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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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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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What's the outcome of deep venous thrombosis?

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?

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 any body 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?

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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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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What is the definition or description of: Deep venous thrombosis?

What is the definition or description of: Deep venous thrombosis?

Blood clot: 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 ...Read more

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Could I get deep venous thrombosis from sitting down for long hours?

Thrombosis: Typically deep venous clotting is associated with sitting for hours such as in a plane, bus or car. This is why we advise folks to get up and move at least every hour to two when sitting for long periods. ...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 daughter has deep venous thrombosis. Will this affect her health?

Compression: One of the best things your daughter can do, besides taking blood thinners, is to wear graduated compression stockings. She can decrease her risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if she wears 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having her dvt. ...Read more

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

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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In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

Clot affect fatality: Yes the size of the clot can affect fatality. A large clot is more likely to cause death. ...Read more

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Doctor confirmed my child has deep venous thrombosis and will need to follow up. Will this be a longterm problem?

Doctor confirmed my child has deep venous thrombosis and will need to follow up. Will this be a longterm problem?

Yes: It is extremely unusual for children to develop dvt. Your child should be evaluated for hypercoagulable states (tendency to clot). A hematologist/oncologist would be a good choice for this. Dvts can cause longterm problems depending on how extensive the clot is. Compression stockings are a good idea to control swelling and prevent skin problems. Your child should be on blood thinners now. ...Read more

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Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Oral administration.: Warfarin is available in an oral dose and is given on a daily basis. Its effects lasts 24 hours and takes about 72 hours to clear from your system. Heparin is given either intravenously or subcutaneously and requires dosing every 4 to 8 hours or continuously depending on the method of administration. Long term anticoagulation is easier and better tolerated with an oral medication. ...Read more

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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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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)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more