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Could I have to be on blood thinners for life after a dvt?

Could I have to be on blood thinners for life after a dvt?

No: For a single event (first clot) the national standard is 6-12 months. For a second event the standard is lifelong bloodthinner. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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Dr say 5-10% chance of brain bleed from blood thinner meds is high risk? Mom has blood clots from fall in brain and DVT 1 dr says meds, 1, 1 not sure

Filter: It does appear that anticoagulant therapy would be risky in this situation. An alternative is to insert an IVC filter to prevent the blood clot from traveling from the leg to the lungs. Of course the attending physicians ,who know all the findings, are best qualified to give advice in this case. ...Read more

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Do blood thinners actually allow the body to dissolve the clot slowly? Confused how DVT is cured/treated if blood thinners don't work this way.

Do blood thinners actually allow the body to dissolve the clot slowly? Confused how DVT is cured/treated if blood thinners don't work this way.

Blood thiner & DVT: Hi, Blood thiner does 2 things; 1- prevent ur body to make more blood clot 2- stop existing blood clots from getting bigger but blood thiner doesn't break down the existing blood clot, the blood clot is dissolved by the body. ...Read more

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I had DVT i am on 3 and a half mil of warferin i have lost 1 baby at 6 weeks what blood thinners should i ask my gp to put me on when trying for baby?

I had DVT i am on 3 and a half mil of warferin i have lost 1 baby at 6 weeks what blood thinners should i ask my gp to put me on when trying for baby?

DVT's and pregnancy: The amount of Warfarin is a prophylactic dose and is not considered high, and may have nothing to do with a miscarriage. Pregnancy is a strong producer of fibrinogen which can produce blood clotting and may be a cause of miscarriage. Seeing a maternal-fetal medicine expert in a University Hospital setting is indicated when considering and managing what will be considered a "high risk" pregnancy. ...Read more

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WHY/HOW can you still get a DVT/PE during/after surgery even after compression stockings, massage boots and blood thinners? How is this possible?

WHY/HOW can you still get a DVT/PE during/after surgery even after compression stockings, massage boots and blood thinners? How is this possible?

Stuff happens: Most of the time in life, we are lucky and bad things don't happen to us after we take the proper precautions. But, the world is not a perfect place. Stuff happens sometimes. Should we stay at home and never go out to try things? No! We look at the risks and the benefits, and then go out and live life. Look both ways, have faith, and then cross the street... you'll ALMOST never get run over. ...Read more

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I would like to get a tattoo indicating I have a history of DVT & PE and am on blood thinners (xarelto). some say it is safe, others say not safe. ???

I would like to get a tattoo indicating I have a history of DVT & PE and am on blood thinners (xarelto). some say it is safe, others say not safe. ???

I think it would: make more sense to buy and wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace. Emergency personnel and health care providers are not trained to look for tattoos but they are trained to look for the bracelets and necklaces. If you really want a tattoo choose something more decorative, it is safe on Xarelto if done in a reputable sterile tattoo shop. You might have a little more bruising that's all. ...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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Can a DVT with filter be fatal? Mom has filter but paratoneal vein FULL of clots. High risk for blood thinners. Leg continues to swell. Options?

Can a DVT with filter be fatal?  Mom has filter but paratoneal vein FULL of clots. High risk for blood thinners. Leg continues to swell. Options?

Difficult situation : IVC Filter is not intended to be a replacement for medical management of DVT. But, if there is a high risk of a pulmonary embolism, PE, and anticoagulation (blood thinners) is contraindicated, placement of a filter is recommended. Depending on how high is the risk of bleeding, catheter directed thrombolysis and/or thrombectomy can be considered as a treatment option for symptomatic DVT. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have dvt, pe 2 yrs ago, take blood thinners & wear compression stocking. Have bad low back pain last 24 hrs & large bruise behind knee. Advise pls.

I have dvt, pe 2 yrs ago, take blood thinners & wear compression stocking.  Have bad low back pain last 24 hrs & large bruise behind knee. Advise pls.

Need exam: Sounds like you need a physical examination and blood work to recheck your inr level in your blood. You probably have a hematoma (blood collection) behind your knee. Sometimes these need to be drained. An exam is important to make sure you are not having neurological changes related to the back pain that might also mandate intervention. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more