10 Signs & Symptoms of an Unusual Blood Clot You Should Know

By NeNa / 21/03/2016

3. Unusual Warmth

Another DVT symptom is feeling of unusual warmth in the blood clot area. Although other symptoms, like pain and swelling, usually accompany this DVT sign, it can also exist on its own.

Each time you experience pain after walking, and you are stopping and/or sitting down to take a break, run your hand over the area from which you feel the pain is emanating.

If you feel pain when walking and you stop to take a break, touch the painful area and see if it’s warm. If warm, you should take it as your body’s distress signal and consult a doctor immediately.

4. Skin Discoloration

In case you have DVT, part of your leg will become blue or red in color because of blood clot development. Blood clot causes vein inflammation which is manifested by a noticeable discoloration on the surface of the skin. This part of the skin can become extremely dry and flaky, thus causing itchiness.

In such cases, it’s highly forbidden to continuously scratch this area, since it can further worsen the blood clot and the skin above it.

The discolored skin area can be painful, warm, swollen, and tender, which means it is accompanied by majority of the DVT symptoms that we’ve mentioned so far.

5. Weakness

Although not one of the most common DVT symptoms, a person with DVT is possible to feel certain weakness in quadriceps (middle of the thighs), as well as to feel as their legs are heavy and unable to carry their body.

This symptom can be accompanied by mental weakness and dizziness, and it usually calms after resting and drinking some fluids.

The symptoms we’ve explained so far represent leg blood clot that hasn’t detached yet.

The next symptoms indicate a DVT advanced stage and beginning of the potentially fatal PE (pulmonary embolism).

6. Fever

According to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, one of the advanced DVT symptoms is a low-grade fever, which is likely to indicate blood clot lodging in lungs, thus blocking the blood flow and causing pulmonary embolism (PE).

7. Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)

This is another indication of DTV in advanced stage as well as PE. Besides blocking the blood flow through lungs, it also obstructs the airflow which causes obstructed breathing.

According to a 2007 study published in the American Journal of Medicine, dyspnea is the most common PE symptom.

The breathing can be also unusually quick.

8. Pain in the Chest

Person with PE have extreme strain when breathing, as a result of the lungs blockage caused by a blood clot, often leading to sharp pain in the chest.

2013 study published in Experimental and Clinical Cardiology, indicates that most patients with advanced stages of DVT and PE are likely to feel pain in the chest.

9. Coughing

Coughing is also an accompanying symptom of advanced DVT and PE-associated shortness of breath.

Accompanying sigh of the dyspnea in cases of advanced stage of DVT is coughing.

Incessant coughing happens as a result of irritation, appearing when our lungs are obstructed because of blood clot, which makes our breathing impossible.

In some instances the coughing can be accompanied by blood.

10. Extreme Sweating

Along with the previously mentioned symptoms, extreme sweating is another sign of advanced DVT and possible PE.

These people are possible to feel as if they would pass out any second.

According to a 2015 study published in Case Reports in Pulmonology, night sweats can help detecting early stages of PE.

Except for the lungs, blood clot can also travel to person’s brain and heart, resulting in a stroke or a heart attack.

This is why you should pay attention to these symptoms, and in case you notice some of them at any period of your life, the best thing to do is to get it properly diagnosed.

Via Top 10 Home Remedies| NCBI| CMAJ| Heart|IHTC


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