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What is the time frame for a blood clot to form?

What is the time frame for a blood clot to form?

5 minutes: Clotting is the formation of a jelly like substance over the valves of the blood vessels.Resulting in stoppage of blood flow. Clotting is a natural defence mechanism to preventblood loss from the body. A clot is usually formed within 5 minutes after injury. Whenevera blood vessel is cut there is a rush of platelets causes a cut or injury to be filled and thus bleeding stops.Clotting is initiate. ...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


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Would a blood clot cause pain all the time in the leg or can it come and go. Thanks.

Would a blood clot cause pain all the time in the leg or can it come and go. Thanks.

No : Pain in the calf is not a good indicator . If the set up us right for a clot , like recent surgery or prolonged inactivity and you have calf pain a SOB , the you need to consult a physician . You need an US and possibly a D Dimer . If positive , then there is a high index of suspicion for DVT . Hope this helps . If there is SOB , then Spriall CT to R/O clot to the lung . ...Read more

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I had a blood clot come out of me as long as my first finger && this isn't the first time?

I had a blood clot come out of me as long as my first finger && this isn't the first time?

Normal variation: Occasional clots are not abnormal. However, it does mean more than usual bleeding and you are at risk of iron deficiency and anemia. You may wish to take oral iron supplements available over the counter. Take the pills with meals. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you have a blood clot and still be safe?

Not wise to wait: If you have a clot it should be taken care of as soon as possible. Depending on where it is it can travel to the lungs or brain or other vital organs and cause significant problems-potentially even death. This will all depend on where the clot is. ...Read more

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Hi is it normal to have blood clots when on a period it's the first time this has happened it's worrying me?

Hi is it normal to have blood clots when on a period it's the first time this has happened it's worrying me?

Yes: Blood clots can occur anytime during a period, however, if it is not normal for you then it needs to be evaluated. At 47yo, many changes happen that can cause more or less bleeding but any changes in pattern should be evaluated by your GYN. ...Read more

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What is the average time a blood clot would show up after a small hospital stay 3 days with pretty moderate activity. ?

What is the average time a blood clot would show up after a small hospital stay 3 days with pretty moderate activity. ?

Blood Clots : Without any details about your age, weight, health status, medication history, reason you were hospitalized, etc., i would be shooting in the dark. Have you had a clot before? Did you have surgery? Do you have any risk factors for a clot ( on ocps, clotting disorder, cancer, overweight)? Typical dvts form in the veins behind the knee or calf, causing redness and local pain. Call you md if concern. ...Read more

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