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Could deep vein thrombosis damage heart?

Could deep vein thrombosis damage heart?

It could: There are certain circumstances in which it could. The most common would be if the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) were to break off, travel through the heart to the lungs and lodge, causing a pulmonary embolism. If the pulmonary embolism is large enough, this puts a lot of strain on the right side of the heart, and heart damage can ensue. ...Read more

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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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How are deep vein thrombosis and varicocele alike?

How are deep vein thrombosis and varicocele alike?

Both are vein diseas: Dvt is clotting of the veins in the deep system of the leg, pelvis, or abdomen. It is potentially life-threatening and often causes severe long-term symptoms. Varicocele is a varicose vein of the scrotum caused by failure of the valves in the gonadal vein. It can cause discomfort and/or problems with fertility. ...Read more

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Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis: itis means inflammation. Thrombo means clot. Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein. There is superficial vein thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombophlebitis. Deep vein thrombosis can be inflamed if acute and this is called deep vein thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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What is deep vein thrombosis?

What is deep vein thrombosis?

A blood clot: A DVT is a blood clot ( thrombus) which has formed in the deep vein of usually the leg. It may involve the lower, upper or entire leg. Less frequently it involves the upper extremity. The other kind of clotting is superficial phlebitis which occurs in the veins just under the skin. If either is suspected one should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis ultrasound shows clot in leg so what are options?

Deep vein thrombosis ultrasound shows clot in leg so what are options?

Depends on symptoms: Will need blood thinner called Coumadin (warfarin) for at least 6 months. If leg really swollen may need tpa lysis as drip or trellis device to dissolve clot. Need tests to see if your blood too thick called hypercoagulable state. ...Read more

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What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

Many factors: Patients with a hereditary condition, called venous insufficiency have a valvular condition that allows blood to pool while standing or sitting, decreased return to heart when not lying down. Can lead to inflammation due to decreased blood flow through the vein, damage to vein and blood clotting. Other factors blood clotting disorder, malignancy, recent surgery, hx dvt, pregnancy, hrt, infection. ...Read more

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Are any antibiotics linked to my deep vein thrombosis?

DVT and antibiotics.: Antibiotics are not a cause of DVT. There are essentially 3 causes of DVT-stasis or slow moving of blood as in sitting for long periods of time, trauma as in injury of the vein and hypercoagulability as in an increased risk to clot such as with certain diseases such as cancer. Antibiotics are not associated with this. ...Read more

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What is deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

Blood clot...: A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one). These usually occur in the lower extremities. The concern is that these blood clots can migrate through the bloodstream and end up in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be life-threatening. The treatment for a DVT is usually blood thinners. ...Read more

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Can wrapping your legs around each other more than once cause varicose veins / deep vein thrombosis?

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Can wrapping your legs around each other more than once cause varicose veins / deep vein thrombosis?

No: Despite what you might have heard many times before, crossing your legs doesn't cause varicose veins. It also probably isn't possible to cross your legs twice for long enough to give you a deep vein thrombosis, unless you were dehydrated and had an underlying inherited increased tendency to clot too easily in the first place. Your legs would likely fall asleep first. ...Read more

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What causes a deep femeral vein dvt?

What causes a  deep femeral vein dvt?

Like other DVT: Most of dvts occur with no known cause but with predisposing factors like stasis like in immobility, damage to lining of the vein like in cases of trauma or catheters in veins or hypercoagulable diseases. It should be treated the same with anticoagulant like Coumadin (warfarin) for 6 months. ...Read more

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Is deep vein thrombosis deadly?

Possibly : Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one or more of the internal veins. Most often in the legs, less often in the arms. If a blood clot breaks loose and flows through the heart and into the lungs it can be fatal. Dvt is a common complication of many medical illnesses. If you are ill you should ask your doctor about this as there are effective prevention approaches. ...Read more

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Would deep vein thrombosis cause pain when straightening leg out?

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Would deep vein thrombosis cause pain when straightening leg out?

Is possible: Typically, the pain of a DVT is there all of the time but is made worse with movement (straightening and bending). If you have leg pain and swelling, you should get it checked out. If you are worried about a dvt, you would be wise to get it checked out anyway--if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read more

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Are children susceptible to deep vein thrombosis?

Are children susceptible to deep vein thrombosis?

Sometimes: Like adults children may also develop blood clots. Thankfully they don't occur as often as in adults. Given the proper conditions children ill with prolonged immobility, if they have indwelling ivs (cvl), if they have certain genetic tendencies clots may occur. If a child has a chronic condition like heart disease, cancer , consult the md about the specific risks and preventions. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with your legs crossed cause deep vein thrombosis?

Can sleeping with your legs crossed cause deep vein thrombosis?

Probably not: If you are otherwise healthy with no history of blood clots, recent surgery etc, crossing your legs should not cause dvt. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Risk Factors DVT: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulable state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...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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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more