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Causes and Signs of Blood Clots

The bloodstream is in constant circulation, carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells and waste and carbon dioxide away from them. Blood is actually made of several different types of cells as well as other products that all function to keep you healthy and strong. However, sometimes the clotting factor in the blood, or platelets, can form abnormally thick areas of blood that can result in deadly complications.

Often, blood clots can form due to illnesses and injuries. In some cases, however, medications like oral contraceptives make a person more likely to develop blood clots. YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella are three forms of oral birth control that come with an increased risk of blocked blood vessels. If you have suffered from a blood clot due to taking one of these drugs, please contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187.

The Formation of a Blood Clot

Normally, a cut blood vessel starts a chemical reaction that leads to the conglomeration of a protein called fibrin. Fibrin groups together to form a clot, or thrombus, to stop the bleeding. A dangerous blood clot occurs when a thrombus randomly forms inside the blood vessel rather than as a method of repair. This can be as a result of immobilization, atherosclerotic disease, or even medications whose side effects increase your clotting factor.

Symptoms of Thrombus

A blood clot from oral contraceptives is usually deep vein thrombosis, where a thrombus forms in your leg. This can block blood flowing through the limb, which causes symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Heat

If this blood clot breaks off, it can flow into the heart and then the lungs, where it causes pulmonary embolism. This can result in the death of lung tissue and a lack of oxygen.

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Blood clots are a very serious health problem and they can cause permanent damage to the tissue around the clot. If you have suffered from a blood clot due to oral contraceptives such as YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you with your physical and emotional trauma. To discuss your case, contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today.

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