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Can anyone out there share their experience with blood clots in the lung and had a good recovery?

Can anyone out there share their experience with blood clots in the lung and had a good recovery?

Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...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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A 37 yr old has suffered a stroke'/ has blood clot on brain, two surgeries to relieve pressure. On ventilator, unresponsive, is there hope of recovery?

A 37 yr old has suffered a stroke'/ has blood clot on brain, two surgeries to relieve pressure. On ventilator, unresponsive, is there hope of recovery?

Stroke: Prognosis depends upon the extent of brain damage so impossible to tell. Hang in there. Brain is complicated but more plasticity at a young age. Prognosis has to do with both clinical course and findings on brain scans. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you have a blood clot and still be safe?

For what length of time can you have a blood clot and still be safe?

Not wise to wait: If you have a clot it should be taken care of as soon as possible. Depending on where it is it can travel to the lungs or brain or other vital organs and cause significant problems-potentially even death. This will all depend on where the clot is. ...Read more

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What is the time frame for a blood clot to form?

What is the time frame for a blood clot to form?

5 minutes: Clotting is the formation of a jelly like substance over the valves of the blood vessels. Resulting in stoppage of blood flow. Clotting is a natural defence mechanism to preventblood loss from the body. A clot is usually formed within 5 minutes after injury. Whenevera blood vessel is cut there is a rush of platelets causes a cut or injury to be filled and thus bleeding stops. Clotting is initiate. ...Read more

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My vision is clear but it seems blurry at the same time, I get a lot of headaches, and my memory is very bad. I have a history blood clots at age 15.

My vision is clear but it seems blurry at the same time, I get a lot of headaches, and my memory is very bad. I have a history blood clots at age 15.

Evaluate: 1) Get your vision evaluated, 2) Headaches - see your primary MD and/or a headache specialist, 3) blood clots -- where/when and associated with what triggers? A few separate but possibly related issues. ...Read more

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Hi is it normal to have blood clots when on a period it's the first time this has happened it's worrying me?

Hi is it normal to have blood clots when on a period it's the first time this has happened it's worrying me?

Yes: Blood clots can occur anytime during a period, however, if it is not normal for you then it needs to be evaluated. At 47yo, many changes happen that can cause more or less bleeding but any changes in pattern should be evaluated by your GYN. ...Read more

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Would a blood clot cause pain all the time in the leg or can it come and go. Thanks.

Would a blood clot cause pain all the time in the leg or can it come and go. Thanks.

No: Pain in the calf is not a good indicator. If the set up us right for a clot, like recent surgery or prolonged inactivity and you have calf pain a SOB, the you need to consult a physician. You need an US and possibly a D Dimer. If positive, then there is a high index of suspicion for DVT. Hope this helps. If there is SOB, then Spriall CT to R/O clot to the lung. ...Read more

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I had a blood clot come out of me as long as my first finger && this isn't the first time?

I had a blood clot come out of me as long as my first finger && this isn't the first time?

Normal variation: Occasional clots are not abnormal. However, it does mean more than usual bleeding and you are at risk of iron deficiency and anemia. You may wish to take oral iron supplements available over the counter. Take the pills with meals. ...Read more

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What is the average time a blood clot would show up after a small hospital stay 3 days with pretty moderate activity.?

What is the average time a blood clot would show up after a small hospital stay 3 days with pretty moderate activity.?

Blood Clots: Without any details about your age, weight, health status, medication history, reason you were hospitalized, etc., I would be shooting in the dark. Have you had a clot before? Did you have surgery? Do you have any risk factors for a clot (on ocps, clotting disorder, cancer, overweight)? Typical dvts form in the veins behind the knee or calf, causing redness and local pain. Call you md if concern. ...Read more

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Hi. This is my first time having 2 periods within 1 week apart. There's a few blood clots on my 2nd time What is happening to me?

Hi. This is my first time having 2 periods within 1 week apart. There's a few blood clots on my 2nd time What is happening to me?

Multiple reasons: We need more information, this could signal infection, withdrawal bleeding from forgetting to take pills, drug interactions, if you are on medications. ...Read more

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How much time a blood clot in brain will take to dissolve?

How much time a blood clot in brain will take to dissolve?

DEPENDS!: Depends on the site, the size and the cause Also on associated conditions such as blood pressure. most hematomas clear in about a month or so ...Read more

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For what length of time can you survive without treatment for a blood clot in the head?

For what length of time can you survive without treatment for a blood clot in the head?

See details: Most people do survive, although often with neurologic damage. It depends mainly on the area of the brain involved and the degree of the damage to that area, . ...Read more

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Using a syringe I pulled it several times against my face and it has now left red little circles which I assume are blood clots what do I do?

Using a syringe I pulled it several times against my face and it has now left red little circles which I assume are blood clots what do I do?

See answer: The areas should resolve on their own. Stop using a syringe. If you have any continuing concern you can have an online consultation at Health Tap and upload a photo of your face. ...Read more

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I just found out I have a blood clot in my arm and started a thinner last night in the mean time my are is very swollen what can I do about that?

I just found out I have a blood clot in my arm and started a thinner last night in the mean time my are is very swollen what can I do about that?

Elevate it: Above the level of your heart by either propping it on something or intermittently let it hang from something (not tight) that is up over your head to help reduce the swelling. Contact the doc who diagnosed the clot and prescribed with what is happening; and if there is much pain at all, or feeling of heat in the skin, discoloration or loss of feeling in your hand, get seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Had a baby 8days ago. 2day I had a blood clot the size of a golf ball for the 1st time. How big are clots suppose to be and when shud I be concerned?

Had a baby 8days ago. 2day I had a blood clot the size of a golf ball for the 1st time. How big are clots suppose to be and when shud I be concerned?

Some bleeding normal: Some bleeding is normal. Small clots are ok. If the bleeding continues or you continue to pass large clots then an evaluation will be needed. ...Read more

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Preg or not. Late for 8 days but got it, yet blood clots on first and light usually heavy. Took pt and -tive. Feel nauseous and tired most of the time?

Preg or not. Late for 8 days but got it, yet blood clots on first and light usually heavy. Took pt and -tive. Feel nauseous and tired most of the time?

When was the test?: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am having tiny blood clots in my pee during my time of ovulation?

What does it mean if I am having tiny blood clots in my pee during my time of ovulation?

Be checked: There should not normally in blood in your urine. Be examined and have your urine assessed. All the best. ...Read more

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Pain in left upper thigh only does it if I stay in bed a long time. Could it be a blood clot???

Pain in left upper thigh only does it if I stay in bed a long time. Could it be a blood clot???

Unlikely: It is not likely to be a clot but it is not feasible to give a more meaningful opinion without examining you. If the symptom persists, it would be prudent to consult your doctor.
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