Thromboembolism are blood clots that have changed from a liquid state to a gelatinous state. They are usually harmless to your health because they protect your body from bleeding when you cut yourself. However, when blood clots form in the deep veins, they can be very dangerous.
A dangerous clot is called a deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and it can cause “traffic jams” in the bloodstream. There can also be very serious consequences if the blood clot breaks off from its source and reaches the lungs or heart.
At Clamotion, we have compiled the most obvious signs to watch out for so that the symptoms of DVT can be recognized as quickly as possible.
- Rapid heart rate
If you have a blood clot in your lung, you may feel a flutter in your chest. In this case, the tachycardia may be due to low oxygen levels in the lungs. As a result, your heart tries to make up for the deficiency and begins to move faster and faster.
- Shortness of breath
If you suddenly find it difficult to breathe deeply, it could be a symptom of a blood clot in your lungs, called a pulmonary embolism.
- Coughing for no reason
If you have unexpected bouts of a dry cough with shortness of breath, increased heart rate, and chest pain, it could be due to PE. You may cough up mucus and even blood.
- Chest pain
If you feel chest pain when breathing deeply, it may be a symptom of pulmonary embolism.
Chest pain is usually sharp and stabbing, and you can easily think that you are having a heart attack. The main difference between them is that PE almost always gets worse with breathing. In any case, you should call 911 immediately, as the consequences can be fatal.
- Red or dark coloration on the leg
Red or dark spots on the skin that appear without cause can be a symptom of a blood clot in the leg. You may also feel tenderness and warmth in this area and even pain when you stretch your toes.