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History Of Dvt (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
Blood clot...: A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one). These usually occur in the lower extremities. The concern is that these blood clots can migrate through the bloodstream and end up in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be life-threatening. The treatment for a DVT is usually blood thinners. ...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
Many factors: There are many factor which cause dvts: dehydration, stasis of the blood in the legs, smoking, trauma, family associated hereditary disease (thrombophilia), injuries, inactivity including hospital stays, long flights without activity, obesity. Certain surgical procedures can also predispose a person to DVT as well. I recommend you to speak to your physician if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A full life : A DVT can be effectively treated with anticoagulation and lead to a long and full life. Especially if the DVT was caused by an isolated event like a plane flight or a surgery. However if the underlying cause of the DVT is cancer or another serious medical condition, the other medical conditions will strongly influence the life expectancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, as for the DVT: You need to have it confirmed with a doppler us, then be started on blood thinners. Seeing you pcp will be helpful to start this and he/she can treat the shin splints, which is much less serious problem, than the dvt. If any chest symptoms (pain, shortness of breath, coughing, etc) occur, you need to go a hospital, for controlling the pe, a much more serious condition. ...Read more
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
Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more
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, (warfarin) (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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See your Doctor: Review your reasons for this anxiety, for example if you have had a family member or friend with DVT who has had problems or died from this problem, with a vein or vascular specialist. This physician can examine your risk factors and give you a full exam to decide if further testing is required, and to go over risk factor reduction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have one cold foot, warms when stood up but cools when sitting, could this be a deep vein thrombosis? i knew DVT cause warm limbs, can it cause cold?
How long should I wear compression socks while on an airplane. I am 73 years old with a history of deep vein thrombosis.?
Two years: After any DVT the recommendation is to wear a compression stocking 30-40 mmhg for two years. I think for your age and medical history of DVT , you should always wear the compression stocking for any kind of travel for more than an hour for the rest of your life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I tell if my sprained ankle is becoming deep vein thrombosis which I have a family history of? I sprained my ankle one wk ago ?
Several things: Dvt occurs when virchow's triad is satisfied: hemodynamic abnormality (stasis, turbulence) endothelial damage, and hypercoagulability (abnormality in blood due to malignancy, increased risk in clot formation). Family history (thrombophilia), surgery, trauma, dehydration, prolonged bed rest, congestive heart failure, kidney problems are risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk Factors DVT: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulable state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more
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