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How would i be able to tell if I have deep-vein thrombosis?

How would i be able to tell  if I have deep-vein thrombosis?

Swelling: Unilateral substantial swelling, fluid retention and discomfort are signs. Some folks have no symptoms. D-dimer and ultrasound are screening ate done if there is a setting and suspicion. ...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 to do if I have deep vein thrombosis, what should I do ?

What to do if I have deep vein thrombosis, what should I do ?

Anticoagulation: There are two kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep. Deep is the more serious and is also called dvt. The treatment for DVT is to first make the diagnosis usually with a venous ultrasound or cat scan. Next patients are placed on blood thinners of which there are many including heparin, coumadin, (warfarin) lovenox, pradaxa, xaralto, etc, the duration of treatment is dependent on many factors. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have deep vein thrombosis ? Any advice?

I'm starting to think I have deep vein thrombosis ? Any advice?

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

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What should you do if you think you may have deep vein thrombosis?

What should you do if you think you may have deep vein thrombosis?

Why are you worried: See a physician right away. A venous ultrasound exam will be definitive. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have deep vein thrombosis or if it's just dehydration?

How do I tell if I have deep vein thrombosis or if it's just dehydration?

If it persists: Dvt is a dangerous condition that must be ruled out in legs with calf pain and swelling. If it persists after rehydration, see a physician. ...Read more

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If I have deep vein thrombosis in my legs, is this condition alone enough to cause death?

If I have deep vein thrombosis in my legs, is this condition alone enough to cause death?

Yes if it breaks off: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that has formed in one of the deep veins, typically in the legs. By itself the majority of cases do not cause death when treated properly. The clot however may become bigger or break loose, traveling to the heart and lungs where it becomes a more serious condition with a higher risk of death. Treatment usually is a blood thinner medication and close follow-up. ...Read more

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What is deep vein thrombosis?

What is deep vein thrombosis?

A blood clot: A DVT is a blood clot ( thrombus) which has formed in the deep vein of usually the leg. It may involve the lower, upper or entire leg. Less frequently it involves the upper extremity. The other kind of clotting is superficial phlebitis which occurs in the veins just under the skin. If either is suspected one should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

Many factors: Patients with a hereditary condition, called venous insufficiency have a valvular condition that allows blood to pool while standing or sitting, decreased return to heart when not lying down. Can lead to inflammation due to decreased blood flow through the vein, damage to vein and blood clotting. Other factors blood clotting disorder, malignancy, recent surgery, hx dvt, pregnancy, hrt, infection. ...Read more

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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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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more