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Are Some People More Prone To Getting Deep Venous Thrombosis
Yes: Some people are genetically predisposed to have thicker blood than normal and they are referred to as having a hypercoagulable state. Others have acquired hypercoagulability after certain surgical procedures or episodes of prolonged stasis such as the immobility of hospitalization or a long period of travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more
Possibly: If your mom got a blood clot for an identifiable reason, then you probably don't have to worry. If, on the other hand, she got a blood clot for reasons that are unclear then she should have blood tests to see if there is a genetic reason (thrombophilia) why the clot occurred. If any of the tests are abnormal, then you should probably be tested too since some thrombophilias can be hereditary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dvt: Treatment consists of blood thinners Heparin initially, and warfarin or Coumadin for a period of time dependent on initial clot location and if a pulmonary embolism is present. The clot will resolve with time in most people. To aid the situation a compression stocking would be helpful. Also id=s there a family history of thrombosis as that may raise the question of hyper coagulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deep vein blood clot: A blood clot occurring in a deep vein is a deep venous thrombosis. Several risk factors and causes like immobility, injury, birth control pills or malignancy can be involved.Clots can grow and travel causing leg swelling or death if in the lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Another outcome: Could be nothing, could be a pulmonary embolism (from you can get pulmonary hypertension), could be post thrombotic syndrome. You can decrease you risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if you wear 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having a dvt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Testing for DVT: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the location of the dvt, clot removal is possible and often time advisable. Anticoagulation will help to keep the clot from enlarging but won't reverse the clot. The body generally will recanalize the clot with time but, depending on the size of the lot, this can take weeks or months. The concern in the meantime, as dr. Bein said, is that valves can be damaged and you can ... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Deep venous thrombos: Deep venous thrombosis can affect any body health in several ways the most commonly it can cause painful swelling of the extremity , post phlebitic syndrome.It can lead to pulmonary embolism which can cause pulmonary hypertension . If not careful about taking your medication , it can also cause sudden death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and swelling: The most common symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are pain and swelling in one leg. The swelling can just be below the knee or it can be the entire leg. Typically the pain is worth when putting weight on the leg and walking. How much pain and swelling depends on the size and location of the clot. It is also possible to have a DVT and have no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A blood clot: A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins. Usually in the legs, it can occur elsewhere, especially the arms. If a DVT breaks off and travels through the blood stream it could end up in the lungs. This is a pulmonary embolus which can be fatal. Treatment is with blood thinners. Blood clots can be related to age, obseity, certain health conditions, surgery, or hospitaliztion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood clot: Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling towards the lung-pulmonary embolism ...Read more
Compression: One of the best things your daughter can do, besides taking blood thinners, is to wear graduated compression stockings. She can decrease her risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if she wears 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having her dvt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your primary care: physician is the best place to start either for treatment or referral. The overwhelming majority of DVT's are managed with medication only. When invasive intervention is needed, vascular and interventional radiologists have the most experience with the types of treatments commonly required. In very rare cases requiring open surgery, you may need to see a vascular or general surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Doctor confirmed my child has deep venous thrombosis and will need to follow up. Will this be a longterm problem?
Yes: It is extremely unusual for children to develop dvt. Your child should be evaluated for hypercoagulable states (tendency to clot). A hematologist/oncologist would be a good choice for this. Dvts can cause longterm problems depending on how extensive the clot is. Compression stockings are a good idea to control swelling and prevent skin problems. Your child should be on blood thinners now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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