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Doctor insights on: How Rare Is It For Teens To Get Blood Clots

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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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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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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

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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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Why is it that women are more likely to get blood clots on an airplane then men?

Why is it that women are more likely to get blood clots on an airplane then men?

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 more

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If I get a lot of blood clots, should I see a hematologist?

If I get a lot of blood clots, should I see a hematologist?

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 more

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