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Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more
Had 2nd DVT PE from surgery & T therapy Have lupus anticoagulant On lifetime Xarelto Once clots resolve, can I safely resume scuba diving?
My son got off a 13+ hr flight this morning at 7am pdt. He is experiencing sever pain in his leg where he can't walk. But not every step and not when he is laying down. He may have dvt. Or it may be siatic.Or a result of recent physical exertion. He is r
Dvt: Your son has a deep venous thrombosis until proven otherwise. A long plane flight with pain in the calf is the classic presentation. He should be seen by a physician as soon as possible. This condition can be extremely dangerous and if the blood clot loosens and travels to the lungs it can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider aspirin: Aspirin can slow down the clotting properties of platelets, another component of the blood. This is why Aspirin is often given to patients who are suspected to be undergoing a heart attack (a blockage of the heart arteries). Talk to your doctor about whether it is safe for you to take Aspirin during a long trip. Inappropriate use of Aspirin can cause bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Depends: Testing for you would be based upon the genetic abnormality detected in your affected family member. If your family has been tested and no abnormality was found you don't need further testing. If no testing has been done on your family you should ask your doc to evaluate the situation and see if it makes sense to test you. ...Read more
I have venous insuffiency, I wear compression stockings. Am I more prone to get DVTs from venous insuffiency ?
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