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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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Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

Dvt!: Blood clots in legs can be due to obesity, trauma, sitting for a long time such as in a plane, etc the pathophysiology is due to damage to inner lining of the vein, stasis of blood, and clothing of that blood. If the blood clot breaks off it can travel top the lungs and cause block age of a vein which will prevent the exchange of oxygen and can lead to difficulty breathing and death. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clot in leg?

What are the symptoms of a blood clot in leg?

Pain: Blood clots in the leg usually cause pain and swelling of the leg. ...Read more

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If you have a blood clot in leg would you notice the symptoms?

If you have a blood clot in leg would you notice the symptoms?

Sometimes: About half of all DVT cases do not cause symptoms. The symptoms you feel can depend on the location and size of clot. They include swelling, tenderness, leg pain that may worsen when you walk or stand, sensation of warmth, and skin that turns red or blue. If you and your doctor are concerned a good history and ultrasound is indicated. This is a noninvasive test that will provide the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood clot in leg, is it possible for a stroke?

I'm having symptoms of blood clot in leg, is it possible for a stroke?

Potentially: While it is fairly rare for clots from legs travel to the brain, it is anatomically possible if there is a "hole" between two chambers of the heart, called pfo (patent foramen ovale). Clots that travel from legs usually get stuck in the lungs. With the "hole" in the heart, they can sneak into the circulation that leads to the brain and cause stroke. It usually happens if the "hole" is large. ...Read more

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Can someone in their early 20's get a blood clot in their leg? What are the symtpoms?

Can someone in their early 20's get a blood clot in their leg? What are the symtpoms?

Yes: Blood clots can occur at any age due to many reasons. Surgery, not moving around much after surgery, and birth control (especially if you are a smoker) increase the chances of a clot. Symptoms can include swelling, pain, heat and redness. Blood clots can be dangerous so you must seek evaluation immediately if you are having any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Blood clot in the leg. Which are the symptoms?

Blood clot in the leg. Which are the symptoms?

Blood clot Legs: Pain, redness, swelling and discoloration of leg are the symptoms and signs of blood clot in leg. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your leg?

What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your leg?

Swelling and pain: Symptoms are swelling and pain of the calf, foot, ankles, or any combination. These clots form in the veins and can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasound (noninvasive) testing. If you have a clot (termed deep venous thrombosis), your doctor will place youon an anticoagulant to prevent pulmonary embolisms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clots in the legs or higher?

Swelling: The most common symptom is swelling of one leg more than the other. Also, the leg can be red and very painful to touch. Sudden onset of shortness of breath can be an indication that the clot has broken free and entered into the lungs. ...Read more

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What is the main symptom of having blood clots in the legs?

What is the main symptom of having blood clots in the legs?

Symptoms of DVT: Symptoms of blood clots or DVT include pain, swelling in legs. Sometimes redness, low grade fever, stiffness in the leg muscles and cramps. Swollen or tender veins can appear. Sometimes there are few or very mild symptoms.
if you have these symptoms especially if you have risk factors for blood clots, get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clot in the leg or and or chest?

Variety of symptoms: A blood clot in the leg can cause swelling, pain or redness in the affected extremity most commonly. A blood clot in the lung however can present in varied ways as chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, to name a few. ...Read more

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What are leg blood clot signs and symptoms?

What are leg blood clot signs and symptoms?

Two types of clot: Arterial blood clot usually causes sudden loss of pulse in the leg. It is quite painful & may be associated with pallor, paralysis, coldness, or numbness. It is more common in older patients, often with arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. Venous clots usually cause swelling and pain, although they can be entirely silent or asymptomatic. These may occur at any age, most commonly after immobility. ...Read more

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How to detect signs and symptoms of blood clot in legs?

How to detect signs and symptoms of blood clot in legs?

Pain/swelling: If you are asking about blood clots in the veins or DVT then the presentation is with sudden onset pain and swelling in the legs, sometimes with some redness and leg become warm. In extreme cases the clots are extensive and the skin color become pale white or blue which is limb threatening. ...Read more

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Symptoms of blood clot in calf of leg--what should I do?

Symptoms of blood clot in calf of leg--what should I do?

Go to ER: Now! This is a medical emergency. You will get examination and care needed. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of having blood clot in your legs or anywhere in your body?

What's the symptoms of having blood clot in your legs or anywhere in your body?

Swelling/pain: The most common finding when someone develops a blood clot in the leg is swelling and pain. Similar findings occur with blood clots in other parts of the body. If you think you have a blood clot go to the emergency department immediately ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower leg which I think may be a blood clot. I don't have any other symptoms. I smoke and take B.C. Do I need to go to the ER?

I have a pain in my lower leg which I think may be a blood clot. I don't have any other symptoms. I smoke and take B.C. Do I need to go to the ER?

Yes: If there is pain or swelling in the leg, and you have the additional risk factors of being a smoker on oral contraceptives (I must tell you that when I was in practice, I would NOT prescribe these drugs to smokers), you may well have a deep venous thrombosis, which could cause damage and harm on its own, and can travel to the lung as a pulmonary embolus and cause severe problems and even death. ...Read more

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Will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

Will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

NO: While compressions stockings help in the prevention of vein blood clots, their use typically does not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a leg blood clots. But unfortunately many people with blood clots do not have any symptoms in their legs to let them know that the clot is there. Sometime a pulmonary embolus occurs to the lungs without any warning, even though the clot began in the leg. ...Read more

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Have sudden pain behind knee. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of leg blood clot?

Have sudden pain behind knee. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of leg blood clot?

Probably not: Sudden onset pain usually is associated with something like a muscle tear or cyst rupture if the pain is very localized to behind the knee, not involving the entire lower leg. However, any time there is concern about a possible blood clot, you should be checked by a health professional. ...Read more

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Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read more

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Can an erection be killed by a blood clot that gets stuck after the erection manifests? If so, will other symptoms appear? Like soreness in legs, dizziness?

Can an erection be killed by a blood clot that gets stuck after the erection manifests? If so, will other symptoms appear? Like soreness in legs, dizziness?

Priapism: Priapism is persistent erection of the penis for six hours or longer which is not caused by sexual stimulation or desire. It is a medical emergency emergency. If not treated within 4 to 6 hours there could be permanent damage to the the penis. ...Read more

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If I have sciatic nerve problems and my leg pain is practically all over with foot numbness, what are the odds of it being a blood clot? No symptoms.

If I have sciatic nerve problems and my leg pain is practically all over with foot numbness, what are the odds of it being a blood clot? No symptoms.

Pain or no symptoms: At first you say you have leg pain and foot numbness, then No symptoms??
Odds of it being a blood clot depends on your medical condition, for instance smoking and BC pills ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a blood clot in the leg? I have painful leg & I'm not sure if it's my varicose veins & spider veins. Walk 6 days a week

What are the main symptoms of a blood clot in the leg? I have painful leg & I'm not sure if it's my varicose veins & spider veins. Walk 6 days a week

See your doc: If you have concerns about a blood clot of your leg, you should see your physician. Blood clots of the legs can cause pain and swelling, and discoloration. The concern with leg blood clots is that they potentially pass to your lung which can be dangerous. Your doctor may order an ultrasound of your leg veins to rule out a blood clot as the cause of your pain. Your pain may be due to varicosities. ...Read more

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Torn meniscus, week after, I have a sore calf and cramps in my calf & thigh, and my leg is swollen, is this normal? Are these symptoms of blood clot?

Torn meniscus, week after, I have a sore calf and cramps in my calf & thigh, and my leg is swollen, is this normal? Are these symptoms of blood clot?

No normal: At your age (esp. If you have any other health issues, smoker, diabetes, blood vessel problems) and with the inactivity that comes from this injury, blood clot is on the list of things, as are others. Best to see your doctor for evaluation and if need be, ultrasound to evaluate for clot. Dr R ...Read more

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What symptoms would indicate a blood clot in the thigh?

What symptoms would indicate a blood clot in the thigh?

Depends: Where in the thigh is the blood clot? Is it due to hematoma in the muscle? Is it in a vein or an artery?
Hematoma in the muscle will resolve unless there is a bleeding tendency. The other two require medical attention. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a blood clot in calf and how long until it disappears?

Symptoms of a blood clot in calf and how long until it disappears?

Swelling: Swelling is the most common symptom pain is another. Once the diagnosis is made blood thinners are started which will stabilize the clot the body will break down the clot over time. Using compression stockings will help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blood clot in shin?

Several possibilites: Common complaints would include local discomfort, redness, warmth and swelling. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clot possibly in the upper calf under knee?

What are the symptoms of a blood clot possibly in the upper calf under knee?

Not typical: If you are smoking cigarettes, taking hormones or birth control pills, or are at risk for blood clots, see your doctor. If you have high anxiety and worry about unusual things, see your doctor to help you with your anxiety. Blood clots in general can swell, feel warm, or even throb but they do not have to have those symptoms. Swelling under the knee can be a bakers cyst. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have blood clot for over two months with no symptoms but random calf pain every now and then and of and on. Went away but came back.

Is it possible to have blood clot for over two months with no symptoms but random calf pain every now and then and of and on. Went away but came back.

Not really.: If you have a blood clot, it does not come and go......You may have just strained your calf muscle. If you think it is a blood clot, it is a medical urgency and needs to be cared for quickly. ...Read more

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Could a painless bump on the shin be a blood clot? If so could it be linked to or a symptom of dvt?

Unlikely: A bump in the shin area could be the result of injuring oneself, or a fatty tumor. One can develop a bump from Superficial thrombopheblitis that can occur in the anterior leg, but would most likely be painful. A DVT is defined in the deep veins which occur deep in the muscles of the leg, or thigh. ...Read more

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I'm worried I have a blood clot. My left thigh was tender a few days ago, and now is slightly aching? No other symptoms im 19 healthy what u think

I'm worried I have a blood clot. My left thigh was tender a few days ago, and now is slightly aching? No other symptoms im 19 healthy what u think

Unlikely: Blood clots are more common in the calf than in the thigh. You would also see swelling of the leg, so it is bigger than the other leg. Your pain may be muscle strain, but if there is any doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more