Asked in Pulmonary Health
Arm red and swollen at injection site after shooting cocaine?
Go to your nearest emergency room, now! This is likely a DVT (blood clot). The blood clot can break loose and lodge in a blood vessel of a lung, causing a fatal pulmonary embolism. ...
Asked in Health, Pulmonary Health
What is the relationship between venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli?
'venous thrombosis' is a blood clot in a vein. Sometimes these blood clots can break off from where there are and travel 'embolize' to the lung 'pulmonary'. When the blood clot travels to the lung, it will get stuck in an vessel in the lung and block flow in that branch of the blood vessel. In some medical studies, as many as 40% of people with blood clots in their legs or pelvis will have a PE, or pulmonary embolis. These...
What causes a stroke?
The blockage of an artery in the brain by a clot (thrombosis) is the most common cause of a stroke. The part of the brain that is supplied by the clotted blood vessel is then deprived of blood and oxygen. As a result of the deprived blood and oxygen, the cells of that part of the brain die. Typically, a clot forms in a small blood vessel within the brain that has been previously narrowed due to a variety of risk...
Asked in Heart
Can a blood clot go from the brain to the heart?
This practically never happens in clinical practice. You get blood clots from deep veins of the legs. Usually the patient is bed ridden and blood get clotted there. when the clot get dislodged from there, it reaches the lungs to give you pulmonary embolism. That may be a very serious life threatening condition. ...
Asked in Health, Cardiovascular Health, Genetics
Do white blood cells help clot blood?
yep they do. when you have a cut your white blood cells go to it and clot the blood to stop the bleeding. that's why when people have HIV which kills the cells and also lukemia if they get a cut it takes longer to stop bleeding. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
What happen when blood does not clot?
When your blood doesn't clot, you can bleed to death the disease is called hemophilia. If you have this disease and you start to bleed you have to go to the hospital to get an injection to get an artificial blood clotting factor women carry it but men suffer from the disorder. ...
How do I know I have a blood clot and should I go to the doctor?
If you have a blood clot in your limbs it may result in pain or swelling in your arms or legs along with redness and your limbs feeling warm. A blood Clot in your Lungs can be presented with chest pain, dizziness. Blood Clots can be fatal and if you are having some of the symptoms then you should call or see your doctor or 911 for help. ...
Asked in Miscarriages, Periods while Pregnant, Veins
Is a bright red blood clot a sign of a miscarriage?
Yes If you are pregnant and are passing blood clots, go to an emergency room immediately. ...
What causes swollen vein on left hand to form like a knot?
You may have a blood clot if your vein is swollen and is forming a knot. It is important to have that checked out since a blood clot can go to your heart and cause severe damage. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
How do you tell if you have a blood clot in your leg?
a blood clot is caused by eating junk food or not exercising enough because the fat builds up and causes plaque to built up slowly on your cell wall you cant tell if you have a blood clot unless you go to the doctor and they can make the area of your cell larger but they have not figured out how to just remove the plaque without damaging the cell. so once you get plaque built up in your blood cells...
Asked in Science
How long can the go brain without blood?
General medical consensus states that the human brain can go without oxygenated blood for 3 to 5 minutes without suffering major brain damage. After this time has elapsed, the cells in the brain will begin to die from lack of oxygen, resulting in brain damage. ...