Blood Clot Symptoms

The symptoms of blood clot are indications of some serious problems
that can even be fatal. Normally, blood clots are generated to stop
bleeding. However, a blood clot may become dangerous in cases it
prevents the natural flow of blood. Such symptoms may include blockage
of a vein or an artery, which are extremely harmful for your health.
The blood clots blocking arteries and veins throughout the body can
cause diseases that may range from varicose veins to fatal situations
such as pulmonary embolism.

Usually, if a blood vessel in
your body has been damaged, the body generates a blood clot to prevent
further blood loss. After a few days the vessel is healed and the blood
clot gets dissolve. However, when the symptoms of blood clot show
blockage of blood flow through an artery in the heart or brain, it may
result in a heart attack or stroke. This is why you must treat the
symptoms of blood clot seriously.

Some Common Symptoms Of Blood Clot

are different symptoms associated with blood clot. Essentially the
symptoms of blood clot depend on the location of blood clot in the
body. Here are some of them:

One of the most common forms
of blood clot is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) that may form within the
veins of legs or in the pelvic region. A patient with such a problem
may suffer from symptoms such as discoloration, tenderness, prominent
veins, pain or swelling within the calf or the leg muscles.

blood clot in an artery of an arm or leg is indicated by symptoms such
as swelling, sudden pain and a slight blue coloration. In case the clot
is in a vein, then it would cause tenderness and swelling. A blood clot
in brain (Stroke) is usually followed by the symptoms such as weakness,
visual disturbances, speech impairment, seizure, which might lead to a
transient ischemic event or a stroke.

If there are
Artherosclerotic plaques in the carotid artery, this indicates blood
clots housing deep in the brain or in the carotid artery.

symptoms of blood clot in lungs (Pulmonary embolism) are associated
with severe chest pain, shortness of breath, blood-tinged coughing,
low-grade fever or rapid heart rate.

A blood clot formed in
the heart can travel to any artery or organ of the body. Certain
conditions such as heart valve disease, previous heart attack, heart
failure and atrial fibrillation may lead to blood clots in the heart.

The symptoms of blood clot developed in abdomen are frequent diarrhea accompanied by vomiting and severe abdominal pain

of the other symptoms of blood clot include wheezing, painful
breathing, dizziness, fainting, heart arrhythmia, pain in the
shoulders, pain in the upper abdomen, or pain in back. There are blood
clots, which may result in sudden blinding of eye.

All the
above symptoms can be extremely critical and may be life-threatening in
some cases. On detecting any of these symptoms you must immediately
visit a doctor.