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Difference Between Leg Cramp and Blood Clot in Pregnancy

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 18-Apr-2023 17:40:29


During pregnancy, women are at a higher risk of developing leg cramps and blood clots. Although both conditions involve the legs, they are fundamentally different in nature. Leg cramps are sudden, involuntary muscle contractions that are common during pregnancy, whereas blood clots are a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the formation of a clot in a blood vessel. It is important to understand the differences between leg cramps and blood clots in pregnancy to receive prompt medical attention and appropriate treatment. Leg Cramps in Pregnancy Leg cramps are a common complaint during pregnancy, affecting up to 50% of pregnant women. ... Read More

Difference Between Blood Clot and Embolism

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 30-Mar-2023 17:49:14


Embolus and thrombus both refer to the same thing: a clot in the blood. In both cases, the constituent parts include adipose tissue, platelets, amniotic fluid, a tumour, air, or alien bodies. When a blood clot or embolus forms, it does so inside the circulatory system. Emboli are not the same as thrombosis (the development of a blood clot). Yet, both are characterised by a blood clot. A thrombus forms inside the blood vessel. Hence, the blood vessel's ability to transport blood is impaired. Embolus fragments or other foreign or foreign-like substances can cause embolism when they become stuck in ... Read More