5 Types of Blood Clots Doctors Wish Every Patient Knew

Posted on May 25 2017 - 1:52pm by new

Blood clots are jelly-like masses of blood. They can occur in arteries or veins in your heart, brain, lungs, abdomen, arms, and legs. Here are the types of blood clots you may not have been aware of.

1. Legs and arms

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Symptoms of blood clots in the legs and arms vary and may include pain or cramping, swelling, tenderness, warmth to the touch and bluish- or red-colored skin. Clots that occur in larger veins are called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood clots can also occur in smaller, more superficial (closer to the skin) veins.