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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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I hv irregular menses, sumtimes evry month i hav brownish dischrg, old blood clots like when i pass urine, sumtimes spotting pv bleed, is it menses?

I hv irregular menses, sumtimes evry month i hav brownish dischrg, old blood clots like when i pass urine, sumtimes spotting pv bleed, is it menses?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have old blood clot in subclavian vein that won't dissolve anymore.What is the risk of that clot breaking free? Afraid of pe. Normal life possible?

I have old blood clot in subclavian vein that won't dissolve anymore.What is the risk of that clot breaking free? Afraid of pe. Normal life possible?

Virtually no risk: A chronic or old clot in your subclavian vein poses virtually no risk to cause a PE in the future. Chronic clot is hard and very attached to the wall of the vein. ...Read more

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What treatment options are there for a 2-year-old blood clot in the femoral and popliteal veins?

What treatment options are there for a 2-year-old blood clot in the femoral and popliteal veins?

Depends: This depends in your symptoms. Compression therapy helps with swelling, pain and even ulceration. This can be in the form of stockings or bandages. There are other options but you should see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a 17 yr old getting blood clots?

What is the probablity of a 17 yr old getting blood clots?

Depends on situation: Unless the 17 yo has an abnormality in the clotting protein system they are generally at low risk.However, anyone can increase their chances of a clot with prolonged periods of inactivity ( bed rest for extended period) , smoking, birth control pills etc. ...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 primary bone cancer rare. And what are the chances of a 22yr old female having blood clots?

Is primary bone cancer rare. And what are the chances of a 22yr old female having blood clots?

Two questions: Out of a million people, about 25 will get a primary bone cancer in any particular year. This means it's common enough to consider if you have symptoms. I see you are on the oral contraceptive pill, which offers several health advantages. Your personal history -- especially if you're a smoker -- determines the risk of blood clots, which are uncommon but very dangerous. ...Read more

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I 'm 25 year old . I had previous blood clot .I 'am at risk for blood clots to have it again?

 I 'm 25 year old . I had previous blood clot .I 'am at risk for blood clots to have it again?

Not sufficient info: You must inform us when and where the clot occurred, and whether you were pregnant. Please provide as complete a history as you can, including past medical history. You may or may not be at increased risk, and if you are, you may be a candidate for preventive therapy. ...Read more

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My 16 year old is getting apparent blood clots under both feet. They don't hurt but they are there . curious, what is going on?

My 16 year old is getting apparent blood clots under both feet.  They don't hurt but they are there .  curious, what is going on?

Unusual description.: Absolutely no way of telling without a more detailed history and at least a visual. It does sound a bit strange though. Are they blood blisters more than clots.. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son had few blood clots in his urine and itching around his anus and his penis. What is wrong? He has no pain anywhere just itching

My 4 year old son had few blood clots in his urine and itching around his anus and his penis. What is wrong? He has no pain anywhere just itching

Those : Those symptoms sound concerning for inflammation or infection. The blood clots are concerning especially. Please have your pediatrician see him immediately for an evaluation of the hematuria and itching. ...Read more

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Hi doctor! I'm 16 years old & I'm peeing blood clots from my pee hole! Why is this happening I'm scared!

Hi doctor! I'm 16 years old & I'm peeing blood clots from my pee hole! Why is this happening I'm scared!

Should be fixable: When blood or clots appear in your pee it comes from somewhere in the urinary tract.It could be infection anywhere from kidneys down to pee hole.It could be kidney stones roughing up the collecting system.It could be a viral or bacterial infection in your bladder. All of these can be fixed, but you need to tell your parents and go in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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We (my family) are going to disney world in two weeks.. My ten year old has a blood clot in her left jugular vein is it safe to fly and go on rides?

We (my family) are going to disney world in two weeks.. My ten year old has a blood clot in her left jugular vein is it safe to fly and go on rides?

Blood clot : I wouldnt chance it. The clot could break loose and cause major problems.However, check with your doctor and get his opinion. ...Read more

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Calf pain in isolated area right leg. 19 year old, Male, Skinny. Blood Clot? or Muscle strain? Did masturbate earlier in the day, unsure if related.

Calf pain in isolated area right leg. 19 year old, Male, Skinny. Blood Clot? or Muscle strain? Did masturbate earlier in the day, unsure if related.

Tough to say: Statistically, it would be a muscle strain/sprain, but without a proper exam you can not know if it is something more serious like a blood clot. Masturbating would most likely have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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First period in 5 months has now lasted 46 days.started with old dark blood and clots only but is now bright red heavy blood.what's going on??

First period in 5 months has now lasted 46 days.started with old dark blood and clots only but is now bright red heavy blood.what's going on??

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am having my period with old blood and some clots and only fill half of the pad through out the 4days and at same time I had some pregnancy sign?

I am having my period with old blood and some clots and only fill half of the pad through out the 4days and at same time I had some pregnancy sign?

Hormonal imbalance: If you are having a period with blood clots, you can not be pregnant at the same time. Your symptoms may be due to hormonal imbalance. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Sister is fifteen years old & smokes pot once every 2 weeks. Is this bad or can increase blood clots? What could happen to her? Death? What the worst?

Sister is fifteen years old & smokes pot once every 2 weeks. Is this bad or can increase blood clots? What could happen to her? Death? What the worst?

SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Smoking pot is not good. It is the gateway to other drugs. It can affect your heart, it can alter your mind causing delusions and hallucinations. It can cause mental illness. Please advise her to quit before it is too late. ...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