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How Long Do Dvt Clots Last
They start healing: Blood clots are the first step in the healing process. Over time, a blood clot will start laying down fibers which develop into gum tissue. So the clot itself only lasts a short time. The entire healing process should take from four to six weeks. ...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
How long after dvt should i wear 30-40 compression stockings after dvt and not on coumadin (warfarin) almost 2 yrs past clot?
It depends: Do you know the status of your deep venous system ? After a DVT there may be damage such as obstruction or reflux. If this is the case you are at risk for skin changes developing in your legs. These can result in ulceration. You should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. Long term compression may be advisable for you. Good luck. David Fox, MD, FACS www.FoxVein.com ...Read more
PE: Before travelling after a pe we would want to have the patient's evidence for pulmonary obstruction cleared as well as ongoing effective anticoagulant therapy in place to minimize chances of a repeat event. The time frame can vary from patient to patient and is best discussed with your treating physician. ...Read more
It depends: We always treat patients with DVT and pulmonary embolus for a minimum of 6 months and usually 12. Work-up for hypercoagulability (predisposition for abnormal blood clotting) is always performed, usually after the year of Coumadin (warfarin) treatment. If you have a hypercoagulable state as determined by blood testing, you may need anti coagulation for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long for calf DVT to dissolve? I'm 28, no previous history this happened after car accident. Taking lovenox (enoxaparin). Will I have symps. until it dissolves
Aspirin and Walking: If you do not have a reason you cannot take aspirin, an Aspirin prior to the trip might help, though has to be weighed against your risk of DVT vs. Bleeding. If you are in a car, take a break every hour or so to get out and walk around for a few minutes. In a plane, at least stretch your legs and flex your calfs a few times an hour. Compression stockings (15-30 mm hg pressure) also help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How long after long travel would you develop a blood clot or DVT if it were going to happen? 10 weeks pregnant, driving all day x2 days. No clot histo
Swelling: It depends on the cause of the swelling. If all due to the clot it could be weeks or never. If other cause, depends on the cause. ...Read more
Lochia: Most of the heavier bleeding is finished within two weeks. ...Read more
Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. ...Read more
Variable: Stents are used to treat blockages caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries). Stents don't cure the disease but treat a problem caused by the disaese. So you can still make new blockages. The older stents could fail early with new blockages inside them. The newer stents have drugs in them to reduce this from happening. But I have seen patients open stents even 20 yrs out. ...Read more
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