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How long after spinal fusion can blood clot occur?

How long after spinal fusion can blood clot occur?

Clots: Blood clots after spinal surgery are the least common in orthopedic surgery. However a blood clot can happen almost at any time. The less someone had been or is walking before or after a surgery can help predict the likelihood. However there is no exact formula. ...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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Blood clot at 12 yrs ago after spinal surgery. Got in lungs. Have times where I have heavy shortness of breath for days. Is this related to the clot?

Blood clot at 12 yrs ago after spinal surgery. Got in lungs. Have times where I have heavy shortness of breath for days. Is this related to the clot?

It's possible: It's possible that the part of the lung that was closed off from its blood supply 12 years ago when you got the clot has now developed scarring and so that part of the lung is dysfunctional. Who knows what happens when you get those bouts of shortness of breath. Perhaps, that part of the lung is making an overall difference. ...Read more

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When I was younger I needed drainage for my lymph nodes on my left groin area. I was around 2 years old. When I had my son at age 28 I had a blood clot in my left leg. This year I have back surgery (spinal fusion) and my right leg is constantly swollen.

When I was younger I needed drainage for my lymph nodes on my left groin area. I was around 2 years old. When I had my son at age 28 I had a blood clot in my left leg. This year I have back surgery (spinal fusion) and my right leg is constantly swollen.

Evaluate for blood c: Any time you have surgery you are at risk for a clot in the deep veins (deep venous thrombosis) you have already had one so you may be prone to another. Swelling in the leg would be a symptom. This should be evaluated with a vascular ultrasound asap. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot form in hours?

Can a blood clot form in hours?

A blood clot: Can form in minutes depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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Can a bad IV cause a blood clot?

Can a bad IV cause a blood clot?

Yes, but....: The clot is usually localized and will go away. If it gets infected, it can cause a mild vasculitis or a 'cord' under the skin, which would need to be removed by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about blood clot?

Can you tell me about blood clot?

Vague question: Please visit this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/blood-clots/basics/definition/SYM-20050850
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a blood clot?

Can you tell me about a blood clot?

Vague question: Blood clots are a normal response to injury to blood vessels and tissues. Blood clots forming inside veins and arteries are abnormal and can result in tissue injury. You may consult this site for more info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/blood-clots/basics/definition/SYM-20050850
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you get a blood clot with IV in?

Maybe: An IV site can lead to a thrombophlebitis, or local vein irritation or clot. ...Read more

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Does frequently flying cause blood clots?

Does frequently flying cause blood clots?

Maybe: Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem. ..Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to blood being made more coagulabel...Drinking fluids, wearing compression hose, leg exercises and walking during flight all contribute to preventing this problem. ...Read more

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How do we know when a blood clot is gone?

How do we know when a blood clot is gone?

Ultrasound: The best way to confirm the resolution of a clot is through ultrasound. ...Read more

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How common are blood clots in young women?

How common are blood clots in young women?

See below: They are decidedly uncommon unless you have a disorder of the clotting mechanism. ...Read more

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How frequently do blood clots cause death?

How frequently do blood clots cause death?

Blood clots.: Blood clotting is a normal protective mechanism when there is bleeding. Abnormal blood clots cause damage depending onthe site and therefore the mortality varies. Blood clot in the leg veins may lead to pulmonary embolism and death. Blood clot in the brain atery causes stroke. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your getting a blood clot?

Maybe: The word "getting" is difficult to answer in reference to the signs of getting a blood clot compared to the signs of a blood clot. So the discussion is on the signs of stasis of blood flow which occurs before some blood clots form. These signs other than an enlarged veins are tenderness in or over the vein, and the tenderness is more localized if a clot is maturing. ...Read more

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What are the problems associated with blood clot?

What are the problems associated with blood clot?

Several: Venous clots can cause blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) which can be life threatening. They can also get infected under some circumstances and sometimes can cause compromised circulation the the extremity. Arterial clots can cause loss of limb due to the higher incidence of circulation compromise, and if from the heart may cause stroke. ...Read more

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How do you know if u have a blood clot disorder?

Blood clot disorder: Easy, do you bruise easily? When you cut yourself shaving do you stop bleeding after a while. Is that what you mean by "a blood clot disoreder", or are you speaking about venous thrombosis, blood clot in the veins of your legs that can travel to your lungs (pulmonary embolism) that cause sudden death?
A venous thrombosis is usually pretty painful and the leg swells up pretty dramatically. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs to blood clot in body?

Can you tell me what occurs to blood clot in body?

Disolve: The body has a system that is designed to dissolve the clots. However, sometimes the body needs our help with blood thinners to keep it from propagating/expanding while it is dissolving it. The process can take a few days, weeks or months. Sometimes, the clot become scarred up (fibrotic or organized) and does not move or change (chronic clot). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I keep getting blood clots?

Can you tell me how do I keep getting blood clots?

Continued blood clot: There are many reasons that someone can continue to get blood clots. Obvious causes can be artificial heart valves which require taking " blood thinning" medication. A person can have a coagulopathy (a condition in which certain factors responsible for clotting are abnormal). Your doctor can test you for these. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have a blood clot?

Can you tell me how to know if I have a blood clot?

Imaging: The only way to determine if you have a blood clot is by performing an imaging study. Depending the are in which the clot is presumed to be your physician will recommend the appropriate study. ...Read more

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What would cause white blood clots during mestrsul cycle?

What would cause white blood clots during mestrsul cycle?

Yeast?: Clumps of white discharge could me normal vaginal discharge or it could be a sign of a yeast infection. If you are having itching or irritation of the vagina or vulva, please see your doctor to get examined and treated. ...Read more

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How can antherosclerosis and a blood clot result in death.

How can antherosclerosis and a blood clot result in death.

Well: Different ways. In atherosclerosis a piece of the hard wall of an artery can break off and block a prominent place in the brain causing a massive stroke resulting in death. A blood clot usually travels through the venous system through the heart landing in the lungs causing a pulmonary embolus or infarct (resulting in cell death). If the damage to the lung is massive enough you can die. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if I have a blood clot?

Depends on where: Venous blood clots in the arms and legs often produce swelling and a fullness like pain, and sometimes a discoloration however can be present without symptoms especially in their early stages. Other symptoms can be unexplained fever or shortness of breath. An good history and physical with an ultrasound if indicated will help. Do you have risk factors? This is an improtant discussion point. ...Read more

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What can I expect in an appointment for a blood clot disorder?

What can I expect in an appointment for a blood clot disorder?

Depends: Risk factor assessment such as being on the pill, hx of long travel, etc. Also a workup may include a hypercoagulable workup by drawing a lot of blood and sending it off for evaluation to see if you have "sticky blood.". ...Read more

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Can I have a blood clot weeks to months without don't know?

Can I have a blood clot weeks to months without don't know?

Symptoms of thrombus: Symptoms are dependent on whether the clot fully blocks blood flow enough to cause symptoms. In some locations though, the "collateral" circulation is sufficient to preclude significant symptoms until some other stress occurs. So smaller clots, only partially occulding clots, or clots in vessels with rich collateral networks may not be symptomatic. ...Read more

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How do you get blood clots? What in the blood decides to clot up?

How do you get blood clots? What in the blood decides to clot up?

Flow/vessels/protein: Clots can form when:
blood flow slows or stops,
a blood vessel wall is injured or
components of your blood support or promote coagulation.

We are always clotting and unclotting a little. When one of the factors noted above tips the scale there is rapid propagation of clot. ...Read more

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Can the symptoms of blood clots in the gradually happen over weeks?

Can the symptoms of blood clots in the gradually happen over weeks?

Not likely: The symptoms of a blood clot could possibly develop over time if the blood clot is very small and in a small calf vein. If the clot enlarges and extends into the larger vein, then worsening symptoms could occur. Much more commonly, the symptoms from a blood clot develop suddenly. ...Read more

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Can blood clots dissolve on their own? And if so how can I help it do that.

Blood clots desolve?: Very slowly over time the body grow new vessels through the clot (known as recanalization). I'm not sure how you could increase the rate of the process. This process is currently being researched. ...Read more

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Blood clots have been going on for years. Is there something wrong with me?

Well having multiple: Incidents do make me think you are abnormal in some way? Maybe genetics, maybe a platelet disorder or clotting disorder. You need to consult a blood specialist - hematologist and ask them. ...Read more

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Can butrans patches cause blood clots?

Can butrans patches cause blood clots?

Shouldn't: Butrans is an opioid, which are not known to cause blood clots. In addition, the package insert for Butrans does not include clots as a potential side effect. ...Read more

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Can some medicine promote blood clots?

Blood: Thee are many that can such as supplemental hormones and birth control. ...Read more

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What tests check for blood clot disorders?

What tests check for blood clot disorders?

Blood clot: There are many blood tests to look for clotting disorders, both clotting too much and not quickly enough. If you are having active bleeding problems you should see your physician asap. If you are concerned about an inherited disorder blood tests can help here too. ...Read more

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Is thick blood clot normal during midcycle?

Effects of bleeding: Thick blood clots are an indication of excessive bleeding. An occasional clot is not an issue, but if it is a regular occurrence it may be a cause for concern especially if your hemoglobin falls below normal. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

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Can you develop a blood clot from an emg test?

EMG: No history of blood clot associated with EMG testing. If you are on a blood thinner you may get a hematoma which is bleeding within the muscle. Very small needles are used for the test and the test should be almost painless if done correctly. ...Read more