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Doctor insights on: Symptoms For 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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Can the symptoms of blood clots in the gradually happen over weeks?

Can the symptoms of blood clots in the gradually happen over weeks?

Not likely: The symptoms of a blood clot could possibly develop over time if the blood clot is very small and in a small calf vein. If the clot enlarges and extends into the larger vein, then worsening symptoms could occur. Much more commonly, the symptoms from a blood clot develop suddenly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blood clots in the lung?

What are the symptoms of blood clots in the lung?

Short of breath: Usually, there is shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate. The blood oxygen is lower than expected. Some people also have chest pain. ...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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What are symptoms of blood clots in the legs or higher?

What are symptoms of blood clots in the legs or higher?

Swelling: The most common symptom is swelling of one leg more than the other. Also, the leg can be red and very painful to touch. Sudden onset of shortness of breath can be an indication that the clot has broken free and entered into the lungs. ...Read more

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Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I have a blood clot. What are symptoms of blood clots in the calf? I gave birth 9 months ago and was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy.

DVT: The most common symptoms are pain, swelling, discoloration, pain on flexing foot upward, and the feeling of rope-like blood vessel and especially if only one foot. Some of these signs and symptoms are shared by many problems. If you have the risk, go to your doctor and be diagnosed fast, as the complication of pulmonary embolus can be devastating. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

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. ...Read more