?

Sudden leg swelling: You may or may not have any symptoms. Symptoms depend on where the clot is and how extensive it is. Clots in the leg veins may cause leg swelling and possibly calf pain and tenderness. Again, many times clots are "silent.". ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a blood clot?

How do I tell if I have a blood clot?

Pain, fever, ask : Your doctor. If youave a swollen extremity it is imporant to make sure it is not from a clot. If your clot is in your brain or abdomen or chest it might just be painful. It might not cause swelling. ...Read more

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How can I tell if you have a blood clot?

How can I tell if you have a blood clot?

If you are having : Swelling in just one of your legs, then get it checked out. If you have this swelling, and/or pain, redness, heat, then get it checked out immediately. Some people have blood clots in there legs and can be asymptomatic. If you suspect a blood clot, this can lead to something called an embolism, or travelling clot, that can be lodged in your lungs and can occasionally be fatal, so get checked out! ...Read more

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How can blood clots develop in the body?

How can blood clots develop in the body?

Coagulation: Blood clotting is a process called coagulation that prevents excessive bleeding when blood vessels injured. Platelet (a type of blood cell) and proteins in plasma (the liquid part of blood) work together to form a clot over the injury. Typically, body will naturally dissolve the blood clot after the injury has healed. ...Read more

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What makes a blood clot form in the body?

What makes a blood clot form in the body?

Several factors: Three things: increased coagulability (seen in cancer, pregnancy, hormone use, some inherited conditions, smoking); blood flow changes (such as stasis from lying around or sitting in the same spot for hours, turbulence from narrowing of blood vessels from atherosclerosis), and injury to the blood vessel wall (trauma, atherosclerosis, some vascular diseases). ...Read more

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