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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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Tearful
Posted by Maxwell
Last Reply February 29, 2012 at 19:09
Started February 28, 2012 at 10:30
Hi, found i have a DVT about 3 weeks ago and now I find myself very emotional and tearful, crying over nothing.Normally I am a strong person.Is this common/a side effect or what?

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SOCKS!!!
Posted by Anne
Last Reply February 29, 2012 at 14:35
Started February 28, 2012 at 10:39
Hi, I have been told that i am having to have compression socks made to measure as my calf is 51cms but am having to wait over a month for them.At present I am wearing hospital white ones (yuk) and wondered if anyone has had this problem and knows where I could buy any.Many thanks .

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Recently diagnosed dvt 28 weeks pregnant
Posted by Brenda
Last Reply February 27, 2012 at 21:41
Started February 26, 2012 at 19:33
Hello everyone, on Thursday I was diagnosed with a dvt in my left thigh. This came as a massive shock as I am 30, very active, not overweight and a non smoker. I initially thought that the pain I was experiencing was sciatica as it started in my back last weekend and gradually moved to my leg. After a doppler and an mri, a clot was confirmed. My first concern was for my unborn baby but i'm been reasurred that the risk lies with me alone....
I have been put on daily heparin injections and this morning as i was injecting into my belly, i noticed a tiny amount of blood coming out of the injection point. I think i may have tried to take the needle out too quickly. However, I now have a big purple bruise where the needle went in but no pain. Is it common to bruise after injectioms??
Also, My leg is in a lot of pain and i cannot take anything strong enough to help. I know every person and clot is different but in general did people find the pain began to get better over time??
My last... read more

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Return of DVT
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply February 27, 2012 at 10:58
Started February 26, 2012 at 22:13
I was diagnosed with a DVT in my left groin in 2009 - believed to have been birth
control induced - because I was healthy and only 39 with no history. I was even
taken off my warafarin after 1 year of treatment. I've been on low dose aspirin
ever since with no problems. I noticed before I went to bed last night some
pulling and pain in my left thigh. It has continued today - yet no red streak like
before. Should I be concerned ?

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DVT after childbirth
Posted by Bec
Last Reply February 26, 2012 at 13:03
Started February 19, 2012 at 05:44
Hi there,

I developed a DVT in my left thigh 2 weeks after giving birth to my son. I'm now on Warfarin 1mg and I wear compression socks everyday. My INR levels are around 2.5-3. I have been able to walk around my house the last few days and look after my 1 month old son. Just wondering if anyone else out there is in the same position as me and what symptoms they had with the Warfarin. I have been bleeding slightly when I empty my bowels and I think it may just be a haemorrhoid that gets aggravated. I can't wait to be 'normal' again (if that is possible) and go on with life. I was lucky not to have any PE's and I have had an ultrasound where it was clear and they said I was at a very low risk of developing them.

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Pregnancy After DVT
Posted by Halie
Last Reply February 26, 2012 at 12:54
Started February 24, 2012
Hey everyone,
I was diagnosed with DVT 6 weeks after giving birth to my beautiful daughter who is now almost 7 months old. My clot ran from the top of my hip down to the top of my knee. Doctors sent me to have surgery two days after finding. Surgery went great, they placed two stents but two days after surgery I had developed another clot. Both of my stents are completely clotted off and my doctor says that I will never have use of the vein again. I go back to the doctor on the 28th for a reevaulation to see if i can finally get off warfarin after 6 months. I am so worried about getting pregnant again. Has anyone gone through a similar experience?

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Side Effects Last How Long after stopping
Posted by Don
Last Reply February 25, 2012 at 14:24
Started February 25, 2012 at 14:24
Hi: My name is Don and I was taking warfarin for 18 months. I then developed a severe reaction and all the side effects (side effects I had before as well and no one told me) and then quit. Does anyone know how long it takes before your body and mind get back to normal? I was so tried, fatigued, lethargic, cold and all the rest. I just said enough.

Please respond to me. Thank you

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ITP/splenectomy/DVT
Posted by EllieUK
Last Reply February 24, 2012 at 21:47
Started August 6, 2008 at 13:31
Anyone have any experience of the above combination? My Dr thinks unrelated but can't get my head round this as all relate to either initial inability to clot or clotting too damn much!

Odd combination but I can't be alone out there!?

Sorry so many questions!!!

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arixtra vs coumadin
Posted by inge
Last Reply February 24, 2012 at 19:53
Started February 24, 2012 at 19:53
is arixtra the better way to go...my husband was on coumadin but was switched to arixtra... should i be concerned...

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arixtra vs coumadin
Posted by inge
Last Reply February 24, 2012 at 19:52
Started February 24, 2012 at 19:52
is arixtra the better way to go...my husband was on coumadin but was switched to arixtra... should i be concerned...

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arixtra vs coumadin
Posted by inge
Last Reply February 24, 2012 at 19:49
Started February 24, 2012 at 19:49
is arixtra the better way to go...my husband was on coumadin but was switched to arixtra... should i be concerned...

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inr change
Posted by teresa
Last Reply February 23, 2012 at 15:52
Started February 22, 2012 at 16:40
hi all hope someone can help,ive been to my regular inr clinic today and the reading to day was 1.8 when in the previous weeks its been a steady 2.3 which it sud be, ive taken my tablets as normal with no missing them . so why has this happened

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Differnt INR Result with Different LABS
Posted by Usman
Last Reply February 23, 2012 at 11:24
Started February 23, 2012 at 11:24
Hi,

I got different INR results from different labs while blood given same day and almost with 15 minutes difference .
LAB A : 2.1
LAB B : 1.5
LAB C : 1.4

How can we confirm which one is accurate and adjust the dose

Thanks

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GP refusing to monitor INR...don't feel well
Posted by Midge
Last Reply February 23, 2012 at 09:56
Started January 22, 2012 at 22:14
Hello, Sorry this is a bit long, but the background is relevant, honestly! I am a 46yr old woman, mum of 4, pretty active and had a complete rupture of my Achilles tendon on 1/1/12, being treated with a plaster cast (not offered surgery...as Im not a professional sportsman!) and suffered an increase in pain and swelling over the following week, diagnosed as a suspected DVT.

Started on Clexane while I waited for an ultrasound (4 days later) - confirmed multiple small clots in my calf. I then went back to A&E two days later as I had severe chest pain, shortness of breath, racing pulse and a horrible panicky feeling. As it had subsided by the time I got there, the doc reckoned it wasn't anything to do with the clot....or it might have been, but had solved itself.

Started on Warfarin (10, 10, 5) then INR done on the 4th day with a finger prick test and meter by a nurse. Message from GP was to take 4mg per day and go back in 11 days time. I rang to query this, and said all the inf... read more

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Question about ultrasound and p/e
Posted by Worried sick
Last Reply February 23, 2012 at 09:11
Started February 21, 2012 at 18:45
Is it possible if I thought I have had a dvt for a long time and am now finally
getting a Doppler to still diagnose it? I mean if it has already "passed"? Is it
possible to have a mild one? My leg still hurts but I heard they always end up with
a p/e, my chest feels a bit tight now but I think it might be due to north worrying
about it.

Thanks for reading

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Hope
Posted by Mike in N.C.
Last Reply February 22, 2012 at 04:34
Started February 19, 2012 at 21:57
Hello to all. I have posted on this site before and ran down my diagnosis but for those who dont know, I was diagnosed in Sept 2009 with Thrombosous in my IVC down to my mid thighs in both legs. 2 years and all theve done is harden into scabs and scar tissue. Im on Warfarin 7.5mg a day and Methadone for pain 40mg a day. My INR is usually ok. They only complication Ive had is intense pain in my groin areas. This has been my crutch. Even when I was diagnosed, I never really had a lot of swelling so if I just go into the ER and they havent looked at my scans yet, they think Im faking cause no swelling. Then, they look at all my tests and they come back very different acting, haha. Well, all I really wanted to say is Ive felt so hopeless since November When my surgeon could not get my groin veins open enough for stents. They even when in and down thru my arm, ouch! Ive been sulking after being told that there is nothing they can really do for me accept major vein reconstruction, whic... read more

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back to work
Posted by cookie
Last Reply February 21, 2012 at 22:31
Started February 19, 2012 at 18:55
how long were you off work and how did you know you were ready to go back?

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when to go back to work with a PE?
Posted by peter
Last Reply February 21, 2012 at 21:58
Started September 24, 2008 at 18:06
Hi everyone, I work in the freight business … in the month of august I ve had an accident that occurred while I was unloading trailer’s , something came down on the back of my left knee and , in the meantime I was not doing bad , kept working I just had a few scratches nothing to be alarmed at, but after about a couple of weeks all of a sudden I ran out of breath… in the first place I thought it was a panick attack or something else like high cholesterol so I decided to check with my family doctor , I was told to go at the hospital immediately , get some blood tests, they made me do a Doppler for my leg and found out that I had a blood clot in the back of my knee and sinceI was having shortness of breath a ct scan was done to see if it had moved to the lungs.. the ct scan did reveal that I have several clots in my lungs…I got treated with 2 shots a day and 1 5mg coumadin pill …for a few days then after 6 days they stopped the shots and I resumed with 8mg for 2 days (inr 1,5) , n... read more

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Red Bull and sticky blood
Posted by N
Last Reply February 21, 2012
Started September 9, 2008 at 18:27
Red Bull: it promises energy, but doesn't mention sticky blood...

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Australian researchers have found that the sugar-free version of Red Bull may increase the danger of blood clots, and creates "sticky" blood, raising the risk of heart attack or stroke. How this affects the sales of Red Bull – last year 3.5 billion cans were sold in 143 countries – is yet to be seen.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/red-bull-it-promises-energy-but--doesnt-mention-sticky-blood-899614.html

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Pain at night - can't sleep
Posted by Christel
Last Reply February 19, 2012 at 02:43
Started February 18, 2012 at 12:59
I dread going to bed as every night is the same.I have aches and pains in both legs from the knee down. Had a DVT behind knee also Bakers cyst and meniscular tear. Fluid now in both knees! Nothing can be done till off Warfarin which is another month I thought but doc says I have to be on it for 6 months now so got a bit to go yet!.I have had this since December and went to doc to see if I could get stronger painkillers than paracemamols. He gave me Tramadol but this made me feel worse and so came off it and got shivers and shakes for a few days after. I feel a bit in despair as I am exhausted with lack of sleep. Anyone else not able to sleep cause of pain and what medication helped you?

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