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Dvt And Sex
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
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
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
4 pelvic dvt's; non-mal growth on euretha w pain during sex (10 years ago) will I ever be able to have normal sex again? 66 f with 2 pursuers :)
---: My advice is that you have a regular follow up with your obgyn and ask him/her a lot of questions. ...Read more
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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