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What to do for homecare nursing for someone with deep vein thrombosis?

What to do for homecare nursing for someone with deep vein thrombosis?

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 more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Not usually: dvt will usually have swelling and warm extremity. Sometimes varicose veins or venous insufficiency can lead to discoloration of the extremity. The temperature changes are unusual but possible with venous engorgement. If persistent then you should have an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does pain in one leg associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

How long does pain in one leg associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

Variable: The initial treatment of the DVT is extremely important using proper anticoagulation, compression hose, ambulation, thrombolysis when indicated. The resultant post thrombotic status will weigh heavily on amount of pain one experiences, and this may be several weeks, several months, and even a lifetime. ...Read more

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Would deep vein thrombosis cause pain when straightening leg out?

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 more

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What to do after diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in your leg?

What to do after diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in your leg?

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 more

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Can you get deep vein thrombosis from hitting your leg hard?

Can you get deep vein thrombosis from hitting your leg hard?

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 more

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Could deep vein thrombosis in the leg be caused by a bicycle gash on the leg?

Could deep vein thrombosis in the leg be caused by a bicycle gash on the leg?

Not very likely: If the gash was associated with tissue trauma like a crush injury with profound bruising and immobility, then a DVT could be possible, as dr. Press said. But if you only had a cut without much oterh deeper tissue damage, it is unlikely. ...Read more

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After having surgery for deep vein thrombosis, why does the leg swell?

After having surgery for deep vein thrombosis, why does the leg swell?

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 more

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Can you do massage on someone who has deep vein thrombosis in their leg?

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 more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Blood Clot In Leg (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the body, often in the legs. It can occur if a person stays still for a long time, and may either occur without any symptoms or may result in leg ...Read more