Blood clots form inside of the deeper veins in the body. It is referred to as deep vein thrombosis. Blood clots have a gel like consistency and though sometimes resolve themselves, often times will not resolve on their own and require immediate medical attention.
The most common place for a clot to occur is in the lower leg. Clots can happen anywhere in the body though.
Signs you may have a clot:
Note: It is almost always one single leg. If you are having issues in both legs at the same time it may be something besides a blood clot.
Other areas besides the legs where clots may form and their additional symptoms
Clot in the LUNGS
Clot in the BRAIN
Clot in the HEART
Clot in the ABDOMEN
Blood clots are serious and can be life threatening. The sooner you receive proper medical treatment the better your odds are. If you are currently experiencing what you believe may be a blood clot please go immediately to the Emergency Room, Call 911 or your doctor.
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