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Doctor insights on: What Can Cause A Blood Clot In The Lungs

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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

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What can cause blood clots in the lungs or legs?

What can cause blood clots in the lungs or legs?

Smoking: Smoking is one cause, varicose veins, swelling in the lower legs, trauma, being stagnant i.E sitting on a plane for a long trip., and oral contraceptives are the most common causes for the clot to go to the leg. Once in the leg, they can dislodge and go to the lung then the clot would be called a pulmonary embolism. (pulmonary = lung, embolism = moving clot.). ...Read more

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What could a blood clot in the brain cause?

What could a blood clot in the brain cause?

Stroke: This can cause stroke and lead to death due to lack of oxygen to the brain. If it's very small then altered mental status, headaches as well. ...Read more

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What can cause a blood clot in leg?

What can cause a blood clot in leg?

Immobility: Ie with a flight or long car ride, or immobilization . Could also be due to your genetics and a clotting problem. ...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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Can a blood clot in the lung be fatal?

Can a blood clot in the lung be fatal?

Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read more

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How painful is a blood clot in the lungs from dvt?

How painful is a blood clot in the lungs from dvt?

Depends: Most of pulmonaty emboli cause shortness of breath more than pain . Pain happens when part of the lung infarcts and has no blood flow and this can cause inflammation of close by pleura and sharp pain. This can occur in around 10% of emboli. The bigger the size of infarction the more pain but usually is moderate pain. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in the leg?

What causes  a blood clot in the leg?

Dvt: If we are talking about a venous clot the its also termed a dvt. These can be dangerous because they can trave to the lung and cause a pulmonary embolis. These are lfethreatening.Causes od DVT are trauma, hypercoagulopathy, cancers, etc. Many pts are bed ridden. They may be smokers or on birth controll. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in the leg?

What causes a blood clot in the leg?

Several factors : can cause a blood clot in the leg. Most commonly when the blood doesn't flow well or pools in an area of the leg during prolonged inactivity, the blood can become "sticky" due to clotting factors and can form a clot. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a blood clot in the lungs?

How dangerous is a  blood clot in the lungs?

Pulmonary embolism: Blood clot in the lungs are known as pulmonary embolism. They can be very dangerous and even cause death depending on the size and location of the blood clot. ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels in the lungs to burst?

What causes blood vessels in the lungs to burst?

Unusual: That is highly unlikely. Pulmonary hemorrhage from a ruptured blood vessel is an uncommon condition. Perhaps you are referring to blood in the mucous of someone who is coughing? There are many causes of that symptom. ...Read more

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Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

NO: Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/ ...Read more

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Can a blood clot in the brain be cured?

Can a blood clot in the brain be cured?

Possibly: If the blood clot is over the coverings of the brain, such as a subdural hematoma, or epidural hematoma, surgery to decompress and extract is often vital. A blood clot intracranially is a much more difficult process with a 60% mortality by one year. An aneurysmal rupture is a clearcut medical emergency and can kill 50% prior to reaching hospital. ...Read more

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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

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How and why does clotting in the uterus and cause a pulmonary embolus?

How and why does clotting in the uterus and cause a pulmonary embolus?

Pulmonary embolus: A pulmonary embolus is when a blood clot from another part of the body travels through the veins and reaches the lungs. All the veins in the body empty into the right side of the heart and the right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs. The blood vessels in the lungs get very small so any object of significant size will get stuck in the lungs. The lungs act as a filter for venous blood. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to develop a blood clot in the lungs?

How dangerous is it to develop a blood clot in the lungs?

Size of clot: Small clots travelling into your lungs are often symptom free. Huge clots aka saddle emboli can be lethal in minutes. Clot prevention is a big part of all hospital stays and surgical procedures. Pulmonary embolisms are treated agressively and successfully in most cases. ...Read more

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Does a blood clot in the veins cause a cold leg?

Does a blood clot in the veins cause a cold leg?

No: Generally clots in the veins cause swelling and pain. The leg tends to have a normal or slightly warm.These clots can travel to your lungs with pain and shortness of breath. A clot in the artery diminishes blood flow to the legs and causes them to be cold and without pulses and with severe pain. Be checked out rapidly for either concern. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe or blood clot in the lung)?

What are the warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe or blood clot in the lung)?

Various: The usual warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe) include tachycardia (fast heart rate), dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain which can be pleuritic (ie hurts when you take a deep breath), fainting (known as syncope) and cyanosis (blue discoloration of the lips or nailbeds). ...Read more

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How dangerous is a blood clot in the lungs to your health?

How dangerous is a blood clot in the lungs to your health?

Seriously dangerous: Blood clots to the lungs are major killers. But if they have been diagnosed and treated properly, odds of recovery are very good. ...Read more

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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