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Doctor insights on: Blood Clot That Obstructs A Vessel

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What happens when a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

What happens when a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Depends: It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, the size of the vessel, collateral circulation, co-existing illnesses etc. Blood clot in a vein can travel to lung and cause lung infarction. Clot in an artery may damage the tissue/organ supplied by that artery. Heart attack is one example of clot in an artery.
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.
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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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Docs can you explain what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Docs can you explain what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Several: There are several types of blood clots. They can occur in arteries or in veins. Clots in arteries can occur from chronic narrowing or from an embolism (such as a clot coming from the heart). Clots in veins can either be in the superficial or deep veins. Superficial clots are called superficial phlebitis and deep are called dvt. Any clot should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Several conditions: A blood clot that blocks a deep vein in your body is called a deep venous thrombosis and depending on where it occurs can put you at risk for a pulmonary embolus which is a blood clot that blocks a pulmonary artery. This can result in death
a blood clot that blocks an artery in your brain causes a thrombotic stroke
a blood clot that blocks an artery in the heart causes a heart attack. ...Read more

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What happens when a blood clot blocks a vessel?

What happens when a blood clot blocks a vessel?

Depends: It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, size of the vessel, collateral circulation, associated illnesses, and if the clot gets infected.
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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Statistics when you have a one time occurrence of urine blood clot....broken blood vessel versus uti versus tumor etc?

Statistics when you have a one time occurrence of urine blood clot....broken blood vessel versus uti versus tumor etc?

Possible recurrent: Depends in cause of bleeding. Stones recur at rare of 5 percent per year. Tumor or other bladder lesion should be investigated before recurrence. ...Read more

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I had blood clot heart attack 5 yrs ago, have 4 stents on my right blood vessel in my chest. What are usual chances of reoccurrance?

CAD: You have coronary artery disease if you are not on diet, exercise and polydrug program your chances of another event are good. If you are on a good program of not smoking, and the above reaching blood pressure targets and exercise and LDL 80mg/dl or less along with Aspirin and maybe plavix, (clopidogrel) you are doing what you can to prevent another event. ...Read more

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Eyes were white before June. Sinus. Eyes still red. Dialited blood vessels side of eyes and some at bottom. Could this be a blood clot? Eye exam normal

Eyes were white before June. Sinus. Eyes still red. Dialited blood vessels side of eyes and some at bottom. Could this be a blood clot? Eye exam normal

Chances high not: blood clot, but perhaps irritated eyes! If you still have your sinusitis brewing that's not helping matters. So if your eye exam is normal, and they did a dilated exam too, you are in the clear. Your dilated blood vessels needs to be investigated if it's from contact lens overuse, dry eyes, or other causes. ...Read more

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Blood in urine one day (also in semen) few days later blood clots in urine. Er doc said may have ruptured blood vessel. No pain whatsoever, worried.

Blood in urine one day (also in semen) few days later blood clots in urine. Er doc said may have ruptured blood vessel. No pain whatsoever, worried.

Possibly...: Could be a ruptured blood vessel, more likely in the prostate gland. Depending on your age and use of tobacco, if this recurs, it should be evaluated by a urologist (if over 35 y/o) or a nephrologist. Probably not serious if one time occurrence and no pain with urination or ejaculation. ...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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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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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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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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What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

Pain, tenderness.: Pain and/or tenderness in the leg along the path of the involved vein that can be accompanied by redness, and edema (swelling). ...Read more

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Are varicose veins the same as having a blood clot?

Are varicose veins the same as having a blood clot?

Related diseases: Leg blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis, may cause a life threatening blockage of a lung artery (pulmonary embolus). Clots can also damage vein valves and lead to swelling, heaviness and varcosities. ...Read more

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