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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Internal Jugular Vein Clot



How dangerous is a clot in the internal jugular vein. what prevents it from moving while blood thinners take time to do their work?


The risk of the clot going to the lungs is low, although it can happen. Most people do well on blood thinners.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University