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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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Pregnancy DVT
Posted by Miriam
Last Reply November 22, 2009 at 22:13
Started July 19, 2009
Im 31 years old and nearly 27 weeks pregnant. Yesterday a scan confirmed I have a blood clot close to my groin area. It is extremely painful to walk on. I am taking daily innohep injections and wearing compression stockings which I hate but I know they are doing their job.
I know pregnancy can increase your risk of clots but I dont know anyone else who this has happened to. I would love to hear from any women who this has happened to. The things I would be most worried about are PEs and lasting damage to my leg. Also am I stuck wearing these stockings for a long time?
The hospital are monitoring me closely now and I am seeing a haemotologist as well as an obstetrician. Im just so frustrated that this has happened. The pregnancy had been going so well. Was so delighted about this as we suffered a miscarriage last year. I will be investigated a few months after the baby is born to find out if there were any genetic factors or other conditions which led to the clot.
I will be so gr... read more

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dvt
Posted by donna
Last Reply November 22, 2009 at 18:14
Started November 22, 2009 at 10:33
what would happen if u missed a few does of warfarin.
does any1s leg/foot seem to swell up more through the day. it seems better when i just wake up the in the day it really bad.


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Testing to go OFF of Coumadin
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply November 22, 2009 at 14:52
Started November 5, 2006 at 06:46
Hello - I am on coumadin therapy (have DVT stretching from knee to groin - and multiple PE's). It has been over three months now. My GP says she thinks it will be the end of December before I am finished taking therapy. She does not seem to think I need a follow-up scan of my lungs or of my leg to see what the damage is / if there is anything left in there.

Currently I still have discolouration of my leg, discomfort and occasional pain in my calf and thigh (as well as tingling sensation). My lungs will ache at times.

What can I say to insist that I have a test to make sure it's okay to go off of coumadin (of course I want to be off of it but only if I'm good to go).

What about everyone else? Do you have a test (or tests) before going off of coumadin?

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DVT
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply November 21, 2009 at 16:07
Started November 20, 2009 at 14:19
Hi, could anyone tell me if it is possible to get another dvt when you are already on warfarin.

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Scans
Posted by Jason Walker
Last Reply November 20, 2009 at 22:15
Started November 20, 2009 at 22:15
I had a dvt in my right calf in september due to a works injury(crushed by a car).im on warfarin for 3 months.After that im going to have a scan to see if the clot has gone.the senior consultant says its not vein that causes the clot,its the blood that forms the clot. Is this true?
Ive spoken to my solicitor(work injury claim),he wants me to have scan to see how much damaged has been done to the vein.On the news there is new scan machine,that can scan arterys and veins in full 3D.Which takes minutes and get results straight away.They said on the news that there are only 2 or 3 in the country(in England).Can anyone tell me where they are.and do you have to pay for it?

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leg has swollen again
Posted by Jean
Last Reply November 20, 2009 at 14:11
Started November 16, 2009 at 18:56
Hi,
Can anybody help, I have had a dvt in my thigh,I am on warfarin and the swelling started to go down, but suddenly has started to swell again is this normal.I been on treatment for 6 weeks.

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help
Posted by jolly
Last Reply November 20, 2009
Started November 18, 2009 at 01:27
I was told today that the cause of the swelling and pain i have in my left leg could be venous insuffiency but i have never had a clot befor what else could cause this i went to cardiolist and he said i have had 6 scans on this leg every since this has started 10 mths ago all negative for clots he said it is safe to say no clot those scans are the golden statard test for clots. My question is does any one know what cause this venous insuffiency problem i did have a baby 10mths ago and that is when it started.

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feeling depressed
Posted by suzanne
Last Reply November 19, 2009 at 16:53
Started November 19, 2009 at 16:53
After been on warfarin for a year,i came off it two weeks ago,this week i have felt so low and cant concentrate and my memory bad!Hate feeling like this,has anyone else felt like this since stopping warfarin?

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Warfarin and Marijuana
Posted by Cat
Last Reply November 19, 2009
Started November 19, 2009
Just curious.

Does marijuana have any known affects on Warfarin?

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warfarin
Posted by jill
Last Reply November 18, 2009 at 16:32
Started November 18, 2009 at 08:12
after three weeks on warfarin I ended up in hospital with very severe stomach pain and nausea, plust very very cold. has anyone else experience such pain. now off the warfarin,but consultant quite irritated with me. 'millions of people can tolerate warfarin....' etc etc.

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DVT and Workmen Comp
Posted by Mitko
Last Reply November 18, 2009 at 01:29
Started September 12, 2009 at 14:30
Hello,
I was injured 6 month ago at work.In result of that I had DVT and PE.
They found PE right before the surgery on my back and the doctors putted an IVC filter in my vena cava.First, the doctor said that the filter will be temporary, but now they decided to live it permanent.
That means I have to be on blood thinner for rest of my live.The DVT is in my right leg and the leg is swollen but not that bad.There is a pain if I stand up for longer time. There is about 1cm difference compare to the left leg. I'm 41 years old and live in state of Illinois.My case is under workmen comp.
Is that will be threaded as a permanent disability?
The doctor said that my leg will be swollen and maybe get worst with the ages because the blood circulation gets slow.After 6 months the Doppler test still shows blood clot in my leg.The doctor said that the clot is attached to the vessels wall and become part of it.
I will appreciate any advises.
Thank you.


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DVT not gone
Posted by Wolf
Last Reply November 17, 2009 at 21:42
Started November 16, 2009 at 09:13
In late April I was diagnosed with a DVT halfway up my thigh down into my calf. Was put on Warfarin and the symptoms I had dissapeared quite quickly. I have always been pretty active and consider myself a young man still at just over 30. No primary reason on factor could be found for the clot and so was on the Warfarin for 6 months. I have venous insufficiency in my leg with the clot which has probably been worsened but today had an ultra sound and it shows the DVT hasn't really resolved much at all from my understanding. Wondering if this can happen and is any one has any advice or similar tale. I am quiet anxious about it all again now

Thanks

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may thurner syndrome
Posted by denise
Last Reply November 16, 2009 at 17:29
Started November 16, 2009 at 17:29
i developed mts in 2007 i have a stent in my left leg i also had a filter in.i was put on 15mg of warfrain my i have recently had two miscarraiges some doctors say it was the warfrain and other have said it wasnt has any body got any advise.

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preventing another dvt
Posted by kat
Last Reply November 15, 2009 at 02:03
Started November 9, 2009 at 23:57
hi all i had a dvt during pregnancy was only 7 weeks and lighter than before i fell (as had chronic morning sickness) was on heprin injections and have been taken off all medication

but now am paranoid one will come back (doctors not very supportive - infact didnt even believe me when i had it -missed it on scan and i had to keep going back and demanding they look as i had no visable symtoms no swelling, no redness but on second scan there it was!! - what natural treatment steps can i take to stop this happening!!

How can i live to make sure that it doesnt happen again

i know i have to loose weight, exercise and not smoke

but any herbs or foods that will help

would circulation booster or an alternative piece of equipment help??



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Scared of throwing the DVT
Posted by Charlie
Last Reply November 13, 2009 at 20:25
Started November 12, 2009
Hi all...Well I have become the lifer as well. This is my second DVT. The first became a BPE due to I fly allot. This time My doctor caught a small or large I don't know DVT right behind mt left knee. Well They started me on the shots, and have moved me to warfrin (Rat Poison). as a lifer. It has only been 30 days, and my calf still hurts some times, but I am so worried about throwing the clot and it moving up to my heart every ack or pain sends me into a panic. Does anyone know or has been told how long until it's not likely to trow the clot? or when I can stop worring so much?
Thank for any replies...


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swelling in leg?
Posted by Mag
Last Reply November 13, 2009 at 11:31
Started November 13, 2009 at 04:37
my leg is swollen and sore.....see if the swelling goes down at night is it likely to be a
DVT?

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Can anyone help with a diagnosis?
Posted by Paul T
Last Reply November 13, 2009 at 05:36
Started November 12, 2009 at 13:21
Hi everyone.

I had a PE back in 2005, large clots in both lungs. I had no prior DVT and no history of clots. I have never smoked and I was a healthy 29 year old male. I spent 2 weeks in intensive care and was discharged on Warfarin for about 6 months. Following a blood test I was told to stop taking Warfarin as I was OK. My Haemoglobin level was a little high but after an arguement betwen BUPA and the NHS it was decided that I was within range.

For the next few years I had very occassional pains in my calf which I always described as the sensation of a golf ball or egg sized object in the back of my lower leg. Often I had pain behind the knee and pains in the thigh which I guess were due to my limping. I reported each of these cases but blood tests and scans always returned negative and they were passed off as calf strain.

Back in July 09 I had a really bad ache so I went for another ultrasound which came back negative. The pain went away after a couple of weeks. At the end... read more

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rsd
Posted by kazza
Last Reply November 12, 2009 at 10:03
Started November 12, 2009 at 10:03
Has anyone had reflex sympathetic dystropy after a dvt.

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Stubborn Blood
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply November 11, 2009 at 23:41
Started October 25, 2009 at 10:50
Hi all,

Since I've moved to Spain, my blood level has pretty much held steady between 4 and 5...usually right below five. Back home, I was more normal, between 2 and 3.

It's driving me crazy because my diet here is NOT that different, at all...I am eating less greens here, which, of course is like BINGO. I told my host mom last week that I needed her to buy more veggies like broccoli etc...because the greens I am eating are not those that are really known for being high in vitamin K.

I am just wondering if any of you have had a problem similar and we able to fix it by creating a regular diet. For instance, before my past blood draw, I tried to eat something with vitamin K in it every other day...but my blood level was still high when I went in on Friday for an INR check.

I eat the same foods every week, because that is how my host mom is, she cooks the same like 7 or 8 meals over and over again, just rotates the days. So I don't have a crazy eating schedule, if anythi... read more

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Trying to reach Khalid from Mumbai
Posted by Saj
Last Reply November 10, 2009 at 13:45
Started November 10, 2009 at 13:45
Hi Khalid

I am suffering form DVT for the last 10 years and would like to speak to you to seek your advice on consulting Doctors in Mumbai, India.

Saj

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