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Over The Counter Treatment For Blood Clot In Leg
Blood clots : No of diseases can increase risk of blood clot. Some of them are genetic such as factor v leiden mutation, prothrombin gene mutation, protein c, s, at 3 deficiency, high homocysteine, mthfr mutation, anti phospholipid syndrome, pnh etc. Some acquired like after surgery, use of ocp, trauma, long distance travelling, smoking, pregnancy and certain cancers esp pancreatic, brain, stomach etc. ...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
Blood thinner: Depending on the clot, your doctor can prescribe a blood thinner (various kinds) vs no treatment. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause leg pain in both legs that mimics a blood clot (w/i the redness or swelling)...2 negative d dimers and happening for over a month?
Improbable: The description of your symptoms does not sound to me like something that would be commonly found to be due to anxiety. First of all the duration of the symptoms is way too long. I would continue to pursue other avenues. If necessary get a second opinion at the university teaching hospital. Checking for spinal pathology would be reasonable and you also don't mention having had an ultrasound of your legs either. It would be premature to conclude that this is due to anxiety. Bestwishes. ...Read more
Heparin warfarin: Heparin (an anticoagulant is started immediately). Eventually, most patients are switched to a pill medication - typically Coumadin (aka warfarin) is started after a few days and continued for several months. Some patients have a filter placed in the large abdominal vein (inferior vena cava) to decrease the risk of subsequent clots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Most blood clots are in veins and do not affect arterial circulation. However, if the leg swells, it might be more difficult to feel the pulse. ...Read more
Leg vein thrombosis: Patients with blood clots in the veins of their legs, commonly known as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are usually prescribed anticoagulation for three to six months duration. The most common anticoagulation medications are Coumadin (warfarin) and newer medications known as xarelto, pradaxa, or eliquis. Leg swelling may be some due to residual clot or inflammation in the leg veins. Check with MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
See details: Most people do survive, although often with neurologic damage. It depends mainly on the area of the brain involved and the degree of the damage to that area, . ...Read more
NO: While compressions stockings help in the prevention of vein blood clots, their use typically does not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a leg blood clots. But unfortunately many people with blood clots do not have any symptoms in their legs to let them know that the clot is there. Sometime a pulmonary embolus occurs to the lungs without any warning, even though the clot began in the leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound the best: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more
Is antibiotics the first line of cough treatment for an elderly with copd, pulmonary hypertension, and blood clot in leg?
One of many: To treat exacerbation of copd, yes, but often along with other medications such as atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler, etc. All the other problems require their own treatments. I assume this person is under treatment by a physician for these problems? If not, seek one out immediately. ...Read more
Any prescribed blood thinner does not wear down a blood clot in the majority of cases. Care to reply?
Body does it: There are 'clot dissolving' drugs which directly break up clots, but most traditional 'blood thinners' simply prevent additonal clot being laid down, while the body's natural defenses dissolve existing clot. ...Read more
What are the diagnosis possibilities for a female in relatively good health(some varicose veins)but that has swelling in one leg by knee cap and ankle?
Many Possiblities: Could be related to your vein disease, but also many other possibilities. Some possible venous reasons could be venous reflux disease, phlebitis, blood clots (DVT or SVT), or May-Thurner disease. Also have to worry about pelvic pathology causing compression of veins or lymphatics. Could be lymphedema. Could be arthritis or joint inflammation. Hormonal imbalances. Could be soft tissue inflammation ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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