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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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DVT Diagnosis
Posted by Juliet
Last Reply May 30, 2012 at 11:18
Started May 30, 2012 at 11:18
Hi everyone,

I was diagnosed three weeks ago today with a DVT in my left groin as well as pulmonary embolism in my left lung. The roller coaster ride of emotions has been almost unbearable. I am not new to pulmonary embolism, as I survived one 16 years ago that stopped my heart.

As of three days ago, I have stopped my coumadin as for me personally I don't want to live my life around my clots and INR. I have had bloodwork to determine if I have the Leiden 5 clotting factor, which I do not. Thankfully, I am feeling well and will be returning to work on Monday.

This should be an interesting day, as I have yet to tell my provider who I see this morning.

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excessive bleeding
Posted by mike s
Last Reply May 29, 2012 at 22:42
Started May 25, 2012 at 22:11
My gums bleed for hours after flossing all of the sudden, my inr is good at 2.4
been on coumadin 4 months. Any ideas?

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ivc filter clot migrating backwards
Posted by craig
Last Reply May 29, 2012 at 21:51
Started May 29, 2012 at 21:51
I had a ivc filter placed after having PE. Last August I had terrible back, hip, buttocks and leg pain with heaviness. My legs gave out from under me 3 times. I was admitted and discharged with the DX of muscle strains & sprains of the back. Being a medical person I told the Doctors that they were missing something. Sure enough after requesting my medical records I found the MRI showed a clot in my IVC filter but was not treated with anticoagulant therapy and was not even assigned a vascular consult. As one of my treatments for back strain & sprain I was told to get in a whirlpool. Well after doing that I woke up in the morning with a blue leg and incredible pain. I went to another hospital which gave me the DX of DVT from the IVC filter down to my knee on the Right side of my body. Can a clot that was in my IVC migrate backwards down to my knee after being in a whirlpool??

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New to DVT
Posted by Claire
Last Reply May 29, 2012 at 20:51
Started May 29, 2012 at 13:31
DVT and moving forward
Reply #9 by Claire Posted: May 29, 2012 at 13:19

Hi, just found this forum and nice to hear from people going through similar. I am 45 and had my DVT four weeks ago, a large one from my groin to my ankle that appeared fairly quickly, I had a few back pains and a bit of an achy/pins and needles leg on and off for a few days but which came and went, then when I was out walking the dog my whole leg swelled up to double its size, all red and really, really sore, took me an hour to drag my damn leg home from a walk that normally takes five mins! Seems to have sarted for no reason at all, I am active, healthy, non smoker so no obvious cause so it was a bit of a shock to say the least.Just really finding out how long I am going to have to wear this stocking! a small price to pay I suppose but am investing in some long skirts. I was in a lot of pain at first, but thankfully the pains almost gone, especially this last week, I get the odd pounding in the shin ... read more

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ATTRACT Trial - DVT
Posted by Chuck
Last Reply May 29, 2012 at 01:08
Started May 20, 2012
At the end of March, I was diagnosed with DVT accompanied by a small-
medium pulmonary embolism and immediately placed on Warfarin, which is
standard protocol therapy. After I was released from the hospital, I
found this website and discovered the ATTRACT Study through Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University
School of Medicine.

The ATTRACT Study is comparing two commonly-used DVT treatment
strategies to determine which is best. If they get the answer from
this study, doctors will be better able to help the many thousands of
people who develop DVT each year. Therefore, participating in the
ATTRACT Study is a great way for a person with blood clots (DVT) to
receive an outstanding level of care while also helping other people
with DVT.

The Principle Investigator, Dr. Suresh Vedantham, M.D., replied to my
email the same day to help me find a study location in Orlando, FL.

Bottom line is that I am a participant in the study and h... read more

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Excersising with dvt
Posted by Bradders
Last Reply May 29, 2012
Started May 23, 2012 at 20:52
I was diagnosed with dvt in my right femoral artery nine weeks ago. My octor
didn't seem to inform me that we'll regarding the swelling and use of
compression socks. I am on 5 mg of warfarin and my INR is 2.5 . I am also nine
weeks into stopping smoking. I have bought compression socks that have
stopped the swelling and need to get back to karate or some form of excersise as
I have put a stone on. Anyone advise on the best excersise and how much I can
do. Please.

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Lovenox vs coumadin
Posted by Joe
Last Reply May 28, 2012 at 15:47
Started October 20, 2008 at 02:31
do we get the same blood thinning effect with Lovenox as with coumadin... It seems that 2 shots of lovenox is same as coumadin at theraputic INR...

would lovenox 80mg 2X resolve a clot.... and
coumadin does NOT resolve clots (right wrong)?

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Developing a 2nd DVT while on Coumadin poss?
Posted by KC
Last Reply May 28, 2012
Started May 28, 2012
Is it possible to develop a 2nd DVT in the opposite leg while on warfarin and if so,
does it heal faster since you already have the warfarin already in your system?
Do they do anything different to treat one DVT as opposed to two?

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Pain in legs & feet, but only have DVT n 1 leg
Posted by KC
Last Reply May 26, 2012 at 18:42
Started May 23, 2012 at 16:12
Hi everyone,
I wrote a while back about my husband that has DVT in 2 veins in his calf and up behind his knee. HE was diagnosed on April 23 and since then the swelling has gone down and the pain on his calf with the DVT is pretty much non existant but both of his feet and his other leg are VERY sore pretty much to where he cant walk anymore without screaming. We told nurses yesterday and they told us that it was from him using crutches or his cane and over compensating on the other leg and now using different muscles. Has anyone else came across this problem????? He is so tired of being in so much pain and has to be back to work in 2 months so we are getting nervous. Any comments will be appreciated! Thank you!

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Fast changes
Posted by Steve
Last Reply May 25, 2012 at 02:13
Started May 25, 2012 at 02:13
. I had DVT in right leg 2003
My doctor missed it saying it was thibitus. So that was horrific. Was on warfarin
for 8 months then took straight off.

One year later I visit my doctor again as i had pain in the other leg and he tells me
it's. Of another DVT. 2 months later I have a much worse DVT in the other leg and
am lucky to be around.

Now lifelong on Warfarin.

Legs of a 60 year old, mood swings so bad I now plan how to combat each pole.

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Hillwalking/Hiking and DVTs
Posted by julia
Last Reply May 24, 2012 at 16:07
Started May 22, 2012 at 22:56
Does anyone know if hiking can bring on a dvt. I had a dvt in my thigh 15 months ago. Before that i did alot of hillwalking/ hiking. My doctor assured me that hillwalking wouldnt bring on another clot and should actually be good for my leg. however i have tried doing a few hillwalks since. each time the walk itself is fine but about three days later I have pain and discomfort in my leg and feel nauseous, this can then last for a few weeks. Im starting to wonder if the hillwalking did in fact cause the dvt and if i should avoid it in future.

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clots after surgery to lyce them
Posted by jodie h.
Last Reply May 24, 2012 at 15:56
Started May 23, 2012 at 15:50
I developed blood clot in my legs after getting laproscopic hysterectomy. I
had surgery within two weeks to lyce clots and had stents placed in legs.
Went home after being in hospital for four days. After being home for four
days legs starts to hurt again. I went to hospital and leg has clotted again! I
am on coumadin and wondered if anyone got clots again after having surgery
to remove them?

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plant based diet & hx of pe & dvt
Posted by kathy
Last Reply May 23, 2012 at 17:57
Started May 23, 2012 at 17:57
has anyone switched to a plant based diet who has a history of pe, dvt and lupus antiocoagulant?

I switched to plant based 4 weeks ago and check my level yesterday..it was 5.84...I had to get a vitamin k shot. Odd, that I increased my vegetables tremendously and my inr went up?

Any thoughts?

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pain in right leg
Posted by terry
Last Reply May 23, 2012 at 13:53
Started May 23, 2012 at 13:53
hi i have this pain/discomfort in my right calf and my left side of my chest and offten feeling like vomiting but i am not pregnant i jus have a baby in febuary of this year this would make my secong child does anyone have any ideas what could be going on

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Warfarin Effects
Posted by Sandy
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 06:35
Started May 22, 2012 at 06:35
I'm on warfarin for blood clots after a broken foot. Anyway I've been getting
these tingling heat sensations all through my body off and on like a xmas
tree. Has anyone experienced the same thing and how to cope with it or rid
of it? Also I can't seem to get any sleep. Any advice would be great thank you.


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Supplements while on coumadin?
Posted by Neptune
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 23:10
Started May 21, 2012 at 23:10
So I am back... I was reading this site some years ago when my husband had his first PE. He went off the Coumadin / Rat Poison with Dr. support because: young age (he was 38), athletic lifestyle (skiing/soccer), no genetic markers were found or any other contributing factor. The Dr and both of us were in agreement that life long coumadin might pose a higher ris to him long term.

Well we are back.. He had his second PE 5 days ago. FIRST we are super blessed that he is recovering at home! We are looking at coagulation for life with this being his second PE. Can anyone share some information into the Vitamin K issue with Coumadin? I have provided a link that positions coumadin as a vitamin K killer? I did NOT undertand this last time and we did monitor his intake of greens. From this article it seems pointless b/c the Coumadin knocks out the vitamin K absorption? Exactly what is needed for good health?

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period clotting
Posted by aubry
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 21:26
Started May 21, 2012 at 21:26
I got a dvt in Feb last year and ever since then my periods have been so heavy the first 4-5 days it has scared me. My concern now is just yesterday I had the biggest clot (in my experience) I have ever seen come from my period. My doctors have said its ok but now I am worried. I am on 10mg of warafrin a day.
How big a clot is too much? When do I really need to worry?

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how is factor 5 treated?
Posted by Karen
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 20:25
Started May 20, 2012 at 23:14
If I am to find out that I have this genetic blood disorder, how is it
then treated? Hematoligsit said i've been on warfarin for 7 months now
and will come off it - so how do you take care of the factor 5?
please someone answer....

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Post-DVT and Exercise
Posted by Machka
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 12:47
Started January 10, 2010 at 11:40
I developed DVT on June 12, 2009 and was diagnosed and admitted to hospital on July 29, 2009 with blood clots throughout my entire left calf and one clot above the knee.

I was a very active person (mainly cycling), but it's been months now and I seem to be having a lot of trouble returning to my pre-DVT activity level.

How many months did it take you to return to your pre-DVT fitness and activity level?

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Compression stocking.
Posted by bullen
Last Reply May 20, 2012 at 13:32
Started May 20, 2012 at 13:32
I got a dvt ankle-groin a year ago,
Warfarin usage is over since 3 months.

I ordered some 30-40mmHg compression stockings since
my 20-30 did not reduce the swelling good enough.
I also read that 30-40 is usually the best ones.

After using the 30-40 stockings for about 3 hours i felt
some pain in my heel and some redspots on my skin for the first time.

I assume that is a sign of the stockings being to tight?

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