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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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Doctors can you tell me how often should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

Need more info: The history that you give to your doctor of yourself and other family members may dictate the answer. You have not given enough information to be able to answer your question. Sorry. ...Read more

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What blood test would a doctor order to c if a person has blood clots or c if there is something going wrong like this?

What blood test would a doctor order to c if a person has blood clots or c if there is something going wrong like this?

D-dimer: A blood test for D-dimer is a good screening test. A negative result is more useful in excluding blood clots than a positive one of concluding the presence of a clot. It also depends on the physical location of the suspected clot and imaging studies may be relevant. ...Read more

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I've been having a heavy period with blood clots of over a week, should I go to the doctors, is it something to worry about?

I've been having a heavy period with blood clots of over a week, should I go to the doctors, is it something to worry about?

Menorrhagia: If you don't normally have heavy, long, or irregular periods then this definitely needs to be checked out by your gynecologist. They will also need to see if something anatomically is wrong and to check a complete blood count and coagulation profile to make sure your blood is clotting well. ...Read more

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Good day doctor ive been bleeding for almost 2 weeks and there was also big blood clots is there any otc I can use to just stop it for now?

Good day doctor ive been bleeding for almost 2 weeks and there was also big blood clots is there any otc I can use to just stop it for now?

Don't do that: If you are bleeding for 2 weeks, you should see a doctor, self-medicate is dangerous in your case, there is nothing OTC good for your condition because can be a lot of thing that can cause that bleeding ...Read more

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The doctor says I have lots of blood clots. Is this dangerous? How do I get rid of them?

The doctor says I have lots of blood clots. Is this dangerous? How do I get rid of them?

Need more info: Where are the blood clots? Why might have the doctor said that? Do you have any symptoms? May I suggest that you see a different doctor. ...Read more

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I am worried about blood clots. I have minor pain in my left calf. Should I consult a doctor?

I am worried about blood clots. I have minor pain in my left calf. Should I consult a doctor?

Yes: When u think about blood clots then u will always b thinking about them, ; the only way 2 get an answer is 2 consult ur pcp ; b sure. Especially if there is a family history of them. 4 peace of mind, get in ; have it looked at. ...Read more

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Can several blood clots in the lung be dangerous or do doctors leave them there?

Can several blood clots in the lung be dangerous or do doctors leave them there?

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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Do doctors know of jeans out there made for people who have had blood clots in their legs?

Not that I know of: As far as I know, there are no jeans made specifically for people who have had blood clots in their legs. ...Read more

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I have a extremely swollen leg, doctors have ruled out blood clots what else could this be! Can it be superficial blood clots?

I have a extremely swollen leg, doctors have ruled out blood clots what else could this be! Can it be superficial blood clots?

Multiple: Factors can cause leg swelling or edema. If one sided, it is caused by poor circulation in regional veins such as venous insufficiency or by swollen lymph nodes in the groin. If both legs have swelling, more causes are possible such as heart failure, pulmonary disease, thyroid disorders (myxedema). Please schedule a thorough exam with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have abdomen pains at back and my urine has dark blood clots its been three weeks now plz help doc?

I have abdomen pains at back and my urine has dark blood clots its been three weeks now plz help doc?

Need to see doctor: Blood in urine needs to be investigated and it can only be done by an in-person examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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WhatWhat affect does meth have on blood clots in your leg that a doc has prescribed a lmwh injections daily for?

WhatWhat affect does meth have on blood clots in your leg that a doc has prescribed a lmwh injections daily for?

Not good: Meth and other drugs could hasve a negative effect on the cardiovascular system and effect blood thinning
DVT is very serious disease and could be life threatening with pulmonery embolism you should not take or use anything that could interfere with the process of protecting you from any new clot
so my advise stay away from meth or any other drug and stay very close to your physician
good luck ...Read more

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I am 20 yrs old I am trying to conceive since 2 yrs but cant concievd yet since 6 months I got heavy bleding and blood clots doctor not doing anything?

I am 20 yrs old I am trying to conceive since 2 yrs but cant concievd yet since 6 months I got heavy bleding and blood clots doctor not doing anything?

Need to be tested: If you have been having unprotected intercourse for 2 years without getting pregnant, it is probably a good idea to have some tests to find out why. You may need to see a doctor who is familiar with infertility. An Ob/Gyn could be the first step but a reproductive endocrinologist is the infertility specialist. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How to understand if I'm bleeding too much during menses? I get quite some blood clots. I misinformed my doctor saying its normal I suppose.

How to understand if I'm bleeding too much during menses? I get quite some blood clots. I misinformed my doctor saying its normal I suppose.

Hemoglobin level: If you hemoglobin level is below 12 gm you are anemic. Even if you are not anemic yet, you may have low body store of iron due heavy menses. It would be appropriate for you to take oral iron supplement and multivitamin. At your next visit to the doctor you should express your concern about excessive blood loss. ...Read more

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I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

Depends: There are a lot of qualitative terms in your question.

Anal fissures normall cause bleeding that you see on the toilet paper or toilet bowl. A small drop of blood in a large bowl of water can seem like a lot of blood.

Depends on how you are rating what a lot of blood is, when and where you are seeing it and other symptoms.

Blood clots are not typical for a fissure, but possible. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do you see if you have blood clots in the lungs? Surgeon? Hematologist?

What type of doctor do you see if you have blood clots in the lungs? Surgeon? Hematologist?

Initially, E.R. MD: Once the diagnosis is made hospitalization for "blood thinners" will normally ensue, the E.R. Md will then turn the patient over to a hospitalist (internal medicine md) for in-patient management. After hospital discharge an internist or hematologist will provide follow up care. ...Read more

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My period was 2 weeks late and when I got it I had unusual blood clots & they seemed very big. Should I be concerned? Or speak to my doctor?

My period was 2 weeks late and when I got it I had unusual blood clots & they seemed very big. Should I be concerned? Or speak to my doctor?

Irreg period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My period is not stopping, it's lasting over 2 weeks and lots of blood clots looking like liver comes out. Should I see a doctor immediately?

My period is not stopping, it's lasting over 2 weeks and lots of blood clots looking like liver comes out. Should I see a doctor immediately?

Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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My mother very frequently gets hot flushes really bad due to menopause. Is there something really good that can help? Doc put her on estrofem but she has history of blood clots so I had her not take it

My mother very frequently gets hot flushes really bad due to menopause. Is there something really good that can help? Doc put her on estrofem but she has history of blood clots so I had her not take it

Estrogen: Estrogen in its various forms are the best treatment for hot flushes. Your mother should see her gyn and discuss the various treatments available. History of blood clots is a contra indication, but there are various reasons why clots can form. Spontaneous, post surgery, etc. Have your mom discuss her history to make sure if her history of clots is relevant. Estrogen patches are another option. ...Read more