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 »

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Symptoms of a blood clot in the neck include swelling, redness, tenderness and pain, according to Healthline. However, depending on the exact location of the blood clot or the amount of bleeding caused by the clot, some ... More »

According to MedicineNet, blood clots form when blood platelets go to an injured area. Chemicals are released that cause a clotting cascade. Fibrin, which is a sort of mesh, is formed. More »

Hematology is the branch of medicine that studies and treats diseases of the blood, including diseases related to blood platelets, according to the American Society of Hematology. Platelets aid in blood clotting, so many... More »

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According to New Health Guide, thin blood is due to insufficient platelets in the blood. This condition is also called thrombocytopenia, and it can be caused by pregnancy or an infection. More »

According to MedicineNet, blood clots form when blood platelets go to an injured area. Chemicals are released that cause a clotting cascade. Fibrin, which is a sort of mesh, is formed. More »

Blood platelets are cells that aid in the clotting process, according to the American Red Cross. They collect at the lining of the blood vessels in the event of a cut and help stop the flow of blood. More »