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does tpa help with deep vein thrombosis (dvt)

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Leg swelling & pain: Acute DVT can result in leg swelling with discomfort or pain. The discomfort and pain can vary in quality, from being quite mild to being severe. In v ... Read More
Dr. Joe Golowa
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
DVD: Swollen leg. Pain. Classically pain when flexing the calf.
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained sw ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vague leg pain: But, most times, DVT fails to yield obvious signs or sxs. Venous duplex ultrasound is standard for dx. Homan's sign is notorious for being wrong, so ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Swelling: Depends on the anatomical level, and completeness of obstruction. Iliac vein thrombus, entire leg swollen. Thigh - or popliteal then . Calf swoll ... Read More
Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Dvt: sudden leg swelling and pai precedent air plane travel, surgery, trauma
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood clot...: A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one). These usually occur in the lower extremities. The conc ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Seaver
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
Many factors contrib: Dvt can be multifactorial, but there is usually some combination of factors: dehydration, stasis of the blood in the legs, family associated hereditar ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
DVT in pregancy: If i understand your q correctly. Use Lovenox for DVT treatment during pregnancy. Coumadin (warfarin) is contraindicated as it has terotogenic effect. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Often related: Chronic venous insufficiency often results after suffering dvt. Even if the blood clot is cleared out by the body's natural defenses, the venous valv ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Quite Variable!: Since many things can contribute to dvts in the leg (see other posts), the life expectancy can be essentially normal, to quite reduced. It really ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
No direct relation: There is no direct relationship between the presence of a DVT and survival, as far as i know. Dvt, however, can cause life-threatening situations, how ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, as for the DVT: You need to have it confirmed with a doppler us, then be started on blood thinners. Seeing you pcp will be helpful to start this and he/she can treat ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No movement: Yes, people in Comas do develop deep venous thrombosis. In order for a pulmonary embolism to developed. The patient needs to get up and move which cau ... Read More

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