Blood clot symptoms: How to recognize?

Symptoms of blood clots vary depending on the site of clotting. In general, they all lead to dangerous complications if not detected and eliminated in time. Therefore, when recognizing the symptoms, the patient should soon go to the medical center for examination and treatment.

1. Symptoms of blood clots (blood clots) in the limbs

A blood clot that forms in one of the deep veins in an arm or leg is called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). They are very dangerous because blood clots can travel to the heart or lungs.
Risk of DVT is high if not moving for a long time like after surgery or a long flight. Symptoms of a blood clot in the extremities can include:
Swelling : Can occur in exactly where the blood clot formed or the entire leg or arm. Color change: Arm or leg turns red or blue, hot or itchy. Pain: As the blood clot worsens, you may experience pain that ranges from dull to severe. Shortness of breath: Occurs when the blood clot has traveled from the arm or leg to the lungs. Accompanying symptoms may include a severe cough, even coughing up blood, chest pain, or dizziness. Call 911 for immediate medical help. Leg cramps: If the blood clots in your calf or lower leg, you may experience cramping.

2. Symptoms of a blood clot in the heart

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Symptoms of blood clots in the heart are as follows:
Severe pain in the chest and arms Sweating Difficulty breathing

3. Symptoms of blood clots in the lungs

A blood clot in the lung usually starts in a deep vein in an arm or leg, then breaks off and travels to the lungs. When this happens, you'll have a pulmonary embolism, an extremely dangerous, potentially life-threatening condition.
Get help immediately if you have the following symptoms:
Shortness of breath Chest pain Start coughing Start sweating Dizziness

4. Symptoms of a blood clot in the brain

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Blood clots in the brain can be caused by fatty deposits in the walls of blood vessels and blood being carried to the brain. Sometimes, they form after being hit in the head causing a traumatic brain injury.
In other cases, a blood clot starts in another part of the body like the chest or neck, enters the bloodstream and travels to the brain causing a stroke.
Look out for symptoms of brain clots including:
Problems with vision or voice Seizures Feeling weak

5. Symptoms of blood clots in the abdomen

Blood clots can occur in the veins draining blood from the intestines. They can be caused by conditions like appendicitis, liver disease, or even from birth control pills.
Symptoms of blood clots in the abdomen include:
Nausea or vomiting Severe pain in the abdomen, which may get worse after eating Diarrhea Bloody stools Bloating

6. Symptoms of a blood clot in the kidney

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Blood clots in the kidneys can interfere with the removal of waste from the body, thereby causing high blood pressure or even kidney failure.
This is very dangerous, so pay attention to the following symptoms of blood clots in the kidneys:
Pain in the side of the abdomen, legs or thighs Blood in the urine Fever Nausea or vomiting High blood pressure Sudden severe leg swelling Severe Shortness of breath Symptoms of a blood clot in the kidney are quite obvious and can seriously affect a person's health. Therefore, when recognizing dangerous symptoms, patients need prompt medical help and emergency.
With many years of experience in the examination and treatment of diseases, now Vinmec International General Hospital has become one of the major health care centers, capable of examining, screening and treating diseases. treatment of many specialized diseases of blood clots and complications of thrombosis. Therefore, when symptoms of blood clot appear, you can go to Vinmec International General Hospital for examination and receive support and advice from doctors.

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