Topic: What are the symptoms of.?
April 19, 2019 / By Albin Question:
a blood clot, and can you get one in the head? and if so what would be the symptoms of that?
(need info for school)
Sydne | 8 days ago
Can have blood clots in the head , but this is usually caused by some kind of trauma to the head and No there is no symptom right off but with time yes.When a clot blocks a part of the body its sudden and points to a certian part of the body.
Extreme dizziness that happens without warning could be a clot in the cerebral artery.
Sudden or partial blindness could be a clot in the retinal artery.
A bulge in arm/leg with numbness, weakness, could indicate a blood clot.
A clot in an artery will cause pains and discomfort.
Head injury refers to any damage to the scalp, skull,or brain. There are 2 general categories, closed and penetrating closed is where the skull has not been opened and penetrating is where the skull is open. A head injury causes damage both from the direct physical injury to the brain from secondary factors such as lack of oxygen, brain swelling and distubance of blood flow, tearing nerve fibers and causing wide spread bleeding or a blood clots in or around the brain. Bleeding in the brain can cause a blood clot or several. When between brain and skull this is from a vessel rupture. A clot can be any where in a persons brain.
Vein Thrombosis=DVT=this is a blood clot in one or both legs, mostly the lower half these are deep vein clots block blood circulation to other parts of the body. Blood clots in veins cause alot of pain and suffering for many people. This can kill if the clot moves to lungs or the heart.This is called Pulmonary Embolism. In the US around 2 million people per year develope vein thrombosis most are 40 +. Up to 600,000 are hospitalized each year for this condition,650,000 people die each year from pulmonary embolism this is the 3rd most common cause of death in the USA.
A blood clot that blocks a vein or artery is knowen as Thrombus, One that breaks off and travels threw the blood stream till it gets stuck in a smaller blood vessel is called an Embolus.
Blood clots can form from abnormal levels of blood clotting proteins or scars, plaque inside blood vessels. These conditions could make it to where someone mayhave this in life.==Cancer,diabetes, harding of the arteies,heart disease,(valves), high blood pressure, high cholesterol,immune system disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, IBD, family history of blood clots,pregnacy, heart attacks or strokes, bed ridden,after surgerys,accidents, long term immobility, birth controls, estrogen replacement, high corticosteroid use, catheters, smokers, obese, lack of exercise.
NO symptoms till major vein is blocked and then may only have these.
Warmth in calf, ankles, feet,or thighs.
Pain in legs
Shortness of breath
Severe abdominal pains with vomiting and diarrhea
Bluish color of the skin on the legs and toes
In a vein=place a warm moist compress on inflamed area.
Rest and elevate arm/leg when haveing pains for 1 week
Take an anti-inflammatory such as asprin ,ibuprofen
May need a blood thinner as well.
In an artery=blood thinners may be best answer for thisif a high risk this may need to be for rest of persons life.
Heart attack/stroke= If had either before hand the drug thrombolytic is used this is a powerful drug to dissolve blood clots its fast makes blood harder to clot.
Catheter use=This can deliver colt medications straight to the clot and bust upinside the blood vessel. This can also be used to remove a blood clot.
Blood clots are slow, silent killers and are common in humans more from a trauma, health problems and diseases.
Hi Abby. I had a blood clot after a surgery once. It happened in my left calf. It felt like a very intense localized pain; sort of like a gunshot or a stab. You think that it was a cramp but it's much more intense and a cramp will ease up easily by manipulating the muscle; a clot will hurt more if you rub it or try to manipulate it.
Yes you can get one in the head; where ever the blood flows. You can get one in the heart or brain as well. A blood clot in the head (if it didn't immediately cause a stroke) would cause a headache that would make a migraine seem like a walk in the park.
If a blood clot breaks up, like the one in my leg after surgery, it can travel to the heart and cause a heart attack and if it travels to the brain it will cause a stroke. If a person has one they usually start the person on cumaudin (I'm not sure I spelled that right) and they stay on it for 6 months. It thins the blood and that keeps them from forming.
When one happens after a surgery, they will insert a Greenfield filter. It's a tiny filter that keeps blot clots from traveling and allows the body to safely absorb it. I had one implanted and I'm glad.
When a blood clot reaches the brain, it causes a stroke that is usaually deadly. Survivors of that type of stroke usually lose the use of their muscles on one side of the body. Strokes have a wide variety of symptoms depending on the severity. I know someone who has had a lot of, what the doctor called, ministrokes. They never kill or cripple but they can reoccure and in time can really change a person.
A more severe stroke can paralyze one side and slur speech and the person may live but they will never be the same.
Strokes can happen from blood being too thin as well though. They can be just as deadly as a stroke from a clot. I had a that type of stroke; doctors called it a bleeder. It was bad and they didn't think I would live. I walk with a leg brace and a cane but my speech came back and though I was forced to retire at 42 I went back to school with honors. I travel, love astronomy and spend time with the telescope and I'm a writer. I write a Christian newsletter and built a website. I'm writing a book. At one time, they were waiting for me to die but I've done more since the stroke than before.
If you know someone that is worried about blood clots, tell them to take it VERY SERIOUSLY. The sooner something is found and treated the better the recovery will be. If you know someone who had a stroke, be patient with them. They know more about what's going on around them than their doctors realize unless the stroke was so severe that they don't come out of the coma, but that's really extreme.
If you know someone with a stroke from a blood clot remind the family that the sooner and more intense the therapy the better the survival.
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Cerebral Venous Thrombosis or Stroke would be the closest things that I can think of that would be a "clot" in the head. A Stroke, which is a clotted arterial blood vessel, which stops a part of the brain from getting blood and energy then dies, causing a stroke. A stroke is sudden onset of weakness on one side of the body or problems speaking. A Cerebral Venous Thrombosis is a clot in the venous drainage of the brain and would cause headache, maybe blurred vision and weakness. One other possible interpretation could be a bleed in the brain that then clots. It also has the same symptoms as a stroke.
Numbness or inability to move one side of the body
Inability to speak or find words that you need to say
Taking Omega-3 fish oil is a great prevention of this (among many other things)
It depends on where in the body the blood clot
develops. You can get one anywhere: in your
arms, legs, thighs, heart and, yes... even in
your head; (brain). If the latter should occur, it
will result in a lesion--which is going to result
in epileptic seizures.
Originally Answered: I'm just curious. How can you distinguish the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease and symptoms of nerve damage?
Sometimes person can't tell the difference but that is why there are diagnostic procedures for Parkinson's disease. There are tests to rule out other conditions, symptom history, family medical history, in-office physical observation following specific procedures to determine if the patient has PD or another condition or injury. In some cases the patient presents atypically and the diagnosis may take longer. Some patients may not receive the dx for 6 months and there are sometimes overlaps because the patient may actually have more than one condition.
Nerve damage diagnosis sometimes a more comprehensive arsenal for diagnosis and sometimes less. Often it may depend upon upon the patient and the description of the problem. Because the area is so broad, it is really dependent upon the specific problem.
It is very important to diagnosis nerve damage as quickly as possibly because treatment often needs to be initiated asap. In PD the earlier the best treatment is started the better but a few weeks won't make that much difference because the actual death of dopamine neurons has been underway possibly for years. Norepinephrine cell death, not quite so long.
Nerve damage covers a very broad area. At WebMD you can read about autonomic nerve damage, motor nerve damage and sensory nerve damage. You will also be able to read about the the symptoms caused by damage in each area.
Because nerve damage can occur throughout the body it would be very difficult to list all of the symptoms and the way that they differ from Parkinson's disease. In a way it is easier to list some of the shared symptoms: Dry eyes and mouth, constipation, bladder dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, muscle weakness, tremor - tingling/burning sensation can often be a precursor perspiration issues, temperature control, pain, postural instability - somewhat similar to positional awareness, loss of sense of smell
Nerve damage can come from many causes and sometimes there is overlap. For example drug interaction, overdose or side effects can cause nerve damage or parkinsonian symptoms.
Nutritional deficiencies such as B12 and B6 can occur in both nerve damage and in PD/
Inflammatory conditions can have similar symptoms - PD is sometimes considered an inflammatory condition.
Parkinson's manifeststs in different ways in different patients. The symptoms vary as does the sequence of symptoms and the progression of the condition. But the disease is progressive. With nerve damage, the issues also vary. Sometimes with certain injury the progression will be self-limiting or there are treatments to keep the problems from getting worse. At other times this is not the case.
My husband has PD. He had several precursor symptoms such as leg drag, loss of arm swing, depression, slow loss of sense of smell which occurred many years prior to the actual tingling in his left hand which developed into the tremor that sent him to the doctor for the diagnosis process. Since he had had several of the environmental triggers of PD throughout his life and an aunt with some common exposures and PD, he was already taking CoC10 to help the tremor. After 6 years his symptoms remain unilateral but several more are present. Stiffness, slower movement-slower reaction time, tremor, postural instability, some sleep issues, vision problems and several more.
Tremor is the most visible symptom and can occur in hands, arms, feet, legs, head. Stooped posture, shuffling gait, freezing in mid-stride, change in handwriting, swallowing and choking issues, voice changes including decrease in volume. Other symptoms follow.
Yes there are some differential diagnostic issues but not often as PD being mistaken for nerve damage.