Real Stories from People Who Have Experienced Blood Clots
Colleen Dietz had her leg amputated below the knee 8 years ago due to an infection in her toe from methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an infection resistant to antibiotics and difficult to treat.
Donya Spencer was happy to have her 19-year-old daughter Morgan back home with her and the family for the weekend. However, at the time, neither one of them knew that Morgan was on the brink of a major health crisis.
I’m Debra Turner Bryant, and I want to share my experience with blood clots during pregnancy.
I am a 47 year old male, and am a DVT survivor. I rolled my ankle in January of 2012 playing tennis.
In 2003 at the age of 34, Beth developed blood clots in her leg and lungs. Find out why her clots were not immediately diagnosed and how she’s doing now.
Danielle suffered a blood clot in her lung, which may have been caused by dehydration and a 4-hour flight from Atlanta to Utah. Read about her experience.
After coughing up blood and experiencing pain in her lungs, Sarah went to the emergency room at her local hospital, where she was diagnosed with multiple blood clots in both lungs. Read more of her story.
At just 19 years old, Suzanne experienced two back-to-back incidents of blood clots in her legs and lungs in a period of 9 months. Read on to discover how her clots were found.
After having lower back surgery, Daniel was diagnosed with blood clots in the groin area of both legs. Learn how he manages with the condition.
After being on bedrest for about a week due to a routine tonsillectomy, Caitlin started experiencing pain that felt like a pulled muscle. Read on to find out what was causing this pain.
Sofija was a typical, healthy 35-year old woman. However, in January 2012 she went to the emergency room complaining of extreme fatigue and serious chest pains. Find out what was behind these symptoms.
Amaris had been traveling for a few weeks when her lower back started to ache. Then her leg started to swell and hurt so bad she couldn’t walk. Read on to find out what it was like to be diagnosed with blood clots while 10,000 miles away from home.
After initially going to the emergency room because of a bad migraine, Anniece told the doctor she had also been having chest pain. The doctor ordered an EKG, which showed she had a massive blood clot in the lungs. Read more about how remembering to tell the doctor about her chest pain saved her life.
After sitting in front of her laptop for 5 hours working on a presentation, Natalia began experiencing pain in her right calf as well as some bruising and swelling. The swelling became so bad she went to the emergency room, where an ultrasound revealed a blood clot in her leg. Learn more about her experience.
Crystal is no stranger to having blood clots. Read about her experiences with blood clots and advice she has to offer others.