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Dvt Genetic Test
Prenatal testing for genetic problems may be done before or after conception. Testing for spina bifida or Down syndrome is done after a pregnancy is established. Besides the couples listed above, counseling and diagnosis are also recommended for mothers over the age of 35, and those who have received abnormal screening test results, such as alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). For more information about the alpha-fetoprotein test, and when and why you might have it, see alpha-fetoprotein. For those who may be at risk, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis are used to help ...Read more
Are there alternative treatments for people that have DVT quite often and have a genetic disposition?
RECURRENT DVT: If you have recurrent DVT and a genetic predisposition to develop DVT then your only option would be indefinite oral anticoagulation. This used to be a major problem in the past because the only oral anticoagulant was coumadin which required frequent blood testing. Now there are many alternatives which do not require frequent blood testing and work efficiently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son, 35, avid walker, no genetic factors, no drugs, never sat down, didn't smoke, drink, died of a pulmonary thromboembolism caused by dvt?
I'm so sorry: My heart goes out to you--it certainly sounds like your son didn't have DVT risk factors, however pulmonary emboli can happen and almost anyone. Genetic factors can play a role. You may want to talk to a henatologist (blood doctor) about possible clotting problems in your family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My leg been hurting for 3 weeks from my calf up ..... 2 ultrasounds came back negative for dvt .. im worried are these test pretty accurate ? Help
They are: They are highly accurate for detecting a blood clot in the leg, 97% accurate by most studies which is excellent. There are many causes of leg pain, and in fact, a clot typically won't cause pain unless the vessel becomes inflamed. A clot in the leg most often manifests as new significant swelling of one leg relative to the other, often after a period of immobilization such as a long flight. ...Read more
Blood tests for clot: There are no specific blood tests that will be definitive to prove a clot exists. Ultrasound, CT andMR are the diagnostic modalities to prove a clot. D-dimer is a blood test that can be used to identify clot formation but it is very non specific. If negative there is good evidence that a clot does not exist but d-dimer can be positive for many reasons not related to a clot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very possibly: It depends on whether you were doing anything that might have made it more likely to have a blood clot, your family history, and whether you have any risk factors for blood clots. Also is there anything else it could be. If, with all that information and the appearance of your leg, it looks like you are at risk, then the doctor will test you to see if you have a dvt. Bottom line: see a doctor. ...Read more
Not the best.: Capillary refill is essentially an observation of how long it takes for blood to return into small vessels usually in the nail beds or feet. It is not accurate and it is not used for dvt. It is observed in pad. There are much more specific, informative and diagnostic tests for both DVT and PVD such as duplex scans and abi's and even cta's. ...Read more
Just read that dvts can be caused by hyper coagulation in the body due to cancer. What blood tests detect cancer? What type of cancer can cause clots?
Had DVT before and had a another test last week which my d dimer result came back at 422 but scan of left leg was clear what does this mean?
D-dimer: D-Dimer is extremely sensitive but highly non-specific. In other words, it will be elevated in all cases of clot but in most instances, it's a false alarm. Your experience is typical. ...Read more
Got swelling left legon- off last trimester to 8 mon post baby. Got test done thrice for DVT came negative - baby is 16mons got swelling in leg now ?
F24,start taking natazia, on day 2 done d-dimmer 0.45(lab norm<0.5),dont have any risks of dvt or PE.need to be concerned?(test not priscribed by doc)
By definition,: use of oral contraceptives, particularly those containing an estrogen, is a risk factor for DVT/P.E. In a healthy young female who doesn't smoke, the risk is very low. However, a family history of clotting disorders, prolonged inactivity, varicose veins and leg fracture can increase the baseline risk. Getting a test done without a doctor's involvement carries some risk as well Dr. Anne. ...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 am going to the doc tomorrow for possible dvt, what kind of tests are normally ordered first go around? I have no swelling, just achy calves.
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
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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