Thrombosis symptoms

What are thrombosis symptoms? What is thrombosis and how do you recognize thrombotic leg? Which symptoms and signs come with thrombosis?

What is thrombosis?

Thrombosis develops when there is a blood clot in the blood. In the vessels or in one of the arteries. A blood clot creates a clot which makes the blood not flow as well anymore. Because of this you will experience all sorts of symptoms. We call thrombosis in the arteries venous thrombosis and thrombosis in the arteries is called arterial thrombosis. When a blood clot breaks loose then the consequences are disastrous. You can incur a pulmonary embolism a heart attack or a stroke. So with thrombosis there is a distinction made between venous thrombosis and arterial thrombosis. Venous thrombosis can not cause a heart attack or stroke. To the contrary, arterial thrombosis can. If someone suffers from a thrombotic leg, then it can create a pulmonary embolism.

Symptoms thrombosis

Which symptoms do you get if you have thrombosis? When a blood clot shuts off the blood flow to the leg, the blood can no longer circulate. This may cause severe pain. The pain usually begins often in the calves, but can occur also just above the knees. Then walking is very difficult. Besides the pain in the leg and difficulty walking you also get a swelling in the affected leg. The skin is tight around the leg and you can expect to see a red-purple leg. If nothing is done about the thrombosis, permanent injury may occur. This creates a chronic disease, better known as thrombotic leg.

Symptoms thrombosis

The signs and symptoms of thrombosis are clearly shown below again.

  • Swollen legs that feel very tired.
  • Skin is tight around the leg and can get shiny.
  • Discoloration of the leg to a red-purple color.
  • Difficulty walking.
  • Open wounds on the legs.

Symptoms do not always have to indicate thrombosis

There are other disorders that can exhibit the above symptoms. Conditions such as whiplash or erysipelas could have the same symptoms. Thrombotic leg should be examined further to determine it is indeed a case of thrombotic leg.

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