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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 causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

Long list of causes: There are a lot of possible causes and risk factors of blood clots in the legs. Here are some: - long periods of sitting - prolonged bed rest - inherited clotting diseases - any kind of injury or trauma - cancer - smoking - obesity or overweight - family history of blood clots - blood draws or catheters in veins, including pacemakers - birth control pills - congestive heart failure - ibd. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg ?

What causes blood clots in the leg ?

Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the legs and what are some treatment options?

What causes blood clots in the legs and what are some treatment options?

Go to WebMD: Your question is to broad for this forum. We only have 400 characters. Visit webmd. ...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 sudden blood clot in legs while sleeping?

What causes sudden blood clot in legs while sleeping?

Doesn't: Has nothing to do with sleeping blood clots can occur for many varied reasons but sleeping is not one of them. ...Read more

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What blood disorder causes blood clots in the leg over and over again?

What blood disorder causes blood clots in the leg over and over again?

Blood clots : No of diseases can increase risk of blood clot. Some of them are genetic such as factor v leiden mutation, prothrombin gene mutation, protein c, s, at 3 deficiency, high homocysteine, mthfr mutation, anti phospholipid syndrome, pnh etc. Some acquired like after surgery, use of ocp, trauma, long distance travelling, smoking, pregnancy and certain cancers esp pancreatic, brain, stomach etc. ...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 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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