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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes - w/o treatment: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which ... Read More
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Dr. Lornell Hansen
27 years experience Phlebology
Absolutely: It is always dependent upon your history and also family history. Anytime that you have a history of deep vein thrombosis (dvt), you have an increased ... Read More
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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Be Proactive: It this happened after a long journey like car or plane ride, or after a surgery where you were confined to bed, or if you were on birth control pills ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
6 months : Dvt in pregnancy is treated with a variation of Heparin called Lovenox which is injected just under the skin twice a day. Coumadin (warfarin) is fatal ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Until after delivery: I completely agree with dr. Vorhies. Pregnancy increases the risk for getting a blood clot in the leg and the risk increases the further you are into ... Read More
Dr. Lornell Hansen
27 years experience Phlebology
3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Seaver
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary do ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Mobilize: Reduce risk factors walk or proper exercize weight to ideal. Ask your pcp about any clotting disorders. Probably avoid birth control meds.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: This is the usual method that blood clots are demonstrated, whether they be deep thromboses or superficial thromboses.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Help: Aspirin is a form of an anticoagulant that lessens the chance of a blood clot. However, the most important thing you can do is make sure that you don ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Safer Than Not!: A recurrent pulmonary embolus could be fatal so i would suggest that the risk of bleeding associated with the warfarin is much lower than the risks of ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Pregnancy an post-partum period are risk factors for deep vein thrombosis. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayocli ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Jarowski
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Clots: Birth control pills can certainly increase the risk for deep vein thrombosis although the current low estrogen BCP's do not increase the risk that muc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nima Yavari
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Several factors : can cause a blood clot in the leg. Most commonly when the blood doesn't flow well or pools in an area of the leg during prolonged inactivity, the bloo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Dvt: If we are talking about a venous clot the its also termed a dvt. These can be dangerous because they can trave to the lung and cause a pulmonary embol ... Read More
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