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Can A Under Active Thyroid Cause Blood Clots
Can a dr find out, that a person have blood clots or a thyroid problem even of they weren't looking for it in your blood work?
Sometimes: Your medical history, symptoms and physical examination could suggest the presence of a thyroid disease or a DVT or PE, which your doctor will order specific test to confirm or eliminate his suspicion ...Read more
Blood: Not something I am familiar with. How did they diagnose that? ...Read more
Why would I bleed very heavy with big blood clots, change pad every half hou, I had my iron and thyroid checked its fine what could it be?
Need evaluation: Heavy bleeding (menorrhagia) that you describe can be constitutional ie. No physical cause, but could be something organic like fibroids, polyps etc. You need an examination which may need to include ultrasound, sonohysterogram. If nothing is found management would depend on your age and desire for future fertility. Could be controlled with birth control pills, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or lysteda, ablation. ...Read more
Have a large 2 inch hickey on side of neck, it is very dark and big. Worried about the possibility of blood clots? What should I do? Aspirin? Help
Nothing: A hickey is just a bruise in the skin from pressure. It will go away with no treatment. When it starts to turn yellow you know it is going away. ...Read more
Swelling left neck face and leg. Negative for blood clots. Drs can't find anything. What could be causing this. Had CT and ultrasound. All neg.
Coughing up&blowing out thick yellow mucus for past week&in last 2days blowing out small blood clots, sinus pain in neck to ear&pregnant. What to do?
Tightness in upper chest and throat head ache has shaking feel weak. Could it be over active thyroid or another blood clot in lung or lack of iron?
Yes, yes & notsomuch: The majority of your symptoms are concerning for potential overactive thyroid or pe (clot in lung), but could be caused by other things that are less serious and unrelated. The iron issue is much less likely the source, unless extremely severe and ongoing. Should be seen in er w/chest discomfort for evaluation. ...Read more
Cracked my left side of my neck now the neck feels swollen on the inside and I got an instant headache should I be worried that I caused a blood clot?
My left arm into my neck has been hurting, like sore muscle but I have done nothing to cause it. I did have blood drawn 3 days ago. Blood clot?
Could a blood clot in the sinuses of brain/neck causes worsening TWO YEARS of on & off neck, inner ear pain and excruciating headaches? I have IIH.
Yes: See your neurosurgeon/neurologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem. ..Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to blood being made more coagulabel...Drinking fluids, wearing compression hose, leg exercises and walking during flight all contribute to preventing this problem. ...Read more
Blood clots.: Blood clotting is a normal protective mechanism when there is bleeding. Abnormal blood clots cause damage depending onthe site and therefore the mortality varies. Blood clot in the leg veins may lead to pulmonary embolism and death. Blood clot in the brain atery causes stroke. ...Read more
Yes, but. ..: During menstruation, it is normal to pass some smaller clots (say, dime sized). However, if you are bleeding profusely or passing large clots, consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation. Hormones, fibroids, polyps are common causes. A pelic exam and ultrasound are the next steps. Treatment options will depend on your future fertility plans. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: Clots int he brain can migrate down to the heart. If the clot is in a artery it is a so called dissection. It could be a clot from yoru carotid artery. These are all serious and would cause neurological symptoms. See a doctor if you have neck pain and neurological symptoms. ...Read more
Blood clots: The commoner causes are immobilization such as staying in the hospital, illness or long distance air flghts. There are many other causes. Moving around is the best preventive therapy. Otherwise medications may be used to prevent them. ...Read more
Tight socks: Tight socks won't cause blood clots. In fact, special compression stockings are used in older people to help prevent blood clots from forming in the legs. However, tight socks are bad for circulation in people of any age. You should buy socks and shoes that are comfortable and that fit well, but are not too tight. ...Read more
Portal vein thrombus: Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver with irreversible liver damage, from alcohol or viral hepatitis or fatty liver or other causes) increases the risk of a clot in the portal vein which can cause bleeding from dilated veins (varices) in the esophagus or stomach. Cancers including of the liver (hepatocellular carcinoma, which can be a complication of cirrhosis) can increase the risk of blood clots. ...Read more
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