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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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drastic one week INR fluctuation
Posted by LAW13
Last Reply August 30, 2013 at 18:45
Started August 30, 2013 at 18:45
Hello. I am a 30 year old female taking 8.5 mg of Warfarin per day for treatment of
Factor II. I threw my back out last Thursday and started steroids. My INR was 4.2
last Saturday. Today, after being instructed to hold Warfarin on Sunday, my INR was
1.7. I have been on Prednisone since last Thursday and was told today by the lab
that Prednisone actually elevates an INR. So, with me being 1.7 today, should I be
worried about a new PE or DVT? I increased my Warfarin to 10mg today but am still
worried that I am actually lower than 1.7 (factoring in the Prednisone elevation).
What are the odds I get a new PE or DVT this weekend? Any advice? Thank you!

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Some questions about PTS
Posted by Ava
Last Reply August 30, 2013 at 17:39
Started August 29, 2013 at 17:13
Hi all, I am so grateful that I have found this site. I've learned so many things from
you guys experience.

I was diagnosed with DVT (external iliac and common femoral vein) back in the end
of March this year. It's been five month post diagnose now. I feel I have recovered a
lot ever since. My pain in the groin was long gone and swelling has been reduced a
lot (it used to be 1 1/2 inch in circumference mid thigh, and now it is down to 1/2
inch mid thigh). My ability to walk and stand has improved a lot also. My experience
is that the very acute symptom didnt take that long to be gone, but the swelling is
going away super slowly..... It took me 3 months to go from 1 1/2 inch to 1/2 inch!

I didnt know about PTS until about two months ago (my doc didn't tell me because
she didn't want me to worry too much...). My question is how do I know if I am still
recovering from DVT or if I am already suffering from PTS, hence the remaining
swelling. How long do you have... read more

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Is this DVT? (Check image)
Posted by Ramnath
Last Reply August 29, 2013 at 19:23
Started July 2, 2013 at 18:04
My father is 75+ years old. He is currently suffering from Dementia (not very alarming but yes there are clear signs) as confirmed by a Neuro sergent and has mild TSH problem.

An year ago we noticed that his legs (ankle part) are sometimes getting swollen. We have visited many doctors, did many tests but unable to get a clear verdict about what the problem might be. The situation has worsened over time and now his left ankle is somewhat blackish, swollen, crippled skins, etc. Severe fatigue can be noticed.

Can you pls tell me what might be the disease?

Regular tests shows no signs of sugar problem, liver problem, heart, kidney, or any other issues. He can walk properly, ascend/descend from our 2nd floor.

I have snaps that I am sharing for your understanding.

http://oi40.tinypic.com/szv31e.jpg

Thanks.

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dvt n pe`s
Posted by ami
Last Reply August 29, 2013 at 19:17
Started August 29, 2013 at 14:36
Hi there iv recently hav a dvt in my leg and multiple pes in 2011 and
really poorly still with it all cnt sleep for pain I recently had
tests done and went for my results and told me they don't no what's
causing them just wantewd to noo what to do next xxx

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post dvt pain
Posted by jaimie in luton
Last Reply August 29, 2013 at 09:53
Started August 23, 2007 at 01:15
hi, 3 years ago i had a dvt in my left leg, i was pregnant and i smoke, and as it has been in my family before ( my grandfather died of it) it was taken as high risk, well i did get over it, but back in january 2007 i had terrible pain in the same leg taking no chances i went straight to my doctor who sent me to hospital, i was put on tinzaparin injections and within the week the pain went, but two weeks ago i have suffered the same, i've had a scan done but no clot has been detected, so now being discharged from hospital i still have terrific pain i went back to my doctors he simply said it is post dvt pain, can anyone shed more light on this for me, will i be like this for ever? can i go abroad? i am 28 with a young child and i work in a casino so will this be affected? i am deeply concerned and cant get any information on this, my leg is constantly painful and i find it hard to do normal everyday things that i would normally do, my email is squidgelion@hotmail.co.uk i would be s... read more

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DVT or not...? Unsure what to do!
Posted by KT
Last Reply August 28, 2013 at 18:29
Started August 22, 2013 at 19:50
Last Thursday I experienced pins and needles in my right leg during an 8 hour
flight followed by a pain in the top of my leg, by my knee.

By time we landed, the pain had travelled further down my leg
- it was a pulsating pain made worse when walking. This continued for 3 days and
walking was very difficult. I visited A&E during this time - they ran the blood test
and it came back negative.

On Monday my leg seemed okay but on Tuesday I woke up to really
bad pain in my calf. It is very tender to touch and I cannot put weight on my leg.

I spent yesterday in hospital - they took bloods again and carried out an
ultrasound on my leg. All came back negative. They were unable to offer an
explanation and sent me home.

I still cannot walk and the pain is the same. I also have a 1cm swelling. The pain is
now beginning to travel up the back of my thigh although I'm aware this could
be to do with me not walking properly.

I'm at an absolute loss as what to do next.
... read more

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I NEED GOOD STORIES/HOPE: Post-Op DVT/PE
Posted by DVT Newbie
Last Reply August 27, 2013 at 17:45
Started August 27, 2013 at 17:45
Message board,
I am a post-op surgery DVT/PE victim. 1.2cm clot calf moved to Illiac after 1 week.
4 days hospital/Heparin
2x15mg Xarelto 3 weeks-1x20mg after that.
I used to love working out/don't drink/smoke. I feel cheated. What was supposed to be
a minor surgery changed my life.

I need hope/positive stories to stay uplifted. I may hope to get pregnant and would
need to go off blood thinners. Does ANYONE have any good stories on this board of
survivors that beat this thing, went off of blood thinners/ are DVT free after multiple
years, or who have gotten pregnant afterwards without issue?
I really need to hear this.

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Pain & Swelling
Posted by David
Last Reply August 25, 2013 at 16:46
Started December 14, 2010 at 20:06
I was diagnosed with DVT in my left calf and PE on December 8th. I am presently taking 5 mg of coumadin daily. My question concerns the pain and swelling in my leg. I know ibuprofen, aspirin, and naprosyn are big no-nos, but is there anything I can do for the inflammation? The pain in my leg is actually worse now than when I was in the hospital.

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Dvt blood clot
Posted by Sylvia
Last Reply August 23, 2013
Started August 17, 2013 at 17:37
Hi 4 months ago I was diagnosed with dvt am on warfarin a few days ago I have
started to get very bad pains in the back of my leg could I be getting another
blood clot as when I go to stretch my legs that's when it seems to lock its like
have'ng cramp but the pain is worse as at first the dr. Thought I had a trap nerve
but then it got worse then he sent me to the hospital I was diagnosed have'ng a
dvt could I be getting another one in the same leg can anyone tell me I have been
waiting to get appt to see a heametolgy & I have only just got my appt for sept
could anyone please give me some advice in what to do

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2nd DVT in leg, age 27, warfarin for life
Posted by Liz
Last Reply August 21, 2013 at 17:39
Started August 21, 2013 at 17:22
Hello everyone, thanks for reading. Last year I had a blood clot, DVT in my left
leg, above the knee and was on warfarin for 6 months. I had no reason for getting
the clot the only thing they could link it too was a side effect of the contraceptive
pill I was taking, which I of course stopped right away. Of course getting the clot
was a shock and I was very upset at the time. I stopped the warfarin in February
2013. Had the blood tests a month after and all were fine, nothing in me that
would contribute to getting a clot. Life back to normal again. Then just a few
weeks ago I got that awful pain again in the same leg. Back to hospital, to find I
have another clot :( they have advised its definately a different clot, a second one.
And again, no reason for getting it that's jumping out. I am now back on warfarin I
have been referred to a haematologist but have been advised that ill have to stay
on warfarin for life now to prevent further clots. I am just after so... read more

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2nd DVT in leg, age 27, warfarin for life
Posted by Liz
Last Reply August 21, 2013 at 17:22
Started August 21, 2013 at 17:22
Hello everyone, thanks for reading. Last year I had a blood clot, DVT in my left
leg, above the knee and was on warfarin for 6 months. I had no reason for getting
the clot the only thing they could link it too was a side effect of the contraceptive
pill I was taking, which I of course stopped right away. Of course getting the clot
was a shock and I was very upset at the time. I stopped the warfarin in February
2013. Had the blood tests a month after and all were fine, nothing in me that
would contribute to getting a clot. Life back to normal again. Then just a few
weeks ago I got that awful pain again in the same leg. Back to hospital, to find I
have another clot :( they have advised its definately a different clot, a second one.
And again, no reason for getting it that's jumping out. I am now back on warfarin I
have been referred to a haematologist but have been advised that ill have to stay
on warfarin for life now to prevent further clots. I am just after so... read more

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Should warfarin be stopped ?
Posted by Neil Bennett
Last Reply August 20, 2013 at 18:19
Started August 15, 2013 at 13:26
Hi All,

My situation started about 4 years ago when i found some lumps
appearing in my left leg, they where situated on the inside of my knee
area. I visited doctor who said it was varicose veins.

In Nov 2012 I started to get pain and discomfort in the area which got
worse over the last week of November, I visited GP who gave me
ibruprofen cream to put on.

Throughout Dec it got worse, back to doctor who then gave pain
killers. On Dec 31st it started burning and the pain was much worse,
at doctors in morning then hospital in afternoon. Had Doppler scan and
was told that doctor would contact me about it.

Back to doctors throughout January for more pain killers and was told
that the scan was nothing serious.

On the 5th of February early hours I could not sleep and started to
get pain below my left ribs, Phoned doctors at 8am and got early
appointment, went to doctors who immediately phoned an ambulance.

After several hours I was admitted to hospita... read more

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Dvt ...IBD?
Posted by Zeb
Last Reply August 19, 2013 at 22:50
Started October 2, 2012 at 04:13
So here is my deal. Healthy 41 year old male. In Feb 2011 I was diagnosed with a DVT left leg complicated by pulmonary embolism :( (NOTE: A week before I got the clot I started feeling very sick to my stomach)...I was put on Coumidan yada yada. I stayed sick to my stomach for six freaking months...had a colonoscopy, 3 CT scans, MRI Endo-Scope and every blood test known to man. The Docs found nothing but a slightly thickened sigmoid colon. I was taken off coumidan 6 months after 1st DVT and clotted again within 30 days and again suffered a PE. (joined the blood-thinners for life club) I am now on Xarelto (Hate coumidan made me cold all the time). Still get sick to my stomach often. I think I have IBD (known to cause clots) GI doc says I don't (no bloody diarrhea). All blood tests came back clean no clotting issues. Has anyone else had a similar experience? BTW Xarelto is better the coumidan less side effects and no INR checks ever! Know of any more data about Irritable Bo... read more

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Understanding DVT
Posted by FC
Last Reply August 18, 2013 at 21:34
Started January 12, 2011 at 03:08
Hello all, first off let me say that this site is scary as hell, but really helpful. thanks... i am 29 y.o / male / 5'9/ 170lbs and was just diagnosed with DVT yesterday and i didnt think it was as serious as it really is. 7 days ago i was returning from a 9hr flight overseas and didnt get up once to move around on the plane. my calf then began to hurt. it felt exactly like a strained calf muscle and thats what i thought it was. it hurt really bad for 5 days. on the 5th day i knew it wasnt a strained calf muscle any more and i went to the ER. they did an ultrasound on my leg from my groin to my ankle. they found a blood clot underneath my knee to the middle of my calf. it hurts like hell and hurts really bad to walk on it. they gave me 10 shots of heparin that i have to self administer as well as warfarin pills. i have to go see the coumadin clinic people to get my blood tested in two days.
The doctors didnt seem that concerned with me and didnot tell me that my condition was as s... read more

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Muscle Issue or DVT?
Posted by MC
Last Reply August 17, 2013 at 17:20
Started August 17, 2013 at 15:35
About a week ago, my right calf cramped up hard. Two days later I felt a little soreness in the calf. Now a week later the soreness is still there. I'm a bit worried if it is indicative of a more serious issue. I have no redness, no swelling, and no heat. The pain isn't really pain, but a lingering discomfort that doesn't necessarily seem to get worse or better if I stretch or grip the calf. The pain does seem to move a bit, but originates from the back-upper-right of my calf muscle. I'm 6'3, 32 years old, 197 lbs, I've been running about 25 minutes a morning (4-5 times a week) for 2.5 months now. I'm not the most active person, but I move around and am relatively fit. I haven't really RICE'd the calf nor have I taken any Iburprofen, etc. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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Any other Thrombolytics "veterans" out there
Posted by Chris
Last Reply August 17, 2013 at 16:26
Started August 17, 2013 at 16:26
Had thrombolytic treatment 8 weeks ago for a massive saddle embolus as I had already gone into seizure and shock and it was a last ditch effort to keep me alive despite the risks, which as you may have gathered worked !

What is really hard to find is other peoples experience of life after PE and thrombolytics - unlike other clot treatments, it means that my 2nd CT scan that was performed 48 hours after showed I was completely clear of clotting, and after a week of fragmin and warfarin together, I am now just on warfarin, but am trying to find out if ongoing symptoms such as severe fatigue, memory problems, occasional short lived fevers etc are a warfarin thing or a symptom of right heart strain which was caused by the PE itself. Due to the thrombolytics, I can rule out clots as a cause. Am back at work on light duties which seems unusually quick for massive PE from what I have read and I am eternally greateful for every day I wake up, but feel a bit lonely as so few people seem ... read more

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Anybody have dvt in arm
Posted by Alex
Last Reply August 14, 2013 at 20:33
Started August 14, 2013 at 20:33
Arm constantly hurts and I have to wear a sock for the pain. I would like to work
out soon but doc said I should wait. It seems like many ofthe clots happen in
the legs but when it happens in the arm it could be even more deadly. I don't
know if I can workout like I used to.

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Chance of both legs DVT while on warfarin
Posted by ARMEROS
Last Reply August 14, 2013 at 04:53
Started August 13, 2013 at 20:50
Hi,

I have been on warfarin for a month and my INR is 2.3-2.7. I have right leg DVT, but now I am feeling like my left leg has some pain which I am not sure what the cause is.

My question is whether there is any chance of getting left leg DVT while warfarin is on theraputic level ?

Thanks.


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DVT and Going back to work
Posted by Chris
Last Reply August 13, 2013 at 21:16
Started August 13, 2013 at 21:16
I am returning back to work in a few weeks after being off for almost a year!!
The clots went to both lungs and I was on blood thinner for 6 months. I was
taken off blood thinner 4 months ago. I recently had a duplex Doppler and it
shows diseased subclavian vein. My vascular doctor is on vacation and left a
message that it's not an emergency. I don't know what to do - can I still go to
work with a compressed vein in my neck? As it is, I'm just nervous about going
back to work to begin with! I teach so If I have symptoms I just can't leave the
classroom. Any advice?

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Bloating on warfarin
Posted by Gil
Last Reply August 11, 2013 at 20:34
Started August 11, 2013 at 13:38
Hi, I'm currently taking 15 and 20 Mgs of warfarin depending on the day for my
3rd DVT. there are days that I feel like I'm retaining so much water, and I feel
huge!! Anyone else feel this? I'll be switching to apixaban at the end of the month
and will be on this for life....anyone else taking it? And what can I expect
compared to warfarin?

I also do cross fit 4 times a week and have found it difficult to lose weight on
warfarin, shud I expect the same while on apixaban?


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