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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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I have a hard vein going from my arm pit to my shoulder & my shoulder is a little sore in the same area. Is this a blood clot? Should I be worried?

I have a hard vein going from my arm pit to my shoulder & my shoulder is a little sore in the same area. Is this a blood clot? Should I be worried?

Could be: depending on exact location. Only way to know for sure is with careful exam and imaging tests if necessary. Anticoagulants might be advisable, so see a doctor for specific adivce. ...Read more

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I have a blood clot in my left jugular vein I am currently on coumadin (warfarin). Can i get another clot? My right arm is swollen slightly.

Warfarin: The purpose of the Coumadin (warfarin) is to allow the clot to reverb and prevent a new one. The arm swelling suggests there may be more than just jugular obstruction. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is this blood clots? I slept on my arm, & noticed swelling, red spots & numbness when I woke. I couldn't move my hand & saw a bulge in my wrist vein.

Is this blood clots? I slept on my arm, & noticed swelling, red spots & numbness when I woke. I couldn't move my hand  & saw a bulge in my wrist vein.

DVT upper extremity: It could be a blood clot in the superficial or deep veins or both superficial and deep veins and the only way to know is to get a noninvasive scan called a Duplex venous ultrasound. I suggest that you get one as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain radiates to hand. Hand veins bulge more than right. Blood clot? Negative d dimer. Ultrasound on legs came back negative as well.

Dr. Timothy Wu Dr. Wu
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I have left arm pain radiates to hand. Hand veins bulge more than right. Blood clot? Negative d dimer. Ultrasound on legs came back negative as well.

Upper Arm DVT?: This can be a sign of an upper arm deep venous thrombosis (dvt). These are somewhat unusual in a young lady, so certainly i agree with the possibility of a thoracic outlet syndorme (tos), particularly a sub-entity of it called "effort thrombosis" or "paget-schroetter syndrome." this is often associated with swelling of the arm, bulging veins, and a feeling of arm heaviness. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more