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Doctor insights on: Blood Clot In Arm After Blood Draw

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Have a history of blood clots in arm, leg, and pulmonary embolism. Last night I had a blood draw, today huge hematoma that is painful. Possible clot?

Have a history of blood clots in arm, leg, and pulmonary embolism. Last night I had a blood draw, today huge hematoma that is painful. Possible clot?

No: A hematoma occurs when blood leaks out of the blood vessel that was punctured. There is a pool of blood in the adjacent tissues and, since blood is irritating, it hurts. Because of your hx, I'm guessing you might be on an anticoagulant ("blood thinner")? If so, it predisposes you to a hematoma. Hematomas hurt but get better on their own. There's no risk of the clot "traveling" anywhere.

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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Can anything go seriously wrong during a blood draw? Like a blood clot?

Can anything go seriously wrong during a blood draw? Like a blood clot?

Very unlikely: Blood draw from the vein is a safe procedure. You are more at risk in your drive to and from the place you go to get blood drawn than the blood draw itself. In 1-2% of cases there may be a bruise at the site that usually resolves on its own. Blood clot formation, if it occurs is very rare. I have not known even one instance in 40 years.

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My left arm into my neck has been hurting, like sore muscle but I have done nothing to cause it. I did have blood drawn 3 days ago. Blood clot?

My left arm into my neck has been hurting, like sore muscle but I have done nothing to cause it. I did have blood drawn 3 days ago. Blood clot?

See doctor: While if could be just some overuse injury, left arm pain radiating to the neck is worrisome for heart type symptoms. Please see a health care professional ASAP

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I just had blood drawn 4 days ago. (enzymes ok) now my right interior elbow is sore & swollen. Lymph nodes or blood clot?

I just had blood drawn 4 days ago. (enzymes ok) now my right interior elbow is sore & swollen. Lymph nodes or blood clot?

Vein my be inflamed: If the blood draw was close to the side where you are having the soreness and swelling this may be an inflammatory reaction and/or clot secondary to the puncture. I would try a warm compress and some Ibuprofen and see your doctor. Good luck!

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Had to go to e.r with extreme arm pain, given doplar to check for blood clot in arm. Would the blood test they did have tested for clots all over?

Well Kind of....: The blood samples were taken to run a series of tests known as coagulation studies. The results would show if there are any blood clotting abnormalities that may be contributing to your condition.

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A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone?

A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone?

Well: Blood clot's are always serious. Cannot diagnosis by chat. Consult primary care doctorface-to-face promptly or go to emergency room if you're having symptoms now for diagnosis and treatment

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Superficial blood clot in arm. Sudden severe blurred vision in left eye with dizziness nearly passing out. Connection? Back to ER?

Superficial blood clot in arm. Sudden severe blurred vision in left eye with dizziness nearly passing out. Connection? Back to ER?

Emergency Room: Whether or not it is related, with any acute sudden change (in this case, your vision in the left eye), you belong in the ER to get it evaluated. You never relayed the cause of the superficial blood clot, nor underlying medical problems, so it is hard to say if it is related; but if the vision suddenly went blurry, get to the ER to get a diagnosis! Don't lose your vision waiting for an online deba

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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.

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What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

Common: You probably mean fistula. For hemodialysis? Blood clots are common and can be removed with a balloon catheter, by a trained interventional doc. Usually no obvious reason but anatomy, blood flow and hypercoagulability testing are checked. Usually all tests normal. Certainly you want to discuss your specific case with your doc.

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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.

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Could you tell me what are and what leads to a blood clot in the arm?

Instumentation: Usually a catheterization causes an arm dvt, with less likely causes being injury and thoracic outlet syndrome.

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Can you get blood clots in your arm? And how do they look when they start?

Yes: Swelling painful, and sometimes, a palpable cord. If any suspicion...See your doctor asap.

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How can I tell if I have blood clot in my arm? And will symptoms be clearly obvious?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.

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Is it possible to have a blood clot in my arm after having an iv? If so what are symptoms? How is it diagnosed? Thanks.

Yes: You would feel a cord like hardening on the course of the vein where IV was can be warm, tender and some redness could be present.

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Could my arm pain possibly be from a blood clot? How can I get it checked out?

Could my arm pain possibly be from a blood clot? How can I get it checked out?

See physician: If u are concerned about a blood clot see a physician. There are 2 types venous & arterial. Arterial clots are an emergency. A physician can order an ultrasound, mri, or arteriography. Signs & syms of a clot may iinclude pain, weakness, loss of color (turning white from lack of blood flow), swelling, warmth, severe redness...

Blood Draw (Definition)

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