A 36-year-old Russian developed a 20-centimeter blood clot: two main symptoms

In the Moscow region, doctors from the Mytishchi City Clinical Hospital saved a 36-year-old man with a giant blood clot. This was reported by the press service of the regional Ministry of Health.

The man complained of two main symptoms: numbness and acute pain in his leg. The examination revealed thrombosis at the level of the iliac and popliteal arteries. The Russian could either be left without a leg or lose his life.

Doctors removed a large 20cm blood clot from the popliteal artery using a catheter. The operation lasted more than six hours. Now the patient feels well, his leg was saved.

Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot (blood clot) inside a blood vessel that can block normal blood flow. This is a serious condition that requires medical attention.

Symptoms of thrombosis can vary depending on where the clot forms and its size. General symptoms:

Edema. Swelling occurs in the area where the blood clot has formed. For example, with thrombosis in the leg, swelling of the leg or foot may occur.

Pain and a feeling of heaviness. Patients may experience pain, discomfort, or a feeling of heaviness in the problem area. The pain may be localized to the leg, arm, abdomen, or other parts of the body, depending on where the clot forms.

Redness and a feeling of heat.

Numbness or tingling sensation.

No pulsation. In case of arterial thrombosis, the patient may notice the absence of pulsation in the corresponding area.

Who is at risk:

1. Heredity. If you have a family history of thrombosis or inherited bleeding disorders, you may have an increased risk of thrombosis.

2. Age. People over 60 years of age are more susceptible to thrombosis.

3. Obesity. Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of thrombosis.

4. Sedentary lifestyle. Prolonged sitting or immobility (for example, on long flights or after surgery) can contribute to the formation of blood clots.

5. Pregnancy and childbirth. In women during pregnancy and after childbirth, the risk of thrombosis increases due to changes in the blood coagulation system.

6. Surgical interventions. After surgery, especially on the legs or abdomen, the risk of thrombosis may be increased.

7. Oncological diseases. Cancer and its treatment may increase the risk of thrombosis.

8. Cardiovascular diseases. Certain cardiovascular diseases, such as atrial fibrillation or coronary artery disease, may increase the risk of thrombosis.

9. Smoking. Smoking increases the risk of thrombosis, as it affects blood clotting and vascular condition.

10. Other risk factors: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammatory diseases and long-term use of hormonal drugs (for example, contraceptives).

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