What can cause a blood clot in the arm?

Many things. Assuming you mean in the veins not the arteries. Blood clots in the arm arm divided into deep (more serious) and superficial. Deep vein thrombosis of the arm is most commonly seen in hospitalized patients that have certain kinds of long iv's in called picc lines. In a young person i often treat clot in the subclavian/axillary veins from "venous tos". It can be caused by repetative motion injury.

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What would cause a blood clot in the arm?

Artery or vein . People with hypercoagulsble or tendency to form clots can have that . Patients with any catheters in the veins develop clots in the veins . Arterial clots most commonly come from the heart in patients with atrial fibrillation causing arm ischemia. Read more...

Can a broken wrist cause a blood clot in the arm?

Broken wrist. Possible but not sure. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! Read more...

If you sprain fracture or break a bone in your wrist can this cause a blood clot in the arm?

Depends! Rarely, depends on type of trauma! Simple linear fracture as opposed to a complicated displaced fracture? Did u require surgery? Other factors play a role! Obesity, smoking, blood clotting deficiencies, previous history of clots? Ligament,tendon sprains are usually not associated with blood clots, good luck. Read more...

Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot? Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

No to both. No to both. Crack and any drugs you snort or inject greatly increases your risk of clots. Once a clot forms, nothing can stop it from moving except anti-coagulation, thrombectomy (surgical procedure), or placement of filter (blocks how far it can travel). Read more...

What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

Common. You probably mean fistula. For hemodialysis? Blood clots are common and can be removed with a balloon catheter, by a trained interventional doc. Usually no obvious reason but anatomy, blood flow and hypercoagulability testing are checked. Usually all tests normal. Certainly you want to discuss your specific case with your doc. Read more...