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How To Relieve Pain From Blood Clots
Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ? Cud smoking keep clot from moving?
Anti-coagulants: These help your body's natural clot dissolving mechanisms work more efficiently, and they reduce the formation of additional clots. ...Read more
Some prevention tips: Blood clots are more likely to happen in people with a genetic or medical problem that increases the chance of clots developing. Avoiding dehydration and spending long periods of time sitting (like in long car or airplane trip) or spending too much time lying in bed (if sick or after surgery) will reduce the chance of blood clots forming ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Aspirin won, t dissolve clots that you already have, but there is some evidence it may play some small role in preventing them from increasing, though that is really what Heparin or Coumadin (warfarin) do.Asa has a role in preventing platelets from sticking together. If there is an irregularity in the lining of a vessel the body will think there is a cut and form a clot and occlude the vessel. Asa prevents it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-inflammatories: Reduce the pain of phlebitis with anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, combined with an extra streength Acetaminophen blocks both pain pathways. Warm compresses, compression stockings help. See a vein specialist to evaluate the cause, like a superficial vein clot, which can be treated further. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?
Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with dvt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Estrogen blockers: The only way to prevent it is to treat the underlying condition. Sometimes endometriosis involves the the rectum, and there is no way for the doctor or the patient to prevent it unless the underlying condition is bad enough to warrant estrogen blocking drugs. You can take stool softeners, which may help if the rectum is involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat venous ulcer.: Venous ulcerations are usually due to chronic venous insufficiency secondary to refluxing venous valves in the saphenous or perforating systems of veins. Once ulcers form they are difficult to heal and are painful. Medication may help to control the pain but the best way to eradicate the pain is to heal the ulcer. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a sonogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anal bleeding: If you haven't been assessed for anal bleeding I would start with medical assessment to determine cause. ...Read more
Tips: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through die)t with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain l. If you desire non-med approaches you can discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also disipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. ...Read more
Stay active: Inactivity is a major risk factor for blood clots in the legs. Also, recent surgery, especially any kind that will make you immobile for a while is a common cause. Usually, surgeons will give medicine to prevent a clot, like heparin. Certain medicines like estrogen in birth control pills also can cause clots. If going on a trip, make sure to get up every hour or so and move the legs. ...Read more
6-12 month: And some longer it depend on the clot , were and how treated. ...Read more
Would aspirin help or worsen deep vein thrombosis? Worried about possible blood clot from pain in leg and going to dr tomorrow.
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