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Doctor insights on: Blood Clot In Portal Vein

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How would you treat as blood clot in a portal. Vein?

How would you treat as blood clot in a portal. Vein?

Depends: Several ways to treat based on size, location and other parameters. Blood thinners are routine. Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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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.

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 more

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Is it more likely to get a blood clot in the same veins as before?

Is it more likely to get a blood clot in the same veins as before?

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 more

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My boyfriends veins have two hard marble size bulges in them could it be a blood clot?

My boyfriends veins have two hard marble size bulges in them could it be a blood clot?

Supeficial: What are the location of veins? Is it painful? Any reddness or cord-like feeling over the vein? Might need to rule out phlebitis. Read more

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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

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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Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Could diti scanning show blood clots in leg veins?

Not reliably: DITI imaging is primarily used for breast imaging. It would not be diagnostic for evaluation of lower extremity blood clots. Read more

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Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

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 more

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In what way can I tell the difference between a blood clot and a broken vein?

In what way can I tell the difference between a blood clot and a broken vein?

Swelling vs bruise: Blood clot causes swelling and pain. If deep vein - alot of swelling. If superificial vein - then sometimes thrombophlebitis. Broken vein causes bruising or staining. Read more

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If a vein is swollen in neck can you have a blood clot?

If a vein is swollen in neck can you have a blood clot?

Not likely: In the absence of a central venous line the neck is a very rare site for clots. Read more

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I have a blood clot in the jugular vein. What can I do to treat it?

I have a blood clot in the jugular vein. What can I do to treat it?

Sometimes such: A problem is related to a in dwelling vascular catheter. Line removal can help. If that isn't a good option or he clot is large you will likely be prescribed blood thinners. Read more

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What is it like to be diagnoised with a blood clot in their jugular vein?

What is it like to be diagnoised with a blood clot in their jugular vein?

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

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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?

Virtually no risk: A chronic or old clot in your subclavian vein poses virtually no risk to cause a PE in the future. Chronic clot is hard and very attached to the wall of the vein. Read more

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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...

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 more

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What is the clinical significance of a blood clot in a vein vs. A blood clot in an artery?

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 more

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What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

What does a blood clot feel like in you leg veins?

Pain, tenderness.: Pain and/or tenderness in the leg along the path of the involved vein that can be accompanied by redness, and edema (swelling). Read more

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