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Blood Clots Under Skin
No: small subcutaneous hematomas (blood under skin)-not dangerous. ...Read more
DVT: 20yo is kinda young to have blood clots in legs but it's not that rare either, especially in those w/genetic risks eg thrombophilia, taking estrogen-based birth control, have had recent major surgery or traveled extensively w/o much movement eg transoceanic flight. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) can loosen & move to lungs where they're deadly eg pulmonary embolism. Go to ER immediately for treatment ...Read more
Can a bloody spot on the leg under the skin be a sign of thin blood or a busted vessel when on blood thinners?
Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. _. ...Read more
Red spot in eye like popped bld. Vssl.? Area around and under eye tender and pain. Is it just a popped blood vessel from high blood pressure?
Yes: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is not uncommon in patients with high blood pressure. It is usually due to a ruptured small conjunctival blood vessel. It will usually resolve in 1-2 wks; avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin (warfarin) (unless needed), heavy lifting, straining, smoking. See MD for BP check. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Needs to be seen: This is one of those questions that we can not say much about online without being able to see the area in question. At age 17 it is not likely to be something serious. A doctor will need to look at the area of concern to know if any further evaluation is needed. Consider a virtual visit today. ...Read more
Not correct: All blood cells escape during bleeding. It is just that there are far more red cells than other cells. ...Read more
Could plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting?
No: It doesn't dissolve clots - it lowers the risk of new ones forming. ...Read more
not really : They are superficial veins and when we use the term blood clot in the media we are talking about obstructed deep veins: " deep vein thrombosis" or DVT . Technically the hard spots on the hand veins are also thrombosis of veins but they superficial veins and are called superficial phlebitis not" blood clots.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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