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Ayurvedic Treatment For Dvt
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
I accidentally took 2 20mg xarelto. Should I be worried? I take it for treatment and to prevent dvt and pe.
Avoid trauma: You are at greater risk of bleeding. Avoid bumping into things or otherwise hurting yourself. If you see any bleeding, go to the hospital. You should get back to your baseline in a day or so. ...Read more
Anticoagulation: The primary treatment is anticoagulation. This usually begins with a short acting medication like Heparin that is given iv. Sometimes patients are given a version of this in subcutaneous formulation. Coumadin (warfarin) which is an oral anticoagulant is then started and this will continue for either three or six months depending upon the circumstances surrounding the dvt. ...Read more
Can DVT present without any complications after one week, will the swelling subside without any treatment?
Yes and possibly: A DVT can be present for some time with minimal symptoms and no complications such as pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lungs), but will not usually resolve completely without treatment. If you suspect you may have a DVT, you should see a physician/provider, since complications can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Prognosis varies: The patients prognosis varies by how ill they are and why they have the blood clots in the first place. Patients with cancer who wind up on a ventilator and in shock do poorly, while those that don't even need oxygen and got it from travel or trauma do well. Treatment also varies: for those in shock tpa is indicated, for those with a malignant cause lovenox, and Coumadin (warfarin) for the rest. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my mother suffuring problem of DVT from last 1 year. I need perfect treatment for her. Plz tell how to cure dv?
I'm suffering swelling on my left leg, it started with DVT, DVT is cleared but swelling remains for past 7 years, is there any treatment I can do?
I have been taking treatment for DVT more than 10 years. Acitrom& preem16 are the drugs taking regularly. Will it affect my sex life? Can I gve birth?
No, yes: Acitrom is an anticoagulant similar to warfarin. You are taking because you had a blood clot at a very early age. It is unusual to have a DVT at 17 and it could be related to a genetic reason that you clot more than other people. Only you and your doctor know if you have a clotting problem that needs lifelong anticoagulation, it is possible. You might stop the drug prior to delivery if pregnant. ...Read more
Blood thinners: The mainstay of treatment is always blood thinners and there are many of these with more coming out all the time. Often the clot is left alone while the body dissolves it. Sometimes when the clot is very high up and extends above the top of the leg, the clot might be removed mechanically with a clot dissolver. Once that is done, a person still needs to be on blood thinners though. ...Read more
My husband is hospitalized for dvt. Should he ask for inferior vena cava filter even if he doesn't undergo tpa (alteplase) treatment? (unsure when clot formed.)
No: The indication for ivc filter placement in a patient with an acute DVT is usually related to a contraindication of the patient to be anticoagulated. If your husband can be anticoagulated then ther is no reason for him to have a filter. ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer treatment and thinner for dvt. Now cough with bloody phlegm. Oncologist is aware, but didn't alter treatment. Is this an emergency?
It depends: When you take a blood thinner (which one are you taking?? /), the doctors monitor the degree of effect on your blood. These tests guide us as to when to make dose adjustment to fine tune the blood thing to a safe yet effective level. Most likely your blood containing phlegm will clear up itself. But if it gets worse then you will need to get your blood checked even if it means going to ER (Emergency ...Read more
I'm 38 years old had past DVT 8 yrs ago via c section, if I wanted another baby is it safe or am I high risk of DVT even with treatment?
Yes high risk: You would be at significant risk of having another thromboembolism. The risk increases with age. If your heart is set on another baby you should seek a consultation with a hematologist and/or a perinatalogist before getting pregnant. You would very likely need to be on anticoagulant therapy throughout the pregnancy and post partum period. With this approach you should do ok. ...Read more
I asked if I have CAPS-diagnosed APL @age 16I'm on warfarin treatment I've had stroke at 16PE Seizures dvt, murmurall later in life is it primary apls?
CAPS: Is a critical illness which your doctor can diagnose and treat with medication and if unsuccessful can consider plasmapheresis and or IVIG. I doubt you have CAPS at this point because you would most likely be in an ICU. You could have antipgospholipid syndrome as a primary process or as a consequence of changes resulting from cancer but I am assuming your APL is is remission so may be primary. ...Read more
After having a DVT can symptoms linger even on treatment. Have had 2 ultrasounds both clear but still experiencing calf pain and foot numbness?
Yes: DVT pains can linger and at times, a medication to be taken as needed can provide some relief that is compatible with your medications you are already taking. Best wishes. ...Read more
If you're diagnosed with dvt, blood clot what is the treatment? Does it stay forever or can it be fixed? Going for ultrasound in two days because leg pain
Mom fell caused brain bleed 2+ months ago. Now has DVT distal peroneal. Treatment options? Blood thinners cause more brain bleeding? Mom is 79 yrs
IVC filter? I don't: Know if ur mom is prone to falling & brain bleeds; if so, anticoagulants (blood thinners) r not a good idea - it increases the risk of a fatal brain bleed shd she fall again in the future. A better option may be an IVC filter (Greenfield filter) which will trap DVTs & keep it from getting to the lungs; however it tends to cause swelling in the legs (side effect may be wrse than cure). TTYD 4 advic ...Read more
I have haemangioma (since birth), varicose veins & DVT all in the same leg! Docs here say any treatment (lasic, anticoags)is dangerous! Is it so? Pls help
Dvt: Every treatment has risks, benefits, harms and possible outcomes. Ask you doc to discuss these with you. ...Read more
Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment?
Best to: Check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - possibly a stent. She may need Coumadin (warfarin) or Xeralto for a lifetime. Once clot gone use compression hose for leg swelling. Elevate her legs when possible. ...Read more
Second DVT in left leg. Finished warfarin treatment. On Aspirin because doing full contact sports. How to prevent future clots?
Avoid sedentary: That you have had a second thrombus in your left leg vein first of all is concerning to me. At your young age, I hope you have been seen by a hematologist to make sure that there is not an underlying predisposition to DVTs....that is, blood dyscrasia, malignancy, etc. Further you ought not to be on OCP nor use any tobacco products for secondary prevention. Not sure how health system in Wales work ...Read more
Miserable muscle pain in my right thigh that extends into my groin. On treatment for previous dvt...no swelling or warmth should I be concerned?
R/O DVT/RHABDO: DVT=Blood Clot would cause unilateral leg pain and swelling. If pain has recurred this needs prompt evaluation. A Doppler US or LE will define the anatomy. Other conditions to evaluate are LYMPHEDEMA/RSD (REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY). Also a full clotting W/U. You needs a prompt exam and through W/U. Check INR to evaluate treatment. CPK level to evaluate component of Rhabdomyolysis. ...Read more
Are there alternative treatments for people that have DVT quite often and have a genetic disposition?
No: Avoid:to be sedentary, not to move the calves or exercise, stay in bed x long periods, stay in a car or plane for several hours should be avoided. Recently anti platelets (aspirin, nonsteroidal antiinflamm. Were found to have a mild protective effect. Avoiding green vegetables rich in vitamin k in theory could be beneficial. Vit e.? Elastic leg support stockings. Umbrella or green filter in cava v. ...Read more
My mother suffuring problem of DVT from last 1 year. How is this cured? What treatments are available?
Blood thinners.: DVT is treated by blood thinners (anticoagulation). Initially iv medication may be used which is then switched to an oral agent. Sometimes only an oral blood thinner is used (now there are multiple options for oral meds not just coumadin). Treatment usually is anywhere from 6 months to one year depending on the location of the DVT. Ultrasounds help to follow the course of the problem. ...Read more
I was playing soccor, when I got home I felt pain in back of my knee. I did RICE teatment and after a day 90 %pain has gone could this be DVT?
DVT: This is not a typical presentation of a deep vein thrombosis. Things that would raise suspicion for DVT would be swelling, pain, warm to touch and certainly a prior history of having had DVT. See your doctor for a more complete exam and possibly an ultrasound. Even if it's not a DVT it may be other damage that needs treatment b ...Read more
Had 2nd DVT PE from surgery & T therapy Have lupus anticoagulant On lifetime Xarelto Once clots resolve, can I safely resume scuba diving?
I have a coagulation defect that caused dvt. After Coumadin (warfarin) therapy, will there be any complications if I get pregnant?
Requires extra care!: You are probably referring to a "thrombophilia" - a condition which makes a person more likely to form blood clots in the veins of the legs or pelvis. These can break free and travel to the lungs where they are potentially lethal. Women who have thrombophilias can have healthy pregnancies, but require special care. You may need to use Heparin during pregnancy and will need a hematologist's care! ...Read more
I have a coagulation defect that caused dvt. After I finish Coumadin (warfarin) therapy, can I get pregnant without complications?
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