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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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How to heal blood clots on hands after sclerotherapy?

How to heal blood clots on hands after sclerotherapy?

Phebitis: Sclerotherapy uses chemical burn to cause small veins to thrombose and be absorbed by the body. This local trauma makes the injected veins irritated...Phlebitis. A small blood clot or thrombosis could also be at the site. Treat with NSAID meds like aleve and heating pad or warm moist heat. If the pain progresses, seek physician review. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What are the signs for a blood clot in your hand?

What are the signs for a blood clot in your hand?

Pain and swelling: Blood clots in the veins are extremely rare in the hand. Serious clotting is usually seen only in patients with very serious clotting disorders. Clots can occur in the ulnar artery from trauma over the heel of the palm such as repetitive vibration from power tools. ...Read more

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I have a couple of blood clots on my hand. What should I do?

I have a couple of blood clots on my hand. What should I do?

Depends on where!: I'm guessing you mean venous. If they are limited to your hands and have not had previous arm surgery you can probably be treated with NSAID therapy. You need to see a hand specialist or vascular surgeon. If it were arterial you probably would not be typing this. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
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Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
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Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
Once
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I got a blood clot on my hand while waxing waxing and my whole hand hurts, should I be concerned?

I got a blood clot on my hand while waxing waxing and my whole hand hurts, should I be concerned?

No: Not at risk for an embolus and pain should be unrelated to a venous clot. An arterial clot would obstruct blood flow and cause ischemic pain. That can be a medical emergency depending on collateral blood flow. If pain persists seek care with pcp or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Not on period, felt urge to push, blood clot size of hand came out, no continuous bleeding. What could that be?

Not on period, felt urge to push, blood clot size of hand came out, no continuous bleeding. What could that be?

See your Ob doc.: I really need more information before I can answer this question. A blood clot could be a no. of things including spontaneous abortion. That said, I have no clue about your sexual history or for that matter menstrual history. Again, there is not enough information(history) provided to accurately answer that question. Please visit an OB for further evaluation. Thanks ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
in the morning
Eat small high-protein meals / snacks of 125 cal
every 3 hours
Eat lunch on a regular schedule
daily
Eat an extra snack before exercise (100 cal)
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Blood clot in the hand symptoms?

Blood clot in the hand symptoms?

Exceedingly rare: What you describe is possibly never seen. Is this your idea as to what is wrong? Was there an ultrasound to prove? Very strange. ...Read more

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