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I Hate Taking Medicine What Can I Do To Treat Deep Vein Thrombosis
Take the medicine: Assuming this is a correct diagnosis, untreated DVT can be serious, and can lead to pulmonary emboli ("pe"), or chronic venous stasis, both of which can be debilitating, if not downright deadly (pe). If you hate taking medicine, its best to prevent long term disease by treating acute problems in the short term, even if it means taking medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Blood thinners: It depends, to some extent, on where the clot is. It is possible to have a deep vein thrombosis that is so far down the leg, is so small, and is in such a small vein that we might treat it with anti-inflammatory medicines and compression stockings. If the clot is in a larger vein and is bigger, then we treat those with blood thinners for a minimum of 3 months and use compression stockings too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep moving: There are few drugs that actually prevent dvt. The best thing is to avoid sitting for long periods such as a plane ride or car ride without moving. Stop the car and walk around every 2 hours or so. Get up in an airplane and move around or use the bathroom every few hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hormones: Generally, the drugs which are most likely to have deep vein thrombosis as a side effect would probably be the hormones that are found in birth control pills. This includes forms of estrogen and progesterone. The higher the amount of either one, the higher your risk of having a clot. If you are sedentary, over age 45, smoke, have certain chronic diseases, or are over weight. Your risk is higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Should i worry about swelling of 1 ankle & it feeling achy? It's hot where i live. I've been treated for deep vein thrombosis in past with surgery.
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