Blood Clot

A blood clot is a cluster of blood that is gel-like or in a semi-solid state. Clotting is an essential phenomenon after a cut or injury, but it can be risky when it occurs in a vein. Arterial blood clots produce instant signs, and immediate treatment is required, as in heart attack and stroke. Venous blood clots take time to develop but can be life-threatening, as in deep vein thrombosis. Risk factors include obesity, age, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, pregnancy, and cancer.

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Should I take Xarelto if I am COVID-19 positive with a family history of clotting diseases?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. My height is 175 cm, and my weight is 74 kg. I am tested positive for COVID-19 today. My resting heart rate is 100 beats per minute, and I am fine without scaring symptoms. My father died unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 33, and my three si...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, I would not recommend any patient with COVID-19 take the tablet Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) unless he has developed shortness of breath or any other clot symptoms. But since you have a family history of clotting diseases and you are currently suffering from COVI...  Read Full »

Two months after my abortion, I have occasional spotting and positive pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a medical abortion two months back, after which I just passed blood clots. After ten days, I had my period, which ran for ten days. Since then, I have been having occasional spotting. And I did a home pregnancy test which came out as positive. I do not know if I am still pregnant. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are having some retained products of conception, causing intermittent bleeding. Apart from this, your pregnancy test is also positive for the same reasons. So I will suggest you get an ultrasound of the abdomen done and have a look to fin...  Read Full »

I have menstrual bleeding for about a month now. Why is this happening to me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have menstrual bleeding for about a month now. It started as brown blood but now it is bright red. Last week I was passing large clots of blood. This week it slowed down a little, but I have been taking Ibuprofen 200 mg. I took four tablets that equal 800 mg, which is not helping mu...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. You have given sufficient details. I will be grateful if you can share specific additional information to assess your condition better. Would you please answer some of my questions? Have you suffered any such issu...  Read Full »

How to tell if there is a blood clot in the lung?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in the lung?  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to common signs and symptoms of having a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism) include: Shortness of breath that appears suddenly and worsens with exertion. Chest pain that worsens when you breathe deeply, cough, eat, bend or stoop. Cough might be asso...  Read Full »

I had a blood clot at 24 and have taken baby Aspirin every day since. Is it a risk to stop it now?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30 year old female. I had a blood clot at 24 and have been taking baby aspirin every day since I came off Coumadin. I have read a lot about the long term risks of Aspirin on the GI and the brain. I would like to come off my daily dose. Are there long-term effects with my six years o...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have reviewed your health query and can understand your worries well . No, this is not such a high dose that it may have caused issues to the blood vessels or brain. It is the safest dosage of Aspirin and is rather protective to the blood vessels at large. It will not ...  Read Full »

I am getting a blood clot continuously in my left leg. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female, who is 5.9 feet tall and weighs 190 lbs. Several months ago, I was diagnosed with factor II clotting disorder after getting a superficial blood clot in my left leg while on NuvaRing. I stopped the NuvaRing immediately at my doctor's request due to the estrogen. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have recurrent leg vein thrombosis. The cause is genetic, that is, prothrombin gene mutation. So, the prothrombin thrombosis is the main problem. I suggest you try taking Rivaroxaban or other anticoagulant drugs as a prophylactic drug if recurrent thrombosis is th...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain caused by a bruise on the moving leg?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hurt my leg as a cupboard fell on it, and I have a bruise that is around 20 cm in diameter. The bruise is very hard, and when I am still, there is no pain. Once I move my leg, I have pain. The bruise is there for two weeks now, and the hardness is still there. I got an x-ray and ul...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This hardness you are talking about is most likely a hematoma (collection of blood). It may take weeks to resolve. You can ice the area and try ultrasound therapy to help dissipate the hardness. For further queries consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online -...  Read Full »

Does injecting food directly in blood prevent lifestyle diseases?

Query: Hi doctor, My greatest desire was to become a doctor. I have a few thoughts to prevent lifestyle diseases. If we smile with inner sad feeling, the brain will think that we are happy. It can be refered to as tricking the brain. Our taste buds are on the tongue and when we eat the brain knows the quan...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is great to know about your dream of becoming a doctor, and it is never too late. You can still give it a go as you are still pretty young by every means and age can never be a hurdle in education. Now coming to your query, the idea is good but not practical because...  Read Full »

How to treat the blood clots present in the arteries of the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has blood clots in the left and some right side arteries around the neck. The blood is not going to the brain from these clotted arteries. She did not get any brain stroke, but she has tremors, and sometimes she is unable to move her left hand. We took her to the hospital, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Tungaria

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think you are talking about carotid vessel disease, with blockage both sides. Management depends on the degree of blockage on an investigation called an angiography. So, the next step is to get a CT or MRI angiography. For more information consult a neurosurgeon onlin...  Read Full »

Why is there blood in urine after masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor,I masturbated four times in one day, and after the last time, I went to pee, and it was blood red with a blood clot at the end. I drank some more water and peed a second time, and it was still blood red at the start with more small blood clots. Then it cleared up towards the end of my pee....  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is gross hematuria, and causes can be congestion, inflammation, infection, or cancer. In your case, it is likely to be congestion of the prostate as you masturbated twice. But investigations should be done completely. Investigations include urine analysis, uri...  Read Full »

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