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If a vein is swollen in neck can you have a blood clot?

If a vein is swollen in neck can you have a blood clot?

Not likely: In the absence of a central venous line the neck is a very rare site for clots. ...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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My brother is having small blood clot in neck, left hand and leg for 4yrs was it danger or not?

My brother is having small blood clot in neck, left hand and leg for 4yrs was it danger or not?

Discuss with Doctor: We can not answer the question as we do not know what kind of blood clot and where exactly.
He has had for four years. Has he received ant treatment? Did he have any tests? What was the cause of blood clots?
He needs to have a thorough physical exam and complete detailed history, if a smoker, and he has been on warfarin, what is his inr and causes of clots etc.
Better be discussed and followed by md. ...Read more

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Can blood clots form in your neck???

Can blood clots form in your neck???

Very rarely: But yes. Clots in jugular veins occur with trauma, with dialysis catheters or central venous iv lines, and with tumors. Clots in carotid arteris can occur with stenosis or plaque. All are dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clot in your neck?

What are the symptoms of a blood clot in your neck?

Stroke: Blood clots in the carotid artery usually come from atrial fibrillation in the heart and can move to the brain. See your doctor to check for a carotid bruit, and order an ultrasound (sonogram). If you are at risk stop smoking, avoid hormones, and see your doctor about taking a blood thinner (aspirin, etc). Otherwise discuss your anxiety with your doctor and how to manage it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a blood clot in the neck?

What are the symptoms of a blood clot in the neck?

Pain and swelling.: A clot in the neck most likely would occur in a major vessel. No hx as to why you ask. The vessesls are large and the blood clot in a major vessel is catastrophic, It could be a stroke in an arterial vessel or venous congestion in the vein. If you think you have one see the doc as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How would you treat as blood clot in a portal. Vein?

How would you treat as blood clot in a portal. Vein?

Depends: Several ways to treat based on size, location and other parameters. Blood thinners are routine. ...Read more

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Is it more likely to get a blood clot in the same veins as before?

Is it more likely to get a blood clot in the same veins as before?

Yes/no: There are 2 kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep. Superficial occurs in veins under the skin and can recur in the same veins. Deep clots (dvt) usually occurs in different veins because once a clot forms in the vein, the vein is usually scarred and narrowed so it doesn't tend to reclot, although it can. Usually with recurrent dvt, the new clot tends to occur in different veins. ...Read more

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My boyfriends veins have two hard marble size bulges in them could it be a blood clot?

My boyfriends veins have two hard marble size bulges in them could it be a blood clot?

Supeficial: What are the location of veins?
Is it painful?
Any reddness or cord-like feeling over the vein?
Might need to rule out phlebitis. ...Read more

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Done IV push in a patient with blood clot on IV line. When pushing I noticed that small blood clots is entering the vein. Is it very harmful? So worried

Done IV push in a patient with blood clot on IV line. When pushing I noticed that small blood clots is entering the vein. Is it very harmful? So worried

Not dangerous: Hospital staff should be careful about sterile technique as well as avoiding injecting air bubbles or reinjection of blood clots into an IV line. But small blood clots in the vein will almost certainly not be harmful, so do not worry! ...Read more

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Do blood clots from varacose veins stay in your legs?

Do blood clots from varacose veins stay in your legs?

No: Blood clots in your leg veins either dissolve away with time or scar down and obliterate the vein. The larger the vein the more likely the clot is to dissolve naturally. This may take several months and will happen from the inside out so that the vein may feel hard and thick until the process is complete. ...Read more

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Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Yes. BRVO & CRVO.: Branch retinal vein occlusion (brvo) and central retinal vein occlusion (crvo) are due to clotting in these tiny retinal vessels. There are mild and severe vein obstructions leading to varying degrees of vision loss. In the last five years, several innovations in the treatment of these diseases has occurred. Early detection and treatment of the condition and it's underlying causes is key. Exam. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a blood clot in the neck?

What are the signs when you get a blood clot in the neck?

Pain and swelling: Clots int he brain can migrate down to the heart. If the clot is in a artery it is a so called dissection. It could be a clot from yoru carotid artery. These are all serious and would cause neurological symptoms. See a doctor if you have neck pain and neurological symptoms. ...Read more

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In what way can I tell the difference between a blood clot and a broken vein?

In what way can I tell the difference between a blood clot and a broken vein?

Swelling vs bruise: Blood clot causes swelling and pain.

If deep vein - alot of swelling.
If superificial vein - then sometimes thrombophlebitis.

Broken vein causes bruising or staining. ...Read more

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I have a blood clot in the jugular vein. What can I do to treat it?

I have a blood clot in the jugular vein. What can I do to treat it?

Sometimes such: A problem is related to a in dwelling vascular catheter. Line removal can help. If that isn't a good option or he clot is large you will likely be prescribed blood thinners. ...Read more

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What is it like to be diagnoised with a blood clot in their jugular vein?

What is it like to be diagnoised with a blood clot in their jugular vein?

Often asymptomatic: Blood clots in the jugular vein are often related to prior venous catheters at that site. They are most commonly asymptomatic. If symptoms are present, it is most often related to facial swelling on the side if the clot. In this case, the patient would be put on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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If I push on my coroided arteries in neck a lot! Will I get a blood clot or something. Could this harm me?

If I push on my coroided arteries in neck a lot! Will I get a blood clot or something. Could this harm me?

Compulsive activeity: Yes this could cause harm. Do you know why you are doing this? Talk to your doctor about this compulsive condition as it may be a symptom of a significant problem. ...Read more

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I have old blood clot in subclavian vein that won't dissolve anymore. What is the risk of that clot breaking free? Afraid of pe. Normal life possible?

Virtually no risk: A chronic or old clot in your subclavian vein poses virtually no risk to cause a PE in the future. Chronic clot is hard and very attached to the wall of the vein. ...Read more

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When is it reasonable to suspect blood clot on a leg? Noticed small segment of vein on leg that is little darker than usual. I do sit for long time...

When is it reasonable to suspect blood clot on a leg? Noticed small segment of vein on leg that is little darker than usual. I do sit for long time...

Deep vein clots: Clots in the deep vein system are the ones of concern. May be found from inactivity or restriction of venous flow from constriction or compression or dehydration or related to other illness. Need to watch for pain, swelling, discomfort when walking or moving foot/ankle. If concerned need venous dopplers and physical exam ...Read more

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Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Not reliably: DITI imaging is primarily used for breast imaging. It would not be diagnostic for evaluation of lower extremity blood clots. ...Read more

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Does a blood clot in the veins cause a cold leg?

Does a blood clot in the veins cause a cold leg?

No: Generally clots in the veins cause swelling and pain. The leg tends to have a normal or slightly warm. These clots can travel to your lungs with pain and shortness of breath. A clot in the artery diminishes blood flow to the legs and causes them to be cold and without pulses and with severe pain. Be checked out rapidly for either concern. ...Read more

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Difference between varicose vein and a blood clot?

Difference between varicose vein and a blood clot?

Very different: Varicose veins are defective veins that have weakened walls. Blood clots can form in varicose veins, a condition known as "thrombophlebitis, " but the majority of varicose veins do not have blood clots. Blood clots can also form in the deep veins, a condition known as dvt. This is a serious condition occurs more commonly after surgery, trauma, long plane/car rides, during pregnancy, among others. ...Read more

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If I had a superficial blood clot in a varicose vein should I worry about death?

If I had a superficial blood clot in a varicose vein should I worry about death?

No: We all have to worry about death, but not from a superficial clot, those don't travel. ...Read more

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What is the clinical significance of a blood clot in a vein vs. A blood clot in an artery?

Big difference: A blood clot in an artery results in less or no blood going to the area that the artery supplies. This has the potential to result in loss of a limb or even death. A blood clot in a vein can occur in a superficial or a deep vein. These are usually treated with local care or blood thinners. Clots in both arteries and veins could be serious problems. ...Read more

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Vascular #: Does warfarin actually decrease the size of a blood clot? Or, does it just hold it in place in the vein?

Vascular #: Does warfarin actually decrease the size of a blood clot? Or, does it just hold it in place in the vein?

Stabilizes: It actually keeps it from growing larger and the body's own processes act to "chew up" the clot - called fibrinolysis. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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