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What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

DVT: The treatment can be observation, medical with medications, and surgical. It depends on the acuity of the clot and the other complicating medical factors. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

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


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Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Oral administration.: Warfarin is available in an oral dose and is given on a daily basis. Its effects lasts 24 hours and takes about 72 hours to clear from your system. Heparin is given either intravenously or subcutaneously and requires dosing every 4 to 8 hours or continuously depending on the method of administration. Long term anticoagulation is easier and better tolerated with an oral medication. ...Read more

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How will deep venous thrombosis affect my health?

How will deep venous thrombosis affect my health?

Deep venous thrombos: Deep venous thrombosis can affect any body health in several ways
the most commonly it can cause painful swelling of the extremity, post phlebitic syndrome. It can lead to pulmonary embolism which can cause pulmonary hypertension. If not careful about taking your medication, it can also cause sudden death. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is deep venous thrombosis (d.V.T.)?

What kind of condition is deep venous thrombosis (d.V.T.)?

A blood clot: A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins. Usually in the legs, it can occur elsewhere, especially the arms. If a DVT breaks off and travels through the blood stream it could end up in the lungs. This is a pulmonary embolus which can be fatal. Treatment is with blood thinners. Blood clots can be related to age, obseity, certain health conditions, surgery, or hospitaliztion. ...Read more

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What the effect of exercise on previous deep venous thrombosis?

What the effect of exercise on previous deep venous thrombosis?

Usually Beneficial: It is long known that exercise reduces the risk of a dvt, but recent evidence suggests that low- to moderate-intensity exercise might help alleviate pain and swelling associated with a dvt, as well as reduce the severity of complications. ...Read more

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In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

Clot affect fatality: Yes the size of the clot can affect fatality. A large clot is more likely to cause death. ...Read more

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Doctor confirmed my child has deep venous thrombosis and will need to follow up. Will this be a longterm problem?

Doctor confirmed my child has deep venous thrombosis and will need to follow up. Will this be a longterm problem?

Yes: It is extremely unusual for children to develop dvt. Your child should be evaluated for hypercoagulable states (tendency to clot). A hematologist/oncologist would be a good choice for this. Dvts can cause longterm problems depending on how extensive the clot is. Compression stockings are a good idea to control swelling and prevent skin problems. Your child should be on blood thinners now. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse deep venous thrombosis?

Yes: Depending on the location of the dvt, clot removal is possible and often time advisable. Anticoagulation will help to keep the clot from enlarging but won't reverse the clot. The body generally will recanalize the clot with time but, depending on the size of the lot, this can take weeks or months. The concern in the meantime, as dr. Bein said, is that valves can be damaged and you can. .. ...Read more

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What's a simple way to say what deep venous thrombosis really is?

A blood clot: Your deep veins carry blood directly back to your heart and lungs. If you develop a blood clot in one of your deep veins you have a deep venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Deep venous thrombosis?

What is the definition or description of: Deep venous thrombosis?

Blood clot: 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 towards the lung-pulmonary embolism ...Read more

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My daughter has deep venous thrombosis. Will this affect her health?

Compression: One of the best things your daughter can do, besides taking blood thinners, is to wear graduated compression stockings. She can decrease her risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if she wears 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having her dvt. ...Read more

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My mom gets deep venous thrombosis, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets deep venous thrombosis, so am I likely to get it later?

Possibly: If your mom got a blood clot for an identifiable reason, then you probably don't have to worry. If, on the other hand, she got a blood clot for reasons that are unclear then she should have blood tests to see if there is a genetic reason (thrombophilia) why the clot occurred. If any of the tests are abnormal, then you should probably be tested too since some thrombophilias can be hereditary. ...Read more

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What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

Deep vein blood clot: A blood clot occurring in a deep vein is a deep venous thrombosis. Several risk factors and causes like immobility, injury, birth control pills or malignancy can be involved. Clots can grow and travel causing leg swelling or death if in the lung. ...Read more

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What are the tests for deep venous thrombosis?

Testing for DVT: 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

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What are the symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are pain and swelling in one leg. The swelling can just be below the knee or it can be the entire leg. Typically the pain is worth when putting weight on the leg and walking. How much pain and swelling depends on the size and location of the clot. It is also possible to have a DVT and have no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting deep venous thrombosis?

Are some people more prone to getting deep venous thrombosis?

Yes: Some people are genetically predisposed to have thicker blood than normal and they are referred to as having a hypercoagulable state. Others have acquired hypercoagulability after certain surgical procedures or episodes of prolonged stasis such as the immobility of hospitalization or a long period of travel. ...Read more

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I need to know who is the specialty to treat deep venous thrombosis maybe a vein doctor?

Your primary care: Physician is the best place to start either for treatment or referral. The overwhelming majority of DVT's are managed with medication only. When invasive intervention is needed, vascular and interventional radiologists have the most experience with the types of treatments commonly required. In very rare cases requiring open surgery, you may need to see a vascular or general surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of deep venous thrombosis?

Another outcome: Could be nothing, could be a pulmonary embolism (from you can get pulmonary hypertension), could be post thrombotic syndrome. You can decrease you risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if you wear 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having a dvt. ...Read more

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Could I get deep venous thrombosis from sitting down for long hours?

Thrombosis: Typically deep venous clotting is associated with sitting for hours such as in a plane, bus or car. This is why we advise folks to get up and move at least every hour to two when sitting for long periods. ...Read more

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Anybody knows about DVT, deep venous thrombosis, and how to get the clot out of your leg?

Dvt: Treatment consists of blood thinners Heparin initially, and warfarin or Coumadin for a period of time dependent on initial clot location and if a pulmonary embolism is present. The clot will resolve with time in most people. To aid the situation a compression stocking would be helpful. Also id=s there a family history of thrombosis as that may raise the question of hyper coagulation. ...Read more

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I have a deep venous thrombosis near my subclavian vein. What risks do I run when I work my arm too hard?

I have a deep venous thrombosis near my subclavian vein. What risks do I run when I work my arm too hard?

Probably not much: The clot inside of your subclavian vein should be quite sticky unless it is very new. The chance of dislodging the clot with exercise is not zero, but is very small. The consequence of working your arm may be more swelling which will improve when you raise your arm above the level of your head. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Many options: Depending on location, severity, & other medical conditios, the recommendations will vary. Commonly blood thinner medication is delivered orally, intravenous, or subcutaneous. Examples are coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Lovenox, and heparin. When blood thinners fail or can't be given (bleeding risks) then an IVC filter if often used. Catheter thrombolysis good option for ileofemoral DVT. See vascular surgeon ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a deep vein thrombosis?

Anticoagulation: There are two kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep. Deep is the more serious and is also called dvt. The treatment for DVT is to first make the diagnosis usually with a venous ultrasound or cat scan. Next patients are placed on blood thinners of which there are many including heparin, coumadin, (warfarin) lovenox, pradaxa, xaralto, etc, the duration of treatment is dependent on many factors. ...Read more

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Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?

TPA (alteplase): When DVT new tpa (alteplase) is effective at clearing the clot so that the function of the valves in the veins are preserved. ...Read more

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Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

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

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Woud you please discuss the complications that can arise in the treatment of cortical venous thrombosis?

Woud you please discuss the complications that can arise in the treatment of cortical venous thrombosis?

Risk of bleeding: Anticoagulation, with Coumadin or Heparin or several newer agents, is the main treatment for clots. Older people especially have a risk of bleeding while on these, so a fall should be evaluated for a hematoma on the brain. Other risks: because it lowers vitamin k, Coumadin therapy increases the risk of arterial calcification & heart valve calcification, especially if too much vitamin d is present. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic venous thrombosis laser effective in treatment?

Is a diabetic venous thrombosis laser effective in treatment?

Venous thrombosis: If what you are asking is 'is laser effective in treating venous thrombosis in a diabetic? " the following applies.
Venous thrombosis is usually treated with compression, ambulation, anticoagulation, and anti-inflammatories. Deep or superficial vein involvement varies the treatment. Diabetics have arterial problems, too. See a phlebologist or vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the complications of treatment for cortical venous thrombosis?

What are the complications of treatment for cortical venous thrombosis?

Extension and Bleed: Medications are used to prevent propagation of the clot to more extensive areas of the cerebral venous system. Studies indicate a tendency toward better outcome in patients treated with anticoagulant therapy than in those who are not treated with anticoagulants. In einhaupl's study, even patients with cerebral hemorrhage appeared to benefit from anticoagulation. Risks are for hemorrhage or stroke. ...Read more

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What are complications that can arise in the treatment of cortical venous thrombosis?

Several complication: Cerebral vein thrombosis can lead to brain swelling, bleeding, and further impairment of brain function. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for deep vein thrombosis?

DVT is treated: Dvt is an event which is treated with anticoagulation or blood thinners. The symptoms of leg swelling and pain will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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What is the difference between deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and chronic veneous insufficiency (cvt) problems?

What is the difference between deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and chronic veneous insufficiency (cvt) problems?

A lot: Dvt is a clot in the deep veins of the legs. Dvt can lead to pieces of the clot breaking off and going to the lungs. This is called a pulmonary embolism and it can cause significant problems even death.

Cvi is usually associated with the superficial veins. This is when the valves in the veins do not work and blood can flow backward in the veins. Cvi can cause symptoms such as pain, swelling etc. ...Read more

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No superficial & deep vein thrombosis, venous flow is normal still ulcers above ankel medial & lateral both side what is it?

No superficial & deep vein thrombosis, venous flow is normal still ulcers above ankel medial & lateral both side what is it?

Dermatologist: I agree with the other answers
would agree with biopsy by a dermatologist
also certain medications can sometime cause ulcers e.g. Hydroxurea used to treat elevated platelet counts. ...Read more

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When younger people get venous leg ulcers they are caused by deep vein thrombosis? True?

When younger people get venous leg ulcers they are caused by deep vein thrombosis? True?

False: Not typically but they may be preceded by venous stasis dermatitis with darkish purple appearance of the skin typically located on the inner ankle skin area. ...Read more

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Theoretically is it possible to cure cortical venous thrombosis even when problems are encountered?

NO: Cerebral venous thrombosis (cvt) can result in death or permanent disability, but usually has a favorable prognosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure cortical venous thrombosis without any residual neurological deficit?

Perhaps: Time is of the essence. Early treatment may control and reverse most, if not all of the neurological signs, but delay may result in areas of stroke. The residual deficits may respond to neuro-rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure cortical venous thrombosis?

Treat Yes: Specific therapy for cvt involves anticoagulation or thrombolytic therapy
existing data support the use of systemic anticoagulation as an initial therapy in all patients, even in the presence of intracranial hemorrhage. ...Read more

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I've got a subclavian deep vein thrombosis that didn't respond to warfarin. What now?

I've got a subclavian deep vein thrombosis that didn't respond to warfarin. What now?

Depends: How long have you been on warfarin? What does "didn't respond" mean? Do you have pain? Do you have swelling? Do you have a thrombophilia? Do you have paget-schroetter syndrome? Have you had surgery? Your question really can't be answered specifically without more information and an examination. You need to talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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At what age is deep vein thrombosis more likely?

At what age is deep vein thrombosis more likely?

Specifics unclear: Several risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (dvt), such as immobility and cancer, increase with increased age. However, it is hard to identify a cutoff age where there is a noticeable jump in likelihood. One study indicates occurrence of DVT goes from 17 per 100, 00 in those aged 40-49, to 232 per 100, 000 in those aged 70-79. Other studies show a noticeable difference after age 40-55. ...Read more

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. Louis Gallia
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Thrombosis (Definition)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more