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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...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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