A blood clot in a vessel might have varying sensations depending on its location in the body. Clotting is essential to stem blood loss from a broken blood vessel but may also block veins and arteries.
Pain, numbness/tingling, edema, and cutaneous warmth may arise from blocked blood flow. Lung, heart, and brain blood clots may kill.
When Can You Feel A Blood Clot?
A blood clot won’t be felt until it inhibits blood flow. When the clot becomes large enough, it will plug the blood vessel, blocking blood flow.
Tissues and organs get less oxygen from reduced blood flow. This creates blood clot symptoms. Depending on kind and location, blood clots may form in days, hours, or minutes.
You may experience these two symptoms caused by blood vessel clots:
- Thrombosis: An immovable blood clot hasn’t migrated throughout the body. Thrombus in a blood vessel is thrombosis. It usually begins in the legs or, less frequently, the arms. It takes days to weeks to feel this blood clot.
- Embolus: A clot or portion of a clot that moves through the circulatory system to another region of the body. Emboli may swiftly lodge in the lungs, heart, or brain, causing an embolism. Within hours, this might induce acute symptoms. Embolisms may kill if not recognized and treated immediately.
Causes Of Blood Clots
Common blood clot causes or risk factors include:
- Atherosclerosis (buildup of plaques on the walls of arteries)
- Having obesity
- Having cancer
Describing How Blood Clots Feel
Blood clots may cause minor inflammation and discomfort or serious symptoms, including chest pain, trouble breathing, and mental confusion.
You may be able to palpate a superficial blood clot with your fingertips, but you’ll usually only experience its symptoms.
Arms And Legs
Blood clots may be superficial or deep in arteries or veins. Blood clots vary based on origin and depth. Here are several frequent extremity blood clots: