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Dvt Prophylaxis Medication
Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?
Precaution care: It sounds like these are precautions taken to prevent surgical or hospitalization (bedrest) complications due to inactivity and not eating. Stomach acid is reduced with proton pump inhibitor meds and deep vein thrombosis caused by venous stasis prevented with a device that wraps around the calves and squeezes intermittently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am on wafarin for 12 years. I do not want to live on this medication forever. What can I use or do to replace the Wafarin. i deleveloped DVT twice.
Can DVT be cured completely?will this create any problem if my girlfriend is pregnant?she is suffering from 2 years with DVT and continuous medication
DVT & PREGNANCY: Question best answered by a High-Risk OB Specialist as the risk-benefit discussion will be critical in making the best informed decision about continuing medication while pregnant. ...Read more
Dvt of bth thighs diagnsed two days bak. Catheter thrombolytcs n stent not psbl. On medication. Clot chronic. Hw serious is it. Wil he have a nrml lyf?
Depends: As dr. Weisberger said, it depends. The fact that the clots are chronic and he hasn't had more serious problems in the meantime, is a good sign. It is a shame that stenting couldn't be done but it is not surpising. Since he is on medicine, the biggest concern is not more clot it is post thrombotic syndrome. He needs to wear 30-40 mm hg graduated compression stockings for two years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on xarelto for dvt in leg I had. Can I do weight training (bodybuilding) while on this medication. Was told the "pumps" we get can be dangerous. ?
After six wks..: Hope you have modified your risk factors for DVT also... ...Read more
What are the methods to manage SLE & DVT other than medication? Does those medicines result in occasional depression? ?
Please follow your: doctor's advice, SLE/DVT are serious medical conditions and need to be followed by a professional, you can a second or even third opinion, but in the end you have to stick with a doctor's plan and follow up, good luck ...Read more
Dvt diagnosed from thighs to knees multiple clots.Protein deficiency. Improvd on medication. Is it life threatening. Can he procreate. N lead nrml lyf?
Yes to all....: Dvt can be a life threatening condition if untreated and it progresses to pulmonary embolism. That is why anticoagulation is critical. Patients who are hypercoagulable due to genetic issues certainly can have children and live a normal life -- they will need to take some precautions while on anticoagulaton, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there other good drugs, natural or otherwise that are good to prevent dvts and pe when on long flights besides aspirin?
Yes: Although it is rare to need medications during long flights, the only medications that have been proven to be effective are prescription anticoagulants (blood thinners). Aspirin and non-prescription, natural remedies have not been shown to be effective. If you have a medical condition that increases your risk, your physician can determine if you need a blood thinner before flying. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hi, i'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) for my dvt. I don't want 2 take norcotic drug is there an option, it's now 7wks n my right leg still swollen, pain is now less?
Using compression?: It is essential that compression stockings be worn after a dvt. They help the swelling and pain. More important, they cut your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome--a complication you don't want to have. You need to use knee high compression stockings, 30-40 mm hg, daily for at least two years after your dvt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Warfarin for 3 1/2 years because of a DVT & a PE, have the Factor V Leiden gene(from 1 parent) & want to get off of this drug, any natural way?
It is not a good idea to get off Warfarin, without consulting your doctor. You may wish to discuss alternative medication to Warfarin.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
How likely is a heart attack 2 months after recieving a clot busting drug for a possible DVT that didn't show up on 2 leg sonograms?
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
No DVT found on U/S - Dr advised stopping Xarelto 30mg which I'd been taking until results came in. Scared to stop now, because of things I've heard. Is it safe? Should I worry? Little bit anxious here.
Treatment advice: It's not possible to give you specific advice without a full review of your medical record and examination. If no other risk factors, and the only reason for Xarelto is possible DVT, then if the leg is not swollen and the ultrasound was of good quality and negative, then there would be no reason to continue Xarlelto. This is a decision for you and your doctor to make! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DVT: There are many risk factors for dvt. One known risk factor is obesity. Yes, weight loss in a obese patient could result in less of a risk of dvt. There are many other risk factors including but not excluding smoking, prolonged immobilization, certain medications, and genetic risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DVT AND PAIN: It would be most unusual to have continued pain years after having a DVT. The symptoms related to DVT depend on the location of the DVT. In general, the larger the vein involved the more the symptoms. The most common symptom lasting after DVT is usually swelling and not pain. If you have pain years after a DVT then you should look for another source of the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, you can: survive PE. PE deaths are relatively rare, estimated to be about 0.01% of the population per year, and that's mostly people with risk factors (immobilization, trauma, major surgery, clotting disorders, etc.). You have about as much chance of dying from PE as you do from the flu (and, again, usually because other health issues exist). Don't worry about it unless your doctor is. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually little pain: Still worred about your factor V Leiden, right? DVT never causes pain as the only symptom. The main symptom is swelling of one leg, which becomes substantially larger than the other, especially in the calf. It may be painful or tender, but not necessarily. Pain w/o swelling is rarely a DVT. Anyway, you are unlikely to ever have a DVT unless you have other predisposing factors; see other replies. ...Read more
Would u no if u had a dvt or p.e would it be obvious dont understand how people die without knowing ?
Yes silent killer: Deep vein thrombophlebitis usually do not have symptoms , also they do not have valves to stop the propagation , if any thrombus ( clot ) will be released like a ' loaded shot gun ' . sedentary life style another systemic diseases contribute the clot formation . vigilance awareness and preventive measures are needed to prevent the tragedy ...Read more
Likely part of it.: The pitting is due to increased pressure in the veins as the clot blocks some of the venous return to the heart. The fluid backs up and leaks out of the vessels and into the skin and other tissues. This causes the swelling. Pitting is just when you push down and squeeze some of the water away leaving a little pit that slowly fills back in. This should all get better as the DVT improves. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Move. : One of the biggest risk factors for development of deep vein thrombosis is immobility. One can reduce their risk of DVT by walking frequently when on long trips. Calf exercises and extensions at the ankle may also be of some benefit. Other options would include wearing compression stockings. Prescription grade compression are usually recommended to be knee-high and at least 20 to 30 mmhg strength. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Haven't heard of needle acupuncture having any good or bad effect on deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. That said, using cupping or some other suction device on top of vein areas could create vein damage or a hematoma under the cup. Also, poking a needle through a vein would obviously create minor damage, and that would likely be a surface vein, but the full effects are hard to guess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Estimate 25K/yr: Your House of Commons in 2005 estimated that 25,000 men & women die every year from hospital acquired venous thromboembolism. So while we don't die directly from deep vein thrombosis, death can occur when blood clot breaks free & blocks blood flow in lungs eg pulmonary embolism. Unfortunately, I could not determine breakdown by age http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG92/chapter/introduction. ...Read more
Exercise is good: As dr. Wright said, swimming might be better but biking is ok too, especially if you have a recumbent bicycle. Like dr. Accurso said, don't forget your helmet. As long as you are properly anticoagulated and you have the ok of your doctor, nearly any exercise is ok although mixed martial arts isn't a great idea. Don't forget that you need to wear a compression stocking for two years after a dvt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be...: Dvt refers to blood clots forming in the deep vein, typically in the leg veins. Small dvts may cause no symptoms, but larger ones, obstructing venous drainage, may cause significant pain (even at rest) and swelling. When clots form in surface(not deep) veins, it's called superficial phlebitis, and is usually painful and tender. Unlike dvt, phlebitis doesn't require treatment with blood thinners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neg d dimer=no clots: A positive d-dimer is non diagnostic and can be elevated from many causes not only clots. A negative d-dimer is indicative of no clots. However. the gold standard to evaluate DVT of the legs is a venous duplex ultrasound. If DVT is strongly suspected,then I would first do a venous ultrasound and not rely solely on the D-dimer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No, but...: Hyper-estrogenic states make one hyper coagulable. So, hrt such as prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) increases the tendency to clot over several months, but not immediately. One caveat is smoking and ocs or hrt. The risk for DVT and/or pe is 4x the typical incidence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually constant: Discomfort from DVT is usually steady rather than waxing and waning. ...Read more
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