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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Clots: thrombus is a clot; thrombosis is the process of forming a thrombus; atherosclerosis is the disease characterized by inflammation in the vessels assoc ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
All different: Thrombus is a clot either in an artery or a vein. Thrombosis is the result of the clot being in the artery or vein. I.E. A thrombus causes a thrombo ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes and no: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) refers to any clot found within the deep veins. These clots can fill the entire cross-sectional area of the vein (i.e., t ... Read More
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Dr. Joe Golowa
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Dvt: The clot could be occlusive meaning blocking blood flow or non occlusive not filling up blood vessel and blood can go by. It is a deep vein thrombus ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Radial artery: Radial artery thrombosis doesn't lead to an embolism. It can result from an embolism from a lesion on the heart valve, in the airts it subclavian art ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Multiple.: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hype ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Can't tell here...: But patients have lived decades with appropriate care and nutrition support, often dying from unrelated causes (like other people). Key is seeing mds ... Read More
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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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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 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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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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