Clotting occurs when blood platelets adhere to the edges of a breached blood vessel and release chemicals that attract more platelets, resulting in a plug, as MedlinePlus explains. The plug stops external bleeding and al... More » Science Human Anatomy Blood

According to MedlinePlus, a blood clot in the leg, also known as a deep vein thrombosis, is treated with anticoagulants, blood thinners, pressure stockings or surgery. Wikipedia also lists exercise, aspirin and intermitt... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Blood clots are treated by taking blood thinner medications, thrombolytics or by surgical removal. Doctors may also prescribe heparin and warfarin to alleviate symptoms, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research an... More » Health Pain & Symptoms
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