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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
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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
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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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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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What is the definition or description of: renal vein thrombosis?

What is the definition or description of: renal vein thrombosis?

Occlussion : 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. ...Read more

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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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Do people with renal vein thrombosis have a lot of pain?

Do people with renal vein thrombosis have a lot of pain?

RVT: The presentation of renal vein thrombosis (rvt) is variable, and patients may be asymptomatic. When rvt occurs as a result of malignancy, the signs of the renal malignancy (eg, bloody urine, weight loss) predominate. The more common chronic form of rvt is generally has no symptoms. The less frequent acute form usually occurs in younger patients, with flank pain and visible blood in the urine, wh. ...Read more

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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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Portal vein thrombosis?

Portal vein thrombosis?

Clotting of vein: The portal vein carries blood from bowel to the liver. It also runs near the pancreas. Portal vein thrombosis can occur with inflammatory conditions or cancers. Patient may need blood thinners or other treatments. ...Read more

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What is deep vein thrombosis?

What is deep vein thrombosis?

A blood clot: A DVT is a blood clot ( thrombus) which has formed in the deep vein of usually the leg. It may involve the lower, upper or entire leg. Less frequently it involves the upper extremity. The other kind of clotting is superficial phlebitis which occurs in the veins just under the skin. If either is suspected one should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

Many factors: Patients with a hereditary condition, called venous insufficiency have a valvular condition that allows blood to pool while standing or sitting, decreased return to heart when not lying down. Can lead to inflammation due to decreased blood flow through the vein, damage to vein and blood clotting. Other factors blood clotting disorder, malignancy, recent surgery, hx dvt, pregnancy, hrt, infection. ...Read more

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What can cause a deep vein thrombosis?

What can cause a deep vein thrombosis?

Several things: Dvt occurs when virchow's triad is satisfied: hemodynamic abnormality (stasis, turbulence) endothelial damage, and hypercoagulability (abnormality in blood due to malignancy, increased risk in clot formation). Family history (thrombophilia), surgery, trauma, dehydration, prolonged bed rest, congestive heart failure, kidney problems are risk factors. ...Read more

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What are signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain and swelling : Dvt of leg vein cause pain of the leg usually calf when lift foot as flexing , and start seeing swelling of the leg. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Risk Factors DVT: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulable state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...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. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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