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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with dvt. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in  right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Warfarin: Its her risk-benefit ratio, and the reason that you are on the medication chronically is due to the history of any pulmonary embolism. I would discuss this with your primary care Dr. or hematologist. ...Read more

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Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

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

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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?

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?

No test is ever: 100%, but the combination of a negative d-dimer test(I assume) and ultrasound means that the chance of thrombosis is extremely remote. ...Read more

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Can you get deep vein thrombosis from a thigh lift? I have clotting issues. Do I have to worry about developing deep vein thrombosis after a thigh lift? .

If : If your clotting disorder causes you to form clots easily, you are probably on a blood thinner (aspirin or coumaden, etc). You will want to discuss this at length with your surgeon. If you are immobile for a period of time, your risk of clotting increases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Before suffer of deep vein thrombosis clot behind knee.but advice on running & exercise needed?

Before suffer of deep vein thrombosis clot behind knee.but advice on running & exercise needed?

If treated: If your new dvt is being treated with blood thinners running and exercise is allowed after treatment begins for a few days. If the clot is older there is no reason you can't participate in running and exercise. While you're on blood thinners be careful not to participate in contact sports. ...Read more

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Can you get deep vein thrombosis from hitting your leg hard?

Can you get deep vein thrombosis from hitting your leg hard?

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

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Could deep vein thrombosis in the leg be caused by a bicycle gash on the leg?

Could deep vein thrombosis in the leg be caused by a bicycle gash on the leg?

Not very likely: If the gash was associated with tissue trauma like a crush injury with profound bruising and immobility, then a DVT could be possible, as dr. Press said. But if you only had a cut without much oterh deeper tissue damage, it is unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it possible that deep vein thrombosis in the leg be caused by a gash on the leg?

Possibly...: While the gash on the leg wouldn't 'cause' the blood clot, if the person were immobile for a period of time related to the gash then the immobility could cause the blood clot. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy to prevent deep vein thrombosis in the legs, such as herbs?

Is there a natural remedy to prevent deep vein thrombosis in the legs, such as herbs?

Natto: The Japanese eat a food (natto bean) that contains an enzyme, nattokinase, which lyses fibrin clots. Discuss with your doctor before you take this enzyme. ...Read more

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

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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Currently on blood thinners for a deep vein thrombosis in my left leg after i had surgery on my right knee. Should i be worried?

Currently on blood thinners for a deep vein thrombosis in my left leg after i had surgery on my right knee. Should i be worried?

Possibly: It sounds as if you are receiving appropriate medication & typically that is needed for months to assure appropriate resolution of clot. You should also get fitted for a pair of RX compression stockings & get active as quickly is possible after your surgery as mobility helps. Recommend a follow up ultrasound with a vascular surgeon & counseling on post-thrombotic syndrome. Worry about recurrence. ...Read more

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Would deep vein thrombosis cause pain when straightening leg out?

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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Can you do massage on someone who has deep vein thrombosis in their leg?

Can you do massage on someone who has deep vein thrombosis in their leg?

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

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How do you treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

How do you treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

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

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How best to treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

How best to treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

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

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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


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