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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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Could my arm pain possibly be from a blood clot? How can I get it checked out?

Could my arm pain possibly be from a blood clot? How can I get it checked out?

See physician: If u are concerned about a blood clot see a physician. There are 2 types venous & arterial. Arterial clots are an emergency. A physician can order an ultrasound, mri, or arteriography. Signs & syms of a clot may iinclude pain, weakness, loss of color (turning white from lack of blood flow), swelling, warmth, severe redness... ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a blood clot and can you get them in your arms?

What are symptoms of a blood clot and can you get them in your arms?

Yes, rarely: 85-90% of DVT if that is what you mean occur in the lower extremities. Depending on risks, it can occur in other places including de novo clots or thrombosis in other places, even the heart itself. If that occurs, risks have to be evaluated for why there are clots especially in rare areas. Pain, swelling, discoloration and firm veins are the best clues to see. ...Read more

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I got a tatto on my left arm it got real swollen & to stop the bleeding I put a paper towel wit a rubber band on for a few hour can I get blood clot ?

I got a tatto on my left arm it got real swollen & to stop the bleeding I put a paper towel wit a rubber band on for a few hour can I get blood clot ?

Unlikely: it is unlikely that you will get a blood clot simply from a rubber band. If for some reason you start to see significant swell of the whole arm the you would want to be seen and have a blood clot ruled out. Make sure you clean the site with anti microbial soap and water. A snug gauze dressing is fine til the skin heals. ...Read more

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Hey there. I often get a fluttering/bubbling sensation in my body- legs, butt, arm, neck, stomach. It lasts for a few seconds, then stops and starts again. I am worried it is a blood clot or the start of a nerve disease. Thanks?

Hey there.  I often get a fluttering/bubbling sensation in my body- legs, butt,  arm,  neck,  stomach. It lasts for a few seconds,  then stops and starts again. I am worried it is a blood clot or the start of a nerve disease.  

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Hey there back!: Can't tell from your question if you're describing fasiculations, muscle spasms, a neuropathic process, atypical seizure activity, etc? Your concern however is certainly appropriate & deserves evaluation. Ask your primary care doctor for his/her opinion & referral. ...Read more

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Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ? Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ?  Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

No to both: No to both. Crack and any drugs you snort or inject greatly increases your risk of clots. Once a clot forms, nothing can stop it from moving except anti-coagulation, thrombectomy (surgical procedure), or placement of filter (blocks how far it can travel). ...Read more