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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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Sexual activity with DVT
Posted by Ray
Last Reply April 20, 2012 at 17:50
Started March 23, 2012 at 02:30
Hi,
I was diagnosed with DVT this past Sunday. I don't think that my case was as
severe as some because I was discharged from the hospital that same night. Like
many others I have been put on 5 days of Lovenox injections and started at 10mg
of Warafin per day. The Dr's are currently working to get my pt/inr levels to the
right point, but all have encouraged me to do some level of physical activity. The
Emergency Room Doc even said I could go back to work if I wanted.
My question is, is there any danger in having sex while recovering from DVT or
while taking either lovenox or warafin. I don't want to do anything harmful but it
would be nice to relieve some of the stress of this situation.
Thanks,

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Warfarin Monkey Study
Posted by Ken
Last Reply April 18, 2012 at 22:44
Started April 18, 2012 at 22:44
In conclusion, long-term therapeutic anticoagulation with
Warfarin does not alter serum chemistries, markers of skeletal
turnover, urinary calcium excretion, or BMD in male primates
with a high dietary calcium and vitamin D intake.
These results imply that long-term Warfarin anticoagulation does
not contribute to osteoporosis in humans.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1359/jbmr.070208/pdf

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surgery with blood clot history
Posted by mtn gal
Last Reply April 18, 2012 at 22:32
Started June 11, 2008 at 19:08
I had blood clot in left leg in mid-April and am now on Coumadin 4mg with blood draws every three weeks.
I also have Ulcerative Colitis, severe, and need to have my colon taken out since no medicine is working, including Prednisone and clinical trial drug.
My question: is it dangerous to have surgery with history of blood clot? Surely someone in the world has had surgery with history of clots. I need to get this colon out!
Thanks

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Wearing stockings post DVT
Posted by CJ
Last Reply April 18, 2012 at 22:07
Started April 17, 2012 at 10:26
Hi Everyone

Im 21 years old i have recently been diagnosed with 2 DVT one in my left leg and one in my right leg. I was sent to A+E by my G.P who did a D-dimer which came back at negative i was then sent for a Ultrasound scan which came back as positive i was started on Cleaxane injections one the stomach and 10mg of warfarin to get my INR into range. I had daily blood tests until my warfarin was in range i was off from work for 5weeks i was told my clot would disperse in my body in its own time. I have been seeing my G.P who advised me not to wear stockings as it may put pressure onto clot and dislodge it from its current position i then saw another G.P within my practice and he adivsed it was important to wear stockings so im at a loss of whatto do does anyone have any advice on what they have been told to do as im really confused. Your help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

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DVT confused with Cellulitis.
Posted by Christel
Last Reply April 18, 2012 at 19:53
Started April 18, 2012 at 19:53
2 days ago alarm bells rang again and I went back to and A and E as my right foot and calf swelled up and went brick hard. having experienced a DVT in my left leg previously I fely really sure it was another DVT. This proved to be the 3rd false alarm on my right leg but..... I don't regret getting it checked out. I have been feeling tired all the time, cold and shivery, and sometimes feeling sick - As the doctors didn't seem to react to this in any positive way I have put this down to effects of Warfarin (which of course it could well still be)I just felt that nobody was really listening to me and docs put it down to depression! Finally when I visited A and E 2 days ago again a dopler scan thankfully proved there was no DVT and it is Cellulitis (got blood tests) and I am now on anti-biotics. My foot and leg is only a little bit redder than the other one but i can barely walk on my foot.
It was so like the previous DVT! Has anyone else experienced anything similar? Would love to hea... read more

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Worried about new symptoms after starting warf
Posted by CJ
Last Reply April 18, 2012 at 05:57
Started April 17, 2012 at 11:39
Hi Everyone

I have recently started takin warfarin after a left and right leg DVT since starting i have had a couple of severe headaches when i get up i feel all wobbly and spaced out i have a few twinges in my chest and a pain in my right arm it goes numb and feels cold i have shooting pains in it then it goes normal again im quite worried as ive not had these symtoms before and wondered if they could be linked to the warfarin pls help as im quite concerned but dont want to bother the doctor if it is normal. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Will an MRI pick up blood clot?
Posted by Stace
Last Reply April 18, 2012 at 01:21
Started April 18, 2012 at 01:21
ABout 2 weeks ago (4/7) I went to the ER with a suspected DVT. Leg
slightly swollen, pain that kind of bounced all over, redness
(although that is pretty even in both legs) and a tightness in my
knee.

The ER doc said she didn't think it was a blood clot, ran a d-dimer
that came up negative and sent me home with a note to see my GP. That
Monday (4/9) I called his office, and as soon as I told them my
symptoms the nurse had me scheduled for the following morning. When I
got there the doctor looked at my leg, said he didn't think it was a
DVT, but just to be on the safe side sent me over to the hospital to
have an ultrasound. I was a nervous wreck when I got there, so the
tech ignored my doctors note to just check my calf and did a full leg
scan (ankle to groin) on both sides of my leg. About 20 minutes later
she told me to relax it was clear, no blood clot.

I went back to my doctors office and he wrote me a prescription for
muscle relaxers and sent me h... read more

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Will an MRI pick up blood clot?
Posted by Stace
Last Reply April 18, 2012 at 01:20
Started April 18, 2012 at 01:20
ABout 2 weeks ago (4/7) I went to the ER with a suspected DVT. Leg
slightly swollen, pain that kind of bounced all over, redness
(although that is pretty even in both legs) and a tightness in my
knee.

The ER doc said she didn't think it was a blood clot, ran a d-dimer
that came up negative and sent me home with a note to see my GP. That
Monday (4/9) I called his office, and as soon as I told them my
symptoms the nurse had me scheduled for the following morning. When I
got there the doctor looked at my leg, said he didn't think it was a
DVT, but just to be on the safe side sent me over to the hospital to
have an ultrasound. I was a nervous wreck when I got there, so the
tech ignored my doctors note to just check my calf and did a full leg
scan (ankle to groin) on both sides of my leg. About 20 minutes later
she told me to relax it was clear, no blood clot.

I went back to my doctors office and he wrote me a prescription for
muscle relaxers and sent me h... read more

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Taking warfarin and Pregnant?? Risks to Fetus
Posted by CJ
Last Reply April 17, 2012 at 13:26
Started April 17, 2012 at 09:02
Hi Everyone. Im 21 years old and have been on warfarin for 6 weeks now, I have a left leg DVT and a right leg DVT. I was started on warfarin and clexane injections at the start to boost my INR level when it was in range they stopped the clexane injections and now im just taking the warfarin. Im worried i could be pregnant and i have heard warfarin is dangerous for the fetus i cant just stop taking my warfarin as i still have me clot and my blood would go back to its original thickness. But i have to wait another few days to see confirm my pregnancy im stuck on what i should do as i do not want my baby to put at risk.
Any help and advise would be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks


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Worried about new symptoms after starting warf
Posted by CJ
Last Reply April 17, 2012 at 11:39
Started April 17, 2012 at 11:39
Hi Everyone

I have recently started takin warfarin after a left and right leg DVT since starting i have had a couple of severe headaches when i get up i feel all wobbly and spaced out i have a few twinges in my chest and a pain in my right arm it goes numb and feels cold i have shooting pains in it then it goes normal again im quite worried as ive not had these symtoms before and wondered if they could be linked to the warfarin pls help as im quite concerned but dont want to bother the doctor if it is normal. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Worried about new symptoms after starting warf
Posted by CJ
Last Reply April 17, 2012 at 11:39
Started April 17, 2012 at 11:39
Hi Everyone

I have recently started takin warfarin after a left and right leg DVT since starting i have had a couple of severe headaches when i get up i feel all wobbly and spaced out i have a few twinges in my chest and a pain in my right arm it goes numb and feels cold i have shooting pains in it then it goes normal again im quite worried as ive not had these symtoms before and wondered if they could be linked to the warfarin pls help as im quite concerned but dont want to bother the doctor if it is normal. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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morning after pill
Posted by sarah
Last Reply April 17, 2012 at 05:55
Started April 9, 2012 at 17:19
Bit of a personal question but was hoping someone on here may know the answer. cut long story short and no details needed. can i take the morning after pill whilst on Warfarin??(in the uk)

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Can I have surgery after having blood clotts?
Posted by Nicola
Last Reply April 17, 2012
Started April 16, 2012 at 21:53
I had 2blood clots in my lungs 4 years ago due to the contraceptive pill. I am
looking into breast surgery and have been told I'm lucky if any surgeon will go
near me? :( I'm no longer on the pill or taking any blood thinners is this true?
24573


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Is it PTS or another DVT?
Posted by Marie
Last Reply April 16, 2012 at 18:03
Started April 16, 2012 at 18:03
Hi,
I am 55 and had non-occlusive femoral & popliteal clots in left leg & non-occlusive clot in upper superficial femoral vein in right leg in Aug. 2011. No apparent cause - no traveling, surgery or trauma, although do have family history of DVTs. Came off warfarin 3 weeks ago after being on it for 7 months and having resolution of clots on ultrasound. I just had blood tests at hematologist's last week for clotting disorder but haven't received results yet. I did test positive for lupus inhibitor soon after clots but Dr. says have to test positive twice to be diagnosed with that. I'm having pains/sensations off and on during the day in both legs, worse in left - tingling, numbness, aching, burning, sharp pains/sensations. No swelling or redness but didn't have that with first clots; my symptoms were subtle with first clots. I'm so afraid I have another clot but don't want to aggravate the doctors too much. I had an ultrasound while on warfarin because of leg pain and clots were ... read more

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DVT & exercise for those of advanced years
Posted by John Reader
Last Reply April 16, 2012 at 09:40
Started April 16, 2012 at 09:40
I am 74 and active in veteran rowing to the extent that I was training 3 times a
week and regularly recording an average heart rate of 140 bpm over a 20 min
piece, with a maximum of 160. I row on the Thames, from the Walbrook RC at
Teddington, UK.

That was until late February this year, when a slight ache and swelling of the left
calf turned out to be a dvt. I was immediately put on heparin and then warfarin,
fitted with compression socks and told to do no more than a gentle walk for the
next 4 weeks, and nothing serious for 6 months i.e. no competitive rowing this
summer.

This seems draconian, a case of one-cap-fits-all. I have no pain at all and remain
fit enough to start rowing seriously again tomorrow. But medics and
physiotherapist warn against it, though without being able to give me the sort of
information on which such judgements ought to be made.

Does anyone have any experience or advice to offer as to how one can assess what
level of exercis... read more

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Could it be a DVT?
Posted by Moonlit Wolf
Last Reply April 15, 2012 at 22:41
Started April 15, 2012 at 22:41
My boyfriend developed a pain in his calf muscle, about two weeks ago - he said it "went ping" when he walked gently down some steps - it gave him some trouble for several days and the pain eventually went, after taking care not to use it too much. Then, earlier this week he got a nasty cold & cough which he was getting over when he developed shortness of breath, with an excruciating pain across his abdomen, below his right rib cage and some stabbing pains in the shoulders. We took him to the out of hours "nurse practitioner" who diagnosed a chest infection (possible secondary/bacterial). I'm really worried it might have been a calf DVT, not muscle strain & it's moved. We live 50 miles apart and he's very reluctant to visit his doctor, so it's been hard work. Can anyone comment?

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D-dimer
Posted by Dave
Last Reply April 12, 2012 at 23:44
Started April 12, 2012 at 23:44
Does anyone check their blood with an in homer D-dimer test, instead of taking warfarin? Why not take as little warfarin as possible. Lower the INR until the D-dimer reveals blood clot.

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Terrified of Blood Thinners
Posted by Stacey
Last Reply April 12, 2012 at 17:42
Started April 10, 2012 at 02:38
So I posted yesterday freaking out about no one doing any scans to see
if my symptoms are from a blood clot, well finally my doctor caved and
said come in tomorrow and we will get some tests ran (HUGE sigh of
relief)
So now that I am getting the scans done, I'm no longer freaking out
about the potential clots, I am freaking out about what happens if it
is clots and I have to go on blood thinners...

I know they save the lives of MIllIONS of people each year, but that
doesn't erase all the commercials I've seen that list fatal severe
internal bleeding as one of the rare, but still there side effects.

So I am begging for some reassurance here guys! Is there anything I
need to know about them just in case I have to go on them? ANything to
lower the risks of bleeding?

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How to clear a filter
Posted by B lake
Last Reply April 11, 2012 at 09:43
Started April 11, 2012 at 09:43
My legs are swollen, red and painful. I have been told that my filters are clogged by several clots. Does anyone if there is any thing tahk can be done for me?

Thanks

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Pregnancy with post thrombotic syndrome
Posted by Marie
Last Reply April 11, 2012 at 08:04
Started February 5, 2010 at 21:53
I had my first DVT from pelvis to knee 2 weeks post partum and a subsequent DVT and PE when I came off the warfarin at 6 months. I now have post thrombotic syndrome in the leg and it is a bit swollen and discoloured in the calf/foot area.

Has anyone been in a similar position and gone on to have another baby? If so, I would love to hear from you or any advice.

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