How to Recognize Symptoms of a Blood Clot

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Symptoms of a blood clot include shortness of breath and numbness or temperature change in legs. Discover how to recognize blood clot symptoms with expert tips from a fire captain in this free video about first aid treatments.

Part of the Video Series: First Aid for Minor Injuries
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You know, most times our bodies let us know when there's a medical condition going on, or there's a problem. Hi, I'm Captain Joe Bruni. And what we're going to talk about is how to recognize the signs that you may possibly have blood clot. Feeling short of breath is one sign that there may be a blood clot that is developed in a ling or both lungs. If this occurs for no apparent reason, see a doctor right away. Also, it's common for blood clots to occur n one of the legs or both of the legs. This commonly occurs when sitting or riding for a long time like on an airliner or even in a bus or car. If you feel numbness or tingling in one leg or both legs, if you feel temperature changes in the legs, one legs feels extremely hot or extremely cold. You may also feel a hard spot. Any of these may be a sign that you've had a blood clot develop in the lower extremity in the body. If this occurs, seek medical attention right away and make an appointment to see your doctor if at all possible. I'm Captain Joe Bruni. Stay safe, and we'll see you next tie.

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