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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 blood clot in calf of leg be detected with mri?

Can blood clot in calf of leg be detected with mri?

Sometimes: A clot in an artery can be localized with some MRIs. Veins are more difficult and better identified with ultrasound ...Read more

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How concerning are blood clots in your legs?

How concerning are blood clots in your legs?

Very: Untreated it can lead to a clot going to your lung which can be fatal. If they are treated appropriately there is not much concern. It is always a good idea to be tested for genetic factors if you have had a blood clot. ...Read more

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How to detect signs and symptoms of blood clot in legs?

How to detect signs and symptoms of blood clot in legs?

Pain/swelling: If you are asking about blood clots in the veins or DVT then the presentation is with sudden onset pain and swelling in the legs , sometimes with some redness and leg become warm. In extreme cases the clots are extensive and the skin color become pale white or blue which is limb threatening. ...Read more

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What blood disorder causes blood clots in the leg over and over again?

What blood disorder causes blood clots in the leg over and over again?

Blood clots : No of diseases can increase risk of blood clot. Some of them are genetic such as factor v leiden mutation, prothrombin gene mutation, protein c, s, at 3 deficiency, high homocysteine, mthfr mutation, anti phospholipid syndrome, pnh etc. Some acquired like after surgery, use of ocp, trauma, long distance travelling, smoking, pregnancy and certain cancers esp pancreatic, brain, stomach etc. ...Read more

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Symptoms of blood clot in calf of leg--what should I do?

Symptoms of blood clot in calf of leg--what should I do?

Go to ER: Now! this is a medical emergency. You will get examination and care needed. ...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

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Does HIV cause blood clots in your legs?

Does HIV cause blood clots in your legs?

Not per se: HIV infection by itself does not cause blood clots in legs, however, advanced HIV infection causes a whole lot of other disorders that my predispose a person to blood clots. ...Read more

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Blood clot in the hand symptoms?

Blood clot in the hand symptoms?

Exceedingly rare: What you describe is possibly never seen. Is this your idea as to what is wrong? Was there an ultrasound to prove? Very strange. ...Read more

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Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Not reliably: DITI imaging is primarily used for breast imaging. It would not be diagnostic for evaluation of lower extremity blood clots. ...Read more

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What causes fever and blood clots in urine?

Infection?: Probably this is a sign of an infection in the urinary tract, or possibly a stone. I advise you to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

Long list of causes: There are a lot of possible causes and risk factors of blood clots in the legs. Here are some: - long periods of sitting - prolonged bed rest - inherited clotting diseases - any kind of injury or trauma - cancer - smoking - obesity or overweight - family history of blood clots - blood draws or catheters in veins, including pacemakers - birth control pills - congestive heart failure - ibd. ...Read more

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Cann blood thinners cause pain and numbness in arms? Currently on xarelto for pulmonary embolism found in june.

Cann blood thinners cause pain and numbness in arms? Currently on xarelto for pulmonary embolism found in june.

Xarelto: Yes. Numbness is reported as most common sideffect. Pain is reported as less common side effect. I woud suggest talk to your doctor and switch to alternative blood thinners. If your symptoms are from xarelto you should get relief. ...Read more

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What are signs of blood clot in leg (lower)?

What are signs of blood clot in leg (lower)?

Varies: Swelling discomfort the swelling does not improve when u elevate the leg. ...Read more

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Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

More useful to : Exclude clots. A blood test may be done as a screening test to check for clots, not specifically in the legs. These tests, if negative are useful in excluding blood clots, but positive results have many false positives. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

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