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What are the symptoms of blood clots?

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Venous clots do not allow blood to return to the heart and symptoms occur because of this damming effect. Most often occurring in the legs or the arms, symptoms include:

  • swelling
  • warmth
  • redness
  • pain

Arterial clots do not allow blood get to the affected area. Body tissue that is deprived of blood and oxygen begins to die and becomes ischemic (isch=to restrain + emia = blood)

  • Pain is the initial symptom of the ischemia, or oxygen deprivation due to loss of blood supply.
  • Other symptoms depend upon the location of the clot, and often the effect will be a loss of function. Heart attack and stroke are self-explanatory.
  • In an arm or leg, in addition to pain, the limb may appear white, and weakness, loss of sensation, or paralysis may occur.
  • If the blood supply is lost to an area of the bowel, in addition to intense pain, there may be bloody diarrhea.

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I have a question regarding slight "seemingly" blood clots recently when I blow my nose.  I am age 62, and a couple months ago also had blood show up in my semen/urine. 

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