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Doctor insights on: Blood Clot In Arm Causes

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Got superficial blood clots in left arm with no cause again. Coagulation panel showed high plasminogen. What does that mean?

Got superficial blood clots in left arm with no cause again. Coagulation panel showed high plasminogen. What does that mean?

Too much plasminogen: Your high plasminogen likely causes, or is related to, your clotting problem. See an explanation of your rare disorder on this website (cut and paste into web browser): http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.7717791/k.A1D0/Disorders_of_Fibrinolysis__Bleeding_Disorder__Plasminogen.htm#.VAhd29m9LCQ Talk to a hematologist for more understanding. Best wishes! ...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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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 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. ...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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Blood clot cause swollen right arm?

Absolutely!: This is common with central lines, pacemakers, or indwelling catheters, like quinton dialysis catheters. It causes obstruction of the main veins of the arm (axillary, basillic, or subclavian) and can cause arm swelling. This is similar to a DVT in the leg. ...Read more

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Can a broken wrist cause a blood clot in the arm?

Can a broken wrist cause a blood clot in the arm?

Broken wrist: Possible but not sure. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! ...Read more

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Can really bad bruises on your arm from being grabbed really hard cause blood clots?

Can really bad bruises on your arm from being grabbed really hard cause blood clots?

No: Blood clots rarely, if ever, form in the arms. If the injury is due to domestic abuse, you should contact the police. 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. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Had a picc line in arm six months ago for blood test bruised really bad do I need to worry that this has caused a blood clot?

Had a picc line in arm six months ago for blood test bruised really bad do I need to worry that this has caused a blood clot?

Thrombus: There probably is a small clot and the risk will depend on the location. The closer it's to heart the higher the risk ...Read more

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In hospital six months ago had picc line but in arm was very sore made them take it out bruised up a lot can this have caused a blood clot?

In hospital six months ago had picc line but in arm was very sore made them take it out bruised up a lot can this have caused a blood clot?

Yes: Mostly these arm clots don't cause damage to the body outside the local discomfort. To be certain you can get an ultrasound exam to search for the clot or even a venogram (dye study) to identify location and size. It should. It be an issue at all 6 months out. ...Read more

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Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ? Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ?  Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

No to both: No to both. Crack and any drugs you snort or inject greatly increases your risk of clots. Once a clot forms, nothing can stop it from moving except anti-coagulation, thrombectomy (surgical procedure), or placement of filter (blocks how far it can travel). ...Read more

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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?

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 ...Read more