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Doctor insights on: Renal Vein Thrombosis In Children

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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


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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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Are children susceptible to deep vein thrombosis?

Are children susceptible to deep vein thrombosis?

Sometimes: Like adults children may also develop blood clots. Thankfully they don't occur as often as in adults. Given the proper conditions children ill with prolonged immobility, if they have indwelling ivs (cvl), if they have certain genetic tendencies clots may occur. If a child has a chronic condition like heart disease, cancer, consult the md about the specific risks and preventions. ...Read more

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What is a portal vein thrombosis like?

What is a portal vein thrombosis like?

Depends on cause: Patients can present emergently with sudden onset of right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and/or fever. However, most commonly the symptoms of the primary infectious and inflammatory condition that led to portal vein obstruction predominate. For example, pain related to pancreatitis. In the chronic phase, patients most often present with complications related to bleeding from enlarged veins in belly. ...Read more

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What are the usual effects of portal vein thrombosis?

What are the usual effects of portal vein thrombosis?

Portal vein: Portal vein thrombosis is clotting in hepatic portal vein, which can lead to portal hypertension and reduction in the blood supply to the liver. Complications include splenomegaly, esophageal and gastric varices (which can bleed), portal hypertensive gastropathy and ascites. treatments include anticoagulants, shunts, bypass surgery, and transplants. ...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

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What are the signs of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain, swelling, red: Only about 50% of people with blood clots have symptoms directly related to that blood clot. The most common symptoms, when you have them, are pain, swelling, redness and increased warmth over the vessel involved. Occasionally, trouble breathing and pain in the chest are the first signs - which can happen if part of a 'silent clot' breaks off and travels to the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis?

Multiple.: 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 (hypercoagulabe 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

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Whta are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Whta are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Variable: Sometimes there are no symptoms. Typical symptoms include leg swelling or pain in the legs, especially the calves. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis: Commonly, deep vein thrombosis causes pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. If a blood clot is small and in what we call calf veins, you might only get pain without swelling. If the clot is only blocking part of the vein, but not all of it, you also might get no swelling. ...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

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How do I know if I'm having deep vein thrombosis?

How do I know if I'm having deep vein thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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When after a flight can deep vein thrombosis occur?

See below: Typically, DVT would form during the flight (i.e. During a period of immobilization) not afterwards. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the main symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain ; swelling: Any combination of pain, tenderness, swelling, warmth, redness or discoloration, and distention of surface veins may be seen. There might be no symptoms. ...Read more

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How does thrombosis differ from deep vein thrombosis?

How does thrombosis differ from deep vein thrombosis?

Location of Clot: Thrombosis is the medical term for a clot. This can happen anywhere in the body. Deep vein thrombosis means that the clot is in the deep veins which most commonly occur on the legs. The deep veins are located within the muscle. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reverse deep vein thrombosis?

What is the best way to reverse deep vein thrombosis?

Thrombolysis: Large DVT can be treated with chemicals to dissolve the clot. Used in combination with suction type devices, most of the clot can be removed. There are limitation to using this medication known as tpa, (alteplase) and there is always risk of bleeding when using it. Surgery to remove vein clots is rarely done anymore. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs to avoid deep vein thrombosis?

Keep moving: There are few drugs that actually prevent dvt. The best thing is to avoid sitting for long periods such as a plane ride or car ride without moving. Stop the car and walk around every 2 hours or so. Get up in an airplane and move around or use the bathroom every few hours. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis ever seen in anyone under age 20y?

Yes: Dvt can affect any age although it is more common as one gets older. Young patients can develop DVT in situations where they are immobilized, bedridden, in cast, etc. Or if they have clotting abnormalities making them prone to deep venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have the risk of deep vein thrombosis?

How to know if I have the risk of deep vein thrombosis?

Here is a nice...: Website from the mayo clinic outlining risks of dvts. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/risk-factors/con-20031922. ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Renal Vein Thrombosis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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