Venal thrombosis is a highly dangerous type of blood clots. Blood clots are sometimes necessary, but venal thrombosis puts your life at risk! See why!
Most of the time, blood clots are a good thing. When you get injured, blood is needed to solidify and clump in place to help stop bleeding.
But sometimes clots arise when they are not needed, which can mean a problem, especially if they form in the deep veins near the muscles.
When blood clots form in this deeper system, it can be painful and extremely dangerous.
Actually, this type of clot is called deep venal thrombosis or DVT. Deep venous thrombosis is like barricades in the blood “roads”: they cause traffic jams in the circulation and prevent blood flow to keep the system functioning.
Things can be even more serious if a DVT separates from its place of origin and travels to the lungs.
It then becomes a pulmonary embolism (PE), a clot that prevents these vital organs from receiving the oxygen and blood they need. This can damage the lungs and other organs, and can even be fatal.
Some people are more prone to deep vein thrombosis than others, so it is worth knowing the risk factors.
It is also important to know the warning signs so that you can act quickly.
It is important to recognize the symptoms, as they can often be overlooked. Getting a fast treatment is key.
6 signs of venal thrombosis
A swollen leg or arm is one of the most common signs of DVT.
Blood clots can block the healthy flow of blood in the legs, and blood can stay behind the clot, causing inflammation.
Suspect if the swelling of your extremity develops quickly, especially if it shows with a painful side.
2. LEG PAIN OR ARM PAIN
Generally, DVT pain comes with a combination of other symptoms such as swelling or redness, but can sometimes be independent.
Unfortunately, the pain of a blood clot can be easily mistaken for muscle cramp or tension, so the problem is often not diagnosed.
DVT tends to strike when walking or when the foot is flexed upwards.
If you have a cramp that does not seem to go away – especially if the skin around it is hot or discolored – you have to go to the doctor to have a look.
3. SKIN DISCOLORATION
While it is true that a concussion is a type of blood clot, it is not the type you have to worry about. It is not a DVT.
You may see a bruise with some discoloration, but most likely you will see it red.
Deep venous thrombosis causes redness in the affected limb, and make your arm or leg feel warm to the touch.
4. BREAST PAIN
A chest pain may make you think of a heart attack, but it could be a pulmonary embolism. Both PE and heart attack have similar symptoms.
However, PE tends to be sharp and sharp, and it feels worse when you take a deep breath.The pain of a heart attack often radiates from the upper areas of your body such as your shoulders, jaw or neck. The biggest clue is the pain in the breath, the PE gets worse and worse with every breath you do. Either way, with this symptom you need help immediately, so call the emergency number immediately.
5. LACK OF BREATHING OR ACCELERATION OF THE HEART RATE
A blood clot in your lung slows down the flow of oxygen.
When the oxygen level is low, your heart rate increases to try to compensate for the shortage.
Feeling like a fluttering chest and having problems breathing deeply could be the signal from your body that you have a pulmonary embolus that lurks in your lungs.
You may also feel weak, or even lose consciousness. Ask for help quickly, especially if any of these symptoms appear suddenly.
6. INEXPLICABLE COUGH
You cannot stop coughing? If you are also having trouble breathing, have high heart rate, or chest pain, it could be a pulmonary embolism.
The cough will be dry, but sometimes people can cough up mucus and/or blood. If in doubt, call a doctor or see the hospital directly.