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Pain Relief For 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?
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
Upper Bicep pain that is painful to touch. It was hurting for a few seconds at a time with a moment of relief. I can still lift a lot of weight. DVT?
Headache for two+ days 24/7. Right side with intermittent throbbing. No relief from OTC. Take warfarin for previous dvt/factor V leiden. Any ideas?
Headache : I recommend you see a doctor to be safe. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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