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Deep Vein Thrombosis Symptoms In Calf
When would deep vein thrombosis symptoms start, after surgery? 2 months after laparascopy and getting a lot of pain in right leg, feels heavy,
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
Deep vein thrombosis: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. If a blood clot is small and in what we call calf veins, you might only get pain without swelling. If the clot is only blocking part of the vein, but not all of it, you also might get no swelling. ...Read more
Sometimes: DVTs commonly present as swelling and pain in the calf area. However, they're not always associated with these symptoms which can make them more difficult to detect. ...Read more
Ultrasound of veins: It is sometimes very difficult to distinguish between DVT and calf muscular pain simply by physical findings or history. The definitive diagnostic test is a venous duplex ultrasound which will show the veins behind the knee (popliteal) to see if there is a clot. ...Read more
Woke up yesterday morning with pain in back of left calf, almost where my knee bends. No swelling/redness. Deep vein thrombosis?
I was tested for deep vein thrombosis in blood test and ultrasound on calf for my pain. Both normal. Could both be false normal and I still have it?
Can, partially occlusive chronic thrombosis of lef saphenous in the calf and small saphenous vein proximal and mid calf, cause deep vein thrombosis?
I have constant aching pain in left calf and sometimes thigh. Worse at night. Doc has ruled out Lyme disease and deep vein thrombosis. What now?
More evaluation: If your symptoms worsen with exertion (claudication), you may need an evaluation for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). While these may be simply muscle cramps, be sure to talk with your doctor about sciatica (pain that originates from lower back via nerves traveling to the leg), tendon rupture, and arterial aneurysm. Your doctor may also want you to see a Rheumatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Dvt is generally thought to be due to 3 things-venous stasis, vein wall trauma and hypercoagulable state. Stasis is due to immobility, wall trauma can be due to irritation such as from a catheter, compression or even external trauma and hyper coagulable state can be due to tumor or certain clotting disorders. A minor injury will not cause a clot but a significant injury can. ...Read more
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
Requires treatment: Deep vein thrombosis carries the risk of pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lung) or chronic post-thrombotic symdrome (swelling, pain) if not treated. Depending on the size, length and duration of the clot treatment might include anticoagulant drugs or a catheter treatment to remove the clot. Depending on the location of the DVT a filter might be placed to prevent passage to lungs. ...Read more
Variable: The initial treatment of the DVT is extremely important using proper anticoagulation, compression hose, ambulation, thrombolysis when indicated. The resultant post thrombotic status will weigh heavily on amount of pain one experiences, and this may be several weeks, several months, and even a lifetime. ...Read more
Lighten up: Definitely do not massage the leg that has the deep vein thrombosis since a loose clot could break free and travel. Leave the other leg alone since an undiagnosed smaller clot could exist there also. People with DVT are usually on blood thinners so bruising can occur with vigorous pressure elsewhere, so be careful and lighten up on the pressure. ...Read more
Dvt: Traditional treatment is with anti coagulation therapy for 6 months. Some may advocate losing the clot if it extends to the iliac veins to prevent long term problems but the long term data is not necessarily there yet. ...Read more
Anticoagulation: Tibial vein DVT has been a controversial subject. Current recommendations call for systemic anticoagulation for 3 months (often started with Lovenox (enoxaparin) and bridged onto coumadin). At three months a repeat ultrasound is done to determine if another 3 months would be appropriate due to persistent clot. Don't forget the compression stockings to avoid post phlebitis syndrome. ...Read more
Bad valves: One of the things that can occur following a DVT is called post-thrombotic syndrome. Pts is when some of the valves in the deep vein are destroyed and then allow the blood to flow the wrong direction in the vein. You will want to see a physician well versed in the treatment of venous disease for evaluation of pts as many docs and ultrasound techs will miss this complication of dvt. ...Read more
Persistent: Depending upon the severity/extent of the dvt, and the treatment methods, the swelling can be minimal to severe, lasting weeks, to months, and years. The post thrombotic swelling can be lessened by using appropriate anticoagulation, compression hose, thrombolysis when indicated. ...Read more
The only treatment choices are anticoagulation or thrombolysis of the clot.
Dvts are life threatening and must be taken very serious. ...Read more
I have a mild pain I can't explain in my lower leg. Is there any way to rule out deep vein thrombosis?
Ultrasound: There is a blood test that can suggest the presence or fairly certainly determine the absence of a clot, but ultrasound is the usual way to determine if a DVT is present. ...Read more
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
Lump in leg: Not sure - can be bakers cyst - need to be seen. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a small bruise that have some red in it and its hard. Its on the middle of the back of my leg. Is this deep vein thrombosis?
Seems superficial.: DVT is not characterized by something that you can feel in the skin. What you describe could be one of several things including a clot in a superficial vein (superficial phlebitis), a hematoma or a cyst on the leg. Try heat and Ibuprofen for one week. If no better then you should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Yes - w/o treatment:
Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling
treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read more
My wife has Leidens factor 5 and factor 2, she is currently on Coumadin (warfarin) 11.5 mg. Her veins in her right leg are deep vein thrombosis can she get help?
Long-term anti-coag: Long-term anticoagulation is likely recommended as long as no risk factors for bleeding with good anticoagulation monitoring. There is a high risk for recurrence and the potential benefits from long-term warfarin may outweigh the risks. The condition is ideally co-managed by your doctor and a hematologist. A IVF filter may be considered depending on the specifics. ...Read more