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Blood Clot In Subclavian Vein
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
Can foods rich in vitamin K cause blood clots without any thrombophilia? I don't currently take Coumadin (warfarin) but I may have narrowing in subclavian vein.
Nope: Vitamin k is not thrombophiic.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not likely: In the absence of a central venous line the neck is a very rare site for clots. ...Read more
Yep: Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes I went to the hosp and the did blood test and said did not have blood clot in deep vein it was on out side. Can tell me more a bout that?
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
I'm an opiate iv addict. When I want to know if I'm in the vein, I pull back blood clots instead of blood. Possibility to break and pullout the vein?
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
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
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
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
No: We all have to worry about death, but not from a superficial clot, those don't travel. ...Read more
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
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
Can a person feel a little pain from time to time during the day at the site of varicose vein (there is no blood clot)?
I lifted my hand to type, and felt a weird tickling sensation in my hand. It looked like my vein moved somehow as I looked. Could it be a blood clot?
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
Bleeding: Most likely a hemorrage.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Diagnosed with blood clot in sural vein after foot op. On medication thinners, what else should I do?
Ask your doctor: The doctor should be able to guide you and answer any questions you have. ...Read more
I have a small lump in my vein In my vein on top of my forearm. I don't recall hitting it. Could it be a blood clot? Should I worry?
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