Trauma to the leg or to the hips and pelvis might cause a clot, but we were not told of any leg injury.
Alternatively, is it possible that the clot in question is one in the lining of the brain that can form after head trauma.
Clinton was hospitalized to treat a ‘clot’ Sunday after a recent illness, fainting, and concussion.
And maybe her concussion was pretty bad, and she was dizzy and miserable and in bed a lot, and eventually the clot returned.
The fear is that thinning the blood further might promote more bleeding rather than decrease the risk of clot enlargement.
Amongst the various changes that the clot undergoes, organisation of its outermost layer and softening are the most frequent.
It will, after a time, turn sour, separating like blood into clot and serum.
You see here I can pour off the supernatant liquid clear, leaving our silver and gelatine as a clot at the bottom of the vessel.
The clot of suppurative phlebitis cannot be absorbed and cannot organize.
Finally the clot swims freely in the serum which it has expressed.
A soft, nonrigid, insoluble mass formed when blood or lymph gels. v. clot·ted, clot·ting, clots
A soft insoluble mass formed when blood or lymph gels. During blood clotting, white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and various clotting factors interact in a cascade of chemical reactions initiated by a wound. When a body tissue is injured, calcium ions and platelets act on prothrombin to produce the enzyme thrombin. Thrombin then catalyzes the conversion of the protein fibrinogen into fibrin, a fibrous protein that holds the clot together. An abnormal clot inside the blood vessels or the heart (a thrombus or an embolus) can obstruct blood flow.