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How long are people with deep vein thrombosis (dvt) likely to live?

How long are people with deep vein thrombosis (dvt) likely to live?

Quite Variable!: Since many things can contribute to dvts in the leg (see other posts), the life expectancy can be essentially normal, to quite reduced. It really depends on what, if anything, led to that person to have a clot. ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

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


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What is the difference between deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and chronic veneous insufficiency (cvt) problems?

What is the difference between deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and chronic veneous insufficiency (cvt) problems?

A lot: Dvt is a clot in the deep veins of the legs. Dvt can lead to pieces of the clot breaking off and going to the lungs. This is called a pulmonary embolism and it can cause significant problems even death. Cvi is usually associated with the superficial veins. This is when the valves in the veins do not work and blood can flow backward in the veins. Cvi can cause symptoms such as pain, swelling etc. ...Read more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your leg, if possible
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Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

DVT in pregancy: If i understand your q correctly. Use Lovenox for DVT treatment during pregnancy. Coumadin is contraindicated as it has terotogenic effect. See your local hematologist for special guidance for management of DVT during pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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Why don't people in comas develop deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and then die of a pulmonary embolism?

Why don't people in comas develop deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and then die of a pulmonary embolism?

No movement: Yes, people in Comas do develop deep venous thrombosis. In order for a pulmonary embolism to developed. The patient needs to get up and move which causes the DVT to transfer from the legs of the lungs. If the patient doesn't get up, the DVT won't move, the PE will not develop ...Read more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Wear support stockings
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Get a venous ultrasound for reflux
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I think I may may have a deep vein thrombosis? What are the recognizable symptoms of dvt?

I think I may may have a deep vein thrombosis? What are the recognizable symptoms of dvt?

Can vary: Commonly, deep vein thromboses cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. If a blood clot is small and in what we call calf veins, you might only get pain without swelling. If the clot is only blocking part of the vein, but not all of it, you also might get no swelling. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Can you tell me about DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

DVT: Dvt , deep vein thrombosis , is clot or blockage in deep , below the skin , vein . It can local phlebitis and circulation problems and in 10 % of case break off and become part of a moving { embolic} thrombosis that often get caught in the lung. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What to do if i had DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What to do if i had DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Get evaluated: Dvt is potentially a life-threatening problem, so if you think you have a dvt, you should see a physician asap. Treatments are designed to (a) prevent increase in the clot with anticoagulants such as coumadin, (b) decrease clot burden by procedures such as thrombolysis, and (c) prevent bad long-term complications of deep vein failure with graduated compression hose. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Blood Clot In Leg (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the body, often in the legs. It can occur if a person stays still for a long time, and may either occur without any symptoms or may result in leg ...Read more


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