lood clots will terribly dangerous. they’re shaped in your arms or legs and break off and travel your heart or lungs. A embolism may be a blood in your lungs. it’s a real emergency and needs immediate hospitalization. A embolism will kill you if untreated.
The symptoms of a blood include:
o a hotter spot in your leg or arm
o Ruddy or red area in the leg or arm in that occurs on only one side
o A new swelling or heavy feeling in your arm or leg
o Pain in your leg (especially when you extend your toes)
If you experience any of these symptoms, do not hesitate. Go to the emergency room immediately.
Symptoms of a pulmonary embolism:
o Difficulty breathing
o Low-grade fever
o Pain in the chest
o Increased effort required to breath
o A rapid heart rate
o A persistent cough (may or may not involve spitting up of blood)Again, if you experience any of these symptoms, do not hesitate. Go to the emergency room immediately.
Blood Clot Treatment
So, your doctor has told you that you have a blood clot. You will probably be given a blood thinner to treat it. In many cases you health care provider will have you follow this treatment plan:
During Week 1 – you will be given a medication called heparin. Heparin works rapidly. It is injected just under the skin using a very short small gauge needle. Your health care providers will instruct you on how this is done.
Heparin produces an anti-clotting substance in your body work better. This decreases the clotting ability of your blood. Heparin is made from porcine intestines and has been used in the United States since 1916.
* Day 1 – you will start taking Coumadin (warfarin) pills by mouth. You will be taking this medication for at least 3 months.
* End of Week 1 – you will be discontinuing the heparin.
* Your health care provider will be testing your blood often for its ability to clot.
* When To Call Your Doctor (Or Visit The Emergency Room) When Taking A Blood Thinner
Blood thinners can save your life. They can also have some serious side effects. The most common side effect is bleeding. If it becomes major, you must visit the doctor or visit the ER.
The signs of major hemorrhage are:
o body waste that’s low or cola coloured, red or dark
o Weakness or lightheadedness
o particularly serious expelling hemorrhage
o Any injury that doesn’t stop hemorrhage among ten minutes
o low coloured or red vomit
o Nose bleed that doesn’t stop among ten minutes
o Gums that bleed too
o Unexplained unforeseen bruises
o Red, black, or tarry intestine movements (they might also be sticky)
o Any severe pain (especially a headache or stomachache)
o Any serious fall – albeit you are doing not believe that you just stony-broke any bones