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Dr. Shahrooz Eshaghian Dr. Eshaghian
Internal Medicine - Hematology
11 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Best medication or other treatment for blood clot in leg?

Best medication or other treatment for blood clot in leg?

Blood thinner: Depending on the clot, your doctor can prescribe a blood thinner (various kinds) vs no treatment.

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


Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah Dr. Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
17 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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What treatment should I ask doctor for with signs of a leg blood clot?

What treatment should I ask doctor for with signs of a leg blood clot?

DVT: For DVT or clots in the veins, you should get tested with duplex ultrasound and if positive then get blood thinner like Heparin then Coumadin (warfarin) for three to six months and compression stocking for two years.

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What would treatment be for a 94 year old women with dementia, who has been diagnosed with blood clot in her leg?

What would treatment be for a 94 year old women with dementia, who has been diagnosed with blood clot in her leg?

Anticoagulation?: The real ethical question is the extent of therapeutic intervention in the face of dementia. If the cognitive issues are severe, one might wonder about hospice care, but if mild, I would not withhold anticoagulants and TED stockings to prevent potential pulmonary embolism.

Dr. Crystal Twynham Dr. Twynham
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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After a majority removal of full leg blood clot with rapid lysis treatment how long will it take for swelling to go away or see major improvement?

After a majority removal of full leg blood clot with rapid lysis treatment how long will it take for swelling to go away or see major improvement?

Depends on clot type: It depends on whether the blood clot was in an artery or vein; since you describe swelling, seems likely it was a vein. Unfortunately, many times the vein can be damaged to the point that the valves in the vein do not function normally, and do not keep blood from falling to the feet. Make sure to see a good vein specialist during recovery, and follow their instructions. Good luck!

Dr. Norman Chideckel Dr. Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
38 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What's the appropriate treatment for a DVT (blood clot) in lower left leg?

What's the appropriate treatment for a DVT (blood clot) in lower left leg?

Anticoagulation bloo: Dvt should be treated with blood thinners to prevent clot progression, stabilize the clot, and prevent possible pulmonary embolism. The time frame for treatment will depend on initial clot location, and the presence of pulmonary embolism.

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Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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If you're diagnosed with dvt, blood clot what is the treatment? Does it stay forever or can it be fixed? Going for ultrasound in two days because leg pain

If you're diagnosed with dvt, blood clot what is the treatment? Does it stay forever or can it be fixed? Going for ultrasound in two days because leg pain

DVT: The treatment is anticoagulants like heparin/coumadin. If there is contraindications to anti coagulation, or if it is ineffective, sometimes an inferior vena cava filter is necessary. With treatment the clot may resolve completely.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What causes blood clots in the legs and what are some treatment options?

What causes blood clots in the legs and what are some treatment options?

Go to WebMD: Your question is to broad for this forum. We only have 400 characters. Visit webmd.

Dr. William Lizarraga Dr. Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What is the preferred treatment for blood clots in the leg.?

What is the preferred treatment for blood clots in the leg.?

Blood thinners: Usually, three or more months of blood thinners, such as warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin, are the treatment of choice. The exact medicine and duration of treatment depend on the clinical scenario.

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Dr. Ronald Oberman Dr. Oberman
Podiatry
27 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs?

What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs?

Medical treatment: Nust be obtained immediately. Rest elevation and Heparin followed bt Coumadin (warfarin) in most cases. Get immediate medical attention.

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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For blood clots in your legs, how long do patients receive treatment/take medication for it?

For blood clots in your legs, how long do patients receive treatment/take medication for it?

It depends: It depends on many factors- i.e. How extensive the blood clots are; is this the first event? What is the cause- related to malignancy, post-trauma, related to paraplegia-whether the cause is on going? Whether you have significant hypercoagulable problems like protein c, s deficiency etc. There are many things that have to be calculated to figure out the length of therapy.

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Dr. Ted King Dr. King
Phlebology
36 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs (dvt)?

What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs (dvt)?

Blood thinners: The mainstay of treatment is always blood thinners and there are many of these with more coming out all the time. Often the clot is left alone while the body dissolves it. Sometimes when the clot is very high up and extends above the top of the leg, the clot might be removed mechanically with a clot dissolver. Once that is done, a person still needs to be on blood thinners though.

Dr. Pedro Hernandez Dr. Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
36 years in practice
University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine
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Will oxygen therapy help my grandma who is 65 and has blood clots in her legs?

Will oxygen therapy help my grandma who is 65 and has blood clots in her legs?

No.: Unless she has clots in the lungs causing hypoxemia (low concentration of oxygen) she does not need oxygen (which is toxic).

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Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Hit right knee very hard on corner of counter. Swollen and red with Trouble moving it. Is their a risk of a blood clot?

Possibly.: Prolonged resting the knee and being immobile can increase the risk of a blood clot. So make sure you are exercising your toes, ankle and do breathing exercises and keep well hydrated. If being immobilized for more than 3-5 days, your Doc should start you on some blood thinners for a few weeks. See your Doc..

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can warfarin therapy cause burning, numbness and prickly pain to outter aspects of thighs. Taking med to treat bilateral blood clots to legs.

Not warfarin: You most likely possess meralgia due to nerve irritation over hip area, and may be sign of early peripheral nerve problems. Get evaluated and treated.

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?

Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?

Blood clot/thinners?: F or unknown age, ethnicity, smoking Hx or Medical Hx asks: Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway? ANS: this is not a simple question. Did you have clots go to your lungs or a blood clot problem or are U on BCP? Happy to do 2nd opinion. Here for next 3 hours live!

Dr. Alexander Schermer Dr. Schermer
Emergency Medicine
18 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

No: There are no vitamins or natural therapeutics that will prevent or cure blood clots. Dvt's or blood clots in the leg are a serious condition and could lead to death if improperly treated. The only medications that help are the blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) and Lovenox (enoxaparin) (low molecular weight heparin).

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Dr. William Galli Dr. Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
23 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the cure and cause of embolism (blood clot) in her leg and one in each lung. Now a lung has collapsed?

What is the cure and cause of embolism (blood clot) in her leg and one in each lung. Now a lung has collapsed?

Blood thinners.: Cause can be from medications (birthcontrol), inactivity or genetic predispositions. Many causes and need to review with her doctor. Treatment depends on severity. If compromised blood pressure possible clot breaker. Rarely used anymore unless unstable pt. Typically blood thinners to prevent clot from getting bigger. Oral and injectable available. Not sure about collapsed lung? Could have many meaning.

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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What is something I can buy over the counter to disolve a blood clot in theleg?

What is something I can buy over the counter to disolve a blood clot in theleg?

Called fibrinolysis:: aspirin slows blood clotting BUT DOES NOT DISSOLVE clots plus? Es bleeding through out stomach & entire small intestine. In summary, nothing is sold OTC which has any known efficacy to dissolve clots because of the danger. Liver constantly makes potent clot dissolving proteins yet they routinely held in check by endothelial signaling. Study "primary fibrinolysis": https://goo. Gl/I6ll3Q