Blood clot in forearm symptoms - Doctor answers

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

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. ...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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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. ...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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Could I have a blood clot in my forearm after surgery?

Could I have a blood clot in my forearm after surgery?

Uncommon: It's uncommon, but it could happen. However it would likely depend on a number of factors such as your medical health history, location of surgery, amount of stasis or inactivity, gender, use of birth control or other medications, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I sometimes have a dull aching pain in my right forearm, could this be a blood clot?

I sometimes have a dull aching pain in my right forearm, could this be a blood clot?

Unlikely: It is extremely unlikely that a dull aching in the forearm is coming from a blood clot. It is a very unusual place to get a blood clot. A tendinitis of the forearm or one of several different peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes are the most common causes. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in my vein In my vein on top of my forearm. I don't recall hitting it. Could it be a blood clot? Should I worry?

I have a small lump in my vein In my vein on top of my forearm. I don't recall hitting it. Could it be a blood clot? Should I worry?

Valve?: Everybody has a few valves here. Occasionally a bit of a surface vein can clit but these are not dangerous. If it stays around for two weeks or is uncomfortable now, get seen -- if there's discomfort use warm compresses until you are seen. ...Read more

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What does a blood clot look like on forearm. A bruise-like circle of about a 1/2 inch just showed up; yesterday it was brown and today it is red.?

What does a blood clot look like on forearm. A bruise-like circle of about a 1/2 inch just showed up; yesterday it was brown and today it is red.?

Varies: Blood clots can produce different presenting symptoms. If it is in the artery, it can cause dramatic pain and even turn the limb blue/black if it blocks important circulation to the rest of the arm. If in the vein, it will lead to swelling in the limb. If you have a bruise, it is likely a small bursted vessel. You may want to consider an insect bite too (spider?) and it may be infected. ...Read more

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I have a swollen forearm, no trauma, no blood clot negative ultrasound) I have RA and rynauld's phenomenom...What can it be?

I have a swollen forearm, no trauma, no blood clot negative ultrasound) I have RA and rynauld's phenomenom...What can it be?

Hard to say: I would get a good exam and x-ray
how about an MRI for a soft tissue mass?
What about an evaluation of your circulation?
You didn't describe any pain so it may not be a significant problem? ...Read more

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I have a very tender, swollen spot on my forearm - it is not red and I did not injure it - could it be a blood clot? Yesterday it was itchy.

I have a very tender, swollen spot on my forearm - it is not red and I did not injure it - could it be a blood clot? Yesterday it was itchy.

Insect bite?: Often we get insect bites without even knowing it, spider or Mosquitos or even a bee sting. Your age, risk factors, general health, and recent hiking or travel history might assist diagnosis. And a photo is often most helpful:) be well, drliza (Try over the counter hydrocortisone cream and see what happens if you are not allergic to it) ...Read more

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Are very visible veins on my forearms, legs, and chest a sign of a blood clot or aneurysm somewhere in my body?

Are very visible veins on my forearms, legs, and chest a sign of a blood clot or aneurysm somewhere in my body?

Vascular surgeon: Some people have very prominent, superficial veins while others have deep ones. I doubt that you have any blood clots or arterial aneurysms. If you still have concerns, consult a vascular surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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7 days ago large red patch on right forearm, 3 days ago constant pain in top left shoulder, moved to neck then over ear since then. Blood clot?

7 days ago large red patch on right forearm, 3 days ago constant pain in top left shoulder, moved to neck then over ear since then. Blood clot?

Why guess?: Constant pain - unless it's been chronic and you know the reason - or severe acute pain are signals from your body for attention. Please heed them. The moving pain may or may not be related to the red spot but deserve an exam. Your guess of a blood clot may come from thin air or your hx. It would be a serious cause so be seen ASAP. Best! ...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