8 signs you may have a blood clot

Here are 8 signs of blood clotting to look out for
Blood clot can be very dangerous and even life-threatening if not treated quickly.
According to WebMD blood clots are healthy and lifesaving when they stop bleeding. But they can also form when they aren't needed and cause a heart attack, stroke, or other serious medical problems.

Check if you or a loved one are at risk of blood clots:
1. Swelling in one limb. Commonly known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It prevents blood flow in the circulation system. When DVT occurs, oxygen is unable to reach your vital organs, explains Prevention.
2. Leg pain or tenderness. The National Blood Clot Alliance reports that pain or tenderness in the leg is another common symptom of DVT. A cramp or charley horse is what sometimes referred to this pain.
3. Red streaks on your skin. If you see red streaks running along the length of your veins, seek medical attention. Blood clots cause bruising, but streaking is a sign of a more severe, life-threating concern.These red streaks often make the limb feel warm to the touch, Prevention says.