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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Overview)

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 towards the lung-pulmonary embolism


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What's a simple way to say what deep venous thrombosis really is?

What's a simple way to say what deep venous thrombosis really is?

A blood clot: Your deep veins carry blood directly back to your heart and lungs. If you develop a blood clot in one of your deep veins you have a deep venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Overview)

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 towards the lung-pulmonary embolism


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What are the symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis?

What are the symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are pain and swelling in one leg. The swelling can just be below the knee or it can be the entire leg. Typically, the pain is worth when putting weight on the leg and walking. How much pain and swelling depends on the size and location of the clot. It is also possible to have a DVT and have no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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What are the tests for deep venous thrombosis?

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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Anybody knows about DVT, deep venous thrombosis, and how to get the clot out of your leg?

Dvt: Treatment consists of blood thinners Heparin initially, and warfarin or Coumadin for a period dependent on initial clot location and if a pulmonary embolism is present. The clot will resolve with time in most people. To aid the situation a compression stocking would be helpful. Also, id=s there a family history of thrombosis as that may raise the question of hyper coagulation. ...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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I need to know who is the specialty to treat deep venous thrombosis maybe a vein doctor?

I need to know who is the specialty to treat deep venous thrombosis maybe a vein doctor?

Your primary care: Physician is the best place to start either for treatment or referral. The overwhelming majority of DVT's are managed with medication only. When invasive intervention is needed, vascular and interventional radiologists have the most experience with the types of treatments commonly required. In very rare cases requiring open surgery, you may need to see a vascular or general surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

DVT: The treatment can be observation, medical with medications, and surgical. It depends on the acuity of the clot and the other complicating medical factors. ...Read more

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My mom gets deep venous thrombosis, so am I likely to get it later?

Possibly: If your mom got a blood clot for an identifiable reason, then you probably don't have to worry. If, on the other hand, she got a blood clot for reasons that are unclear then she should have blood tests to see if there is a genetic reason (thrombophilia) why the clot occurred. If any of the tests are abnormal, then you should probably be tested too since some thrombophilias can be hereditary. ...Read more

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I have a deep venous thrombosis near my subclavian vein. What risks do I run when I work my arm too hard?

I have a deep venous thrombosis near my subclavian vein. What risks do I run when I work my arm too hard?

Probably not much: The clot inside of your subclavian vein should be quite sticky unless it is very new. The chance of dislodging the clot with exercise is not zero, but is very small. The consequence of working your arm may be more swelling which will improve when you raise your arm above the level of your head. ...Read more

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How will deep venous thrombosis affect my health?

Deep venous thrombos: Deep venous thrombosis can affect anybody health in several ways the most commonly it can cause painful swelling of the extremity, post phlebitic syndrome. It can lead to pulmonary embolism which can cause pulmonary hypertension. If not careful about taking your medication, it can also cause sudden death. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it possible to reverse deep venous thrombosis?

Yes: Depending on the location of the dvt, clot removal is possible and often time advisable. Anticoagulation will help to keep the clot from enlarging but won't reverse the clot. The body generally will recanalize the clot with time but, depending on the size of the lot, this can take weeks or months. The concern in the meantime, as dr. Bein said, is that valves can be damaged and you can ... ...Read more

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How will deep venous thrombosis affect my health?

Deep venous thrombos: Deep venous thrombosis can affect anybody health in several ways the most commonly it can cause painful swelling of the extremity, post phlebitic syndrome. It can lead to pulmonary embolism which can cause pulmonary hypertension. If not careful about taking your medication, it can also cause sudden death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are pain and swelling in one leg. The swelling can just be below the knee or it can be the entire leg. Typically, the pain is worth when putting weight on the leg and walking. How much pain and swelling depends on the size and location of the clot. It is also possible to have a DVT and have no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is deep venous thrombosis (d.V.T.)?

What kind of condition is deep venous thrombosis (d.V.T.)?

A blood clot: A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins. Usually in the legs, it can occur elsewhere, especially the arms. If a DVT breaks off and travels through the blood stream it could end up in the lungs. This is a pulmonary embolus which can be fatal. Treatment is with blood thinners. Blood clots can be related to age, obseity, certain health conditions, surgery, or hospitaliztion. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting deep venous thrombosis?

Are some people more prone to getting deep venous thrombosis?

Yes: Some people are genetically predisposed to have thicker blood than normal and they are referred to as having a hypercoagulable state. Others have acquired hypercoagulability after certain surgical procedures or episodes of prolonged stasis such as the immobility of hospitalization or a long period of travel. ...Read more

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What the effect of exercise on previous deep venous thrombosis?

Usually Beneficial: It is long known that exercise reduces the risk of a dvt, but recent evidence suggests that low- to moderate-intensity exercise might help alleviate pain and swelling associated with a dvt, as well as reduce the severity of complications. ...Read more

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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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Thrombosis (Definition)

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