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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Blood Clots In Hands

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I have a couple of blood clots on my hand. What should I do?

I have a couple of blood clots on my hand. What should I do?

Depends on where!: I'm guessing you mean venous. If they are limited to your hands and have not had previous arm surgery you can probably be treated with NSAID therapy. You need to see a hand specialist or vascular surgeon. If it were arterial you probably would not be typing this. ...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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How to heal blood clots on hands after sclerotherapy?

How to heal blood clots on hands after sclerotherapy?

Phebitis: Sclerotherapy uses chemical burn to cause small veins to thrombose and be absorbed by the body. This local trauma makes the injected veins irritated...Phlebitis. A small blood clot or thrombosis could also be at the site. Treat with NSAID meds like aleve (naproxen) and heating pad or warm moist heat. If the pain progresses, seek physician review. ...Read more

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Do blood clots melt in hand? I had a cut and let the blood form a gooey clot and I picked it up and it dissolved in my hand, what causes this? It cool

Do blood clots melt in hand? I had a cut and let the blood form a gooey clot and I picked it up and it dissolved in my hand, what causes this? It cool

Fragile: Recently formed clots are fragile and will disintegrate with handling.
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Hello I haven't had my cycle in 4 months I started my cycle this Saturday and it's been bleeding pretty heavy passing blood clots size of my hand im39?

Hello I haven't had my cycle in 4 months I started my cycle this Saturday and it's been bleeding pretty heavy passing blood clots size of my hand im39?

You need to see GYN: You need to see a GYN MD to assess the source of your heavy bleeding and why your cycle was absent for 4 months. First, if there is any possibility of pregnancy, run a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Veins in hands with hard lumps... Could they be blood clots?

Veins in hands with hard lumps... Could they be blood clots?

Not really: They are superficial veins and when we use the term blood clot in the media we are talking about obstructed deep veins: " deep vein thrombosis" or DVT. Technically the hard spots on the hand veins are also thrombosis of veins but they superficial veins and are called superficial phlebitis not" blood clots.". ...Read more

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I have plates and screws in my hand (metacarpals). I recently noticed a bump where my hardware. Is it a problem? There were some complications with the accident such as blood clots if that helps at all. I have tried the r.I.C.E method to and also an anti

I have plates and screws in my hand (metacarpals). I recently noticed a bump where my hardware. Is it a problem? There were some complications with the accident such as blood clots if that helps at all. I have tried the r.I.C.E method to and also an anti

The: The timing makes all the difference. As a fracture is healing, it lays down abundant new bone, called callus. Over time, the bone will remodel and the bump will go down. The callus usually forms within a couple of months, but can take over a year to remodel.

If the bump came on suddenly and was associated with severe pain, then you may have a hardware failure. If the bone doesn't heal, the metal will fatigue, sort of like bending a paperclip until it breaks. Once the bone heals, it absorbs the forces around the metal and repairs itself.

I would talk to your surgeon and have the area evaluated and x-rayed. ...Read more

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I have a couple tiny lumps in the veins on the back of my hand. They don't hurt. What could they be? Blood clots?

I have a couple tiny lumps in the veins on the back of my hand. They don't hurt. What could they be? Blood clots?

Unlikely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you but blood clots are unlikely. You may watch and wait, if the lump doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other lumps become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I've superfic. Thromboph. In my hand following an IV. Hard vein, sensitivity. Can blood clots break loose and travel to lungs=death? When shall I worry

I've superfic. Thromboph. In my hand following an IV. Hard vein, sensitivity. Can blood clots break loose and travel to lungs=death? When shall I worry

Treat the thromboph: Anytime the veins are inflamed, there is a potential for thrombosis and thrombi can break off and travel to the right side of the heart and from there to the lung. However, the balancing system of thrombolysis can dissolve the thrombus and anticoagulant drugs can prevent it from forming in the first place. Not every thromboembolus leads to death, especially if you have healthy lungs. ...Read more

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I have been on my period for almost 2 months. Very heavy period passing blood clots the size of my hand. Since this started I cant do anything without?

I have been on my period for almost 2 months. Very heavy period passing blood clots the size of my hand. Since this started I cant do anything without?

Way too long: Please seek prompt medical conditions. This has been going on for a very long time and the clots are a large size. You could easily become anemic - this needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive vaginal bleeding (for 3 months, 5+days - I've lost count) and dropping clumps of blood clots that fill the palm of hand?

What can cause excessive vaginal bleeding (for 3 months, 5+days - I've lost count) and dropping clumps of blood clots that fill the palm of hand?

See gynecologist: Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals. Menorrhagia can be caused by abnormal blood clotting, disruption of normal hormonal regulation of periods, or disorders of the endometrial lining of the uterus. You should see a gynecologist where a complete history including medications will be obtained and additional testing may be necessary. ...Read more

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Could second hand smoke cause risk of stroke and blood clots while on birth control pills?

Could second hand smoke cause risk of stroke and blood clots while on birth control pills?

If you are exposed: To alot of it, I do not know what the amount would be but at your age could increase your risk, if u want no more kids I would offer u in office tubal sterilization, takes 5 minutes easy and safe, and then u could get an in office endometrial ablation to get rid of the lining so no more periods, I have done both on many of my pts and they are very happy and do not have to use bc pills anymore. ...Read more

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Husband has blood clots in the legs, is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?

Husband has blood clots in the legs, is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?

Patients with: Clot in the leg are at risk for migration to the lung. This is the main risk of the clot in the leg. The next downstream location is the lung, but not the heart. ...Read more

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Should I go to emergency room? For heavy bleeding from menstral area? Started bleeding at 3pm, and I am lethargic and weak from it. Suffering severe cramps from the blood clots that are the size of the palm of my hand. In middle of wiping several times til

Should I go to emergency room? For heavy bleeding from menstral area? Started bleeding at 3pm, and I am lethargic and weak from it. Suffering severe cramps from the blood clots that are the size of the palm of my hand. In middle of wiping several times til

Hello.: Hello. I am answering this the day after you wrote in. I hope you have already gone to the er. It sounds like you are hemorrhaging and symptomatic. You definately need to be evaluated as you may be hypovolemic at this point. This needs prompt attendtion. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell anemia and I notice my fingers are blue in some areas of my hand could I have blood clots somewhere in my arm or hands?

I have sickle cell anemia and I notice my fingers are blue in some areas of my hand could I have blood clots somewhere in my arm or hands?

Little clots.: There could very well be little clots that would normally supply the tips of your fingers with blood. Your Hematologist should opine about proper management. ...Read more

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Is this blood clots? I slept on my arm, & noticed swelling, red spots & numbness when I woke. I couldn't move my hand & saw a bulge in my wrist vein.

Is this blood clots? I slept on my arm, & noticed swelling, red spots & numbness when I woke. I couldn't move my hand & saw a bulge in my wrist vein.

DVT upper extremity: It could be a blood clot in the superficial or deep veins or both superficial and deep veins and the only way to know is to get a noninvasive scan called a Duplex venous ultrasound. I suggest that you get one as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from extremely painful menstrual cramps, blood clots, sharp pains n feet, hands, back, legs, migraine what to do?

Pain Specialist: You may need to see a pain specialist to determine whether your cramps are causing your back and leg pain or is it the blood clots? Also could you have sciatica that has gone unchecked. Same with your migraine headaches, could that be coming from your neck area? Pain is hands suggest possible neck involvement. Also you should be ruled out for a rheumatologic disorder as well. ...Read more

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Note- I have never been sexually active. I am very pale, swollen hands, tired&twitchy. I have blood clots in my period&blood is almost black, any ideas?

Note- I have never been sexually active. I am very pale, swollen hands, tired&twitchy. I have blood clots in my period&blood is almost black, any ideas?

See a doctor: There are several possible causes and it is impossible to provide specific information. You need to see a doctor and get the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had a period for 3 weeks now and having huge blood clots they are the size of my hand, having trouble going pee I go and 5mins later I have to go again, nagging pain in my lower abdomen and a constant headache?

I've had a period for 3 weeks now and having huge blood clots they are the size of my hand, having trouble going pee I go and 5mins later I have to go again, nagging pain in my lower abdomen and a constant headache?

ER: Studies show you are experiencing Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. Full history and physical exam are indicated, as well as immediate labs to investigate your blood count, stat OB/GYN consult to perform hysteroscopy and evaluate for fibroids or other intrauterine mass. You also have abdominal pain that needs examination and possible imaging. Don't worry, go to ER ...Read more