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What can cause a deep vein thrombosis?

What can cause a deep vein thrombosis?

Several things: Dvt occurs when virchow's triad is satisfied: hemodynamic abnormality (stasis, turbulence) endothelial damage, and hypercoagulability (abnormality in blood due to malignancy, increased risk in clot formation). Family history (thrombophilia), surgery, trauma, dehydration, prolonged bed rest, congestive heart failure, kidney problems are risk factors. ...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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Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Risk Factors DVT: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot (hypercoagulable state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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Are children susceptible to deep vein thrombosis?

Are children susceptible to deep vein thrombosis?

Sometimes: Like adults children may also develop blood clots. Thankfully they don't occur as often as in adults. Given the proper conditions children ill with prolonged immobility, if they have indwelling ivs (cvl), if they have certain genetic tendencies clots may occur. If a child has a chronic condition like heart disease, cancer, consult the md about the specific risks and preventions. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm having deep vein thrombosis?

How do I know if I'm having deep vein thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the main symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain ; swelling: Any combination of pain, tenderness, swelling, warmth, redness or discoloration, and distention of surface veins may be seen. There might be no symptoms. ...Read more

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How does thrombosis differ from deep vein thrombosis?

How does thrombosis differ from deep vein thrombosis?

Location of Clot: Thrombosis is the medical term for a clot. This can happen anywhere in the body. Deep vein thrombosis means that the clot is in the deep veins which most commonly occur on the legs. The deep veins are located within the muscle. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reverse deep vein thrombosis?

What is the best way to reverse deep vein thrombosis?

Thrombolysis: Large DVT can be treated with chemicals to dissolve the clot. Used in combination with suction type devices, most of the clot can be removed. There are limitation to using this medication known as tpa, (alteplase) and there is always risk of bleeding when using it. Surgery to remove vein clots is rarely done anymore. ...Read more

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How to know if I have the risk of deep vein thrombosis?

How to know if I have the risk of deep vein thrombosis?

Here is a nice...: Website from the mayo clinic outlining risks of dvts. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/risk-factors/con-20031922. ...Read more

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How would I be able to tell if I have deep-vein thrombosis?

How would I be able to tell if I have deep-vein thrombosis?

Swelling: Unilateral substantial swelling, fluid retention and discomfort are signs.
Some folks have no symptoms.

D-dimer and ultrasound are screening ate done if there is a setting and suspicion. ...Read more

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Who should I seek help from if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

Who should I seek help from if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

ER or PCP: Go to er, you can get to your pcp, but more likely then not they will send you to er or to the hospital. ...Read more

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How can I know for sure if this is deep vein thrombosis or something else?

Ultrasound: Dvt is a dangerous condition that must be ruled out in legs with calf pain and swelling. Ultrasound is used to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is deep vein thrombosis deadly?

Possibly: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one or more of the internal veins. Most often in the legs, less often in the arms. If a blood clot breaks loose and flows through the heart and into the lungs it can be fatal. Dvt is a common complication of many medical illnesses. If you are ill you should ask your doctor about this as there are effective prevention approaches. ...Read more

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What is deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

Blood clot...: A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one). These usually occur in the lower extremities. The concern is that these blood clots can migrate through the bloodstream and end up in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be life-threatening. The treatment for a DVT is usually blood thinners. ...Read more

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What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for deep vein thrombosis?

DVT is treated: Dvt is an event which is treated with anticoagulation or blood thinners. The symptoms of leg swelling and pain will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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What to do if I had DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What to do if I had DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Get evaluated: Dvt is potentially a life-threatening problem, so if you think you have a dvt, you should see a physician asap. Treatments are designed to (a) prevent increase in the clot with anticoagulants such as coumadin, (warfarin) (b) decrease clot burden by procedures such as thrombolysis, and (c) prevent bad long-term complications of deep vein failure with graduated compression hose. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

DVT: Dvt, deep vein thrombosis, is clot or blockage in deep, below the skin, vein. It can local phlebitis and circulation problems and in 10 % of case break off and become part of a moving { embolic} thrombosis that often get caught in the lung. ...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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Veins (Definition)

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