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Doctor insights on: Superficial Blood Clot In Arm

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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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Superficial blood clot in arm. Sudden severe Blurred vision in left eye with dizziness nearly passing out. Connection? Back to ER?

Superficial blood clot in arm. Sudden severe Blurred vision in left eye with dizziness nearly passing out. Connection? Back to ER?

Emergency Room: Whether it is related, with any acute sudden change (in this case, your vision in the left eye), you belong in the ER to get it evaluated. You never relayed the cause of the superficial blood clot, nor underlying medical problems, so it is hard to say if it is related; but if the vision suddenly went blurry, get to the ER to get a diagnosis! Don't lose your vision waiting for an online deba ...Read more

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Third time in 12 months with superficial blood clot in left arm. Dr ordered coagulation panel. What to expect?

Third time in 12 months with superficial blood clot in left arm. Dr ordered coagulation panel. What to expect?

The Unexpected?: I'd expect that your doctor will inform you that the coagulation panel is OK, unless it also tested for possible 'hyper-coagulable states'(no, not like Texas or Massachusetts). What you have is unusual and should be investigated, of course. Did he tell you to apply warm compress and use Motrin or the like? I assume you don't inject drugs or get repetitive trauma or have something unusual like Lupus ...Read more

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Got superficial blood clots in left arm with no cause again. Coagulation panel showed high plasminogen. What does that mean?

Too much plasminogen: Your high plasminogen likely causes, or is related to, you're clotting problem. See an explanation of your rare disorder on this website (cut-and-paste into web browser): http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.7717791/k. A1D0/Disorders_of_Fibrinolysis__Bleeding_Disorder__Plasminogen.htm#.VAhd29m9LCQ Talk to a hematologist for more understanding. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a superficial blood clot in my left arm that sems to be moving lower every few days. Is this to be expected? I am treating with aspirin & heat.

I have a superficial blood clot in my left arm that sems to be moving lower every few days. Is this to be expected? I am treating with aspirin & heat.

Lower?: You mean away from your shoulder (/"core")? If so, that is a bit odd, but at least sounds as is not extending. You are doing right w/aspirin & heat. Will take quite a while to resolve. ...Read more

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What causes superficial blood clot in armpit?

What causes superficial blood clot in armpit?

Pooling of the blood: This could be due to several causes
pooling of the blood
infection, thrombosis, abnormalites in coagulation, endothelial dysfunction. ...Read more

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Had to go to e.r with extreme arm pain, given doplar to check for blood clot in arm. Would the blood test they did have tested for clots all over?

Well Kind of....: The blood samples were taken to run a series of tests known as coagulation studies. The results would show if there are any blood clotting abnormalities that may be contributing to your condition. ...Read more

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A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone?

A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone?

Well : Blood clots are always serious. Cannot diagnosis by chat. Consult primary care doctorface-to-face promptly or go to emergency room if you're having symptoms now for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What can cause a blood clot in the arm?

What can cause a blood clot in the arm?

Many things.: Assuming you mean in the veins not the arteries.
Blood clots in the arm divided into deep (more serious) and superficial. Deep vein thrombosis of the arm is most commonly seen in hospitalized patients that have certain kinds of long iv's in called picc lines. In a young person i often treat clot in the subclavian/axillary veins from "venous tos". It can be caused by repetative motion injury. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

Common: You probably mean fistula. For hemodialysis? Blood clots are common and can be removed with a balloon catheter, by a trained interventional doc. Usually no obvious reason but anatomy, blood flow and hypercoagulability testing are checked. Usually all tests normal.

Certainly you want to discuss your specific case with your doc. ...Read more

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What would cause a blood clot in the arm?

What would cause a blood clot in the arm?

Artery or vein : People with hypercoagulsble or tendency to form clots can have that. Patients with any catheters in the veins develop clots in the veins. Arterial clots most commonly come from the heart in patients with atrial fibrillation causing arm ischemia. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are and what leads to a blood clot in the arm?

Instumentation: Usually a catheterization causes an arm dvt, with less likely causes being injury and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have blood clot in my arm? And will symptoms be clearly obvious?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a blood clot in my arm after having an iv? If so what are symptoms? How is it diagnosed? Thanks.

Yes: You would feel a cord like hardening on the course of the vein where IV was can be warm, tender and some redness could be present. ...Read more

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Could my arm pain possibly be from a blood clot? How can I get it checked out?

Could my arm pain possibly be from a blood clot? How can I get it checked out?

See physician: If u are concerned about a blood clot see a physician. There are 2 types venous & arterial. Arterial clots are an emergency. A physician can order an ultrasound, mri, or arteriography. Signs & syms of a clot may iinclude pain, weakness, loss of color (turning white from lack of blood flow), swelling, warmth, severe redness...

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I just found out I have a blood clot in my arm and started a thinner last night in the mean time my are is very swollen what can I do about that?

I just found out I have a blood clot in my arm and started a thinner last night in the mean time my are is very swollen what can I do about that?

Elevate it: Above the level of your heart by either propping it on something or intermittently let it hang from something (not tight) that is up over your head to help reduce the swelling. Contact the doc who diagnosed the clot and prescribed with what is happening; and if there is much pain at all, or feeling of heat in the skin, discoloration or loss of feeling in your hand, get seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Blood clot cause swollen right arm?

Absolutely!: This is common with central lines, pacemakers, or indwelling catheters, like quinton dialysis catheters. It causes obstruction of the main veins of the arm (axillary, basillic, or subclavian) and can cause arm swelling. This is similar to a DVT in the leg. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a blood clot and can you get them in your arms?

What are symptoms of a blood clot and can you get them in your arms?

Yes, rarely: 85-90% of DVT if that is what you mean occur in the lower extremities. Depending on risks, it can occur in other places including de novo clots or thrombosis in other places, even the heart itself. If that occurs, risks have to be evaluated for why there are clots especially in rare areas. Pain, swelling, discoloration and firm veins are the best clues to see. ...Read more

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My left arm is very painful, especially elbow down. Is it blood clot? There is no injury.

My left arm is very painful, especially elbow down.  Is it blood clot?  There is no injury.

Arm pain: Pain in the arm is most likely something local- ulnar nerve or tendinitis. Blood clots can happen in the arm, but those usually start in the upper arm or axilla and are ususally associated with a problem. Someone with a central IV or underlying cancer problem. ...Read more

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I saw blood clots when taking injection in my left arm for blood test.is there any serious problems?

Blood clot: It could be normal slight blood clot at the site of injection. Let's wait for blood test results. ...Read more

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My left arm is seriously hurt, especially elbow down. I did not have any injury. Can I have blood clot in my arm?

My left arm is seriously hurt, especially elbow down. I did not have any injury.  Can I have blood clot in my arm?

Possibly: But left arm pain at age 50 is a chest pain equivalent and should be checked out to see if it is originating at your heart. See a doctor as soon as possible and, if there's no reason not to, take some Aspirin on your way to see them. ...Read more

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My surgery waning february and still feeling something that feels like something (catheter) was in my arm. Is a blood clot the only explanation?

My surgery waning february and still feeling something that feels like something (catheter) was in my arm. Is a blood clot the only explanation?

IV site phlebitis: If the cord in your arm is close by where your iv, (intravenous) catheter was inserted, then you may have superficial phlebitis. Phlebitis is a localized irritation of your vein and common after surgery of any IV site. Ice and Aspirin and time, should resolve the cord. Okay to show your doc. If it turns red or drains go in for evaluation. ...Read more