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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of A Blood Clot In Your Arm

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Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ? Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ?  Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

No to both: No to both. Crack and any drugs you snort or inject greatly increases your risk of clots. Once a clot forms, nothing can stop it from moving except anti-coagulation, thrombectomy (surgical procedure), or placement of filter (blocks how far it can travel). ...Read more

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

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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Can a blood test cause you to have a DVT blood clot in your arm? I had a blood test yesterday and now have a sore left arm and shoulder area. Worry.

Can a blood test cause you to have a DVT blood clot in your arm?  I had a blood test yesterday and now have a sore left arm and shoulder area.  Worry.

No: Likely your blood was obtained from a superficial vein which would not give you a DVT. The pain may be for some other reason. ...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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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 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