Before discussing the symptoms of a blood clot, it’s important to know what they are. Clots form because a blood vessel is obstructed. The blood coagulates into a mass of cells. Often, the clot will dry up. At times, the clot will form inside a vessel and must be addressed medically. In some cases the condition known as deep vein thrombosis develops in which a clot forms well underneath the surface. Clots commonly occur in lower limb and also the lung.
The bad news following the discovery of a potential condition is obvious – there’s a problem. The good news concerning blood clots is that the ability to recognize early warning signs of a blood clot can keep you alive. The list of blood clot symptoms are well organized, you should press the next button below each symptom to move to the next one.
1Leg pain and swelling
Blood clots originate in the leg, and when one forms, there will be swelling in the veins. This leads to pain in the calf muscles.
Making matters worse, the calf tissue is thick and therefore makes it difficult for the system to eliminate the clot. If common remedies to reduce swelling don’t work, a clot may exist.
A noticeable change in the body is scary. Ignorance only increases that fear. Knowledge lets the individual understand and address the potential problem.
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