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Does a DVT happen gradually or suddenly?

Does a DVT happen gradually or suddenly?

A little of both: The beginning of clot formation is probably fairly sudden. Growth of the clot is more gradual. Initially, when the clot is small, the pain and swelling it causes is less severe and is more likely due to the inflammation that the clot produces. Once the clot is big enough to completely block a vein (especially a large one) the increase in pain and swelling can be sudden and severe. ...Read more

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


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How can the nurse assess for dvts?

How can the nurse assess for dvts?

Needs imaging: Although for the diagnosis of DVT there is always the need of an imaging study such as a venous ultrasound a health care professional such as a nurse can identify a patient at high risk for DVT. A properly trained nurse can use a pretest probability scoring tool (Wells Score System) to aid in the diagnosis of DVT; however this score is mostly used by physicians. ...Read more

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Do dvts come on gradually or suddenly?

Do dvts come on gradually or suddenly?

DVT's: Tough question - but generally its a process - until a "critical mass" of clot has formed and thus a dvt. Prolonged immobilization can cause blood to pool and "stagnate" and start to form micro clots - and things snow ball from there. Certain medications carry a DVT risk factor - ie smokers who use birth control pills. ...Read more

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What is dvt?

What is dvt?

Family practice: There maybe another DVT you are referring to, but DVT usually refers to deep vein thrombosis. This is a blood clot in the big veins that potentially can move up to your lung causing a pulmonary embolus. This is serious, deadly. Need to be treated with medication that prevents further blood clots. ...Read more

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What is dvt?

Clot in veins: (DVT) or deep vein thrombosis is identified as a blood clot in the deep vein system. Usually in the lower extremities of the body. It basically means that blood has thickened and clumped together. A blood clot can break apart and travel through the blood stream ending up in the lungs causing a (pe) or pulmonary embolism. It is a very serious condition that should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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How long DVT treated?

How long DVT treated?

Depends: The biggest question is whether you have a condition that caused the clot (ie cancer or a genetic condition) and if you had a pe associated with it--those conditions require longer (maybe forever) treatment. ...Read more

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How common is DVT at 24?

How common is DVT at 24?

DVT and early age.: DVT can occur at any age but it is uncommon in the 20 and younger group unless there are predisposing factors such as hereditary clotting disorders such as sickle cell or other causes of clotting such as casts, injuries, prolonged bed rest, tumors and prolonged flying or driving time. If you have had a clotting problem, especially at an early age, then you should have an evaluation for clotting. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of DVT?

What are symptoms of DVT?

Dvt: New onset swelling, associated discomfort
usually preceded by a period of prolonged sitting or lying in bed
also recent airplane travel, trauma, long car trip ...Read more

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Do I have a possible DVT?

Do I have a possible DVT?

DVT EVALUATION: If you have any concerns that you may have a DVT then you should see a vein specialist, your PMD or go to the ER for a venous examination and a venous duplex examination. This ultrasound can prove or disprove the DX from the groin down with over 90% accuracy. ...Read more

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What are the signs for dvt?

5 common symptoms: Some patients do not have any signs of DVT while others may experience symptoms of leg pain or swelling, warmth of the skin, skin changes such as discoloration or redness, fatigue of the limb, or bulging veins. ...Read more

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Is DVT a hereditary problem?

Is DVT a hereditary problem?

DVT: Some people who have blood clotting disorders in the family are at risk for getting DVT as they also may have the same problem. ...Read more

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Do young women ever get dvt?

Do young women ever get dvt?

Yes: High risk if birth control pills and smoking. ...Read more

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What does DVT pain feel like?

What does DVT pain feel like?

Symptoms of DVT: The affected limb becomes swollen and tight. Since its a venous issue - pulses are still present. However, the limb is swollen and tender to touch. It may also be warmer. It will be painful to walk if it affects the legs. ...Read more

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For DVT which foods are best?

Regular diet: There are no special foods to eat or foods to avoid but your intake of vitamin k should remain relatively constant. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dvt?

How do you know if you have dvt?

Ultrasound: Duplex ultrasound is diagnostic for most dvt's except in the iliac or vena cava where a ct venogram is diagnostic. Symptoms include leg pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How would you describe DVT pain?

How would you describe DVT pain?

Pain with swelling: Half of all DVT cases cause no symptoms. If you do have any of the DVT symptoms below -- especially if they occur suddenly -- call your doctor right away. Swelling in one or both legs. Pain or tenderness in one or both legs, which may occur only while standing or walking. Warmth in the skin of the affected leg. Red or discolored skin in the affected leg. Visible surface veins and leg fatigue. ...Read more

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Could you have DVT and be unaware of it?

Yes!: While most deep clots is are characterized by swelling, pain, and discoloration of the area, a patient may not know if they have other conditions. Some of these include injury to the area, muscle tears, history of swelling or poor circulation. Seek medical advice if these symptoms occur as a delay in diagnosis may result in problems like clots in the lung or pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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How to deal with complications from dvt?

See below: The early complications of DVT are swelling, pain, and pulmonary embolism. This is treated with anticoagulation, compression, and pain medications.
Late complications may also include leg swelling, leg pain, and potentially leg ulcers. Compression stockings worn for 2 years following DVT help reduce this risk. ...Read more

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What should you do if a DVT grows longer?

What should you do if a DVT grows longer?

DVT progression: If the deep vein thrombus is progressing despite being anticoagulated, then the anticoagulation regimen may have to be modified or changed. It is very important to be evaluated and treated by both a phlebologist who will do serial venous Doppler ultrasound exams and a hematologist who makes sure that you are indeed properly anticoagulated. You need to be very closely monitored to prevent embolism. ...Read more

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How long does it take for DVT to go away?

It varies: The amount of time for a deep vein thrombosis to resorb varies tremendously, and some patients never fully do resorb their dvt. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What should you do if a DVT grows longer?

Extension of DVT: Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that may propagate (elongate) and threaten direct extension into central veins or a piece may break off and travel (embolize). Anticoagulation is performed to prevent the above, but vein ligation, filter insertion, clot lysis or thrombectomy may be utilized. Initially, stockings and nonstrenuous ambulation may help prevent elongation. ...Read more

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Two negative d diners safe to rule out dvt?

D dimer: The gold standard to diagnose DVT from the groin to the calf is a venous duplex exam. D- dimer is a nonspecific test. A positive test can be due to many things but a negative test times two is good evidence that there is no DVT ...Read more

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Is exercise good or bad for my DVT problem?

Is exercise good or bad for my DVT problem?

Depends: It depends on the timing of the dvt. If the problem is new, then you should avoid exercising the involved limb, on the other hand if the DVT is already treated and you are therapeutic on your anticoagulant, then exercise is not your enemy. If you are over-weight then losing weight will actually decrease the risk of recurrence of your dvt. ...Read more

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Can DVT show up several days after a flight?

Dvt: Air travel related venous thrombosis is a real issue, and it certainly can manifest itself within a few days after airplane travel. If you are concerned with regards to the possible issue of a deep vein thrombosis, I would suggest that she seek evaluation with a venous Doppler sonogram which will determine the presence, or absence of a clot. ...Read more

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What are the exercise I should do after dvt?

What are the exercise I should do after dvt?

Almost anything: The only exercise I would caution against is anything that may increase your risk of injury and bleeding (assuming you are on anticoagulation) -- otherwise, you should be able to do just about any activity you can tolerate. ...Read more

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Could DVT present symptoms most of the time?

Did you mean...: Does a DVT usually have symptoms? The answer to that is not always -- many small dvts may have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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How common is DVT/PE in someone in their 30s?

How common is DVT/PE in someone in their 30s?

Age not a factor: Age per se is not a factor DVT occurs more. Often in peiple with a family history of DVT people who are immobile those who. Have surgery or trauma pregnant women and women on OCPs ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for developing dvt?

DVT: Read this for lots of information:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/definition/con-20031922 ...Read more