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Can You Get A Blood Clot From A Bruise
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Carefully!: The first step is to figure out why you have a collection of blood under your nail. If you hit it, the answer is easy, but sometimes this happens without any apparent trauma. When blood collects, it can cause pressure and pain. Some doctors "drill" a hole to drain it. I've always preferred removing the nail and allowing a new one to regrow. ...Read more
Rarely: There is a condition called a paradoxical embolism in which a leg vein blood clot can dislodge from the leg, float up into the hear, & then travel through an abnormal hole in the heart called a patent foramen ovale, then float up into the brain causing a storke. Since you need both a congential defect in the heart, a DVT, and a embolism of the DVT for this to occur, it is possible but not common ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rare but happens: Pulmonary embolism is uncommon in young active patients, but certainly can occur (witness recent episode with serena williams). Risk factors include genetic predisposition (inherited predisposition to clot), injury to the leg, prolonged immobilzation (for example due to leg injury/surgery), pregnancy, and birth control pill. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection and blood: Yes, there is risk for bacterial infection associated with blood product transfusion- especially with platelet transfusion as it is stored in a room temperature. However your risk to have staph infection coming from your own skin or upper respiratory tract is way way way more common than from blood product transfusion- which is almost always. ...Read more
no: Hematoma from contusion is accumulation of blood will show bruised mark. ...Read more
Not likely: In the absence of a central venous line the neck is a very rare site for clots. ...Read more
No.: It's very unlikely. First the donor, who appears completely healthy, would have to have cancer cells in their blood, such as with leukemia, and not know it. The donated unit must pass the all the lab tests. Finally the donor and the recipient would have to be a tissue match, not just have compatible blood. The odds there are less than 1 in 10, 000 if the blood is not from a relative. ...Read more
Paradoxical stroke: As dr. Santin said, it is possible but fairly rare. Although 25-30% of the population has the septal defect in their heart that he mentioned, it rarely causes trouble when it is there. As a result, we don't routinely look for it, unless someone has had a stroke and, especially, if they are young and don't have other risk factors for having had a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you didn't know you had a DVT, could exercise be good for a clot and bust it and get rid of it or would it turn it into a pulmonary embolism?
DVT: If someone suspects they have a DVT, they should always seek medical treatment. It can only be safely dissolved with specific medications monitored by a doctor, often in the hospital. ...Read more
Use your calf muscle: The calf is a secondary blood pump the squeezes the blood out of your leg and back to the heart. Flexing your foot down activates the muscle. Do this as often as possible like your pulse. Elevate your leg just above your heart whenever possible even at night. Put a bolster/pillow under the mattress at the foot of the bed. If the cast is off use antithrombotic (elastic) stockings. ...Read more
Yes: In all likelihood what you get is bruise, hematoma or inflammation. Blood clots form when there is abnormality in flow of blood, when there is damage to the blood vessel or its smoothness or problem with the blood cells themselves. Immobility, for example can cause clots (dvt). If the blood vessel is damaged from the injury, then yes clot formation can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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