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How do you know if you have dvt?

How do you know if you have dvt?

Ultrasound: Duplex ultrasound is diagnostic for most dvt's except in the iliac or vena cava where a ct venogram is diagnostic. Symptoms include leg pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

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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Anybody knows about DVT , deep venous thrombosis, and how to get the clot out of your leg?

Anybody knows about DVT , deep venous thrombosis, and how to get the clot out of your leg?

Dvt: Treatment consists of blood thinners Heparin initially, and warfarin or Coumadin for a period of time dependent on initial clot location and if a pulmonary embolism is present. The clot will resolve with time in most people. To aid the situation a compression stocking would be helpful. Also id=s there a family history of thrombosis as that may raise the question of hyper coagulation. ...Read more

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What is dvt?

What is dvt?

Family practice : There maybe another DVT you are referring to, but DVT usually refers to deep vein thrombosis. This is a blood clot in the big veins that potentially can move up to your lung causing a pulmonary embolus. This is serious , deadly. Need to be treated with medication that prevents further blood clots. ...Read more

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What is dvt?

Clot in veins: (DVT) or deep vein thrombosis is identified as a blood clot in the deep vein system. Usually in the lower extremities of the body. It basically means that blood has thickened and clumped together. A blood clot can break apart and travel through the blood stream ending up in the lungs causing a (pe) or pulmonary embolism. It is a very serious condition that should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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How is DVT diagnosed?

How is DVT diagnosed?

Three ways: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an 3. Ultrasound scan. As dr. Salartash said, this is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more

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How long DVT treated?

How long DVT treated?

Depends: The biggest question is whether you have a condition that caused the clot (ie cancer or a genetic condition) and if you had a pe associated with it--those conditions require longer (maybe forever) treatment. ...Read more

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How common is DVT at 24?

How common is DVT at 24?

Depends: If you just had surgery, on birth control/hormones, immobilization, history of blood clots you could have a DVT. See your doctor for more answers and testing if you think you have a blood clot. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of DVT?

What are symptoms of DVT?

Dvt: new onset swelling,associated discomfort usually preceded by a period of prolonged sitting or lying in bed also recent airplane travel,trauma,long car trip ...Read more

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Do I have a possible DVT?

Do I have a possible DVT?

Hard to say without: ...a little more information from you. To get the conversation started, what are your signs and symptoms? ...Read more

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What are the signs for dvt?

5 common symptoms: Some patients do not have any signs of DVT while others may experience symptoms of leg pain or swelling, warmth of the skin, skin changes such as discoloration or redness, fatigue of the limb, or bulging veins. ...Read more

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Is DVT a hereditary problem?

Is DVT a hereditary problem?

Not always.: One of the risk factors for a DVT is hypercoagulability, or in inborn propensity to develop clots. There are genetically-mediated clotting disorders that can lead to DVT. But heredity is not the only cause of DVT. ...Read more

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What does DVT pain feel like?

What does DVT pain feel like?

Symptoms of DVT: The affected limb becomes swollen and tight. Since its a venous issue - pulses are still present. However, the limb is swollen and tender to touch. It may also be warmer. It will be painful to walk if it affects the legs. ...Read more

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For DVT which foods are best ?

Regular diet: There are no special foods to eat or foods to avoid but your intake of vitamin k should remain relatively constant. ...Read more

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How would you describe DVT pain?

How would you describe DVT pain?

Pain with swelling: Half of all DVT cases cause no symptoms. If you do have any of the DVT symptoms below -- especially if they occur suddenly -- call your doctor right away. Swelling in one or both legs. Pain or tenderness in one or both legs, which may occur only while standing or walking. Warmth in the skin of the affected leg. Red or discolored skin in the affected leg. Visible surface veins and leg fatigue. ...Read more

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Could you have DVT and be unaware of it?

Yes!: While most deep clots is are characterized by swelling, pain, and discoloration of the area, a patient may not know if they have other conditions. Some of these include injury to the area , muscle tears, history of swelling or poor circulation. Seek medical advice if these symptoms occur as a delay in diagnosis may result in problems like clots in the lung or pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Does a DVT happen gradually or suddenly?

Does a DVT happen gradually or suddenly?

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 more

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How to deal with complications from dvt?

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 more

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What should you do if a DVT grows longer?

What should you do if a DVT grows longer?

Further evaluation : If symptoms are worsening & the DVT is involving a common femoral and/or iliac veins, consideration should be given for catheter directed thrombolysis. Patients with central DVT are at increased risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome. Also, If you are receiving heparin or heparin like anticoagulation & DVT is worsening, you should be checked for heparin induced thrombocytopenia (allergy). ...Read more

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