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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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Can a non occlusive thrombus keep clotting while taking xarelto? Achy pains and pulled muscle feelings on left side of body and leg where clot is?

Can a non occlusive thrombus keep clotting while taking xarelto? Achy pains and pulled muscle feelings on left side of body and leg where clot is?

Clot retraction: A clot under treatment can grow if there is a failure of treatment. There are indeed some people who still can clot under any of our treatments, not one treatment is 100% effective in 100% of people. The pain may be just a continuation of what was there to start with and may not completely go away simply with clot resolution. Talk to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Doc said thrombus in radial artery is chronic so embolism will mot occur. Different doc said as long as clot is there embolism can occur. Who to bel?

Doc said thrombus in radial artery is chronic so embolism will mot occur.  Different doc said as long as clot is there embolism can occur.  Who to bel?

Embolus unlikely: You can never say never in medicine. Chronic radial artery occlusion ( you are rather young to have this) with an organized clot is unlikely to embolism to your fingers. However depending on the cause of the occlusion, an embolus may be possible. If your occlusion is due to an inflammatory condition or vasculitis, a clotted artery could give an embolus. Unlikely with traumatic clots. ...Read more

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Diff between non occlusive thrombus and dvt? What can cause random blood clot? No family hist that i know of. Can a really bad muscle strain cause it?

Diff between non occlusive thrombus and dvt? What can cause random blood clot? No family hist that i know of. Can a really bad muscle strain cause it?

Anyone can get clot: If the clot is in the deep vein system it's dvt. Non- occlusive just means there's still some flow in the vein around the clot. Clot is caused by poor blood flow (stasis) damage to the vein lining (trauma) and/or an abnormal ability to make clot which can result from a clotting factor problem (hereditary). Muscle strain can cause clot, typically in arm veins in athletes/weight-lifters. ...Read more

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What makes blood clot?

What makes blood clot?

Clotting factors: Liver makes specific proteins called clotting factors which when stimulated with injury to a blood vessel (cut, blunt trauma) results in a domino effect and blood clots to seal the bleeding vessels. Some have a genetic lack of certain factors which make them bleed, or others more susceptible to forming blood clots. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot pop ?

Can a blood clot pop ?

Dislodge: A blood clot can dislodge and travel through the venous or arterial blood system, wreaking havoc on organs such as the lungs or the brain. ...Read more

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How can a blood clot form?

Natural process: Your blood contains platelets as well as clotting factors made by your liver. When there is an injury in the blood vessels as well as when there is relative absence of blood flow, the clotting factors and platelets thicken the blood producing the clot. ...Read more

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How does a blood clot break?

How does a blood clot break?

Spontaneously: A DVT can dislodge and travel to the lungs -- this typically happens spontaneously. ...Read more

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How to deal with blood clot?

How to deal with blood clot?

Type ?: You don't describe the clot - a DVT may need anti-coagulants, while a superficial venous clot will not. Arterial clots, or cardiac clots will also need treatment, Cosmetic clots (derm) will resolve on their own.. Will try to answer more detail if you can offer more information ...Read more

Thrombus (Definition)

Generally speaking the presence of a platelet and coagulation protein production within the blood vessel space. So a thombus can lead to a serious medical event like a ...Read more