DVT deep vein thrombosis forum

Welcome to the DVT deep vein thrombosis open discussion forum. Please feel free to start a new topic or reply to any existing topics. No need to register to use this forum. Just feel free to share your experiences of DVT.


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

Moderated by :: Travel Insurance :: MRSA forum :: MBT shoes forum


Google
Search Topic Names:
 
If you enjoy this forum, consider buying me a beer.

Start New Topic List Forum Topics & Search

number of topics started (4100) - Page 59 of 205
Has anyone heard of a new drug Xarelto
Posted by T Bliss
Last Reply April 26, 2012 at 20:55
Started April 26, 2012 at 20:55
I am trying to get info. on Xarelto side affects?

0 replies...

Tendon/ Blood Clot Surgery
Posted by Jenn
Last Reply April 25, 2012 at 22:11
Started April 25, 2012 at 15:23
I'm 19 and in Oct last year i was diagnosed with a 10cm+ DVT in my upper right arm,
starting near my arm pit and heading up towards my neck. I also had 20+ pulmonary
embolisms in my lungs.

At first docs thought it was the Pill that caused the clots. But i hurt my shoulder 6
weeks prior to diagnosis, which was then considered the main trigger. I was in
hospital for a week. my arm was blue and swelled, i was extremely short of breath -
could not walk around the house without feeling like I had run a marathon.

I was on 80mg Clexane injections for 10 days and then Warfarin for 6 months.

I then had a CT scan, VQ scan and ultrasound that all showed that the clots in my
lungs and arm had not completely dissolved, many of them had attached themselves
onto the walls of my veins.

CT scan of arm showed that a tendon blocks blood supply to my arm when elevated
above my head. Doc is now looking for a surgeon that could possibly fix/remove/ clip
tendon to stop blo... read more

1 replies...

Tendon/ Blood Clot Surgery
Posted by Jenn
Last Reply April 25, 2012 at 15:21
Started April 25, 2012 at 15:21
I'm 19 and in Oct last year i was diagnosed with a 10cm+ DVT in my upper right arm,
starting near my arm pit and heading up towards my neck. I also had 20+ pulmonary
embolisms in my lungs.

At first docs thought it was the Pill that caused the clots. But i hurt my shoulder 6
weeks prior to diagnosis, which was then considered the main trigger. I was in
hospital for a week. my arm was blue and swelled, i was extremely short of breath -
could not walk around the house without feeling like I had run a marathon.

I was on 80mg Clexane injections for 10 days and then Warfarin for 6 months.

I then had a CT scan, VQ scan and ultrasound that all showed that the clots in my
lungs and arm had not completely dissolved, many of them had attached themselves
onto the walls of my veins.

CT scan of arm showed that a tendon blocks blood supply to my arm when elevated
above my head. Doc is now looking for a surgeon that could possibly fix/remove/ clip
tendon to stop blo... read more

0 replies...

the effect of sleep on INR
Posted by pamela
Last Reply April 23, 2012 at 19:36
Started November 28, 2009 at 19:39
I have been doing alright on warfarin lately, expected to go off for testing mid to late
Jan. I have not experienced being cold (too much body fat), I have lost some hair, no
bruising, it took 2.5 months to find a pretty consistent INR but then was good. Need
to e between 2-3. I have had some dental work done, the doc said I bled more like
someone with gum disease but that was all. Created a few other injuries with no
issues.

I am also in grad school, and recently finished a project that was all day and night.
After 4 night of 5 hrs sleep in a row, I had a night where I got merely 2. The following
evening, I got a papercut at the tip of my middle finger, and it bled like I tried to
actually cut my finger off.

Do you suppose sleep raised my INR to cause such a dramatic reaction?

The night following said papercut, both the need to finish the project and the
throbbing from my finger caused me to sleep only 1 hr. It is now 5 days and much
sleep later, and... read more

3 replies...

Please help if you are familiar with dvt
Posted by Andrew
Last Reply April 22, 2012 at 16:58
Started April 20, 2012 at 12:03
I have had pain in my thigh, calf of my right leg for a number of weeks(8-10 at
minimum) I had a Doppler completed from groin to ankle and it was negative. The
pain is also behind my knee, I am a healthy 26 year old male and in reasonable
shape. No family history. I am freaked out about clots. I have been told it is
muscular and to see a physio, which helped a bit but as soon as i stopped going
it came back.

What are the chances of this being more than muscular and being a clot? I think
my foot looks slightly larger than the other but I might be imagining that. It hurts
more when I walk

1 replies...

dvt and hottubs
Posted by Honey-Lynn
Last Reply April 22, 2012 at 04:40
Started April 22, 2012 at 04:40
was diagnosed with dvt on march 26 and was wondering how long will it be before i can go in hottub and how do you tell if it is gone .I am on warfarin and i was getting inr s done 2 a week and now down to 1 a month I have asked nurses and none of them seem to know the answer so can some1 please help me out with this matter

0 replies...

DVT Shock
Posted by John
Last Reply April 22, 2012 at 03:11
Started April 18, 2012 at 23:56
Hi! Glad to have found a discussion forum on DVT. I'm a new victim of this condition.
About a month ago I began noticing mild discomfort in my left calf. I thought it might be a pinched nerve, which I sometimes get and I did have some discomfort in the lower lumbar region of my back at the time as well. After almost a week of feeling this I took a look at my leg for the first time since noticing this pain and was shocked to discover it was indeed red and swollen. The thought of a blood clot never occurred to me as I never had anything like this before. I showed the leg to my wife who urged me to make a dr. appointment ASAP. When I went to the dr the next day he looked at my leg and sent me for a venous doppler test. He explained every detail of what was coming up. If a clot was detected in my femoral artery I would be admitted to the hospital emergency ward, given a CAT scan to see if a clot was in my lungs and if it was, I'd be admitted and treated for DVT. It all came j... read more

2 replies...

?PE? Post DVT HELP!!
Posted by CJ
Last Reply April 21, 2012 at 23:06
Started April 20, 2012 at 16:30
Hi Everyone,

I was diagnosed with a DVT the end of Feb this year in my left leg and
my right leg they are not sure why it has happened as i had no risk
factors eg. Long travel, contraceptive pill etc. I was started on
clexane injections and warfarin i had to have my bloods done daily
until my INR stabilised. I have now started with Shortness of breath
especially when walking around and upstairs, i also have chest pain
radiating into my back pain in my arm which goes numb and tingling and
i have sharp shooting pains into chest feeling dizzy and my INR is out
of range. I attended A+E and they admitted me with suspected ?PE i had
a chest x-ray which does not show PE's i also had a VQ scan which
again my G.P says can miss PE's my result from the VQ scan came back
at Low Probability which means they can not 100% say i dont have a PE
they have discharged me from hospital and said i may have Pleurisy i
have again visited my G.P as the shortness of breath is bec... read more

1 replies...

help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by mike s
Last Reply April 21, 2012 at 05:56
Started April 21, 2012
what compression of stoc should I weat?I had a dvtn each leg and my doctor
doesnt have a clue?

1 replies...

newbie
Posted by Sonya
Last Reply April 21, 2012 at 02:47
Started April 21, 2012 at 02:47
I was dx'd with a calf dvt about 3 wks ago and put on plavix. After reading all the posts on here, I only took the plavix over the weekend. On Monday, I faxed the report to my ob/gyn who immediatley changed my meds to lovenox 2 injections a day for almost 3 weeks, and continuted my life as usual. My dr added coumadin last Friday. After taking it the first night, I woke up with neck and back pain. I felt like I had possibly slept wrong and needed an adjustment by my chiropractor. I went to school on Monday, and everyone told me that I should call my dr (they said I didn't look well). I called, and they put me in the hospial. After testing they found a PE. I stayed in the hospital for 4 days, they changed all my meds and were finally able to get me to theraputic levels. Everyone has told me how lucky I am to still be here. The strange thing is that I never really felt that bad, and have had a real wake up call as to how life can be take away in a single second. I still have not figu... read more

0 replies...

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,

3 replies...

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

0 replies...

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

6 replies...

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.

3 replies...

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

0 replies...

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

1 replies...

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

0 replies...

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

0 replies...

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


1 replies...

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

0 replies...

   [<< Prev] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 [Next Page>>]
eXTReMe Tracker

Start New Topic List Forum Topics & Search


Visitor Map
Create your own visitor map!