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How To Pop A Blood Clot
Don't understand ?: A blood clot is an aggregation of red blood cells, platelets and many clotting factors all together. Without clotting, we would all bleed to death in some way. A clot does not rupture per se. It can break loose and travel or it can break up into smaller parts but i don't understand "rupture" from your question. Please re-ask perhaps in a different context. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the size, location and the general health of the individual and what medications the patient is placed on. Heparin is the gold standard but may be changing. There are many anti-coagulants. Coumadin (warfarin) is the mainstay for outpatient treatment. Newer meds may replace it for many reasons. Many clots are dissolved in 2-4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Subungual hematoma (blood clot underneath the nail) is best treated immediately after injury or running. If it is close to the end of the nail, you could trim part of the nail and drain it. Sometimes a hot sterile poker could be used also to drain the blood. Once it has dried up then besides soaking in a warm salt bath, only time will allow it to grow off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: A hemorrhoid blood clot, also known as a thrombosis, is usually treated with making incision to remove clot or hemorrhoid under local anesthesia in office or ER. However, it is critical for us to tell our patents that it will resolve on it's own within a week or so because or own blood system has enzymes that will dissolve the clot. So if you treat pain and do hot tub baths it will resolve ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Blood filter?: Blood filters are usually permanent unless there is a problem. ...Read more
Black and blue: I a vein should burst then what you will see is the formation after several days of discoloration of the skin around the area of the burst vein. This is what we call a black and blue area(ecchymosis). Over several more days this will slowly fade and disappear. ...Read more
In order for stroke to occur in pregnancy, wouldn't you need a really high blood pressure to break a artery in brain or blood clot to lodge it ?
No no no no no: That's like asking, "In order to ruin a casserole, don't you have to undercook the potatoes?" There are all kinds of ways to ruin a casserole, & stroke in pregnancy may be due to numerous causes of which BP is only 1. Stroke in pregnancy is a "heterogeneous" entity, i.e. may be due to a "laundry list" of conditions. Periodic reviews of it appear for clinicians in journals and textbooks on stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: If the underlying problem is not found, there will usually be some big ones soon enough and the outcome is likely to be sudden death. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure, as dr. Korona said. Unfortunately, d-dimer results can be unreliable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually 7 to 10 days: If a vein is bruised this usually results in bleeding either under the skin to form a hematoma (trapped clotted blood) or from the skin directly. Veins injured below the skin with a hematoma will take about 7 to 10 days to heal while a vein bleeding from the skin will usually stop with direct pressure and heal within 5 to 7 days. ...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
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