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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 ...Read more

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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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Checklist: Managing Low Blood Sugar

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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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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Checklist: Managing Low Blood Sugar

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
Once
Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
Once
Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
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On my hand theres a hard cord feeling where a cannula was, could this be a blood clot? There was pain for a few days but it doesn't hurt anymore

Yes: Iv cannula plus fluids, medications in a vein can result in irritation of the vein lining, subsequent thrombosis (clot) . This is often self-limiting, and moist heat to area 2-3 times daily for 15 min helps relieve discomfort. You may be left with cord-like feel to vein for several weeks, gradually subsiding. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a dangerous blood clot form from broken hand?

Please tell me, could a dangerous blood clot form from broken hand?

Extremely rare: Blood clots of concern are venous with risk of migrating to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolus. These typically arise from the lower extremities. Thrombosis of arteries supplying the hand can cause ischemic tissue necrosis but rarely ever occur with a hand fracture. ...Read more

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Checklist: Managing Low Blood Sugar

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)
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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