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How Long Do Dvt Clots Last
It varies: With thrombophlebitis (deep venous thrombosis), the treatment is anticoagulation. This involves an infusion of Heparin or injections of a heparinoid like Lovenox (enoxaparin) initially for about 4 to 7 days, with long term treatment with warfarin (coumadin). The resolution of clots can take months and may never be complete, depending on the the extent of the dvt. Venous ultrasounds will monitor the progress. ...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
How long after dvt should I wear 30-40 compression stockings after dvt and not on coumadin (warfarin) almost 2 yrs past clot?
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
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I am 4 months in after DVT & pe's. Last scsn showed scan showed clot still present. Groin. When will it be safe to have sex again?
I got DVT last december from slip & fall on ice & got 2 blood clots in left calf. I was DVT free for 6 months & it returned in oct- why?
My d dimer level is 499. In nov it was 278. I did have a superficial blood clot last week. Is it possible it's becoming a dvt? What does this mean?
D dimer test: D dimer on it's own does not tell you there is a clot or not neithrr the clot is spreading or dissolving it has false positive and false negative you need to correlate the clinical picture with doppler studies to come to a conclusion the test is obsolete without correlation with what have just mentined. ...Read more
I was checked last year DVT due to swelling in my right leg and ankle. No clots found. Said it was varicose. How often should I get checked for clots?
Only for symptoms: There is no need to be checked regularly for clots. The primary indication to be checked is pain in the calf of the leg or swelling in the leg with or without pain. Swelling in both legs, on the other hand, is usually a problem in the whole body and is not an indication to look for clots. See your primary care physician for swelling in both legs. ...Read more
Is it still possible to get blood clots (dvt, pe) while on warfarin? Have factor v leiden. Suffered DVT and pe 18 months ago. Inr 2.5 last check.
Warfarin failures: Warfarin failure syndromes while in the therapeutic range are uncommon and occur ~1-2% of patients per year. They are less likely due to thrombophilic conditions and more due to highly inflammatory or thrombogenic conditions such as cancer or anti phospholipid syndrome. There are new oral anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban and dabigatran that are FDA approved for VTE and do not require monitoring ...Read more
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
I'm hospitalized for a blood clot in my leg, what questions should I be asking. It's DVt, I'm no longer taking ibuprofen/robaxin.
Whatever you like.:
Why did it happen?
Are you taking BCP?
Did you recently have surgery like C section?
How can you prevent future occurrence?
How long the treatment will last?
Where is DVT-How far up in the Lower extremity?
What are some of the risk and symptoms you need to look out for?
What drug and food should be avoided or Taken? ...Read more
I do not have a family history of any blood related clot problems -took an. How big of a risk am I for developing dvt?
Low risk...maybe: Dvts can happen to anyone who travel for hours in an automobile or airplane without stimulating their leg muscles with some form of exercise. Risk in general is low however. Risk for same increases in female smokers taking oral contraceptives. If you fly or drive long distances work those legs! ...Read more
If a patient has a DVT they are on hepain to prevent the continued formation of the clot......how is the present clot treated/cured?
Just read that dvts can be caused by hyper coagulation in the body due to cancer. What blood tests detect cancer? What type of cancer can cause clots?
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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With regards to calf pain, if there is a clot (dvt), is the pain constant, or does it come and go? How much does it hurt?
No: Uncommon. Your doctor may work you up to see if there are underlying causes for forming a dvt. ...Read more
Is aspirin effective in preventing DVT? I've heard it's not as effective preventing clots in the veins versus the blood in the arteries.
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