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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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What can I do to avoid a blood clot in the leg on an airplane?

What can I do to avoid a blood clot in the leg on an airplane?

Avoid stasis: Veins return blood from the legs to the heart. Gravity causes pooling of blood in the legs. Contraction of the calf muscles pumps the blood thru the veins. Flexing your calf muscles while sitting in your seat helps. Standing up and walking also helps. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a blood clot in my left leg fixed?

Anticoagulation: You must see your doctor, who may refer you to a vascular specialist, and be anti-cpagulated right away. Often the clot(s) will dissolve if no new ones are allowed to form if the body is permitted to heal itself. ...Read more

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What would a blood clot feel like in the knee? I have a popliteal cyst by my knee replacement does that increase the chance of one forming

What would a blood clot feel like in the knee? I have a popliteal cyst by my knee replacement does that increase the chance of one forming

Not a clot: Usually the knee pain is more likely related to the popliteal cyst and not a clot clot usually hurts over the veins below the knee on the posterior surface or above the knee on the anterior surface. ...Read more

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I have a blood clot in the jugular vein. What can I do to treat it?

I have a blood clot in the jugular vein. What can I do to treat it?

Sometimes such: A problem is related to a in dwelling vascular catheter. Line removal can help. If that isn't a good option or he clot is large you will likely be prescribed blood thinners. ...Read more

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What happens if you get a blood clot in the leg (vein), can it cause a stroke (artery)?

What happens if you get a blood clot in the leg (vein), can it cause a stroke (artery)?

Rare: In rare cases, there is a communication between the right and left side of the heart allowing a clot from a vein to enter into the arterial circulation called a paradoxical embolism. ...Read more

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Can you get a blood clot in your armpit I have a lump in the botome of my pit that hurts?

Can you get a blood clot in your armpit I have a lump in the botome of my pit that hurts?

Lymph node: While it is possible to have a blood clot in the armpit, more concerning would be an enlarged lymph node. Lumps that persist for more than a few days should be evaluated by a competent clinician. ...Read more

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What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

Rid of clots: Your body gets rid of blood clots with antithrombotic factors in your blood. While the clots are being broken down, you must take medication to prevent clots from growing. Warfarin alternatives are apixaban and riveroxaban. Their drawback is they are not as easily reversed if a bleeding problem occurs. ...Read more

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I dropped a can of vegetables onto my foot where there are arteries. As a healthy adult, can I get phlebitis and a blood clot that can travel in body?

I dropped a can of vegetables onto my foot where there are arteries. As a healthy adult, can I get phlebitis and a blood clot that can travel in body?

Phleb-oy-tis??: Only if it was a can of Manischewitz gifilte fish. Otherwise,you're in the clear.Yes, there are superficial arteries there, but only veins can get"phlebitis,"which is unlikely to begin with, but even if one got inflamed and developed a small clot, it being superficial (like the artery), there would be no way for it to get into the deep veins & travel "up the body"(like, into the lungs). L'chayim!! ...Read more

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What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with dvt. ...Read more

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What can I do for a large spot of blood in eye?

What can I do for a large spot  of blood in eye?

Subconjunctival heme: Artificial tears and observation. If recurrent, may need to check blood numbers to rule out blood dyscrasia. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you get a blood clot in the leg (vein), can it cause a stroke (artery)?

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I'm just wondering, if you get a blood clot in the leg (vein), can it cause a stroke (artery)?

Paradoxical stroke: As dr. Santin said, it is possible but fairly rare. Although 25-30% of the population has the septal defect in their heart that he mentioned, it rarely causes trouble when it is there. As a result, we don't routinely look for it, unless someone has had a stroke and, especially, if they are young and don't have other risk factors for having had a stroke. ...Read more

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What are the tests a doctor will do to find out if I have a blood clot in my legs?

What are the tests a doctor will do to find out if I have a blood clot in my legs?

Several options: There are several options for the detection of a blood clot. A blood test for d-dimer may determine whether there is a clot. If this level is elevated, the physician may move to ultrasound (doppler). The doppler ultrasound is still the gold standard to detect clots, especially in the vessels of the legs. If there is a suspected pulmonary embolism, you will be sent for a ct scan of the chest. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if there is a blood clot in the brain, how can you prevent a stroke from happening?

Could you tell me if there is a blood clot in the brain, how can you prevent a stroke from happening?

New technology: Depending on how and when the blood clot formed, newer technologies (suction aspirators and stentreiver devices) allow endovascular neurosurgeons to enter the brain arteries and remove the clots. Generally speaking, the earlier the better and most artery territories are best treated before t6 hours. ...Read more