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Doctor insights on: Can Teenagers Get Blood Clots

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Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

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 more

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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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How do you get blood clots? What in the blood decides to clot up?

How do you get blood clots?  What in the blood decides to clot up?

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 more

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How bad is it to get blood clots & also what does unresponsive mean?

How bad is it to get blood clots & also what does unresponsive mean?

Blood clot: Blood clot is nonspecifc . It can mean clots seen due to excessive bleeding or abnormal clotting in the arteries or veins(causing cell loss with lack of blood supply due to the clot) . Unresponsiveness means loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Is it common to get blood clots after surgery?

Is it common to get blood clots after surgery?

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 more

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What is it when you get blood clots when ovulating?

What is it when you get blood clots when ovulating?

Not normal: If you are mid-cycle and passing blood clots, then this is not normal. Check a pregnancy test and call your doctor for a visit, exam and likely an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are the chances that a 17 year old could get blood clots?

What are the chances that a 17 year old could get blood clots?

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

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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