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Can I have sex with dvt?

Can I have sex with dvt?

Yes: In general, DVT is not a specific contraindication to sexual activity. Anticoagulants may increase the risk of bleeding with minor trauma.

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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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Is it unsafe to have sex after being diagnosed with a dvt? If so, for how long should one not have sex?

No need to delay: Assuming you are not engaging in positions which interfere with blood return from your legs, and you are being treated appropriately for your DVT there does not seem to be a reason for delay.

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Is it safe to have sex with a dvt?

Depends: Ambulation after the acute phase of DVT is usually recommended early. Return to normal physical activity follows gradually and varies on an individual basis. You should consult with your physician.

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I am 4 months in after DVT & pe's. Last scsn showed scan showed clot still present. Groin. When will it be safe to have sex again?

I am 4 months in after DVT & pe's. Last scsn showed scan showed clot still present. Groin. When will it be safe to have sex again?

Safe.: It was safe 4 months ago. In general, having sex is not likely to affect DVT / pe. Did your doc specifically Prohibit this? I assume you are still taking coumadin (warfarin).

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I have been taking treatment for DVT more than 10 years. Acitrom& preem16 are the drugs taking regularly. Will it affect my sex life? Can I gve birth?

No, yes: Acitrom is an anticoagulant similar to warfarin. You are taking because you had a blood clot at a very early age. It is unusual to have a DVT at 17 and it could be related to a genetic reason that you clot more than other people. Only you and your doctor know if you have a clotting problem that needs lifelong anticoagulation, it is possible. You might stop the drug prior to delivery if pregnant.

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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.

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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.

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How is DVT diagnosed?

How is DVT diagnosed?

Three ways: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is 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. As dr. Salartash said, this is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound.

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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.

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How common is DVT at 24?

How common is DVT at 24?

Depends: If you just had surgery, on birth control/hormones, immobilization, history of blood clots you could have a DVT. See your doctor for more answers and testing if you think you have a blood clot.

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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

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Do I have a possible DVT?

Do I have a possible DVT?

Hard to say without: ...a little more information from you. To get the conversation started, what are your signs and symptoms?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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