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Third time in 12 months with superficial blood clot in left arm. Dr ordered coagulation panel. What to expect?

Third time in 12 months with superficial blood clot in left arm. Dr ordered coagulation panel. What to expect?

The Unexpected?: I'd expect that your doctor will inform you that the coagulation panel is OK, unless it also tested for possible 'hyper-coagulable states'(no, not like Texas or Massachusetts).What you have is unusual and should be investigated, of course. Did he tell you to apply warm compress and use Motrin or the like? I assume you don't inject drugs or get repetitive trauma or have something unusual like Lupus ...Read more

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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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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

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I have a superficial blood clot in my left arm that sems to be moving lower every few days. Is this to be expected? I am treating with aspirin & heat.

I have a superficial blood clot in my left arm that sems to be moving lower every few days. Is this to be expected? I am treating with aspirin & heat.

Lower?: You mean away from your shoulder (/"core")? If so, that is a bit odd, but at least sounds as is not extending. You are doing right w/aspirin & heat. Will take quite a while to resolve. ...Read more

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I recently had to blood clots taken out of my left arm i keep getting really bad pain in my left caller bone and my arm tingles ?

I recently  had to blood clots taken out of my left arm i keep getting really bad pain in my left caller bone and my arm tingles ?

See the doctor: You may have them back, you need to have a study - like a doppler, to rule out if there is an issue there. ...Read more

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My left arm is very painful, especially elbow down. Is it blood clot? There is no injury.

My left arm is very painful, especially elbow down.  Is it blood clot?  There is no injury.

Arm pain: Pain in the arm is most likely something local- ulnar nerve or tendinitis. Blood clots can happen in the arm, but those usually start in the upper arm or axilla and are ususally associated with a problem. Someone with a central IV or underlying cancer problem. ...Read more

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I saw blood clots when taking injection in my left arm for blood test .is there any serious problems?

Blood clot: It could be normal slight blood clot at the site of injection. Let's wait for blood test results. ...Read more

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My left arm is seriously hurt, especially elbow down. I did not have any injury. Can I have blood clot in my arm?

My left arm is seriously hurt, especially elbow down. I did not have any injury.  Can I have blood clot in my arm?

Possibly: But left arm pain at age 50 is a chest pain equivalent and should be checked out to see if it is originating at your heart. See a doctor as soon as possible and, if there's no reason not to, take some Aspirin on your way to see them. ...Read more