There are at least six signs of a blood clot. You should begin to be alert to the possibility of blood clot, if you have all of this sign. Here the signs of blood clot:
- Leg swelling
DVT usually begins with swelling in the toe area. This occurs because the blood coagulation or blood clot has blocked blood flow in the legs. Finally, occur swelling. DVT can occur when you sit too long without stretching.
- Leg or arm pain
Pain in the legs and arms could be a sign of DVT. The pain that arise are usually only calculated muscle cramps or tension.
The pain is caused by many things. However, beware of DVT if accompanied by other symptoms such as swelling or redness. Sometimes pain also occurs without other symptoms. Typically, when the pain starts running or swinging a leg up.
- Skin bruises
Bruising or redness appears on the skin is a sign of a blood clot. Bruising is common to all people.
According to the National Blood Clot Alliance, on the condition of DVT redness usually occurs in the legs or arms and cause a warm feeling when touched.
- Chest Pain
Chest pain is not only the symptoms of a heart attack. If you develop DVT and pulmonary embolism has occurred, the chest pain was unavoidable. Chest pain usually feels very sharp and stabbing. Dada is getting sick when you tried to draw a deep breath.
- Shortness of breath
Blood clots in the lungs were also able to slow down the flow of oxygen. When oxygen is low, your heart rate will increase. Breath will be wheezing.
In addition, over time the body may be weak, and even fainting. Do not delay examination to the doctor if it happens.
Suddenly coughing for no apparent reason could also be a sign of DVT. Moreover, if the previously accompanied by shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, and chest pain which is already the symptoms of pulmonary embolism.
You should begin to be alert to the possibility of dangerous blood clots when subjected to the following matters:
- When your body feels sore and exercise can not eliminate it. When exercising, pain increasingly felt.
- When there is blood clotting or blocked blood vessels, usually part of the body will swell.
- If you often have leg cramps at night.
- If your feet start to turn white and blue.
- If the swollen area that feels hot and warm when you touch it.
If you notice the signs above, you should immediately see a doctor.