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Doctor insights on: Superficial Thrombosis

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Is deep vein thrombosis deadly?

Is deep vein thrombosis deadly?

Possibly : Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one or more of the internal veins. Most often in the legs, less often in the arms. If a blood clot breaks loose and flows through the heart and into the lungs it can be fatal. Dvt is a common complication of many medical illnesses. If you are ill you should ask your doctor about this as there are effective prevention approaches. ...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


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Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis: itis means inflammation. Thrombo means clot. Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein. There is superficial vein thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombophlebitis. Deep vein thrombosis can be inflamed if acute and this is called deep vein thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Many options: Depending on location, severity, & other medical conditios, the recommendations will vary. Commonly blood thinner medication is delivered orally, intravenous, or subcutaneous. Examples are coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Lovenox, and heparin. When blood thinners fail or can't be given (bleeding risks) then an IVC filter if often used. Catheter thrombolysis good option for ileofemoral DVT. See vascular surgeon ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis causes warmth, pyrexia?

Deep vein thrombosis causes warmth, pyrexia?

Unusual: The only time a DVT would cause pyrexia (a fever) would be if there was an infection assciated with it. Although that can happen, it would be exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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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 DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What is DVT (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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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 is deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

Blood clot...: A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one). These usually occur in the lower extremities. The concern is that these blood clots can migrate through the bloodstream and end up in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be life-threatening. The treatment for a DVT is usually blood thinners. ...Read more

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How is superficial phlebitis distinguished from varicose veins?

How is superficial phlebitis distinguished from varicose veins?

Clot: Phlebitis is a blood clot in a superficial vein which is firm and tender to touch Varicose vein with no clot will be soft and sometimes can be tender to touch ...Read more

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Could deep vein thrombosis damage heart?

Could deep vein thrombosis damage heart?

It could: There are certain circumstances in which it could. The most common would be if the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) were to break off, travel through the heart to the lungs and lodge, causing a pulmonary embolism. If the pulmonary embolism is large enough, this puts a lot of strain on the right side of the heart, and heart damage can ensue. ...Read more

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Can MRI detect deep vein thrombosis?

Can MRI detect deep vein thrombosis?

Yes but why ?: Peripheral deep vein thrombosis is detected by safer, cheeper , and quicker doppler ultrasound sonography. Mri is not used for that purpose but vascular MRI is a great tool in detection of intracranial vascular problems. ...Read more

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Are venous aneurysms dangerous? Superficial

Venous aneurysm: it could be a problem the bigger question is the correct diagnosis is it a true venous aneurysm which not that common or is it a venous malformation should be evalauted especailly if it is enlarging ...Read more

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Does compression stockings prevent superficial thrombophlebitis?

Does compression stockings prevent superficial thrombophlebitis?

Yes - proven: There is much medical research documenting the effectiveness of compression stockings in preventing thrombophlebitis. This includes prevention of deep & superficial thrombophlebitis, (ie DVT & SVT). Compression therapy is also a therapy for SVT & is used in the hospital for DVT prophylaxis. Especially useful if varicose veins or venous reflux as it helps improve vein flow & prevent SVT in varices ...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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Can deep vein thrombosis or embolus kill you?

Can deep vein thrombosis or embolus kill you?

DVT: A deep vein thrombosis usually arises from the veins in the leg. If a fragment or the entire clot dislodges, it can travel to the right side of the heart, either blocking blood flow in the heart or the clot can travel the pulmonary artery to the lungs, where it can block the flow of blood to the entire lung or a portion thereof. The phenomenon of embolism to heart or lungs can be fatal. ...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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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Thrombosis (Definition)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more