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What Specialist treat Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis?

What Specialist treat Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis?

Neurologist: A neurologist could uncover cause and treat with medication to reverse and prevent further progression. ...Read more

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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Dr thinks I had a postpartum cerebral venous thrombosis. CT w/contrast neg and MRI WITHOUT contrast neg. Doc says still possible? Even after neg scans

Dr thinks I had a postpartum cerebral venous thrombosis. CT w/contrast neg and MRI WITHOUT contrast neg. Doc says still possible? Even after neg scans

Check the scan type: I'm sure your neurologist knew exactly what type of scan to get if CVT post-partum was what they were looking for but you didn't mention it so I'm asking for a clarification. You should've gotten an MRV scan not an MRI & not a CT with contrast although that could've shown something if it were a big honker of a clot. If clinically, warranted he should go forward with treatment or get 2nd opinion ...Read more

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How long does the damage from venous thrombosis have to be there to cause harm?

How long does the damage from venous thrombosis have to be there to cause harm?

Time not so importan: The amount of time a clot has been present is not so important as how big it is getting. Most clots start in the calf an spread upward. Clots into the thigh and pelvis are concerning because they can break off and go to the lung. ...Read more

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I suffered a Brain Venous Thrombosis almost 8 years ago. Which caused me to suffer repeated Tia's. The thrombosis was the result of a Serious infection in the Mastoid Bone. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 and half years ago. Could this be linked to my

I suffered a Brain Venous Thrombosis almost 8 years ago. Which caused me to suffer repeated Tia's. The thrombosis was the result of a Serious infection in the Mastoid Bone. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 and half years ago. Could this be linked to my

Comments: Glad you emerged from a severe brain problem relatively unscathed. There is NO direct or indirect relationship between cerebrovascular problem and fibromyalgia, but make sure that the latter diagnosis is well documented and correct, as I have seen numerous erroneous labels in this category. ...Read more

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What is cortical venous thrombosis?

What is cortical venous thrombosis?

Rare condition: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (cvst) is a rare form of stroke that results from thrombosis (a blood clot) of the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain. Symptoms may include headache, abnormal vision, any of the symptoms of stroke such as weakness of the face and limbs on one side of the body, and seizures. ...Read more

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What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

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 more

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Can cortical venous thrombosis be cured?

Treat Yes: Specific therapy for cvt involves anticoagulation or thrombolytic therapy existing data support the use of systemic anticoagulation as an initial therapy in all patients, even in the presence of intracranial hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Cortical venous thrombosis -- what is it?

Vascular condition: Cortical venous thrombosis is a vascular condition where the cortical veins that normally drain blood away from the cortex of the brain develop blockages, leading to a buildup of blood in the brain. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of deep venous thrombosis?

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 more

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What are the tests for deep venous thrombosis?

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

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Thrombosis (Definition)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more