Blood Clot Symptoms After C Section

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Blood Clot Symptoms

Blood clotting is an intrinsic part of the body's natural processes which causes blood cells and particles of fibrin (which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that adapts itself in response to injury) to quickly form a solid 'clump' of matter which acts to stop the flow of blood after a blood vessel has been damaged through injury or trauma, or non-traumatic causes.

Lovenox is a subcutaneous (skin tissue) injection given primarily in the abdominal area to prevent clots from developing in the blood. It also has to be pointed out that Heparin and Lovenox are not the same. As we all know Heparin has been in the news quite a bit lately from fatal and near fatal doses being mistakenly administered in the hospital setting.

The symptoms of a blood clot include:

1-Pain in the leg
2-Redness/swelling
3-Warm to touch
4-Fever
5-Shortness of breath
6-Chest pain

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Blood Clot Treatment

So, your doctor has told you that you have a blood clot. You will probably be given a blood thinner to treat it. In many cases you health care provider will have you follow this treatment plan:

During Week 1 - you will be given a medication called heparin. Heparin works rapidly. It is injected just under the skin using a very short small gauge needle. Your health care providers will instruct you on how this is done.

Many people have either no warning signs or very vague symptoms prior to forming a significant clot. The symptoms are usually: swelling in the leg and calf, redness and increased warmth in your leg, and pain in the inner thigh and calf.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Totally paranoid of getting a blood clot!?
    ok so I have this horrible fear of developing a blood clot and just dieing. I saw a video on youtube of a woman sitting in a hospital waiting room and passing out and dieing of a blood clot... Im just so paranoid, and I dont know why! I get freaked out knowing that I could have no symptoms and just die...

    I developed this fear over a year ago, when I became pregnant, and heard of a lady dieing after her c-section. Ive had my legs checked a million times by at least 10 different drs. My legs hurt everyday, and im so afraid this is what I could have. I just had an ultrasound less than a month ago, and D Dimer about a month ago...

    PLEASE help me! I got through pregnancy without a clot. I also have been on a car ride for like 24 hours only getting out twice, and never had a blood clot. If I made it through that could i still get one??

    ALSO- PLEASE dont tell me to see a counselor... im doing that next week!

    • ANSWER:
      every person has a chance to get or not get a clot,always inevitable is inevitable, so pls concentrate on your daily affairs, also i ask suppose you saw a severe road traffic accident death instead of the the other vedio, would you have correlated the accident and the leg pain?

  2. QUESTION:
    Im terrfied about getting a blood clot.. can anyone help?
    ok so I have this horrible fear of developing a blood clot and just dieing. I saw a video on youtube of a woman sitting in a hospital waiting room and passing out and dieing of a blood clot... Im just so paranoid, and I dont know why! I get freaked out knowing that I could have no symptoms and just die...

    I developed this fear over a year ago, when I became pregnant, and heard of a lady dieing after her c-section. Ive had my legs checked a million times by at least 10 different drs. My legs hurt everyday, and im so afraid this is what I could have. I just had an ultrasound less than a month ago, and D Dimer about a month ago...

    PLEASE help me! I got through pregnancy without a clot. I also have been on a car ride for like 24 hours only getting out twice, and never had a blood clot. If I made it through that could i still get one??

    ALSO- PLEASE dont tell me to see a counselor... im doing that next week!
    and im NOT pregnant anymore, im 9 months postpartum

    • ANSWER:
      Blood clots are very rare. I would try not to worry about this. But I think the fact that you are worried indicates you may have anxiety. - Anxiety is very common after pregnancy.

      You are probably very busy with a new born and have a lot on your mind. It is a good idea that you decided to see a counselor. You could also talk to your OB/GYN doctor about your fears, too

      GOod Luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    blood clots... please help.... im lost here?
    Okay so ive been to a few Drs now, and nobody has given me any sort of diagnosis. My next step is a chiropractor. but was hoping maybe someone could help. Ive had pains for over a year now. I have anxiety and fear a blood clot. Ive had three ultrasounds and numerous D-Dimer tests. All negative. I am active, walk three miles a day, I got through pregnancy without a blood clot. So im not sure to what is causing this continous pain. Could I have a blood clot?? What should I do. The pain is in my inner thigh at the moment, but comes and goes to different parts of my legs.

    It all started after reading a story of a woman dieing from a blood clot after a c-section, while I was pregnant, Im not 8 months postpartum, and still have this fear, I was sure it would go away after giving birth. but nope still here. I was also wondering if this could be anxiety, I know u can get physical symptoms, such as chest pain, dizziness ect, but can leg pains be one of them?? any insight would help

    • ANSWER:
      This is definitely NOT a blood clot because you have had multiple D-dimes and U/S that were negative. It could be sciatica though I would expect pain in your back from this as well. It may just be anxiety especially since you have continued to worry about it.


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