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Doctor insights on: Blood Clots Under Skin

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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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What is a clot of blood under the skin called?

What is a clot of blood under the skin called?

Hematoma: Blood collection under the skin or in any other tissue is called a hematoma. ...Read more

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Is it normal for old people to get patches of blood clots visible to their skin?

Is it normal for old people to get patches of blood clots visible to their skin?

Skin changes: As we age, our skin becomes more fragile and minor trauma can lead to bruising. Some medications, like aspirin, can make us bruise more easily also. ...Read more

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3 years ago I got diagnosed with blood clots...I'm on no medication for them currently...I'm suffering with pins n needles in my heAd regularly??

3 years ago I got diagnosed with blood clots...I'm on no medication for them currently...I'm suffering with pins n needles in my heAd regularly??

Unrelated: Don't know where you had the blood clots, but you received treatment and stopped already, pins and needles feeling in your head can be due to nerve affection, not due to vascular problem, unless the nerves in that area become ischemic (devoid of blood supply) but hence the symptom would be rather different pain sensation, which isn't your case. See your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist ...Read more

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I get what looks like boils under my skin in between my thighs, but when I "pop" them, only dark red blood comes out and dark coloured blood clots?

I get what looks like boils under my skin in between my thighs, but when I "pop" them, only dark red blood comes out and dark coloured blood clots?

Boils on skin: Would seek medical attention within 24-48 hours. Though it looks like blood may be mixed with bacteria and you may need antibiotics to heal and prevent recurrence.. ...Read more

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My arm swelled up after I had blood drawn. I understand the blood did not clot under the skin. Did my nurse fail to do her job adequately?

My arm swelled up after I had blood drawn. I understand the blood did not clot under the skin. Did my nurse fail to do her job adequately?

Not necessarily: Most commonly it is the blood Seeps under the skin, thus causing the swelling form the needle site. Adequate pressure post phlebotomy is important, especially in a person like yourself who now has a history of this. Be sure to get a good "pressure bandage" placed on any draw site I the future. Other factors can worsen this for ex, Aspirin, blood thinners, or NSAID use prior to blood draws. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sleeping with the head of the bed raised higher cause blood clots in the legs?

Help plz! Can sleeping with the head of the bed raised higher cause blood clots in the legs?

No: Risk factors for blood clots: family history of clotting disorder, hormone therapy, recent air travel or immobility of the legs for prolonged time, cancer, recent surgery, pregnancy, inflammatory bowel disease, family history of DVT, smoking, obesity ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump on the back of my knee under the skin. Dark shade above it. Movable. Scared of blood clots as I have been traveling.

I have a pea sized lump on the back of my knee under the skin. Dark shade above it. Movable. Scared of blood clots as I have been traveling.

Synovial cysts: What you described is likely to be a synovial cyst, (Baker's cyst) and you may leave it alone. If it get too big to cause interference with walking or become a cosmetic issue, see your doctor. It is not likely to be a blood clot. You may consult this site for more information.
http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/tc/bakers-cyst-topic-overview ...Read more

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I woke up with a head cold yesterday and an oncoming cluster headache well today I blew a large blob of mucous out of nose and now blood clots.?

I woke up with a head cold yesterday and an oncoming cluster headache well today I blew a large blob of mucous out of nose and now blood clots.?

Nasal blood clots: A cold can erode the small blood vessels in the nose, but also the blood can congeal with the mucus to give you the clots you are experiencing. ...Read more

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My mom was in a car accident about 2 yrs ago. She had to have a shunt put in her head to relieve fluid. Now she has blood clots on brain. Prognosis?

My mom was in a car accident about 2 yrs ago. She had to have a shunt put in her head to relieve fluid. Now she has blood clots on brain. Prognosis?

Prognosis: Sorry about your Mother. Without knowing all the particulars of what all is going on with your mom it is impossible for us to give you any prognosis. We do however wish you and your family God's blessings upon you. ...Read more

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Planning to do eyebrow micropigmentation (tattoo but not very deep into skin I take 100mg aspirin daily I had blood clots can I stop taking 5 days?

Planning to do eyebrow micropigmentation (tattoo but not very deep into skin I take 100mg aspirin daily I had blood clots can I stop taking 5 days?

No, See below: Tattooing is a form of self-mutilation and you should not do it, much less if it will interfere with your medication. Do not discontinue taking aspirin, without talking with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Costochondritis for a month. Have had heart, lungs and blood clots ruled out. On Motrin and ativan (lorazepam).Been having weird head pains for a week is it the meds?

Costochondritis for a month. Have had heart, lungs and blood clots ruled out. On Motrin and ativan (lorazepam).Been having weird head pains for a week is it the meds?

Motrin: Yes. Sometimes antiinflammatories can cause these side effects. Make sure you are taking the correct dose and check with your doctor. You may have to change this medication. ...Read more

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I got the implant put in about a month ago & ive been on my period 9 days now with skin like blood clots & bleeding has become heavy.

I got the implant put in about a month ago & ive been on my period 9 days now with skin like blood clots & bleeding has become heavy.

Nexplanon/Implanon: With all progesterone only contraceptives, abnormal bleeding is a side effect. This could be bleeding everyday, no bleeding at all, anything in between. What you are describing could be entirely normal. ...Read more

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Real bad head ache and 5 weeks pregnant lower back pain and cramping and blood clots the size of golf balls?

Real bad head ache and 5 weeks pregnant lower back pain and cramping and blood clots the size of golf balls?

Bleeding pregnant: You maybe miscarrying call you doctor or go to ER today as soon as possible as you can get very weak from blood loss and may be losing a lot and may need IV fluids. Go to ER now. ...Read more

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44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

Need good ultrasound study and a cardiac echo: Was there a reason found for the stroke? A clot in the leg may travel to the lung, but should not normally be able to get to the brain. The most likely reason it did is a defect in the heart. An echocardiogram will help sort the heart out, and can guide a repair. A good ultrasound of the legs is necessary to see if there is a recurrent clot. If not, another consideration is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - failure o the valves in the leg veins from scarring after DVT. Patients with DVT need to wear compression hose daily for at least 2 yrs after DVT to minimize the risk of PTS. ...Read more

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How would a blood clot in the head affect me?

How would a blood clot in the head affect me?

See details: That is a cerebral thrombosis and can cause a stroke. The damage and neurologic deficit it causes depends on the area of the brain that the specific blood vessel supplies. ...Read more

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Blood clot that go to you're head. What is the systems?

Blood clot that go to you're head. What is the systems?

Stroke: If a clot travels to your brain, you are at risk of having a stroke. ...Read more

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Can a person with a blood clot in their head dislodge it through aggressive coughing?

Can a person with a blood clot in their head dislodge it through aggressive coughing?

Possibly: Wile I have never seen it happen, I'm sure it is possible but not very likely. If you start having numbness, difficult speaking or trouble using part of your body, go to the er immediately. ...Read more

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My friend, 56 yrs of age, was diagnosed today with a blood clot in his head, What happens now?

My friend, 56 yrs of age, was diagnosed today with a blood clot in his head, What happens now?

Blood clot: What happens now varies, depending which area of the brain is affected by the blood clot, some blood clot can be dissolved with medication (tissue plasminogen activator) if there is no contraindication to use it ...Read more

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Can a blood clot go unnoticed for 1.5 years or more? Would you see skin changes or have pain?

Can a blood clot go unnoticed for 1.5 years or more? Would you see skin changes or have pain?

Blood clot: Blood clots may cause a spectrum of symptoms depending on the location and size. In extremities, blood clots can cause symptoms such as pain and swelling. In the lungs, blood clots can cause shortness of breath and chest pain. Because blood clots commonly involve deep vessels skin changes aren't usually seen. ...Read more

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Will a head blood clot require surgery? Will taking medicine be enough to make the blood clot go away?

Will a head blood clot require surgery? Will taking medicine be enough to make the blood clot go away?

It depends: Depending on the size, nature, and location of the blood clot, surgery may or may not be required. It would also depend on if the clot was causing symptoms or not. ...Read more