A thrombus, more typically called a blood clot, repairs damage done to a blood vessel, artery or vein. It is is a gel-like substance which is formed by platelets and fibrin to help prevent excessive bleeding.
Blood clotting, or coagulation, is an extremely important bodily process because it prevents excess bleeding and can help save your life. Platelets (a certain type of blood cell) and protein in your blood work to create a clot which forms over an injury.
Although blood clots are a healthy and a lifesaving way to stop you from bleeding, sometimes they can form when your body does not need them. This can cause a stroke, heart attack, or other serious and life-threatening medical issues. According to Medical News Today, there are several warning signs and symptoms you can watch out for if you think you have a blood clot.
Here are 8 warning signs of a blood clot that you shouldn’t ignore. It is also important to note that we are not health professionals. If you have any of these warning signs or any questions about blood clots, always contact your doctor or health practitioner.
1. Medical News Today states that the most common place blood clots develop is typically in the legs.
Swelling and tenderness in your legs are general symptoms of blood clots.
2. If you notice a red or dark discoloration begin to form on your leg, you may be displaying symptoms of a blood clot.
Your leg may also feel warm and tender. You are likely to experience pain in the calf as well if you attempt to stretch your toes towards the sky.
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