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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 a damaged nerve in my spine, damaged by a blood clot post op, be fixed to stop the severe pain levels. 20 yrs ago, in wheelchair now, 52 yes old?

Can a damaged nerve in my spine, damaged by a blood clot post op, be fixed to stop the severe pain levels. 20 yrs ago, in wheelchair now, 52 yes old?

Dorsal column stimulation: Have you looked into a dorsal column stimulator? In my opinion, is the most reliable, efficient and successful way to treat chronic nerve related pain, especially if it comes from spinal cord related injury. I would consult the pain specialist concerning this. ...Read more

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Back of leg hurts for 2 weeks doctors say definantly not a blood clot cause d dimer was normal no swelling and is worst when resting?

Back of leg hurts for 2 weeks doctors say definantly not a blood clot cause d dimer was normal no swelling and is worst when resting?

Clot not likely: Since your doctor has evaluated you for a blood clot and found it to be unlikely by exam and testing, you are likely dealing with some other cause of calf pain like muscle strain, lumbar radiculopathy, or baker's cyst. ...Read more

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How accurate are us for blood clot? Came back negative. Said I have sciatica, does the cause soreness behind the knee and calf to? Thanks

How accurate are us for blood clot? Came back negative. Said I have sciatica, does the cause soreness behind the knee and calf to? Thanks

Accurate: Us dopplers and venous duplex scans are accurate to diagnose vascular issues, including blood clots and dvt's, etc. Assuming you had some sort of other x-ray that diagnosed a sciatic nerve impingement issue, that condition can certainly cause your symptoms as the sciatic nerve innervates those areas. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Wore high heels and circulation cut off in foot for at least 10 minutes. Felt numb. Feeling came back quickly after removing. Can this cause blood clot?

Wore high heels and circulation cut off in foot for at least 10 minutes. Felt numb. Feeling came back quickly after removing. Can this cause blood clot?

Not normally: You also may be dealing with a pinched nerve. Avoid those shoes and seek an evaluation by a podiatrist is the problem persists. ...Read more

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Besides a blood clot, what can cause calf pain, burning in the back of the leg? 2 negative d dimers in december...I do have a fatty tumor on my back

Besides a blood clot, what can cause calf pain, burning in the back of the leg? 2 negative d dimers in december...I do have a fatty tumor on my back

Need in-person: Evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you in-person. Is the pain on one side or both? Is there a swelling, redness, dilated vessels, varicose veins, skin rash? It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Extreme stomach pain and causing lower back pain. Went to hospital and all they found was a reptured cyst which cause a blood clot on my ovaries?

It is possible: That your cyst is still bleeding. Blood causes a local peritoneal irritation, and can be quite painful. Consult with your doctor because continued pain is always concerning. ...Read more

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What would cause a period to go bright red to light pink with blood clots and slimy discharge, and feel tired, and back pain?

Unusual period: What you need to do is do a pregnancy test. If is pozitive check with your doctor. If is negative and this symptoms bother you still see your doctor to find out the cause of it. ...Read more

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What would cause a period to go bright red to light pink with blood clots and slimy discharge, and feel tired, and back pain?

All part of normal: These all sound like part of a normal period. Rest and hydrate during this very uncomfortable period. ...Read more

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I have had health issues since I had the essure coils put in, I think its caused from essure coils could you help? My menstal cycle is off, heavy with blood clots, pains in abdomen all over, pelvic pressure, back problems, hmeorratic cyst on ovarie and cy

Those: Those are not problems that are known to be associated with essure coils, but your problems sound significant. There could be another issue going on, particularly as you are experiencing pain and blood clots. Please see your doctor for a complete evaluation to determine the cause of your problems. Please be sure your pap is up to date. Cysts on the kidney need to be followed up typically as well, these are not a gynecological problem so your regular doctor will need to follow these up. See your regular doctor and your gynecologist for your concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe pain in abdomen, blood clots during period, facial hair, lower back pain, lack of sex drive, fatigue what could be the cause? It's killing me!!

Severe pain in abdomen, blood clots during period, facial hair, lower back pain, lack of sex drive, fatigue what could be the cause? It's killing me!!

Exam needed: You need to see a provider to have an exam and to follow up w/ the necessary treatments recommended. No one can diagnose those symptoms from a distance. Find relief or get started on resolving the issue (s). Best! ...Read more

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44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

Need good ultrasound study and a cardiac echo: Was there a reason found for the stroke? A clot in the leg may travel to the lung, but should not normally be able to get to the brain. The most likely reason it did is a defect in the heart. An echocardiogram will help sort the heart out, and can guide a repair. A good ultrasound of the legs is necessary to see if there is a recurrent clot. If not, another consideration is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - failure o the valves in the leg veins from scarring after DVT. Patients with DVT need to wear compression hose daily for at least 2 yrs after DVT to minimize the risk of PTS. ...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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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 lungs what's the best bplan of action?

What causes a blood clot in the lungs what's the best bplan of action?

Embolus: Usually from a clot in the leg/pelvis veins (deep venous thrombosis dvt) that then breaks loose, goes thru the heart and lodges in the lung (pulmonary embolus). A search for a cause is the first step. If an underlying cause is found, that needs treatment. In addition short term anticoagulation with heparin, and longer treatment with Coumadin (warfarin) for 3-6 months is common. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot to form behind the heart?

What causes a blood clot to form behind the heart?

In the heart?: I'm assuming you mean "in the heart" as clots don't form behind the heart. The 2 most common causes are atrial fibrillation (clots form in the atria or upper chambers because of the abnormal rhythm) and early in the setting of a large anterior - apical heart attack (clots form in the ventricle or lower chambers). ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

Variable: Acute heart attack and surface clot quite quickly!
atrial fibrillation/ mitral vale may develop more slowly.
Heart failure and enlarged chambers.
Heparin reduces progression, but natural clot lysis occurs over time naturally or with lyric agents. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal blood clots?

What causes abnormal blood clots?

Multiple conditions: Genetic deficiencies, inmobilization, hormones, bedridden condition for what ever cause mostly in sick hospitalized patients as well as any surgery & others. ...Read more

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What are some causes of blood clots?

What are some causes of blood clots?

Go to WebMD: Your question is to broad for this forum. We only have 400 characters. Visit webmd. ...Read more

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Can butrans patches cause blood clots?

Can butrans patches cause blood clots?

Shouldn't: Butrans is an opioid, which are not known to cause blood clots. In addition, the package insert for Butrans does not include clots as a potential side effect. ...Read more

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Could stress caused resident blood clot?

Could stress caused resident blood clot?

Residual? No: I think you mean residual blood clot. which is a scarred down residual of older blood clot. The answer is no stress does not cause residual blood clots. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots months after birth?

What causes blood clots months after birth?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy increase your risk of DVT even after you deliver. This risk will go back to your pre-pregnancy risk within 6 weeks ...Read more

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Could high amounts of sodium cause blood clots?

Could high amounts of sodium cause blood clots?

Clots and sodium: In general clots are not affected by high amounts of sodium. If one were to get dehydrated, which would predispose them to potentially having blood clots, and the person's sodium may appear artificially high on blood testing. However, the high sodium itself is not directly causing the clotting. ...Read more

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What can cause large blood clots during menstration?

What can cause large blood clots during menstration?

Yes, but. ..: During menstruation, it is normal to pass some smaller clots (say, dime sized). However, if you are bleeding profusely or passing large clots, consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation. Hormones, fibroids, polyps are common causes. A pelic exam and ultrasound are the next steps. Treatment options will depend on your future fertility plans. ...Read more