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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 should you do if you have a blood clot in your leg? Is this very serious?

What should you do if you have a blood clot in your leg? Is this very serious?

Get care right away: If you suspect a blood clot naywhere, you should seek immeidate medical care. Do not rely on the internet; i would recommend going to the emergency room. A blood clot (termed deep venous thrombosis) could be very serious since it could travel to the lung an cause a pulmonary embolism, which can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician? ...Read more

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How can I tell if you have a blood clot?

How can I tell if you have a blood clot?

If you are having : Swelling in just one of your legs, then get it checked out. If you have this swelling, and/or pain, redness, heat, then get it checked out immediately. Some people have blood clots in there legs and can be asymptomatic. If you suspect a blood clot, this can lead to something called an embolism, or travelling clot, that can be lodged in your lungs and can occasionally be fatal, so get checked out! ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a blood clot?

How can you tell if you have a blood clot?

Physical exam: Physical exam is unreliable. An ultrasound is simplest quickest method recommended. Please go to the emergency room if u think you do. If u can take aspirin, chew two in the meantime. ...Read more

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

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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Could you have a blood clot for 3 years before it did something damaging?

Could you have a blood clot for 3 years before it did something damaging?

See below: A blood clot in a blood vessel would not stay a clot for three years. It would either grow and become embolus, get dissolved or get organized in a matter of weeks. So the question is probably not framed appropriately. ...Read more

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Can blood tests tell if you have a blood clot?

Can blood tests tell if you have a blood clot?

D-dimer: Depending on the cutoff level, this point-of-care test can help rule out a dangerous blood clot such as one in the leg or lung. ...Read more

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Is it possible to join the airforce if you have a blood clot?

Too vague: The information about the blood clot is too vague to tell you if this would impact military enlistment. Check this site: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Need testing: The only way to know if you have a blood clot is to get testing by a doctor. The two most common test is a venous ultrasound of the legs or a blood test called a D-dimer test. You would need one of these to assess. Although some patients with blood clots have leg symptosm of pain & swelling, many have no immediate symptoms at all & so can be dangerous (can embolize to lungs or delayed symptoms). ...Read more

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