Patient Comments: Blood Clots - Causes

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Comment from: DAVE M, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 06

In November 2004 I fell down the stairs in a pub, drunk. I got flown to the general hospital. I ended up in a coma for a month with the blood clot. I had a double brain hemorrhage. I now suffer from epilepsy and depression and 24 hours a day I have bad headaches. I am a very lucky man to be alive. My professor had only done 2 operations like mine in his life, he expected me to be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life and not being able to walk or talk. I thank our NHS so much for saving my life.

Comment from: ETN~ MOUSG1252, 55-64 Female Published: June 14

I am a 65 year old male with hypothyroidism and also have had bouts with gout flare ups. My dad was 59 when he passed. He had worsening atherosclerotic plaque buildup in his body. Also my mom had later passed back in 2011 with congestive heart failure. I was reading an article once about how CRP or C-reactive protein can cause inflammation build up in the body. So, with the part about having inflammation build up, this test is not always mentioned or offered to a patient I don't know why not! Plus, with flare up with gout I am kind of reluctant to take too much medicines anyway because side effects can be worse than what you are treating something else with. I use turmeric and cinnamon regularly to keep inflammation at bay. I will follow up to what I find on Thursday or Friday. I just am one who wants to be proactive with my health.

Comment from: panther creek, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 15

In previous visit to my ophthalmologist, intraocular pressure (IOP) was normal. Three months later for follow up of dry eye/blepharitis, IOP was significantly elevated in both eyes, the left much higher, leading to ultrasound which revealed almost complete closure of left duct and partial closure of right. I had no symptoms of acute-angle-closure glaucoma as outlined in this article. Forty-eight hours later I had laser treatment of left eye and I am scheduled for the right one in 1 week.

Comment from: marcie, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 22

From time to time I am experiencing profuse sweating around head and neck. Pillow is wet, and hair mats to head. I have bad insomnia. I cannot take sleeping pills. I take pravastatin, methotrexate, folic (folic acid with B vitamins), propranolol, calcium, biotin, and 250 mg magnesium.

Comment from: unreadydrake, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 07

I have a severely damaged lower lumbar area that produces a burning sensation down the right side of back and to the bottom of feet. The damaged sciatic nerve is getting worse each passing month. I have found that gabapentin - Neurontin, minimizes the severe pain so that I may attempt for a more pleasant day without the burning sensation. It works if I stay under 3200 mg a day. You won't be disappointed.

Comment from: sandy, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

I recently had sinus surgery to clear passages. I was told I had viral infection. No help or antibiotics 6 for months or more. I still have yellow mucus with blood in nose. I got facial cellulitis in my neck, face and eye. I was given Rocephin and was in hospital for 4 days on liquid IV. I had to drink lots of water. As they injected Rocephin in IV but no running IV, I got dehydrated. I still have yellow mucus with blood. They were going to check for MRSA, but I haven't heard anything. They stuck a swab up my nose, I wonder if there are any other tests they should be doing. I also have impetigo after using nasal medicines. When I bend my head down, for a couple of hours after rinse, the liquid would run out. I noticed rash on hand from trying to stop until I could run to sink and wash up. I am scared about recurrence as they are not taking this seriously, they are underplaying this and I am out of patience.

Comment from: My lovely sister, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 19

I have a blood clot wrapped around my liver. I am a transplant patient.

Comment from: ddr, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

I've had shingles twice now. Once when I was 29 or 30 and again last week at 45. This time the pain was in my neck. I was sensitive to the touch and the pain went from my neck to my jaw, and then into my ear. It felt like an ear ache and I could barely open my jaw. I only had 2 or 3 blisters and they were very hard to detect. Hope this helps someone else.

Comment from: Megster1688, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 12

I began suffering from bouts of dizziness in my late 40s. It took me several months to figure out that it was actually vertigo. The doctor prescribed me medication that helped with the vertigo, but left me feeling groggy. A friend of mine told me about DiVertigo, and thankfully it worked for me. It is just a bit of oil you dab behind your ear. I am not sure how it works but it helped me. I hope it can help others here too!

Comment from: Nev8, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 17

I underwent surgery for removal of fibroids (myomectomy) and developed blood clots in both lungs. The surgery lasted for 4 hours so I guess this was largely responsible for the formation of the blood clots. I led a very active life prior the surgery and was very much involved in physical fitness. You can well imagine how surprised I was when one day after the surgery I was unable to walk from my bed to a chair in the room without being on the verge of blacking out. My second attempt at walking the next day was just as disastrous. I was put Lovenox injections, which I hated. My abdomen developed significant bruising. I was subsequently placed on Xarelto pills and I am still taking them. I am now 2 weeks into taking the Xarelto and have not experienced any side effects.

Comment from: dhun, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

Two weeks after D and C, I found some blood clots/tissues.

Comment from: bsport, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 31

I had an IV, was fine. Nurse put 10 minutes to IV. In about 30 seconds I told her it hurt and burned, she told me don't worry, it will go away. She was behind and had a lot of work to do. I had said that medicine had to be put in very slow because that's what they told me in the emergency room (ER). Hours later I could no longer take the pain and burning, so I rang and another nurse came in and said something was wrong and removed the IV and changed arms. Then it was fine. Ultrasound shows at the IV site on the vein there was clot. I wonder if this is something that happens often.

Comment from: An3a, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

I am 27 years old and I broke my foot, wearing a moon boot for about 2 weeks when I got something that I thought was a muscle cramp in my calf. After severe swelling and veins popping out, I was admitted to the emergency room (ER) where they told me I have a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It's 3 months later and I am still on anti-coagulants (warfarin), struggling to stabilize.

Comment from: DS, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I'm 47 and female. My symptoms occurred very suddenly. I got up around 3 a.m. and I felt like I had a severe groin pull. The worst pain I've ever felt. Then when I looked at my left leg it was twice the size of the other one (literally 21lbs). I could barely dress to go to an urgent care facility. They gave me an ultrasound and said I had a clot in the femoral vein that extended from my bikini line down to my ankle. They took me by ambulance to the local hospital where I stayed for about a week. They had me on Lovenox and Coumadin. Two months later I am still taking 9 or 10 mg of Coumadin. They switch it up a lot. My hematologist says my clot is gone, but I still get pain and swelling after sitting for long periods. He said I probably have post-phlebitis. From what I've read, it's caused when the vein wall has been "insulted" or damaged. It seems that the symptoms are on-going. We believe my clot came from birth control pills I'd been taking short-term to shrink uterine fibroids. It worked on the fibroids, but caused the clot. Of course, they're in the trash. I don't think I was a good candidate for birth control pills at 47.

Comment from: betty, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I had back surgery and left the hospital 24 hours later. By bedtime I had pain in my left side and left leg. I could not stand up. I called an ambulance by 6:30 am the next morning. They had to carry me downstairs on a chair. I was in tremendous pain and didn't want anyone to touch me. I was taken to the hospital emergency and told I needed an MRI. They discovered a blood clot in the incision the doctor made during back surgery. I was operated on that same day to remove it. I was sent home in a couple of days but am still in a lot of pain in my left side, groin and leg. I had another MRI. The doctor said a piece of a disc in my back had broken off and was floating around; let's wait 3 weeks and see if the body will absorb it. I took pain pills for two weeks; suddenly the pain seemed to go away. That's where I am today, wondering if I should switch doctors and have another MRI.

Comment from: pj, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

I had been having severe pain in my left leg for months. It seemed to originate in my knee and radiated up and down my leg. I saw an orthopedic doctor who diagnosed it as severe arthritis. He gave me a cortisone shot, but the pain came back within days. I had begun feeling my heart beat really fast and felt breathless after doing the slightest activity. One morning, my heart started slamming in my chest, and the next thing I knew I was on the floor gasping for breath and soaked in sweat. I had been unconscious for 20 minutes. I was brought to the emergency room and diagnosed with acute pulmonary embolism in both lungs. They administered clot busting drugs and was sent home a week later with Lovenox injections and Coumadin. I still get rapid heartbeat, light headedness and am short of breath. I will be undergoing tests to see if my heart was affected by the embolism. Because of a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) years ago, doctors feel I need to be on Coumadin for the rest of my life. Looking back, I realize that a lot of the pain in my leg was due to blood clots and not arthritis. Lesson learned: don't ignore chronic pain!

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Comment from: bewildered, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 06

I do not feel I need to be on Xarelto, wish I had never started with it. I want to have more blood work done to see if I need it anymore and I am going to have an ultra sound done. One doctor asked me why I was on it. He was the one who saved my life. Mine was sudden, nothing but for a few seconds I couldn't move my right arm, it felt like it was asleep. Then I dropped to the floor and someone called 911 for me. Absolutely no warning. The deprivation of oxygen to my brain has made me unsure to drive in heavy traffic, I get confused. I want to know if that's caused from brain damage or Xarelto. No one has given me an answer, just that I had a blood clot. I do have trouble with spelling sometimes and numbers I write are mixed up sometimes.

Comment from: brendie042, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

In November I flew from Florida to Missouri to stay with my son and family. Nine days later I noticed swelling and pain in my left foot. The first time I went to the emergency room (ER) I had a high D-dimer, but because they did not see a clot, they sent me home on Lasix for swelling. I took the Lasix, but the swelling and pain in my left leg got worse, so I went back to the ER. This time they found a blood clot that involved almost my entire leg! The femoral vein, patellar vein, and posterior tibia vein were all blocked. I was on Lovenox and Coumadin in Hospital. I am just on the Coumadin now. The swelling and pain are gone, but they won't look to see how the clot is doing until June, so I have to continue Coumadin for now. It has taken a lot a adjusting to get and keep my Coumadin at the right level.

Comment from: Tudbuga, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I was surfing and I caught a big wave on the head and I was pushed too fast down 5 meters. I had no time to equalize! I came up with no equilibrium and my eardrum was perforated.

Comment from: jonintrix, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 27

I fell at work, and went to their doctor. In my back I had pulled a muscle, anyway it was swollen, this was on September 16, 2015. After swelling went down my physical therapist had me doing stretches. Then I was released because I could do it. A day or so later, I couldn't sit on my bed, or in a chair, or drive without twisting on a hip. My work made a big deal out of me falling backwards on the floor, and I was put on light duty, sitting pulling files out of boxes, thick files. And people just didn't care, if I hurt. I was told over and over again, you can't do nothing about it. It hurts so bad, up to this day October, 24, 2015, just as bad as when I discovered the injury, does it ever go away, I wonder. It has made my life an agony. I'm beginning to think there is no recovery.

Comment from: Roberts, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 12

After my wife came home last week from the hospital where she had had a CT scan on her abdominal region, all was fine for about two hours when suddenly she was aware of a sharp pain in between her shoulder blades going round under her right breast. It was not until days later when the pain was too much to bear, she went back to hospital and after being admitted and kept in for two days, that she was told that she had a blood clot. She was put onto warfarin to help keep her blood thin.

Comment from: MH, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I developed a blood clot behind my right knee 11 days after a stent procedure for PAD. I was not prescribed a blood thinner medication other than one Plavix pill and a low dose aspirin given by the nurse, prior to being discharged after the same day surgery.

Comment from: Martell34, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 23

I walked into the emergency room after my left calf became swollen and hot to the touch. I ended up having DVT behind my left knee from mid-thigh to the top of my calf. I also had blood clots in both my lungs. I had been having problems for about 3 weeks prior with my calf feeling like it needed to be stretched out and felt like it was cramping. Thought it was just overworked from exercise, maybe strained and it would go away. About a week before I went in, I noticed being short of breath walking up a flight of stairs. Being physically fit, I started to wonder about a blood clot. If you suffer these symptoms, don't wait and get it checked out! What I thought was a strained calf muscle almost killed me!

Comment from: Caroh, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 13

My uncle started experiencing some pain on his left leg but at first he assumed thinking it was just an infection. After a few weeks the pain exceeded and he decided 2 visited the doctor who discovered that it was a blood clot and he was admitted 4 two days then discharged. Later on he started feeling pain on the chest n that of the leg became worse. He went back for the check-up n he was admitted but it became worse when he got a swell on his left n he was unable 2 walk. He was admitted but unfortunately after 2 days he died.

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Comment from: Leonard, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 23

Blood clots were detected in my left thigh. I thought that I had pulled a muscle. I went to my doctor for a separate problem. I am a truck driver, and I am not their favorite boy at the moment. I am up for review in three weeks, and up until now, my employers have not acknowledged any culpability. I know I have a fight on my hands and am having difficulty finding much support from doctors.

Comment from: flo, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I got my lung embolism from an error. I began getting cramps in my calf, and went to my then doctor. Well he told me that it was an infection in the muscle and he sent me home, the pain got worse and worse, to the point I could not touch my leg, because of the pain. Two weeks later when I could no longer deal with the pain, I went to see my doctor again, and he again told me that it was an infection in the muscle and tried to send me home. But one of the nurses saw that I could not walk because of the pain. And she sent me to the hospital not my doctor. When I got to the hospital, they put a little morphine pump with a button, so I could inject myself when the pain got to be horrible. After a couple of days they were going to perform a biopsy to my leg to finally figure up what was wrong with it. But when they transferred me to the gurney, to take me to the operation room, the clot got loose and went to my lungs, the last thing I remember was, that I was being taken to the ER.

Comment from: mje, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I was a newly married 24 year old female who played hockey every week. My right calf had been bothering me on and off after exercise and soon felt like I had strained it. I began stretching it out regularly and having regular physio and it only got worse. The pain traveled down into my foot and so I saw a podiatrist about my orthotics. My orthotics were adjusted and I was pain free for two days but then it got worse. I was using crutches and still working with this constant ache in my leg. I had an ultrasound to look for a DVT (as I had been on two 47-min plane trips to/from Canberra) about 10 days after the pain started. It came back clear. The pain continued and I kept going to work and taking anti-inflammatory drugs. About 7 days after the ultrasound I was not coping at work and made another doctors app and said I would not be in tomorrow. The doctor gave me a referral for another ultrasound at a different imaging place. They found the clot straight away. It started about half way up my thigh and went down past my knee into my Deep Veins. I was sent straight to the ER and started on Clexane. The next day my lungs were scanned and I had 2 PE, one in each lungs. I was on warfarin for 6 months and from new scans my right leg is clear above my knee but they can't see my veins below my knee. My calf wasn't swollen, my leg wasn't cold, I wasn't out of breath - there were no indications for me other than that first feeling of strain. Now every little pain I get I'm wondering if I should go to the hospital. Don't mess around with ongoing pain - I was very lucky.

Comment from: hannakell, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

Pain in the lower forearm left it near immobile. Ultrasound confirmed clots in superficial vein. I was not prescribed anything, and told they would dissolve into the blood screen naturally. Doctors said I would notice less to no pain, as it did.

Comment from: Sydros, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

Blood clot was caused in my arm due to an accident.

Comment from: PeterB, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 08

I am a very fit 64 year old male - I generally ride my bike for 2 hours every second day with other vigorous exercise between. Out of the blue I developed thrombophlebitis in a vein in my leg which is now getting rapidly better with Ibuprofen treatment. I have no risk factors at all for this but had a Boostrix vaccination just 4 days before the clots appeared. Could there be a link? If they are not it seems a remarkable coincidence.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

I have no history that would lead anyone to think that I would have a myocardial infarct from a clot in an artery. Never had chest pain, never had high blood pressure or cholesterol, ate right, exercised. So on a normal day I walk my dogs, go to the gym, and about an hour later I felt like someone had hit me in the chest with a sledgehammer. Couldnt breathe, drenched in sweat. And even worse, home alone. Called the ambulance, and now have a stent, and so many pills that I rattle when I walk. On the good side I'm still alive to bitch about it. Just proves that there is no discrimination in heart disease.

Comment from: Terry D, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

Post surgical knee replacement with inadequate prophylactic treatment by surgeon

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 17

My blood clot was serious enough to have me admitted to the hospital for 6 days. Mine came after knee surgery. I noticed it in therapy

Comment from: alaskahiker, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 20

At the age of 48 while hiking in the back country I slipped going down a hill with a 30 pound back pack on. I broke both my tibia and fibula requiring a surgery that installed a plate and 11 screws. Due to the immobilization and not being able to take aspirin (allergic), I developed an acute massive pulmonary embolism blocking the entrance to both lungs. I began having chest pains and an increased heart rate. I went to a walk in clinic and they sent me to the ER for a CT scan. I was immediately admitted to the hospital and treated with TPA. I remained in the hospital for a week. I remained home resting for before returning to work. I worked half days for an additional 2 weeks, and then started full time. The doctor wants to keep me on Paraffin for at least 6 months from the onset. Recover is slow going, but each day gets a little better.

Comment from: Pinto mom, Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I had been on a short flight and had developed intense pain in my calf. I never had any problems with a blood clot in my life. I have been pretty inactive the last 15 months due to back pain from a car accident and had gained 20 lbs or so in spite of trying to eat healthy. I went straight to the ER from the airport and was admitted pretty quickly. Two pulmonary emboli went to my lungs.

Comment from: countrybusia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 06

A DVT formed in my right upper arm before my release from the hospital post-surgery.

Comment from: Thobi, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

My blood clots occured in the right leg first. Then in the lungs and in the brain.

Comment from: sassy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I only found out that I had a blood clot during an appointment with a really good orthopedic surgeon for a knee injury that I had in early march of this year. He ordered an ultra sound of my left leg lower calf part and found the blood clot. The doctor told me that he thought it had been there for some time. I never knew I even had one the only thing that I thought of, was that I had been having leg cramps in that left leg that was pretty painful but, I never thought much of it. I very thankful to that doctor who found the clot.

Comment from: Lacey, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I am 19 years old and I was on the birth control pill YAZ, and I got pulmonary embolisms in both of my lungs. I was hospitalized for several days and was taking Lovenox shots three times a day and also taking Coumadin. I am still on Coumadin and hopefully will not be for the rest of my life.

Comment from: #1gammy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

My blood clots were located in my lungs, twice in a matter of months. The only symptom I had was being short of breath and a little lightheaded. I'm so glad Ii paid attention to my gut feeling to go to ER. This has been life changing. It has taught me not to just ignore what your body is saying to you, even when it's whispering.

Comment from: mother, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 16

My daughter, a stroke victim, started with clots in the paralyzed leg. Now she has clots all over.

Comment from: Joan, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: January 27

I had surgery to stop long-lasting leg cramps where I would go crazy with the pain. After that, I had redness in the legs below the knee. The doctor said I have blood clots. I can't take blood-stopping meds, as I have too many allergic reactions to medications. No one seems to want to help with this, so I have suffered for two years now. The doctor that did the surgery told me to wear special stockings and to purchase a machine to exercise my legs a half hour a day.

Comment from: kathy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 28

I had a blood clot in my lower leg, which traveled to my lungs.

Comment from: 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 17

I got a blood clot when I was 17 years old. It was DVT and spanned from my mid-calf up to the top of my abdomen. The blood clot was caused by birth control. The hormones in it had a bad reaction with mine. It started with lower back pain, chest/arm pains, and within two weeks I was unable to walk because the pain in my groin felt like my hip was about to pop out of place. Doctors had no clue what it was, and after thinking it was fluid in my hip joint they did an ultra sound and saw the blood clot. I was immediately admitted to the hospital and after three days of being there I got a pulmonary embolism. My leg swelled up and I was under strict bed confinement for a week until I was finally released on Lovenox and then switched to Coumadin and six months later tested a new blood thinner (can't remember the name) for the hospital. It has been two years, and I am no longer on blood thinners, can run on a treadmill for 15 minutes before my leg goes numb, and still occasionally experience chest pains.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I had a DVT in my leg after a knee injury that eventually required surgery, but the clot had to be treated. I had to be taken off Coumadin before that could happen. Then, recently, I was hospitalized, and after discharge developed pain that was in the area I'd had an IV. Swelling developed and pain worsened. A clot was found in superficial veins but continued to spread when aspirin therapy was first tried. I ended up needing shots in my abdomen for several weeks.

Comment from: spuky53, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 19

Two days ago my husband got a severe pain up the calf of his left leg. He thought it was the nerve. He asked me to take him to the emergency room. They said it was the nerve. They gave him a prescription. While he was waiting for me to pick him up, he ran his hand down his calf and it was icy cold and his left foot was absolutely white. He showed the doctors and they immediately put him on a drip of blood thinners and called the vascular doctors. He had a blood clot on his left knee and he had four hours of surgery yesterday where they removed the blood clot. His leg did not swell up, nor was it red. It was stark white.

Comment from: Billgoav8, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 28

Post operative knee surgery, pain and swelling symptoms in calf muscle. Had ultra sound and blood clot was below the knee joint, deep vein, from 9cm to 17 cm from the knee.

Comment from: [email protected], 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I have been through the mill over the past three weeks! I ended up spending the night in the ER because of shortness of breath and chest pain. Everything came out fine including chest x-ray and ct scan. Their only finding was an elevated d-dimer which was 720. They weren't concerned and discharged me. After seeing several different doctors I was told by the pulmonologist that I have a sinus infection which caused bronchiospasm which caused the shortness of breath. In the mean time I saw the hematologist who took blood work yesterday and my d-dimer is now 940. I'm a nervous wreck wondering if I have a clot! I did have a clot in the ovarian vein last year. Someone please help as I'm at my wits end! Thanks!

Comment from: Smartie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 20

I had pain in legs after undergoing chemotherapy treatments. The oncologist said it was chemotherapy side effect. This went on for several months with stabbing pain in back and shoulder. The oncologist prescribed lyric but pain persisted. Finally I went to emergency room and had clots in my leg and lung. Glad I listened to myself instead of to the oncologist.

Comment from: RAV, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 14

In both cases of my returning blood clots, I experienced trouble breathing and pain in back and pain in the lower rib cage. I had shoulder surgery the first time, and knee surgery the second time. Knowing the symptoms, I asked my surgeon to consider warfarin treatment after my knee surgery. He gave me a prescription of Lovenox shots for 7 days with no warfarin. Needless to say, the Lovenox was not enough, and blood clots where shown on X-rays from other test being taken for a vein disorder. Blood clots were located in both lungs again, and I am being treated for clotting.

Comment from: pepper10, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 11

My husband just had a 12" blood clot removed from his right arm. He had experienced numbness in his left hand and tingling. The pain hit him without warning. Had I not got him to the hospital when I did ,within 30 minutes after the pain began, he would be dead. He recently had a knee replaced, 10 days ago, and had been doing fine.

Comment from: mike, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 30

I am a 64 year old male, blood clots are in my urine with no pain anywhere at all.

Comment from: sports lover, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 29

My 17 year old son had his tonsils removed. The next week he was at school and during gym class he started throwing up blood clots. Took him to the doctor and the had to remove a blood clot that was stuck in his throat.

Comment from: alf, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 11

I had my left shoulder replaced 9/22/09 and found out I had 2 blood clots. 1 on the outer side of my arm and the other one was by the surgical site. I had 2 take warfarin for 6 months and then got off of it.

Comment from: desmond, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 03

My mum has just been diagnosed with a suspected blood clot in her brain. The doctor has explained that it is necessary to wait 48 hours to conduct the second CT scan to confirm any blood clots in her brain.

Comment from: Maggie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 29

I fell and broke my wrist, had trouble with the cast. I had a frozen shoulder and a deep thumb wound also from the cast. Couldn't get around much and had to stop exercising for many months. I really don't know if those problems were the cause. Never had any problems in my legs. In 2011 I did have high cholesterol and I have trouble drinking enough water.

Comment from: Rachel, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

My blood clot happened from someone pushing me down and then attacking me on cement. My left leg ballooned up so big, and I stayed in the hospital for a few days, but as the swelling went down the pain got worse. From what I was told by doctors it started in my groin and went all the way down my leg. My knee is what really hurts, there is no relief it hurts all the time!

Comment from: 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 19

I had a partial knee replacement surgery. Several days afterwards I had blood clots in the lower part of my leg. The X-rays were clear, and after a few days I have had pain in both leg calves.

Comment from: Carina, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I had sudden pain in my palm and left arm and after 5 minutes the pain increased. I could not move my fingers anymore and had to lie down because of it. I took four baby aspirin and four glasses of water. After an hour the pain ceased, but I still could not move my arm or my fingers, the muscle near the thumb was swollen and stiff. Later during the day the muscles showed a large area of redness and a hematoma. The veins in my palm had a large blood clot covering the veins of my fingers. I found out a large clot had also developed in my left armpit. I did not feel any dizziness or fatigue before this, except that the weather temperature here was hot and humid. Now I take 4 to 5 cloves of garlic to regulate my blood pressure and it has helped a lot.

Comment from: angie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

My left leg just above my knee. I am the 4th generation all women all in early 40's all in same leg.

Comment from: Female Published: January 28

I had blood clots from my abdomen to my toes, both legs. I will be on Coumadin the rest of my life.

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