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How can you tell if a blood clot is forming in your kidney?

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A blood clot in your kidneys can keep them from removing waste from your body. That can cause high blood pressure or even kidney failure. This is dangerous, so look out for these symptoms:

  • Pain in the side of your belly, legs, or thighs
  • Blood in your urine
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • High blood pressure
  • Sudden severe leg swelling
  • Trouble breathing

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Causes Excessive Blood Clotting?" "What Causes Pulmonary Embolism?"

American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting," "Ischemic Strokes (Clots)."

University of Colorado Health: "Mesenteric venous thrombosis."

Society for Vascular Surgery: "Renovascular Conditions."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 5, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Causes Excessive Blood Clotting?" "What Causes Pulmonary Embolism?"

American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting," "Ischemic Strokes (Clots)."

University of Colorado Health: "Mesenteric venous thrombosis."

Society for Vascular Surgery: "Renovascular Conditions."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 5, 2018

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