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Is running bad for recovery from a dvt? Popiteal vein. On warfarin.

Is running bad for recovery from a dvt? Popiteal vein. On warfarin.

Be careful, warfarin: Really, i think the answer has more to do with the warfarin you are on, not the running. I think it is better if you are on anything that can thin your blood (think Coumadin (warfarin), or Lovenox (enoxaparin) (a type of Heparin you can give at home)) you should avoid activities prone to injury, falls during running are one of those activities. Walk fast 30-60 minutes a day and your running will come back. :). ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more


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Hx of DVT 2000, pes 2004, l subclavian vein clot 2006. All idiopathic. Now hematologist suggesting lifetime warfarin not necessary. Guideline?

Hx of DVT 2000, pes 2004, l subclavian vein clot 2006.  All idiopathic.  Now hematologist suggesting lifetime warfarin not necessary.  Guideline?

Hesitate: The situations sound like a coagulopathic series. Without knowing about that, i would stay on meds. May consider something other than Coumadin (warfarin) and blood testing but it has a long track record. ...Read more

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I no there is no such thing as blue blood, so y do my veins looks blue ish, since I started takin Coumadin (warfarin) for my DVT in by right leg.?

Blue blood: Actually there is such a thing as blue blood. The color of your blood comes from hemoglobin, which is red when it is fully loaded with oxygen. When it is fully unloaded it does turn blue. Also, certain poisonings cause blue blood (methemoglobinemia). In your case, blue blood is not from the Coumadin (warfarin) but from the DVT itselt. A clot obstructs blood flow and reduces the oxygen level on the hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Diagnosed calf DVT in feb, on warfarin, asymptomatic since, new pain and development of apparent varicose veins in right thigh x3 day, is this normal?

Diagnosed calf DVT in feb, on warfarin, asymptomatic since, new pain and development of apparent varicose veins in right thigh x3 day, is this normal?

Common not normal : Having superficial varicose veins develop after a DVT is common. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't treat them and try to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome. Guidelines for post-dvt include compression stockings for 2 years to reduce those complication. See miamibeachvein.Com for info or phlebology.Org for a vein specialist in your area. ...Read more

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I've got a subclavian deep vein thrombosis that didn't respond to warfarin. What now?

I've got a subclavian deep vein thrombosis that didn't respond to warfarin. What now?

Depends: How long have you been on warfarin? What does "didn't respond" mean? Do you have pain? Do you have swelling? Do you have a thrombophilia? Do you have paget-schroetter syndrome? Have you had surgery? Your question really can't be answered specifically without more information and an examination. You need to talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife has Leidens factor 5 and factor 2, she is currently on Coumadin (warfarin) 11.5 mg. Her veins in her right leg are deep vein thrombosis can she get help?

Long-term anti-coag: Long-term anticoagulation is likely recommended as long as no risk factors for bleeding with good anticoagulation monitoring. There is a high risk for recurrence and the potential benefits from long-term warfarin may outweigh the risks. The condition is ideally co-managed by your doctor and a hematologist. A IVF filter may be considered depending on the specifics. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in  right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Warfarin duration: Depends upon the severity of your leg and lung blood clots , whether you have a family history of venous thrombosis, and whether the events were provoked by surgery or other factors or were spontaneous . Only your treating doctor can determine optimal duration of warfarin however . Warfarin, especially if well controlled , can be well tolerated throughout either long term or even lifelong. ...Read more

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What is the most promising replacement for warfarin for dvt?

New and Improved?: There are two newer oral agents, xarelto(rivaroxaban) and pradaxa(dabigatran) that may eventually replace warfarin use for most purposes. Currently Pradaxa is only approved for prevention of stroke in afib patients, though i believe they are working on a DVT indication. Xarelto is currently indicated for afib as well as DVT prophylaxis. Neither require monitoring like warfarin. ...Read more

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Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more