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Over The Counter Treatment For Blood Clot In Leg
Blood thinner: Depending on the clot, your doctor can prescribe a blood thinner (various kinds) vs no treatment. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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
Go to WebMD: Your question is to broad for this forum. We only have 400 characters. Visit webmd. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My husband has factor v lieden and we are wondering if there is any new treatments for this condition? Blood clots the full length od both legs, seems to be herereditary.
Anti coagulation: He needslifelong antacoagulation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hit right knee very hard on corner of counter. Swollen and red with Trouble moving it. Is their a risk of a blood clot?
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.. ...Read more
Do I have a blot clot and if so what kind? I think I might have a blood clot. I have been getting zerona laser therapy. My left hip started hurting really bad, then it started spreading down the outside part of my thigh and eventually covered the whole fr
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! ...Read more
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). ...Read more
What is the cure and cause of embolism (blood clot) in her leg and one in each lung. Now a lung has collapsed?
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. ...Read more
Called fibrinolysis:: Aspirin slows blood clotting BUT DOES NOT DISSOLVE clots plus ↑es bleeding throughout 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 routinely held in check by endothelial signaling. Study "primary fibrinolysis" at: https://goo. Gl/I6ll3Q ...Read more
Talk to your MD: The clinical judgement of the treating physician is vital in determining your level of activity. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Rarely: Leg blood clots are in the veins. If the clot breaks loose it usually goes to the lungs, which is called pulmonary embolism. If you have a hole in your heart, such as an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale, the clot can cross into the arterial system and go to brain and cause a stroke. ...Read more
Few options: Swelling pain if concerned see your md need an ultrasound. ...Read more
Potentially: While it is fairly rare for clots from legs travel to the brain, it is anatomically possible if there is a "hole" between two chambers of the heart, called pfo (patent foramen ovale). Clots that travel from legs usually get stuck in the lungs. With the "hole" in the heart, they can sneak into the circulation that leads to the brain and cause stroke. It usually happens if the "hole" is large. ...Read more
Sonogram: An ultrasound is the test of choice. ...Read more
I had blood clot in leg to pelwis. Still have the pain in my leg after 1 month, doctor told me I will olways have pain, will my pain ever go away?
Possibly: Female 1 month post-leg "blood clot" told pain is for "always". The doctor's prediction is presumptive; only Mother Nature knows what will happen. Soft tissue disorders & pain generation therein change over time. Progressively increasing walking, swimming, Physical Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, massage, Acupuncture, smoking cessation, & weight loss if overweight might ameliorate the discomfort. ...Read more