Xarelto Lawsuit Wichita Kansas
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Are All Blood Clots Serious?
The short answer to this question is “they can be.” Obviously, an answer such as this, or “maybe,” or “sometimes,” barely clears anything up, so additional information is required. There are times when blood clots go unnoticed and do not cause a single problem. They dissolve on their own and you may never even realize a clot was present. In a case like this, the clot was not serious.
In other cases, a clot occurs in a superficial vein. You may be aware of the problem and mild symptoms may arise, but for the most part the problem is still not serious. Your doctor may recommend a mild blood thinner, such as over-the-counter ibuprofen. The clot clears up in a few days and everything returns to normal.
Another type of relatively non-problematic clot occurs in response to an infection, hormone imbalance, or fibroids. For instance, a woman suffering from uterine fibroids may develop clots that are expelled during menstruation. These clots are usually not serious, but they can be painful as they pass from the uterus through the cervix. You and your doctor will want to monitor a condition like this, but it is usually nothing more than an annoyance.
Serious Blood Clots
In addition to these instances in which blood clots are not a serious problem, there are instances when clots can be painful, cause health problems, and even be fatal. Deep vein thrombosis is an example of a clot that can be painful. This type of clot occurs in the deep veins of the body, usually within the legs. They create pressure and sometimes pain. They can also dislodge and travel to other parts of the body. When this occurs the clot can block blood flow to organs and create serious, sometimes fatal problems.
The same is true when clots form in arteries that are damaged or partially blocked. Coronary heart disease causes plaque to build up in the arteries. They also harden, so they are less flexible and it becomes difficult for blood to pass through. When a clot forms and needs to pass, it can get lodged in the narrowed, hardened artery. This blocks blood from flowing to nearby organs which can create permanent damage. When a blood clot blocks blood from flowing to the heart, a heart attack occurs. If the blockage prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching the heart, a person will suffer a stroke. In both cases, the blood clot can create permanent damage and in many cases, result in death.
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