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Scarred Veins After Thrombolysis
Yes: Currently, most protocols for the treatment of DVT do not include thrombolysis unless the clot is very extensive. ...Read more
THROMBOLYTIC RX.: Thrombolytic threrapy is a method of dissolving clots in veins. It does not increase or decrease the size of veins. If successful, the clot in the vein will disappear and more blood will flow through the vein. There are several types of thrombolytic therapy including chemical, mechanical and a combination of both. ...Read more
Could my vein be scarred from an IV? It hurt for 2 weeks. Had blood drawn a month later from same vein and was really painful(usually doesn't hurt).
Phlebitis: Inflammation of the vein is referred to as phlebitis and clot formation in the vein is thrombophlebitis, which can be superficial or deep (DVT). IV insertion can be a cause of your symptoms of pain at the vein site. If there is redness in the surrounding area, it should be immediately treated with antibiotics etc. Pl have your doctor examine it for definitive diagnosis and treatment as indicated:) ...Read more
I have some kind of scar on my hip on both sides just like a vein in our wrists. Is there anything to worry about????
Striae?: If the scars are pale and parallel and you can't feel them, they are probably striae. Striae are a result of defects in the connective tissue that can occur during rapid grown. They often appear on prenant women and on the skin overlying the muscles of body builders. Anyone can get them during after a rapid growth spurt. They often show up on the hips & buttocks. They aren't harmful. ...Read more
I have some small spider veins that are affecting my self-esteem. I want to get sclerotherapy for them, but am worried that it will make them worse or leave permanent scars. Should I leave them or is it worth it to remove them?
Improved Circulation: Blood flow with varicose veins is stagnate with venous pools. 90% of venous flow in the lower limbs is completed by the deeper veins. Vv closure by rf or laser forces the blood flow into deeper veins away from the skin surface. Thus decreasing superficial vein pressures. With new micro stripping, laser/radiofrequency ablation--scars are minimal punctures and simple stab incisions-minimally. ...Read more
Is it possible to remove a penis scar that's runs from the tip to the bottom, near the testicles, it almost looks like a vein that runs top to bottom?
Assessment: It sounds like you are uncertain as to what this structure is. Would encourage you to consult with a urologist. ...Read more
I had the vein removed from my thigh 8 yrs ago when I had a heart bypass. Am getting a lot of pain at one end of scar. Any reason for this?
Possible neuroma: Small nerves travel I proximity to the vein and when injured (which is not always preventable) they may cause the surrounding are to be numb or may produce a neuroma which is a benign pressure sensitive tumor that may cause pain or electrical shocks. If these do not respond to desensitization they may need to be destroyed or excised or transferred to muscle/bone. ...Read more
Chronic DVT in arm for a year. Scar tissue and first rib removed around subclavian vein and collaterals. Can I return to gym training in the future?
Your surgeon will guide you.
Follow up with Duplex ultrasound will be a guide that there is no residual clot or obstruction.
Also, one needs to know about the other side and any constriction or extra ribs or bands. ...Read more
I have superficial penile hematoma scarring, and a few new purple bulges along the dorsal vein and at the base of the corona. How do I treat? Dangers?
You should: First stop whatever it is you are doing that traumatizes your penis like this and then consult a urologist. The 'dangers" here are obviously the repetitive trauma and while it may be bruises now I am not sure what that environment may cause in the future. ...Read more
Is there any way to restore or fix blood vessels leading to the testicle if they have been scarred from inflammation?
I'm 18 and i self harm (cut) with a blade. Will the scars heal? How do I know not to cut any major vessels? How deep is too deep?
Self -Harm: It would be unethical for physicians to provide you with instructions on how best to harm yourself. Yes — self lacerations often leave permanent scars both physically and emotionally. If you are not in therapy- please consider dialectical behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Laser versus cauterty of facila spider veins... Which is safer? Will cautery cause scarring of my face? Does one hurt more than the other?
Both are safe: Both laser and cautery work well to treat facial telangiectasias. When a large area of the face needs treatment, a laser is often easier and faster to do. When there are localized areas that need treatment, cautery is often more effective and is less likely to cause loss of pigment in the skin. It is helpful to use a topical numbing cream, so both treatments are more comfortable. ...Read more
Physio said wrist is sensitised, with scarring rubbing against nerves. Injured wrist to point of nicking vein and lots of scarring. Is this neuralgia?
How long it takes for the blood vessels that makes the red color of hypertrophic scar to disappear?and is there any treatment to make them disappear.
Scars: The rawness of the skin will fade over several years the scar the is left with a skin Coke to it. You a try antibiotic ointment to help lessen the scar. Helps a little. You can see a plastic surgeon the make the scar less. But really once the skin is interrupted you will be scared ...Read more
I have an 8-year old verticle c section scar. It now feels sore (like burning) and there are a bunches of broken blood vessels under the skin. What is t?
I am experiencing excess vellus hair growth, worsened acne, easy bruising and scarring, spider veins nearly from head to toe with new ones appearing daily. I am constantly tired. I am on birth control and spironolactone(only recently).
If aptt is prolonged to 1.29 (n is 0.8-1.2) after thrombolysis post ami, is it good or a bad thing?
Neutral: This may be an effect of the thrombolytic drugs that was given, especially depending on the time the lab value was drawn in relation to the thrombolysis. ...Read more
Dissolves clot: Acute coronary syndromes are generic terms to describe blockage of the arteries feeding the heart caused by rapid formation of a clot in the vessel wall. Usually opened by balloon angioplasty and stent placement if patient sent to suitable facility and team. If not available, streptokinase and other enzymes to dissolve the clot can be tried. Indiscriminate dissolution may result in bleeding. ...Read more
Stroke and MI: Thrombolytic therapy is the urgent application of drugs/enzymes that break down blood clots, mainly in arteries to slow down or stop the progression of heart attacks and strokes. Blocked dialysis shunts are also sometimes treated with such medications. Since busting the clot allows blood to flow freely downstream, damage to vital tissue is reduced or sometimes totally halted. ...Read more
"Clot buster": These are medications that can be given to patients to break up blood clots in the lungs, heart, or for strokes and leg clots. These are utilised in situations where improving blood flow to the affected organs is critical. Examples include tpa, (alteplase) streptokinase, etc. ...Read more
Clot dissolving: Thrombolytic therapy is intended to assist the body's natural mechanism to help dissolve blood clots. These clots can be found in either arteries or veins depending on the underlying problem. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Disolve a blood clot: An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a major artery in the brain. The effect of t-pa is to dissolve clots so that blood flow can be restored and viable brain tissue may be saved. T-pa, when introduced into the systemic circulation, binds to the fibrin protein threads of a thrombus and converts the enmeshed plasminogen to plasmin, initiating local fibrinolysis. ...Read more
Bleeding: There are risks associated with tpa (alteplase). Complications include bleeding into the brain, other types of serious bleeding (e.g., gastrointestinal), and death. It is important to weigh the possibility of benefit against the possibility of harm. In most cases tpa (alteplase) is safe and makes a positive impact on the outcome in stroke patients. ...Read more
Depends: The role of thrombolytic therapy in stroke is patient specific and should be rendered only at centers accredited for comprehensive stroke care. ...Read more