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Nursing Care For Deep Vein Thrombosis Dvt In The Legs
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
Depends: Activity should not be restricted. Bedrest is actually not recommended any more. Rather frequent blood tests are needed, initially, as dr. Toppin mentioned and once or twice daily shots are often given for a few days. It is important to watch what you eat on some blood thinners. But for someone who has been, otherwise, relatively healthy, there might be little need for homecare nursing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, as for the DVT: You need to have it confirmed with a doppler us, then be started on blood thinners. Seeing you pcp will be helpful to start this and he/she can treat the shin splints, which is much less serious problem, than the dvt. If any chest symptoms (pain, shortness of breath, coughing, etc) occur, you need to go a hospital, for controlling the pe, a much more serious condition. ...Read more
Have one cold foot, warms when stood up but cools when sitting, could this be a deep vein thrombosis? i knew DVT cause warm limbs, can it cause cold?
Is possible: Typically, the pain of a DVT is there all of the time but is made worse with movement (straightening and bending). If you have leg pain and swelling, you should get it checked out. If you are worried about a dvt, you would be wise to get it checked out anyway--if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lighten up: Definitely do not massage the leg that has the deep vein thrombosis since a loose clot could break free and travel. Leave the other leg alone since an undiagnosed smaller clot could exist there also. People with DVT are usually on blood thinners so bruising can occur with vigorous pressure elsewhere, so be careful and lighten up on the pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anticoagulation : Tibial vein DVT has been a controversial subject. Current recommendations call for systemic anticoagulation for 3 months (often started with Lovenox (enoxaparin) and bridged onto coumadin). At three months a repeat ultrasound is done to determine if another 3 months would be appropriate due to persistent clot. Don't forget the compression stockings to avoid post phlebitis syndrome. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bad valves: One of the things that can occur following a DVT is called post-thrombotic syndrome. Pts is when some of the valves in the deep vein are destroyed and then allow the blood to flow the wrong direction in the vein. You will want to see a physician well versed in the treatment of venous disease for evaluation of pts as many docs and ultrasound techs will miss this complication of dvt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes - w/o treatment: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Dvt is generally thought to be due to 3 things-venous stasis, vein wall trauma and hypercoagulable state. Stasis is due to immobility, wall trauma can be due to irritation such as from a catheter, compression or even external trauma and hyper coagulable state can be due to tumor or certain clotting disorders. A minor injury will not cause a clot but a significant injury can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Requires treatment: Deep vein thrombosis carries the risk of pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lung) or chronic post-thrombotic symdrome (swelling, pain) if not treated. Depending on the size, length and duration of the clot treatment might include anticoagulant drugs or a catheter treatment to remove the clot. Depending on the location of the DVT a filter might be placed to prevent passage to lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes if it breaks off: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that has formed in one of the deep veins, typically in the legs. By itself the majority of cases do not cause death when treated properly. The clot however may become bigger or break loose, traveling to the heart and lungs where it becomes a more serious condition with a higher risk of death. Treatment usually is a blood thinner medication and close follow-up. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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