What Is Thrombosis?

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2. Thrombosis

Thrombosis is the medical term given for when a blood clot forms in a blood vessel. As mentioned, this can impede the flow of blood, potentially leaving other parts of the body without the oxygen rich blood they need. This can, in turn, result in some other very serious problems for the patient.

Without sufficient oxygen, organs would struggle to operate and tissues can begin to die. In many cases, however, the degree to which the blood flow is impeded and the patient may show no symptoms. The condition can get a lot worse as the clot continues to grow, however.


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