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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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Blood thinners YUCK!
Posted by James
Last Reply April 10, 2016 at 02:51
Started April 10, 2016 at 02:51
Diagnosed with PE Feb 27. Was out jogging then sprinted felt a
bad pain in left calf, thought is was just a pulled muscle. Found
out the clot traveled to my lung. Doc put me on Eliquis, developed
a throat problem which turned out to be strep throat, took a shot
of penicillin cleared it up. Then on Xaerelto, didn't agree with
me, then switched to Lovenox shots. Developed aches, shortness of
breath. Now back on Eliquis. Side effects..tired easy which never
happened previously, still short of breath, not too many aches &
pains though. Swelling in my left leg went down, so medicine must
be working. Doc told me I would be on Eliquis for life, I didn't
like that, so I went & got a second opinion, they told me only 6
mos. Got a third opinion & was told only 3 mos. NO!! I don't like
how this medication make me feel. I decided I'm going to take
myself off this poison and seek natural herbs. There are many
natural herbs to thin the blood/ reduce clots (cayenne ... read more

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Care Ethics encourages analysis of
Posted by Jimy Sotel
Last Reply April 9, 2016 at 01:51
Started April 9, 2016 at 01:51
Care Ethics encourages analysis of structures and patterns of care
relationships . Practice with care ethics require the jurisdiction of
the care provider and the attention to the response and care
providers along with negotiating to find solutions to problems .
It has been granted approval by the ethics committee Queensland
Health Metro South human ethics research.

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Periods I canít tell you how many periods I sc
Posted by Wobes Thores
Last Reply April 8, 2016 at 03:53
Started April 8, 2016 at 03:53
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the day expiration has or hours of expiration at the beginning
of dealing but less and less as the day wears on so it is
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duration of buy is much better in my opinion but selecting your
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Treatments for Acute & Chronic DVT
Posted by Dr Mark Garcia
Last Reply April 1, 2016 at 15:45
Started January 12, 2014 at 01:41
It KILLS me to read this site and story after story of patients suffering from both acute or
chronic DVT and PTS. We (treating physicians) are trying to change that and help you all. We
have made great strides over the past couple of years but it will take continued efforts by
both doctors as well as the patients needing our help. For those with acute DVT (< 14
days), I urge you to make sure that the appropriate anticoagulation is given and close
follow-up is provided until the clot is resolved. If you are interested in helping us
determine the BEST treatment, please consider enrollment in the ATTRACT Trial. For those
suffering from chronic DVT and PTS, we at Christiana Care have also successfully treated
>200 patients with chronic DVT, even up to 13 yrs old. Yes, there is help and it can work,
maybe not for all, but for many, your quality of life can significantly improve. We should be
starting a chronic DVT trial this year that will be aimed at treating patien... read more

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Side effects on both warfarin & Rivaroxiban?
Posted by John
Last Reply April 1, 2016 at 10:02
Started April 1, 2016 at 10:02
Hi all. Reasonably healthy 35 year old man. Extensive bilateral clots after a
ruptured Achelles tendon. I was put on Rivaroxiban and after about 2 weeks my
GP/haemologist took me off. Strange numb headaches/lightheadedness, sternum
tenderness and nausea. A&E said Gastritis and gave me Omeprazile. Started on
Warfarin at same time as Omeprazole and gradually felt much better. Finished
Omeprazole course last week and over last few days the symptoms are back
again, albeit less so far. Anyone any experience of similar experiences on both?
Pretty frustrating as my GP says Warfarin rarely has any side effects.

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Multiple blood clots- Questions
Posted by Jody
Last Reply March 31, 2016 at 02:05
Started March 19, 2016 at 23:25
53 year lold male. Not getting answers from my vascular Doctor. They won't give
me anything for pain! Why is this? I feel they are incompetent and not being
forthcoming with my future. Anyone else been thru this??? Here is my brief
summary of what happened to me...
Went to ER with severe pain in my lower calf and left foot. After several US and
CT Scan, I was told I have no blood flow to my foot. Said I have several blood
clots in my leg from top to bottom. Angio was done and after staying in hospital
for 9 days, I begged to be released. Surgeons were talking about amputation of
my leg/foot. Did not respond to several blood thinning drugs at first, but was sent
home on high doses of Coumadin and lovenox shots. That's was January 10. I
still have pain and severe redness and swelling in my foot. I can't walk correctly,
and sleeping is only a few hours at a time. My dr says we wait and see if blood
returns to my foot. I am so frustrated with the weird side effect... read more

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Coumadin for life
Posted by Mary
Last Reply March 29, 2016 at 20:30
Started March 29, 2016 at 20:30
I have had a Dvt/Pe in 2011. Now on Coumadin for life. All tests
tests and panels came back negative, so the reason for my Saddle
Clot was never known. I was testing every week, up until 2 months
ago. I nearly died from the one I had, and was in the hospital for
10 days on bed rest. Now, I am off it, from having a
Procedure..EGD). I am a little nervous seeing my INR was 1.1 today,
and Dr. usually is not the one who decides over my therapy. I always
had a larger dose of Warfarin or given Lovanox Injections. I found
to have the ATM GENE MUTATION. I Wondered if anyone else has
experienced this Unknown Origin also? I am now being watched for
cancer seeing I had this clot, and strong history of Breast Cancer.

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Playing contact sports on Warfarin?
Posted by Steve
Last Reply March 28, 2016 at 05:48
Started August 3, 2007 at 15:40
Hi everyone,

I am on lifelong warfarin and have been advised not to play contact sports. I am only 31 years of age and find this advice hard to accept, as I loved playing football. Has anyone out there had any experience or advice contrary to the usual no contact sports?

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When can i fly
Posted by Tom Burgess
Last Reply March 27, 2016 at 12:45
Started September 21, 2007 at 16:09
Was diagnosed with DVT this week after a fracture to my left leg. I'm on the usual injections and Warfarin for three months. I was meaant to be flying long haul (10 hour flight) in two months but will now be cancelling this holiday.
Does anyone know when i can fly after my treatment finishes?
Also is there a restriction to the length of flights i can go on?

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Mountain biking after DVT.
Posted by dero
Last Reply March 26, 2016 at 19:32
Started December 3, 2007 at 03:27
My question is, "are there other riders here that have kept on riding while on warfarin?"
I was diagnosed with DVT(lucky for me,no PE) in july 07, was clogged from my ankle tomy groin, been on warfarin since then. I used to wear the compression socks but I had an allergic reaction to it,so the Dr. told me to stop wearing it. I just had a check-up last week(doppler test...) leg still hurts and sweeling is a daily occurance, but nothing like the original swelling. Dr. also told methat she is putting me on Warfarin for "long term" she's talking of at least a year...
For some this is a no brainer question, if you don't ride, but if you ride you will understand my querry.
It's not that easy to give up a way of living because it's not just a hobby or pass time.
If there are other riders, how do you protect yourselves from cuts or scratches (talking Crosscountry not DH). Do you wear a full armour or what...?
The Dr. does not understand me, she is telling me to simply give it up, jus... read more

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Possible DVT, help!
Posted by Aaron
Last Reply March 25, 2016 at 16:55
Started March 25, 2016 at 16:55
A week ago I started traveling in my car from the west coast USA to the east coast
in my car. 9-10 hour car rides with some breaks In between, took me 3 days. I
spent one day in my new place with no pain and then had to get on a plane the
next day to fly to LA and then to Tokyo. I flew first class and was laying down for
the most part and fell asleep for a few hours and I can only imagine the position I
was in for that long. I got up maybe twice to use the restroom. I know I should
have gotten up more and walked. When I arrived in Tokyo I was fine. No pain.
After waking up the next day my left leg was in pain. The left side of my knee. I
can stand on my left leg. Can walk on my left leg at times. When I bent my leg it
hurt. When I walked up stairs it really hurt. A warm bath helped and I could bend
my leg with relatively no pain. The next day I woke up with little pain and decided
to work out a little. I could only be on the elliptical for about 5 minutes befor... read more

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my warfarin level has dropped to 1
Posted by sharon simpson
Last Reply March 25, 2016 at 02:58
Started March 25, 2016 at 02:58
I have been on warfarin for 9
months now.my one is usually
between 2.4 and 2.8.I went for a
test 3 weeks ago & it had fell to
1.8. I continued to take 4mg
.Yesterday I had another test and
the warfarin clinic called me to
say my inr had dropped to 1.so
they have increased my warfarin
to 5mg.I am going to Spain next
Thu & am very worried that my
levels will not be within range
by then.the nurse that rang me
seemed annoyed with me & told me
that it would be v dangerous to
fly .I have been on weight
watchers for 2 weeks & have been
eating more salad.I have to go
back for a test on Wednesday the
day before I fly .how can I
increase my inr and is it
possible to increase it enough in
a wk ? So that I can still go on
holiday .thanks

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advice please
Posted by danni
Last Reply March 23, 2016 at 19:46
Started March 23, 2016 at 19:46
Hi guys I am a mother to a young baby, and after injuring my leg a month
ago severe sprained ankle, it took me a while to heal but was more or
less better about a week a go I woke up with muscle pain in the back off
my calf, It got worse over a few days and my leg is naw noticeably
bigger and slightly purple, also pain is worse when I sit or lay down
and I walk with a limp, also headaches my mum's suffered dvts and
although I'm only 27 and slightly over weight I am a smoker and had alot
of trauma in my labour, needles, failed epidurals, many drips etc and I
smoke so I know these are all risks, I have a dr appointment for the
morning but I don't have anyone to look after my baby if it is a dvt and
am really worried if I have to stay in hospital? I'm so scared of what
might happen I.am fully aware haw dangerous dvts are my question to you
all if you don't mind is what were your symptoms and treatment? Did you
have to stay in hospital? I also have a headache, ... read more

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sleeping position while in treatment for dvt-
Posted by anamica
Last Reply March 23, 2016 at 13:08
Started February 4, 2009 at 03:09
im in treatment for dvt just returned from hospital. now in oral pill[ 4mg] i have dvt in my right leg knee to thigh curves. wearing always stockings in daytime. sametime not feeling strong pain in that leg.feeling little heavy if i walk by supporting that leg. is it a problem of still the clot is there or bec of the medicine? i started losing my hair n bleeding while brushing in the morning. doctor asked me to take this medicine for 3 to 6 months. every two weeks i have to check my INRlevel. sleeping time i should elevate my leg n is it ok if i turn and sleep right side? if i turn left side my left leg will be up on my right leg. if i sleep so my clot may move ahead? pls if anyone knows answer reply me.shall i take spinach? my doctor didnt say anything about diet he said u can eat normal food without oil but keep an eye in ur weight gain. thats all. pls let me know how can i sleep n shall i go out side normal walking and all without straining my leg?

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Posted by biklktiyn pk
Last Reply March 23, 2016 at 04:32
Started March 23, 2016 at 04:32
I understand that you find this comment vexing, but even boast of
true knowledge and Bioch company and request in terms of training
accounts, as have real baggage that goes with it.
All comments who protest against the advice of Lucile Woodward
made me both laugh softly, and very scared.

When you know how some nutritionists and dieticians doctors are
brainwashed through training funded by the food industry or work
directly in the industry and are full of conflicts of interest
they will declare that hint, we can only doubt your word, which is
more particularly vehement.

Fortunately for everyone, you do not have the monopoly of
knowledge, whatever you may think, and you never stop people from
being curious.

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Compression Stockings - Still Necessary?
Posted by Dan
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 21:11
Started March 16, 2016 at 10:56
I was recently diagnosed with an acute DVT in my right leg on
2/27/16. The hospital assigned me a primary care physician as well
as a hematologist - both of which have said that I do not need to
use compression stockings. My hematologist even said that recent
studies have shown that compression stockings may have a negative
effect on DVT recovery. Is this true? Has anyone else heard of
this research or can you point me to any recent information about
the use of compression stockings? It seems that most sites suggest
using compression stockings for at least 6 months to ensure the
best possible recovery.

To be fair - I don't have much swelling in my leg, although I've
been trying to be more active lately so I've noticed some dull
pain. I tried some over the counter compression stockings that I
bought online which did seem to make my leg feel better, but since
my doctor said they don't work I have stopped using them for the
time being.


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Switching Dosage Xarelto
Posted by Flower
Last Reply March 21, 2016 at 21:46
Started March 21, 2016 at 21:46
I was diagnosed with DVT a few weeks ago and put on Xarelto. For 21 days I took 15 mg twice a
day. Today I switched to 20 mg once a day. I am a little nervous about the change - has anyone
had any symptoms/changes/etc from this change? I somehow felt "safer" on the twice a day so
this is really about my peace of mind.

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Vascular Eczema
Posted by becy_roberts
Last Reply March 21, 2016 at 02:45
Started January 9, 2007 at 12:35
My dad got his 2nd DVT in his left leg in Oct (2nd one in 2 years) and his INR is still all over the place although he has reached the theraputic rnage. His doctor say's that the discoloration and swelling on his leg will never truelly go away, but recently he started to complain of a constant itch on his leg and when he went the docs they said that it was vascular eczema caused by the blood clot, he was given steriod cream and a cooling cream but his leg has began to smell like damp straw from a rabbit hutch!! Has anybody else had any similar experiences? Were all really worried as we have not heard of this before.
Thank you

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Upper extremety DVT in Lt Arm
Posted by Robert
Last Reply March 19, 2016 at 11:52
Started March 19, 2016 at 11:52
Hello all, I just turned 50 this January and less than a month later i noticed my left arm was swelling up in the morning but would go down by evening. Then on third day of this the swelling returned but would not go down. i looked like i had a lobster arm. The only symptoms preceding this was a stiff sore neck and shoulder. i was going to "man" it out and take some advil, but one of my sisters saw me with the lobster arm and convinced me to go to the Dr.
The Dr performed an ultra sound and found blood clots in my subclavian vein , mostly near the jugular.He was so concerned that he called all the nearest hospitals to find me bed space ASAP. The local Scott&White took me in and started me on clot melting drugs via a catheter inserted in my arm. The next day they mechanically removed the clots rotor rooter style with a "wire"and suction tool.I was awake during the procedure and it was an odd feeling while the work was being performed, but it was over quickly and i was out of ICU in... read more

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Artery Damage
Posted by Iamstumped
Last Reply March 19, 2016
Started March 19, 2016
Went to ER with severe pain in my lower calf and left foot. After several US and
CT Scan, I was told I have no blood flow to my foot. Said I have several blood
clots in my leg from top to bottom. Angio was done and after staying in hospital
for 9 days, I begged to be released. Surgeons were talking about amputation of
my leg/foot. Did not respond to several blood thinning drugs at first, but was sent
home on high doses of Coumadin and lovenox shots. That's was January 10. I
still have pain and severe redness and swelling in my foot. I can't walk correctly,
and sleeping is only a few hours at a time. My dr says we wait and see if blood
returns to my foot. I am so frustrated with the weird side effects I get after
Coumadin. Wife calls it the "the Coumadin crazies". Just wondering if this is all
normal? Has anyone out there had this same problem? Is all the redness and
swelling mean I'm getting blood flow there? How long does this sort of thing
take? Will I e... read more

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