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Can Teenagers Get Blood Clots
Possible...but rare: Anyone can potentially get blood clots, but it is rare in younger people. Many things can predispose a person to clots - inactivity, obesity, hormone replacement or birth control, and many clotting disorders. Many of these are avoidable or at least modifiable. If a teenager were to get a blood clot, they should probably be tested for a clotting disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flow/vessels/protein: Clots can form when: blood flow slows or stops, a blood vessel wall is injured or components of your blood support or promote coagulation. We are always clotting and unclotting a little. When one of the factors noted above tips the scale there is rapid propagation of clot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: But following the treatment regiment is key to prevention. For low risk surgery early movement (walking) is the most important advise. For larger surgery where you remain in bed for a while, medications and leg pumps may be used for prevention. Getting up and out of bed as early as possible is still important however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very unusual: It is really unusual unless there is predisposing factor like hypercoagulable disease which increase risk of clot formation or anatomical stenosis/blockage like young athletes with thoracic outlet obstruction. ...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.
Blood clot: Possible. Need to see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Probably ...: The most worrisome blood clots form in the veins of the legs and can travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism. Also blood clots that form internally and can travel to the brain causing a stroke are life-threatening. A number of inherited clotting disorders exist, and a hematologist can clarify the diagnosis. Review with your primary care doctor and ask for a referral. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal but...: No. Most people after a tonsillectomy experience no bleeding but it is more common in adults. A couple small clots are probably no reason for alarm, however anything more should be communicated to your surgeon. Sometimes it requires treatment. If it is alarming to you or recurrent you do need to talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Small blood clots are common for up to a week. If large amounts of blood seek medical attention. ...Read more
Yes: Swelling painful, and sometimes, a palpable cord.If any suspicion...See your doctor asap. ...Read more
The real issue: As dr. Mahajan said, hormones can increase risk but the real issue on a long flight is movement. If you are on a long flight and don't move, you have an increased risk of getting a blood clot, whether you are male or female. Wearing graduated compression stockings (not teds) can help but the most important thing you can do on a long flight to decrease you chance of getting a clot is to move. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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