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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.
Doctors and Hospitals offering Thrombolysis - Link to Doctors and Hospitals

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Are varicose vein a risk factor for DVT?
Posted by Eliza88895
Last Reply February 19, 2016 at 04:56
Started February 19, 2016 at 04:56
Hi all,
I'm starting this thread in order to clear my concerns about DVT.
Recently I had read an article which says that varicose vein is a
risk factor for DVT. Does anyone here experience this? Currently,
I'm under the treatment of an expert in Vaughan vein clinic (
http://www.vaughanveinclinic.com/ ) for varicose vein. My doctor
ensured me that this disease is curable, but I wonder whether this
will lead to another health issue. I know how difficult to handle
DVT. My father had the same and he had suffered a lot because of
it. Please share your thoughts and experiences.

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Nausea with new bottle of warfarin
Posted by Sharon R
Last Reply February 19, 2016 at 02:36
Started March 31, 2011 at 02:41
I've been on warfarin now for 6 months and have no problem. Got a new prescription about a week ago and every night I start feeling nauseous after about an hour of taking it. I used a different pharmacy but the pills look identical. Seems very odd. Anyone else had this happen or have I lost my mind?? thanks

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How Accurate Are D Dimer Tests?
Posted by Kerri
Last Reply February 14, 2016 at 20:54
Started February 1, 2011 at 20:59
I had a D Dimer test reccently due to pain in my groin it came back negative so the doctor sent me home with pain meds, I haven't taken them cause I hate taking pain medicine but anyways the pain is still there so I was wondering just how accurate D Dimer tests are could it have been wrong?

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Bleeding Gums
Posted by Catherine
Last Reply February 13, 2016 at 16:14
Started March 7, 2008 at 11:37
Does anyone else find that their gums sometimes start bleeding for no reason while on warfarin?

I've been on it for nearly 4 weeks now and find that every so often my gums set off bleeding on their own (only for a few minutes and not excessively!) Often when I wake up in the morning I can see that they must have bled a little in the night!

My INR is always stable so it's not that - sometimes even eating a sandwich will set them off!!

Just wondered whether it happens to anyone else?!

Catherine UK

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Where is DVT and how large?
Posted by Reta
Last Reply February 10, 2016 at 14:41
Started January 21, 2016 at 20:16
Based on the report below can anyone tell me where my DVT is located and how large?

"There is an occlusive deep venous thrombus in the left common femoral vein, superficial femoral vein, and posterior tibial vein. Prominent overlying soft tissue swelling."

I "think" it starts in the groin. I guess what I'm asking is how far down the leg it goes? Any other information?

Thanks

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Anyone know where Dr Garcia is?
Posted by Max
Last Reply February 10, 2016 at 02:02
Started February 10, 2016 at 02:02
I have been following this board for a while and have decided to look into the
EKOS procedure. Dr Garcia has been mentioned quite a bit. When I contacted
Christiana Hospital, I was told that he was no longer there and was given no
further info. It sounds like there are a few of his patients on this forum. Does
anyone have contact info for him?

Thanks.

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Scared of dvt
Posted by Ssxx
Last Reply February 9, 2016 at 05:55
Started February 9, 2016 at 05:55
Hello,
Well about two to three weeks ago I started to have calf pain on my right side. It
went away and came back after two days. Then it's been constant. It feels like it's
heavy and numb but not swelled or any rashes or nothing. It only happens when
I'm resting otherwise it goes away at night time it doesn't hurt me when I'm going
sleep its just when I wake up and it fades but also hurts after when I'm sat down. I
do have back pain and a very bad cold , I went to the doctors and they said chest
infection and that I wasn't at risk of blood clots. I did have a d dimer few months
back which was all clear. Any advice I'm scared. The pain feels like throbbing pain
it doesn't hurt when I'm walking or anything it just feels like a burning sensation
inside

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Negative D Dimer and Normal Ultrasound pain
Posted by Dvt newbie
Last Reply February 8, 2016 at 04:11
Started February 8, 2016 at 04:11
I wear compression thigh sleeves because I get low Blood Pressure standing. I
am supposed to wear the socks but they look like a grandma. I have worn the
thigh sleeves for 2 years but sometimes when I wear them they completely cut off
circulation to below my knee and my high ankle/calf hurts. I usually stop wearing
them 1-2 days and the cramping tightness goes away. Well the last 2.5 weeks it
hasnt went away and has gotten worse especially when laying down. I went to a
cardiologist a few days ago and requested an ultrasound. I got it the next day. It
came back normal except at the time the pain had moved to my ankle and they
said they cant ultrsound my ankle, then over the weekend as I would walk in it the
pain moved up to my hamstring and right buttocks area. I was getting nervous a
clot was traveling so I went to the ER. I asked for a D-Dimer. The D-Dimer came
back normal. I read there was only a 1% chance I had a clot after those results.
But a) the ultras... read more

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life span of greenfield filter
Posted by marilynne VenJohn
Last Reply February 6, 2016 at 17:53
Started February 6, 2016 at 17:53
My MD informed me that the filter was only good for about a year. I have
had mine for 14 years. No adverse reactions. I may have to have a heart
procedure soon. I have already had PE twice and nearly died both times,
hence the decision to have the filter put in. It is a Greenfield
stainless steel one. Will it still protect me?

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Do I have DVT?
Posted by John
Last Reply February 4, 2016 at 21:06
Started February 4, 2016 at 21:06
Two days ago I sat on my legs in a slanted way. My heart beated faster but it did not hurt. I took my legs out of that position after that. They were only in that position for about 5 seconds. I believe I had an adrenaline rush for an hour later because I was shaking. I could have been cold though.
I've been having a feeling in my legs, feet, and around my knees.
It's not painful. My right foot has a full feeling. Sometimes it feels weird walking on my right foot. I just have feelings that come and go around my legs, feet and around my knees.
I've taken 325mg aspirin, 100mg niacin, 1g vit C, and a bit of turmeric today and yesterday.
I'm 17.

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Last Reply February 4, 2016 at 06:00
Started February 4, 2016 at 06:00
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Recurrent DVT while on xeralto
Posted by Sally
Last Reply February 3, 2016 at 17:35
Started January 30, 2016 at 17:15
I'm 32, female and active. In October, I attended
hospital where it was confirmed that I had DVT
behind my left knee.
I was prescribed Xeralto 15mg twice a day for 3
weeks and then 20mg once a day for 3 months.
Everything was going great until about a week
before I was due to finish the course of Xarelto. I
started experiencing pain down my calf and it
starting swelling up again. I thought nothing of it
as I had recently started back doing a 40min walk.
The day after I took my last Xarelto, I was due back
to my GP, when he seen my leg he sent me back
into A & E, where it was again confirmed that I had
DVT in my left leg.
I thought the whole point of these anti-coag's was
to stop the blood from clotting. My Gp and the
hospital can't explain why I have a clot again.
When I was first diagnosed, they said it was a
combination of the pill and smoking, both of which
I stopped. I've been prescribed another 20mg for
30 days.
Anyone else had these problems... read more

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Blood clot because of hospital plasma
Posted by Mario Chakar
Last Reply January 27, 2016 at 11:26
Started January 27, 2016 at 11:26
Hey i went out of the hospital and i noticed that i have a blood clot in my hand
then one day i felt pain in the chest area to the right and it was like a long vertical
hard line , thus the clot in my hand had disapeared ... After the hard line
disapeared from under the skin i was then sure that it was the same clot moving
around my body i think its getting bigger and the doctor just told me theyll laugh
at me if i tell u to do an "echo"he was just acting as an idiot saying things that
arent logical im sick of hospitals and shit cause i got even worse after entering
that hospital i just wana know whats really happening to me and what are the
risks that the clot can be puting me in !? What should i do if doctors wont help ?
Thank you
Mario

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just Diagnosed with this
Posted by Denise Terry
Last Reply January 26, 2016 at 15:15
Started January 23, 2016 at 11:23
I just got diagnosed with DVT on 1/19/16. I'm so scared about this
because I never had one before and don't have a support team . Yes I
have my children but I always need people that has gone through this or
is going through this so i can have others to talk to. I thought I did
have someone to talk to but all he is worried about is other people that
stays in our building and he worries about them but when it comes to me
I'm a dumbass because my focus is on what is going on with my knee. I
just need a support system Thank you so very much..

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Sorry, dell of topic
Posted by VictorOl
Last Reply January 25, 2016 at 01:16
Started January 25, 2016 at 01:16
Hi, dell

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loratadine (Claritin) and warfarin
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply January 24, 2016 at 17:24
Started June 6, 2008 at 22:31
Does anyone take claritin for allergies and if so did it affect your INR levels if taking warfarin concurrently?

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Post Thrombotic Syndrome
Posted by Rosa
Last Reply January 24, 2016
Started January 16, 2016 at 16:51
5 years post DVT in left thigh with no issues in between. Over
last 2 months my leg function has rapidly deteriorated. I can
walk about a streets length and pain is constant when walking.
Anyone had any success with treatment? Anyone get their
mobility back to play sport, dance etc? I'm only 32and this is
devastating

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Heparin/Lovenox Shots and Air Travel
Posted by kb
Last Reply January 23, 2016 at 18:53
Started August 27, 2009 at 17:27
Does anyone have experience traveling abroad (US to Asia) or in general with carrying syringes on an airplane? I am post treatment DVT/PE, but have insisted with my GP that I want to take Heparin shots before a long trip to Asia as a precaution for future DVT's. Since the shots work immediately and the dosage is set to your weight, I felt it a better (albeit more expensive) alternative to staying on coumadin.
I would need 4 shots to head overseas - 2 there and 2 back...so I don't have any experience carrying syringes on an airplane and want to know if anyone has advice here. I would certainly not want to find out that my expensive shots get confiscated.
I figure many travel with diabetes so this is probably easily covered. Appreciate any advise here.
Kb

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Can I Sit?
Posted by GoldenBailey
Last Reply January 23, 2016 at 11:41
Started January 21, 2016 at 18:22
On 12/9/15 I tripped and fell in the kitchen floor. I laid for two days on a broken hip before found. On 12/11/15 I had a hip replacement. A couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with a DVT from the groin to the knee in three veins. I was not given much information on self-care. I'm on Eliquis, nothing was said about compression stockings, I don't know what is, etc. My question is: Is it OK for me to go to meetings where I will be sitting for about 1 1/2 hours? I'm learning a lot from this forum. Thanks

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blood clots x 3
Posted by cristina
Last Reply January 23, 2016 at 09:31
Started January 23, 2016 at 09:31
My first DVT was 5 years ago when I had a c-section with my son. Last year i had a 2nd dvt when I tore my ACL at my karate class. Both of these times were terrifying. Both times my legs were sore but , i refuse to give up. My 3rd DVT was 6 months ago at my karate class i tore partial tear ACL of my other knee. I want to repair my acl that is missing but, my surgeon says, no unless I get a filter. He said, even then the filter can kill you if it clogs. Is there any other way around clots? Lovenox/Heparin /warfarin eyc. are not 100 % effective. You can still get a blood clot while on them. Anyone have a suggestioin?

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