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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Renal Vein Thrombosis (Overview)

Renal vein thrombosis means occlussion of the vein draining the kidney. The vein is occluded by clot. It typically occurs in the left renal vein. It may be caused by trauma, cancer, extrinsic compression or from a hypercoagulable state.


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What causes a renal vein thrombosis?

What causes a renal vein thrombosis?

Predisposition: Spontaneous thrombosis of a non peripheral vien suggests a possibility of underlying predisposition for clotting . Evaluation of protein c, protein s activities, d dimer, factor x and cardolipin and phosphlpid antibodies should be evaluated. All to say a fell hemotolaogic workup is necessary. If these abnormaitie exist consider smoking birthcontrol cancer as underlying triggers. ...Read more

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Renal Vein Thrombosis (Overview)

Renal vein thrombosis means occlussion of the vein draining the kidney. The vein is occluded by clot. It typically occurs in the left renal vein. It may be caused by trauma, cancer, extrinsic compression or from a hypercoagulable state.


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What's the best treatment to get rid of renal vein thrombosis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of renal vein thrombosis?

Warfarin: The medicine would be warfarin, which is a blood thinner. Underlying reason for the thrombosis if known should be treated, and if not known, try to find out. ...Read more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your leg, if possible
Daily
Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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Is there a cure for renal vein thrombosis?

No: Need to find underlying cause of thrombosis to prevent recurrence of thrombosis.May need anticoagulation to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Can renal vein thrombosis be cured?

RVT: It all depends upon the cause. If the cause is cancer then successful treatment of the cancer should "cure" the rvt. If the cause is a disease in the kidney (eg. Most notably a disease called mebranous glomerulopathy) then it is not likely that there will be a "cure" since this form of kidney disease has no known "cure". Anticoagulation can help to prevent worsening of the problem. ...Read more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Wear support stockings
Daily
Get a venous ultrasound for reflux
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Can renal vein thrombosis be cured?

RVT: It all depends upon the cause. If the cause is cancer then successful treatment of the cancer should "cure" the rvt. If the cause is a disease in the kidney (eg. Most notably a disease called mebranous glomerulopathy) then it is not likely that there will be a "cure" since this form of kidney disease has no known "cure". Anticoagulation can help to prevent worsening of the problem. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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What causes a renal vein thrombosis?

Predisposition: Spontaneous thrombosis of a non peripheral vien suggests a possibility of underlying predisposition for clotting . Evaluation of protein c, protein s activities, d dimer, factor x and cardolipin and phosphlpid antibodies should be evaluated. All to say a fell hemotolaogic workup is necessary. If these abnormaitie exist consider smoking birthcontrol cancer as underlying triggers. ...Read more

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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. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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