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Will arm thrombosis make you feel ill?

Will  arm thrombosis make you feel ill?

Yes: Upper extremity thrombosis often occurs secondarily: IV catheter, medications placed into iv's, thoracic outlet obstruction, malignancy (pancreatic, mediastinal), trauma, infection. These problems can make one feel bad, and the clot in the arm accentuates the ill feeling. ...Read more

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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I got a right arm deep vein thrombosis for tos solved with surgery (scalenotomy) in 2009. I take daily cardioaspiring. May i get back to play tennis?

I got a right arm deep vein thrombosis for tos solved with surgery (scalenotomy) in 2009. I take daily cardioaspiring. 
May i get back to play tennis?

Most likely: Would prefer to examine arm and veins. Perhaps duplex scan. You are far out from procedure, and if no swelling likely fine. Start slow with hitting and backboard practice to avoid overdoing it. Prefer to: see your surgeon for release! ...Read more

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Can thrombosis in your arm actually happen and make you feel sickly?

Can thrombosis in your arm actually happen and make you feel sickly?

Possibly?: It is pretty difficult to answer your question without more information. Certainly if you have a cyst or a thrombosis that is infected , that can make you feel quite ill. If you have an arm thrombosis, feel ill, and haven't seen a doctor, you need to go. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a thrombosis in your arm after a routine blood draw?

How common is it to get a thrombosis in your arm after a routine blood draw?

Common: The vein that is punctured for the test will often clot and form a lump of sorts.-- especially if the phlebotomist missed vein or went thru it with the needle. This is a superficial vein, usually not serious and responds to heat and rest. If there is redness or persistent pain, see and md. Not all clots are serious but, when in doubt , of course please please see an md feel better. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a deep vein thrombosis in the arm?

How long does it take to heal a deep vein thrombosis in the arm?

Depends: Length of vein involved usually several months to resorb the clot or have good collateral development and reduced swelling. ...Read more

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I have a deep venous thrombosis near my subclavian vein. What risks do I run when I work my arm too hard?

I have a deep venous thrombosis near my subclavian vein. What risks do I run when I work my arm too hard?

Probably not much: The clot inside of your subclavian vein should be quite sticky unless it is very new. The chance of dislodging the clot with exercise is not zero, but is very small. The consequence of working your arm may be more swelling which will improve when you raise your arm above the level of your head. ...Read more

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What can cause a blood clot in the arm?

What can cause a blood clot in the arm?

Many things.: Assuming you mean in the veins not the arteries. Blood clots in the arm arm divided into deep (more serious) and superficial. Deep vein thrombosis of the arm is most commonly seen in hospitalized patients that have certain kinds of long iv's in called picc lines. In a young person i often treat clot in the subclavian/axillary veins from "venous tos". It can be caused by repetative motion injury. ...Read more

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What would cause a blood clot in the arm?

What would cause a blood clot in the arm?

Artery or vein : People with hypercoagulsble or tendency to form clots can have that . Patients with any catheters in the veins develop clots in the veins . Arterial clots most commonly come from the heart in patients with atrial fibrillation causing arm ischemia. ...Read more

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Thrombosis (Definition)

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