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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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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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How can the nurse assess for dvts?

How can the nurse assess for dvts?

Needs imaging: Although for the diagnosis of DVT there is always the need of an imaging study such as a venous ultrasound a health care professional such as a nurse can identify a patient at high risk for DVT. A properly trained nurse can use a pretest probability scoring tool (Wells Score System) to aid in the diagnosis of DVT; however this score is mostly used by physicians. ...Read more

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Do dvts come on gradually or suddenly?

Do dvts come on gradually or suddenly?

DVT's : Tough question - but generally its a process - until a "critical mass" of clot has formed and thus a dvt. Prolonged immobilization can cause blood to pool and "stagnate" and start to form micro clots - and things snow ball from there. Certain medications carry a DVT risk factor - ie smokers who use birth control pills. ...Read more

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How long DVT treated?

How long DVT treated?

Depends: The biggest question is whether you have a condition that caused the clot (ie cancer or a genetic condition) and if you had a pe associated with it--those conditions require longer (maybe forever) treatment. ...Read more

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How common is DVT at 24?

How common is DVT at 24?

Depends: If you just had surgery, on birth control/hormones, immobilization, history of blood clots you could have a DVT. See your doctor for more answers and testing if you think you have a blood clot. ...Read more

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Do I have a possible DVT?

Do I have a possible DVT?

Hard to say without: ...a little more information from you. To get the conversation started, what are your signs and symptoms? ...Read more

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Is DVT a hereditary problem?

Is DVT a hereditary problem?

Not always.: One of the risk factors for a DVT is hypercoagulability, or in inborn propensity to develop clots. There are genetically-mediated clotting disorders that can lead to DVT. But heredity is not the only cause of DVT. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dvt?

How do you know if you have dvt?

Ultrasound: Duplex ultrasound is diagnostic for most dvt's except in the iliac or vena cava where a ct venogram is diagnostic. Symptoms include leg pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What should you do if a DVT grows longer?

What should you do if a DVT grows longer?

Further evaluation : If symptoms are worsening & the DVT is involving a common femoral and/or iliac veins, consideration should be given for catheter directed thrombolysis. Patients with central DVT are at increased risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome. Also, If you are receiving heparin or heparin like anticoagulation & DVT is worsening, you should be checked for heparin induced thrombocytopenia (allergy). ...Read more

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What should you do if a DVT grows longer?

Extension of DVT: Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that may propagate (elongate) and threaten direct extension into central veins or a piece may break off and travel (embolize). Anticoagulation is performed to prevent the above, but vein ligation, filter insertion, clot lysis or thrombectomy may be utilized. Initially, stockings and nonstrenuous ambulation may help prevent elongation. ...Read more

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How common is DVT/PE in someone in their 30s?

How common is DVT/PE in someone in their 30s?

Age not a factor: Age per se is not a factor DVT occurs more.often in peiple with a family history of DVT people who are immobile those who.have surgery or trauma pregnant women and women on OCPs ...Read more

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Are anti-coagulants effective in preventing dvts?

Are anti-coagulants effective in preventing dvts?

Most often: In proper doses, anticoagulants are effective in preventing dvts, unless you have an ongoing hypercoagulable condition that is untreated (e.g. Cancer, lupus anticoagulant, etc.). ...Read more

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Is it possible for superficialthrombophiltis to become a dvt?

Is it possible for superficialthrombophiltis to become a dvt?

Unusual: Thrombophlebitis and DVT are different animals. It is "possible" but very rare. Superficial disease does not progress to DVT unless there are other risk factors such as cancer or clotting issues. ...Read more

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Is pitting with a DVT bad?

Likely part of it.: The pitting is due to increased pressure in the veins as the clot blocks some of the venous return to the heart. The fluid backs up and leaks out of the vessels and into the skin and other tissues. This causes the swelling. Pitting is just when you push down and squeeze some of the water away leaving a little pit that slowly fills back in. This should all get better as the DVT improves. ...Read more

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Could the pill give me dvt?

Could the pill give me dvt?

Yes: And if you happen to have inherited one of the conditions that makes your blood more likely to clot (a thrombophilia), your chances of getting a clot while on the pill are dramatically increased. ...Read more

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How do I prevent out a dvt?

How do I prevent out a dvt?

Move. : One of the biggest risk factors for development of deep vein thrombosis is immobility. One can reduce their risk of DVT by walking frequently when on long trips. Calf exercises and extensions at the ankle may also be of some benefit. Other options would include wearing compression stockings. Prescription grade compression are usually recommended to be knee-high and at least 20 to 30 mmhg strength. ...Read more

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Could you run when you have a dvt?

Could you run when you have a dvt?

Depends: If the acute phase of the clot has passed and the blood thinners (anticoagulants) are stable and in good control and symptoms have resolved, walking, swimming , and even light running may be ok. However if a clot is recent or the medication is not in good control it is not a good idea. Ask your md about when it is safe to run and perform other exercise.. ...Read more

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How common is fatal DVT in 24 yr olds?

Not common: DVT risk of fatality and risk of pulmonary embolism increases with age. The risk is higher if there is an underlying medical condition (clotting disorder, cancer, etc). If you have a DVT getting appropriate treatment immediately decreases risk of complications. ...Read more

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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more