How long does it take for a blood clot to travel through the body?
A DVT or pulmonary embolism can take weeks or months to totally dissolve.
Even a surface clot, which is a very minor issue, can take weeks to go away.
If you have a DVT or pulmonary embolism, you typically get more and more relief as the clot gets smaller.
Can you feel a blood clot move?
If the clot is in your arms or legs, you may experience pain (that feels like an intense cramp), swelling, and tenderness. If the clot moves to your lungs, you could experience sharp chest pain, a racing heart, shortness of breath, sweating, and fever. You may cough up blood.
How do you know if you have a traveling blood clot?
Signs of pulmonary embolism might include:
- Shortness of breath.
- A rapid heartbeat.
- Chest pain or discomfort that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough.
- Coughing up blood.
- Feeling lightheaded or faint.
- Feeling anxious or sweating.
What does it feel like when you have a blood clot in your leg?
With a blood clot, your leg may also feel warm as the clot worsens. You may even notice a slight reddish or bluish hue to your skin. You shouldn’t worry about a clot if the leg pain is made worse with exercise but relieved by rest.