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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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 a 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 year... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I 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 n... Read Full »
Is it safe to conceive a second child with a history of clots during the first pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering whether conceiving a second child will be safe after having a history of blood clots during first pregnancy and postpartum. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a history of blood clots in the previous pregnancy. So there is more chance of blood clots in the second pregnancy as well. A thorough investigation should be done like PT (prothrombin time), APTT (activated partial thromboplastin time), BT (bleeding time), ... Read Full »
How common is it to develop a blood clot or PE with no underlying disorder?
Query: Hello doctor, How common is it to develop a blood clot or PE with no underlying clotting disorder, surgery, and not on birth control? Like can a PE happen out of nowhere? Or is there always a culprit? Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, there is always an underlying risk factor for the development of deep vein thrombosis. Advanced age, genetic conditions, smoking, obesity, trauma, surgery, etc., are some of the risk factors. Genetic disease includes protein C deficiency, protein S deficienc... Read Full »
I have been suffering from a blood clot in the lung, and I was taking Xarelto. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I tripped into solar light in the backyard before Christmas, and a month later, I had a flu virus, and my calf muscle hurt when I put weight on it. I went to the emergency room and was admitted for five days. The doctor found a blood clot in the lung. I was placed on Xarelto and took a la... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your description, it seems like deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. This is the first episode. I agree with the treatment plan, and it can be continued for three months if there is no underlying predisposing factor. D-dimer is e... Read Full »
I got four wisdom teeth pulled about three days ago, and currently, there is no bleeding. Can I use vape on full airflow?
Query: Hello doctor,I got four wisdom teeth pulled about three days ago. Blood clots are set, and there is no bleeding. I am on a dose of Ibuprofen, T3, and an antibiotic. I am a smoker. If I have my vape on full airflow, is it fine? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question, and I can understand your concern. The chances of dry sockets are more for the first 48 hours because of negative pressure development during smoking. If you do not have any symptoms of a burning sensation, that means, your wound is h... Read Full »
I had taken 7 abortion pills and am still bleeding with cramps and clots. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have taken 7 abortion pills and had bleeding, clots, and cramps but still have bleeding. What could be the cause? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iciniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. It would be better if you would send me detailed obstetric history, scans, and other details then it would be more beneficial and helpful. I have few questions for you. How long were you pregnant? Do you have an... Read Full »
I had UroLift and cannot pee because of blood clots caused by this procedure. How to prevent this?
Query: Hi doctor, Six days ago, I had UroLift. Unfortunately, I cannot pee because of blood clots caused by the Urolift procedure. There was no blood or blood clots for the first three days. However, it began to appear on day four. In addition, I have been experiencing severe sharp pain and muscle aches in... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are experiencing post-operative gross hematuria, blood clots, and pain in the right pelvis. Hematuria may occur following the UroLift procedure. It is manageable by taking hydration tablets. Take capsule Dutasteride (Avodart) once dail... Read Full »
Despite of three-month medication course, I am experiencing mid-cycle spotting and blood clots. What can be done?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having mid cycle spotting with blood clots. This started a year ago, I had pills to delay my period after that I had my normal period around 15 to 16 th day. I took medication for three months which cleared the issue. Now the issue has reoccured. What could this probably be? Kindl... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This intermenstrual unscheduled bleeding got relieved after three months course then it could be some hormonal imbalance that was treated after hormone. But now again you have the issue, but there could be other causes as well so better to check those as well. Kindly... Read Full »
What are the symptoms when you have blood clots in your body?
Query: Hello doctor,What are some of the symptoms when you have blood clots in your body? Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain is the most important symptom of clogged vessels. As a physician, we see different cases of clogged vessels mostly due to atherosclerosis. Obstructed vessels of the heart cause chest pain, obstructed vessels of the legs cause leg pain, and so on. For more informatio... Read Full »
When does the blood start clotting after an injury?
Query: Hello doctor, I did see the facts I was looking for on your site. Maybe you can answer some questions the best you can. This is about a 16-year-old female. If the mesentery and/or pancreas has a tear in one or both and if that tear was big enough to bleed, where would the blood go? Would it go th... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Pancreas is highly vascular and is surrounded by major vessels. Hence pancreatic trauma may be associated with life-threatening hemorrhage and shock.Pancreatic injury or pancreatic trauma can be as follows.Due to blunt trauma as well and car accidents when the internal ... Read Full »