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

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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 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

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What are the symptoms of blood clots that get to your lungs?

What are the symptoms of blood clots that get to your lungs?

Cannot breathe, pain: Sudden onset of dyspnea (difficulty breathing), chest pain, and hemoptysis (cough up blood), are the main symptoms that occur with pulmonary infarction from pulmonary embolism. Syncope, or fainting may point to a massive pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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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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