Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that occurs when a blood clot is formed in one of the major veins in your body, either in your legs or your arms. Unusual Blood Clot is a collection of dry, semi liquid blood which has changed from its liquid state. Clotting is necessary when you’re injured as it saves you from losing a lot of blood. If the blood clot is immobile it won’t harm you, in some unique cases it may travel to your heart and lungs and can be potentially life threatening.
Even though it is possible that there are no symptoms of blood clotting and when there are symptoms, they may be similar to many other ailments. However, there are some signs and symptoms you may look out for, especially in the case of a recent injury, especially in your lower leg where blood clots are the most common.
Symptoms of an Unusual Blood Clot
- Swelling: The area around the blood clot may swell up, especially in your leg or arm, and may be a symptom of blood clotting in that particular area. Although swelling in your arm or leg can occur due to a number of other reasons as well.
- A bluish discolouration: The area around the blood clot may also become either reddish or bluish in colour and may be a cause of a common wound on that particular area.
- Pain: Your leg or arm or a particular area where the wound took place may even start throbbing with a slight ache if there is a blood clot there.
- Tenderness: The area surrounding your blood clot may also become tender and start to emanate some warmth.
But sometimes, there may be some unusual blood clots that may be potentially dangerous in several other areas of your body as well, such as the heart, lungs and even the brain. If the blood clot is in your heart, you might experience chest pains alongside shortness of breath. If it is in your brain, sudden and chronic headaches may be symptoms as well as difficulty in speaking or seeing. While if the blood clot has traveled to your lungs causing Pulmonary Embolism, you may experience shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pains and may even cough up blood.
In some cases, the blood clot also travels to your abdomen, in which case, swelling and abdominal pain can be some of the symptoms.
It is difficult to spot a blood clot merely by examining the symptoms by one’s own self, hence it is advisable to consult a doctor if you experience any of the unusual symptoms, such as chest pains or shortness of breath.
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