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What is the difference between Blood Clot and Leg Cramp?

Asked by Deborah , Last updated: Nov 07, 2020

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Christian Jackson

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Christian Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Aug 06, 2020

A blood clot is also known as thrombosis and describes a mass of blood cells, platelets, and fibrin that forms to prevent blood flow. Clotting blood can keep someone from bleeding to death but can be dangerous when it is in the wrong place. If it is a clot in an artery that is found in the heart, you may experience a plethora of different symptoms.

These include chest pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath. A blood clot in the brain triggers a stroke with symptoms such as headaches or weakness. A clot in the leg deep in the vein is called deep vein thrombosis and may include symptoms of leg pain and swelling. On the other hand, a leg cramp is a severe pain in the leg that is usually caused by an involuntary spasm of the leg muscles.

One of the symptoms of leg cramps include intense pain where the muscle is in the spasm. They often occur in calf muscles or the thigh muscles, and it can last for seconds or minutes. Many times, leg cramps may occur due to failure to stretch correctly before and after a workout. Leg cramps are also notorious for waking people up during the night with acute pain.

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Answered Aug 04, 2020

Some people may become confused between a leg cramp and a blood clot because they feel the same. When you say “leg cramp,” this means that there are some muscles that are involved. It is likely that the muscles have become stretched and pulled. You will notice that it is just a cramp because there will be no redness, and there will not be any hot skin in the area.

A blood clot will be a bit different. This will persist, especially if you would move certain parts of your body where the blood clot is located in a certain way. Some people would be able to walk off a cramp, but you cannot walk off a blood clot.

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K. Shadrach

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Answered Jul 31, 2020

Blood clots can happen all throughout the body. They occur when blood cells clump together, with fibrin and platelets. Symptoms of blood clots include pain in the area of the clot, headaches, and hard type breathing. On the other hand, leg cramps only occur in the legs. It happens when there is the leg has a muscle spasm. Like blood clots, a person experiencing a leg cramp will also have leg pain, but other symptoms of the leg cramp are a hard lump on the leg and swelling. To treat a leg cramp, it is best to apply cold or heat to the area and to stretch often.
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