Patient Comments: Blood Clots - Causes

What was the cause of your blood clot?

Comment from: hannakell, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

Pain in the lower forearm left it near immobile. Ultrasound confirmed clots in superficial vein. I was not prescribed anything, and told they would dissolve into the blood screen naturally. Doctors said I would notice less to no pain, as it did.

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Comment from: Sydros, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

Blood clot was caused in my arm due to an accident.

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Comment from: PeterB, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 08

I am a very fit 64 year old male - I generally ride my bike for 2 hours every second day with other vigorous exercise between. Out of the blue I developed thrombophlebitis in a vein in my leg which is now getting rapidly better with Ibuprofen treatment. I have no risk factors at all for this but had a Boostrix vaccination just 4 days before the clots appeared. Could there be a link? If they are not it seems a remarkable coincidence.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

I have no history that would lead anyone to think that I would have a myocardial infarct from a clot in an artery. Never had chest pain, never had high blood pressure or cholesterol, ate right, exercised. So on a normal day I walk my dogs, go to the gym, and about an hour later I felt like someone had hit me in the chest with a sledgehammer. Couldnt breathe, drenched in sweat. And even worse, home alone. Called the ambulance, and now have a stent, and so many pills that I rattle when I walk. On the good side I'm still alive to bitch about it. Just proves that there is no discrimination in heart disease.

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Comment from: Terry D, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

Post surgical knee replacement with inadequate prophylactic treatment by surgeon

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 17

My blood clot was serious enough to have me admitted to the hospital for 6 days. Mine came after knee surgery. I noticed it in therapy

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Comment from: alaskahiker, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 20

At the age of 48 while hiking in the back country I slipped going down a hill with a 30 pound back pack on. I broke both my tibia and fibula requiring a surgery that installed a plate and 11 screws. Due to the immobilization and not being able to take aspirin (allergic), I developed an acute massive pulmonary embolism blocking the entrance to both lungs. I began having chest pains and an increased heart rate. I went to a walk in clinic and they sent me to the ER for a CT scan. I was immediately admitted to the hospital and treated with TPA. I remained in the hospital for a week. I remained home resting for before returning to work. I worked half days for an additional 2 weeks, and then started full time. The doctor wants to keep me on Paraffin for at least 6 months from the onset. Recover is slow going, but each day gets a little better.

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Comment from: Pinto mom, Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I had been on a short flight and had developed intense pain in my calf. I never had any problems with a blood clot in my life. I have been pretty inactive the last 15 months due to back pain from a car accident and had gained 20 lbs or so in spite of trying to eat healthy. I went straight to the ER from the airport and was admitted pretty quickly. Two pulmonary emboli went to my lungs.

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Comment from: countrybusia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 06

A DVT formed in my right upper arm before my release from the hospital post-surgery.

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