If you see these four signs on your arm, consult a doctor

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Many may dismiss these signs that point to blood clots. If you ever notice them, make sure to consult a doctor immediately.

There are several signs and symptoms of blood clots, according to Express. Blood clots can cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be dangerous and would require quick medical attention.

Arterial clots in the brain are called strokes. Clots can also form in the heart arteries, causing heart attacks.

Four signs of blood clots on skin

Stop the Clot says there are several symptoms of a blood clot in the leg or arm. These include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain or tenderness not caused by injury
  • Skin that is warm to the touch
  • Redness or discolouration of the skin

Stop the Clot health site says: “If you can recognise these signs and symptoms, you can save your life or the life of a friend or family member.”

“If a clot plugs up veins in your arms or legs, they may look bluish or reddish,” explains WebMD.

The health site adds: “Your skin also might stay discoloured from the damage to blood vessels afterward. Therefore, “a pulmonary embolism in your lung could make your skin pale, bluish, and clammy.”

Higher risks

Blood clots become more common as people get older, but they can also be common in families. If you are pregnant or have just had a baby, your risk is higher. Similarly, if you have an inflammatory condition such as Crohn’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis, this can increase your risk of clots.

Fight against blood clots

Express says you should drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, as you’re more likely to get a clot if you’re dehydrated.

Source: Express

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