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One new option for people who have been diagnosed with a blood clot is Thrombolysis which uses medicines and devices to remove the blood clot. While not risk free, and not offered universally, the following doctors and institutions do offer this. If you think you may be interested, it is important to act quickly. Blood clots harden within the first several weeks, making it much more difficult to remove the clot. This procedure has risks and you should discuss with your doctors the tradeoffs for your particular situation.
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Flying with DVT
Posted by Mish
Last Reply July 5, 2011 at 03:19
Started July 4, 2011 at 22:31
I have been diagonised 27/6 with DVT in my right calf and on twice daily injections of
Heparin and have been advised I will be on Warfarin for the next 6 months. In 2
months time I have a 7 week trip planned to USA (Australia to LA to NY) approx 22
hour flight. I have had mixed feedback from doctors about flying, during this 7 week
period I have another 4 connecting flights within US/Canada. Is this too much flying
when you have DVT and what about my weekly/fortnightly blood tests, I may not
always have access to a doctor due to the places we will be visiting. Is it best I cancel
or postpone my trip? Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

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Swimming Post DVT
Posted by Essie
Last Reply July 4, 2011 at 21:40
Started July 3, 2011 at 16:12
Hey guys

I'm getting increasingly concerned about my general level of fitness due to lack of exercise since my DVT.

I use to love swimming but have been advised not to swim unless using a buoyancy aid. Have any of you used the 'Finis Rangs' pullbuoy system? You strap the buoys to your thighs rather than putting the float inbetween and holding.

I will update on here if I get some and have a positive outcome but would appreciate any feedback regarding floats or swimming in general.

(I have a completely occluded left common iliac vein).

Thanks!! :)

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Burning in legs. Dvt or something else?
Posted by Abbie
Last Reply July 3, 2011 at 01:16
Started June 30, 2011 at 14:24
Hi there. So I've never had a dvt nor does it run in m family. In the past I've had
four negative ultrasounds on my legs ( thigh pain) and numerous d-dimer tests
as well. Yet I still worry I could magically develop one. I'm 23 not on the pill but
do smoke. I'm afraid of having one and not having any symptoms. Can anyone
PLEASE help! My drs just tell me I worry to much but I'd like to hear from
people who have this condition! I have burning in both my legs but mainly my
left leg.

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AngioJet for DVT
Posted by MJ
Last Reply July 2, 2011 at 16:21
Started June 26, 2011 at 21:42
I was wondering if anyone has been diagnosed with DVT and opted for angiojet rather than more conservative coumadin/warafin treatments? I was just recently discharged after an 8 day hospitalization and drs look at me like I am nuts since I am concerned over clot. I do have a PE in each lung but breathing seems fine.

Any info is appreciated!

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a message to Paul "does DVT present symptoms
Posted by andrew
Last Reply July 1, 2011 at 08:55
Started July 1, 2011 at 08:55
Hi I recently read a reply from one of the forum members Paul answering the question "Does DVT present symptoms most of the time?" I was really interested in Pauls' answer. Recently I suffered what my doctors believed initially was a mini stroke, after going to the hospital to continue check ups I suffered a massive seizure, that continued to stop and re start, until my body went into shock and shut itself down and I was unresponsive except for my eyes. The doctors had no idea and were treating me for epilepsy, they placed me in an induced coma and put me into Intensive care unit. The doctors continued to check with problems neurologically and found nothing. After two days in the induced coma I was bought out and seized again. Again the doctors had no idea, I was moved out of ICU and placed in a normal ward, with no answers I was sent home to return a week later for further test. On return a CT scan was completed by a cardiologist who discovered two large clots in my lungs, and ... read more

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flying after pulmonary embolism
Posted by andy
Last Reply July 1, 2011 at 08:27
Started July 1, 2011 at 08:27
Re: flying while still having dvt

I recently had DVT and the clot ended up breaking away and travelling to my lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism which nearly killed me, I travel on an aircraft longhaul flights twice a week 10+ hour flight each way for work and have no choice as it is my job. I have been in hospital for over a month and just got out recently , I know I have alot of recovery to get through and I am on both clexaine and warfarin. My doctors are telling me that I will probably be safe to return to work and continue these longhaul flights again in one month, but I will be on warfarin for life if I continue to fly. I am concerned about the long term side effects of warfarin useage and hemorraging whilst in the air, are there any studies attributed to flying as much as I do and warfarin side effects? Also is there 100% guarantee that I will not clot again even if I am on warfarin considering the amount of longhaul flying I do, I am afraid to get back on a plane

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Possible DVT after flight
Posted by Tim
Last Reply July 1, 2011 at 08:22
Started July 1, 2011 at 02:25
I've just flown on business from UK to Australia. I did what I could
to avoid DVT - lots of walking on the flight, compression socks,
didn't wear shoes on the flight, etc. However, shortly after landing I
became aware that my ankle was sore. Initially I put it down to
resting it in a funny position when I did briefly sleep on the flight,
but after 2 days, its now swollen, red and warm to the touch. So

- Does this sound like DVT?
- I assume I need medical attention, but at the moment Im working
quite a distance from civilisation how urgently do I need to get to
a doctor?
- I fly back in 3 weeks assuming it is DVT, is flying again likely
to aggravate it further?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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dvt in leg- need advice on next step..
Posted by denise
Last Reply June 30, 2011 at 10:59
Started October 8, 2008 at 16:35
Had a DVT in my leg, left the hopital 10 days, and don't have my first apt my the hemotologist for another week. I have lots of questions, but most importantly I'm wondering if:

-Is a hemotologist the right doctor for this issue?
-And am I better off to get up and move or keep my leg propped up (when I get up my ankle and lower leg seems to swell up).

Tkx, d

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Does dvt present symptoms most of the time?
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply June 30, 2011 at 01:56
Started June 26, 2011 at 15:02
I was curious if dvt presents symptoms in most cases? And in what situations
do people usually not have any symptoms?

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Desk Job???
Posted by John
Last Reply June 28, 2011 at 04:13
Started June 24, 2011 at 20:27
I would like some opinions or any thoughts on my theory that dvt's that occur for no known reason like a long haul flight, pregancy, surgery, family history, etc that it may be as a result of a desk job???

I have had a desk job for 14 years...had asmall dvt 2 years ago and went off thinners 6 months ago now just discovered another small clot.

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DVT symptoms
Posted by Fi
Last Reply June 28, 2011 at 04:10
Started June 27, 2011 at 11:28
Hello - I developed an achey/tender feeling in my left calf last week.
It came on suddenly and It did not feel muscular. It wasn't extremely
painful, but I was aware of it when walking and driving etc. I called
NHS Direct about it and they didn't seem too concerned as my leg wasn't
hot. It's two days later now and my leg no longer feels sore. I
basically want to know, with DVT, would the leg remain sore? I'm worried
that I'm going to collapse in a few days!!! I would really appreciate
any advice anyone could give me. Many thanks

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DVT Specialist in Los Angeles?
Posted by Michael
Last Reply June 27, 2011 at 22:07
Started June 24, 2011 at 03:34
Does anyone have any recommendations to offer regarding a DVT specialist in Southern California?

I was diagnosed three weeks ago: right leg, running from calf up to pelvis. I'm on Warfarin now and I'm doing OK with regard to pain. Swelling is definitely still present, though not as much as at the time of diagnosis.

I don't have any complaints per se about my doctor's treatment so far, but still it seems like it might be a good idea to pursue a second opinion on my treatment course from someone who specializes in this area.

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Posted by Madeline
Last Reply June 25, 2011 at 19:56
Started June 25, 2011
I'm 21 years old and had a below-knee DVT after having arthroscopic knee surgery. I've been off coumadin for a 5 weeks now and I am still wearing compression stockings (which I hate...). I'm noticing that my affected leg is darker than the other and still has random pain every now and then. Has anyone else experienced this? How long did it last?

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Does this sound like PTS?
Posted by KC
Last Reply June 25, 2011 at 01:25
Started June 22, 2011 at 18:45
So it was been 5 weeks since my DVT (Lilac ((Sp?)) ). It was from my ankle to groin. I have worn compression stockings every day since going to the hospital. I have been taking Coumadin 5 mg 5 days a week and 2.5 mg 2 days a week. The swelling in my leg is 95% gone. It is not painful to walk. Long distances can be a strain on the leg muscles because they have not been used as much in the last month. Over the last few days, I am experiencing odd symptoms. It seems I can get a pain where the leg meets the groin and in different places on my left leg. My left leg is still a bit discolored, it is slightly red. It seems two hours after my coumadim dose at 6 pm, my left foot starts to feel hot and gets quite red in the toes. I can get the pins a needles effect in the leg as well. Sitting down at work is the worst, even if I keep my leg up. I get up and go on walks a few times a day 1/8 mile and everything feels fine .. nothing seems to be swelling. It just seems like I was doing better in... read more

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Constant pain help please
Posted by Diane
Last Reply June 22, 2011 at 22:00
Started June 15, 2011 at 21:29
Hello, can I get some help please. My husband is in constant pain in his calf since DVT clot behind knee 6 days ago. He is on warfarin and his daily injections finished after 5 days. He cannot get any help from the doctors or nurses and I don't know how to help him. He got Tramadol for the pain but he's been sick all day with that. He's gone back to paracetamol. Any ideas to help ease the pain? Many thanks

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Is this DVT? ( Calf)
Posted by Kevin
Last Reply June 22, 2011 at 13:18
Started June 21, 2011 at 08:44
Hi, My dad has had a swollen left calf for more than half a year. Every
once in a while, he'll get a serious pain in his calf and his calf seems
to flex and get super tight(becomes rock solid). I've done some research
and found that it could be a DVT? He's gone to the doctors and gotten
ultrasounds and they told him that they did not know what was wrong. His
calf is bigger than the otherside, darker in color, and he gets these
sudden pains when laying down but usually not during his work day as a

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Please read this - warning on the outer veins.
Posted by Carl
Last Reply June 22, 2011 at 05:20
Started June 18, 2011 at 17:11
Hi, I am 38 male, I had a dvt last year calf to mid thigh through an accidental fall. Luckily the medication completely cleared that up. I just wanted to let everybody know this. I had another fall during a booze up early this year and I ended up with a purely agonising pain in my leg - not the one I got a dvt in last year. It got swollen and I was sure it was another dvt.

I went to A & E to get it checked out. They told me it wasn't a dvt but it was maybe a blockage in an outer vein, I forget the name for the condition, it's a fibro something or other. I was booked in for a scan the following week. The scan didn't show a dvt but the confirmation that it was the outer vein blockage. This is not a serious condition and usually goes after a medication of anti biotics or anti inflammitories.

The pain worsened, it became excruciating. So I visited my GP for painkillers, he had another check at my leg. By then my thigh had began to swell.

I did some research on this condition o... read more

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DVT and work...
Posted by Damien
Last Reply June 17, 2011 at 21:13
Started April 1, 2011 at 15:20
Hi there got diagnosed with 2 dvt's last nov (2010), 1 in my right
calf and one in my upper right thigh. Had to take 2 weeks off straight
away to rest it as i tried to work but the pain was so servre it was
impossiple. Recently ive been doin part time 30 hours a week as a
chef. As we are getting into summer it generlly gets busier so i used
to do 60 hours a week. I had no pain for 2 weeks so i thought id try a
full day 11 hour shift with 1 hour off for lunch. Big mistake by the
end of the shigt the pain was back to square one, could not walk the
next day. 2 weeks after my leg is still very painful, gona go back to
the docs on tuesday. So with only 1 month left of warfarin its not
looking good, by boss is getting angry since i cant physically work
all the hours i used to, it even hurts sitting down so i dont think
changing job would help much. am struggling to pay bils etc a t the
minute, was wondering if there are any disabilies or top fees i can
apply fo... read more

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Dvt and young
Posted by Kiera
Last Reply June 16, 2011 at 20:41
Started November 20, 2009 at 03:53
I just went to the er last week because my left leg was twice the size of my other and they found a dvt behind my knee. I'm only 21, birthday was just a month ago..every doctor or nurse I've seen has said I'm the youngest person they've ever seen with a blood clot. I've been on birth control and have been smoking since I was 15. Of course, everyone is telling me to quit smoking. I've stopped taking the birth control but I have continued to smoke. I'm down to 7-9 per day, compared to my usual pack. It was a reality check and I was just unlucky enough to be the 'statistic'. I was planning on quitting in about a year and a half because I'm going back to school and getting married. The reason I'm writing is to ask because I'm so young and this was caused by taking birth control and smoking..since I'm off the meds can I still smoke the little amount I'm smoking?? I know it constricts your blood vessels and puts you at risk for another dvt but I kind of feel like my situation if different... read more

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Trellis Device UK
Posted by Diane
Last Reply June 16, 2011 at 11:29
Started June 16, 2011 at 11:29
Has anyone used the Trellis device to remove the blood clot in the UK?

Thanks, Diane

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