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Blood Clot Recovery Time
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
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?
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
Urologist: He should be evaluated by a urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
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
If people are susceptible to blood clots while inactive for long periods of time, does this also occur while one sleeps?
My blood clots very quickly when I get cut, I take pradaxa 150 mg two times a day. Could this have anything to do with it?
Unlikely.: Unlikely. The drug is usually will prolong bleeding time. ...Read more
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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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
Hi, I've been having a problem I have been peeling little blood clots but I do it 5 times a day for 6 days do u have any idea why.
See doc: See your doctor to find out why. ...Read more
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?
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
Hi, my left thumb got stuck between door and now there is a blood clot due to that. Its been 2 days. How much time it will take to heal by itself?
Blister: I'd imagine that would resolve in about two to four weeks depending on the size of the blister. ...Read more
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
Had protected sex then after a week period came on time but realized there was no blood clot which is unusual for me. Is it normal? Or something else?
Probably normal: It most likely a normal variant. Menstral periods vary highly within and among women. ...Read more
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
Blood clots: When blood is not moving it clots. This shouldn't be a surprise. ...Read more
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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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more