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Why I have DVT in my left arm?

Why I have DVT in my left arm?

Hard to say: Dvt in arms are a bit unusual. They are often related to trauma or IV or the like. If not they can be related to cancer or hypercoaguable states. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

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


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Having anxiety! How likely is a arm DVT if I don't have a history of clots but had a attempt of a IV 4 weeks ago in the arm that's a tad swollen?

Having anxiety! How likely is a arm DVT if I don't have a history of clots but had a attempt of a IV 4 weeks ago in the arm that's a tad swollen?

Not great: Arm unlike leg DVT is uncommon. Iv insertion is only done in superficial veins, so by definition would not cause DVT (deep vein thrombosis) unless the clot spread up the arm to involve the deep vein to which it is a tributary. ...Read more

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I have a hx of DVTs and was dx with a PE last year in which I was taking Xarelto. I am also a type II NIDDM. I recently had blood drawn from my left arm AC site. The site was very sensitive and now feels like superficial thrombophlebitis. I have had thi

I have a hx of DVTs and was dx with a PE last year in which I was taking Xarelto. I am also a type II NIDDM. I recently had blood drawn from my left arm AC site. The site was very sensitive and now feels like superficial thrombophlebitis. I have had thi

Thrombophlebitis: I would apply warm compress to the area multiple times a day. You are already on anticoagulation, so you should not have to worry about anything. If it doesn't resolve within a few days, you should see your primary physician. ...Read more

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My husband has been diagnosed with DVT in his left arm. After sonagram he now has a lg bulge in the armpit area should we be alarmed?

My husband has been diagnosed with DVT in his left arm. After sonagram he now has a lg bulge in the armpit area should we be alarmed?

Yes, be seen now.: If the diagnosis is correct and the swelling is new he needs to be seen immediately. He may now have pooling of blood, a dissection of a vessel " rupture ", or a secondary issue. Much better to be safe than have serious complications. A trip to ER may allow for an ultrasound or CT to rule out the above. Good luck and get a consult. ...Read more

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Having on going superficial clot in my left arm vein for months now. It just pops up and then it goes away. Dr said not to worry. Can this go into dvt?

Having on going superficial clot in my left arm vein for months now. It just pops up and then it goes away. Dr said not to worry. Can this go into dvt?

Superficial clot.: Superficial vein clots are generally not worrisome as they're too small to really do anything bad. Try putting a warm soak onto the area in question twice daily for a while - see if this helps the clot to dissolve. ...Read more

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Occaisional swelling, discoloration, & pain in right arm & hand? Could it be dvt?

Occaisional swelling, discoloration, & pain in right arm & hand? Could it be dvt?

Seems unlikely.: Intermittent swelling is not characteristic of DVT since a clot would cause continuous swelling. Also upper extremity DVT is not as common as lower extremity DVT and usually is associated with an inciting event such as trauma, tumor, an IV or thoracic outlet syndrome. It would be very unlikely for your symptoms to be due to dvt. See a vein specialist for an exam. ...Read more

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I have had two arm dvt's. One from birth control and one unexplained. I've heard these unexplained ones can be from occult cancer? How likely is this?

Low risk: Much more likely that you have a clotting abnormality where your blood clots too easily. There are a number of these conditions, and more common amongst women who have a clot on birth control. I urge you to set up an appointment with a hematologist (doctor who specializes in blood problems) and have a full evaluation done. Blood clots can be serious and even life-threatening. And if you smoke-stop! ...Read more

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I have recently had a blood clot in my leg I had DVT but I have this pain in my lower left arm an it's so painful it hurts an turns colors?

I have recently had a blood clot in my leg I had DVT but I have this pain in my lower left arm an it's so painful it hurts an turns colors?

See a doctor: You may have more circulatory problems
you need to go have a work up, if you haven't already for thrombophilia. A bold clotting profile. Who is following you sice your blood clot? Please call them now or go to a vein specialist: www. Phlebology. Org for doc in your area. Go to urgent care if you can't contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Got PE 5 weeks ago put on blood thinners then 2 weeks ago got new clots DVT in arm next to picc repeat ultrasound they got bigger how this possible?

Got PE 5 weeks ago put on blood thinners then 2 weeks ago got new clots DVT in arm next to picc repeat ultrasound they got bigger how this possible?

DVT: DVT can re-occur in the presence of predisposing factoors like the PICC line, fractures/ immobilization and hereditary anticoagulant factors deficiency or malgnancy or use of contraceptive with smoking. Expansion of the Thrombus may likely be due inadequate thrombolysis. Use of blood thinners may be inadequate. If coumadin (warfarin) will need to be in therapeutic range to be effective. See a Hematologist ...Read more

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Extreme throbbing right arm pain, no excessive swelling, had a DVT 13 years earlier in same arm but now on coumdin therapy. Pt is fine?

Extreme throbbing right arm pain, no excessive swelling, had a DVT 13 years earlier in same arm but now on coumdin therapy. Pt is fine?

Pain: You should see your doctor. You still can have a DVT with a therapeutic pt. You may need a ultrasound or a MRI to evaluate if coming from your cervical spine. ...Read more

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I have a DVT in my shoulder. What exactly causes the pain in my arm? And what exactly would cause weakness in my thumb and index finger?

Thought: Dvt is in the subclavian or axillary veins most likely. Shoulder is a joint and area.
Swelling is uncomfortable.
Rest, elevation, ace wraps may help control/ decrease the swelling while collateral veins develop.
Radial nerve controls thumb and index and may have pressure.
Other? What led to the dvt?
Surgery, hospital, ? Pressure from brace etc? . ...Read more

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Chronic DVT in subclavian vein. When wearing compression sleeve it's harder to feel my pulse from the wrist and arm turns somewhat white. Normal?

No: Be checked for an arterial lesion or obstruction.
What was cause for dvt?
If a thoracic outlet was the cause, then that area also needs evaluation.
If coagulopathy was involved that needs clarification.
Thick glove- stockings do also, tend to hide the pulse but I would be sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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26 yo female, having dull left sided chest and shoulder/arm pain, with occasional sharp pains. Had leg pain for 4 weeks, dr said no DVT (no ultrasound?

26 yo female, having dull left sided chest and shoulder/arm pain, with occasional sharp pains. Had leg pain for 4 weeks, dr said no DVT (no ultrasound?

Why no ultrasound?: If your leg is swollen or has a painful cord you might have a blood clot. That said you doctor should be able to examine you to evaluate for joint pain or other sources. ...Read more

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Dvt in jugular and all down left arm and chest while on coumiden, now on lovenox, (enoxaparin) now he's very weak and achy can't even lift arms, what else could be?

Dvt in jugular and all down left arm and chest while on coumiden, now on lovenox, (enoxaparin) now he's very weak and achy can't even lift arms, what else could be?

Severe: Certainly bad!
the cause of the DVT needs to be clarified.
Full work up required if not done.
Concern for malignancy and coagulopathic situation and weakness. ...Read more

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Chronic DVT in arm for a year. Scar tissue and first rib removed around subclavian vein and collaterals. Can I return to gym training in the future?

Chronic DVT in arm for a year. Scar tissue and first rib removed around subclavian vein and collaterals. Can I return to gym training in the future?

Possible: Your surgeon will guide you.
Follow up with Duplex ultrasound will be a guide that there is no residual clot or obstruction.
Also one needs to know about the other side and any constriction or extra ribs or bands. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel veins pulsate in short sporadic bursts, often hard and sometimes painful? In arms, legs & shoulders. Is this clotting / dvt?

Is it normal to feel veins pulsate in short sporadic bursts, often hard and sometimes painful? In arms, legs & shoulders. Is this clotting / dvt?

No: Arteries pulsate.
In general veins do not.
Irregular or high or low pulse rates need clarification.
From being out of shape to having significant arrythmias.
Cardiology is the discipline to help you and holter monitor is a tool.
Dvt usually cause swelling not pulsations. Vascular surgeons help sort that out with ultrasound. ...Read more