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Blood Clot In Portal Vein
Is there anything I can do to help dissolve a blood clot in my portal vein? I am taking warfarin, allergic to heparin, & clot is delaying my surgery.
Not in chronic: Usually after few weeks of portal vein thrombosis there is nothing to do except taking warfarin. In acute cases within first two weeks a physician can place intra arterial catheter in your mesenteric (intestinal) artery and infuse t-pa (clot buster) and that may help but really it is not the standard of care in most places in the country. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes/no: There are 2 kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep. Superficial occurs in veins under the skin and can recur in the same veins. Deep clots (dvt) usually occurs in different veins because once a clot forms in the vein, the vein is usually scarred and narrowed so it doesn't tend to reclot, although it can. Usually with recurrent dvt, the new clot tends to occur in different veins. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Done IV push in a patient with blood clot on IV line. When pushing I noticed that small blood clots is entering the vein. Is it very harmful? So worried
Not dangerous: Hospital staff should be careful about sterile technique as well as avoiding injecting air bubbles or reinjection of blood clots into an IV line. But small blood clots in the vein will almost certainly not be harmful, so do not worry! Read more
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Yes. BRVO & CRVO.: Branch retinal vein occlusion (brvo) and central retinal vein occlusion (crvo) are due to clotting in these tiny retinal vessels. There are mild and severe vein obstructions leading to varying degrees of vision loss. In the last five years, several innovations in the treatment of these diseases has occurred. Early detection and treatment of the condition and it's underlying causes is key. Exam. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: In the absence of a central venous line the neck is a very rare site for clots. Read more
Often asymptomatic: Blood clots in the jugular vein are often related to prior venous catheters at that site. They are most commonly asymptomatic. If symptoms are present, it is most often related to facial swelling on the side if the clot. In this case, the patient would be put on a blood thinner. Read more
Yes I went to the hosp and the did blood test and said did not have blood clot in deep vein it was on out side. Can tell me more a bout that?
I have old blood clot in subclavian vein that won't dissolve anymore. What is the risk of that clot breaking free? Afraid of pe. Normal life possible?
When is it reasonable to suspect blood clot on a leg? Noticed small segment of vein on leg that is little darker than usual. I do sit for long time...
Deep vein clots: Clots in the deep vein system are the ones of concern. May be found from inactivity or restriction of venous flow from constriction or compression or dehydration or related to other illness. Need to watch for pain, swelling, discomfort when walking or moving foot/ankle. If concerned need venous dopplers and physical exam Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big difference: A blood clot in an artery results in less or no blood going to the area that the artery supplies. This has the potential to result in loss of a limb or even death. A blood clot in a vein can occur in a superficial or a deep vein. These are usually treated with local care or blood thinners. Clots in both arteries and veins could be serious problems. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer