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History of DVT w/vinecava filter tightness above knee w/swelling in calf and ankle itching behind the knee and aching on lovenox (enoxaparin) 120 sub Q2x day new clot?

History of DVT w/vinecava filter tightness above knee w/swelling in calf and ankle itching behind the knee and aching on lovenox (enoxaparin) 120 sub Q2x day new clot?

Ultrasound: On Lovenox (enoxaparin) it would be unlikely to develop another blood clot, however if you have a hypercooagulable condition there is some risk for excess clotting. Have an evaluation with your doctor and you may need an ultrasound to look for progression of the clot. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Could Coumadin (warfarin) reduce swelling in joints?

Could Coumadin (warfarin) reduce swelling in joints?

No: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner and is given to prevent blood clots and stroke and pulmonary embolism for people who have atrial fibrillation and heart valve replacement. It has no known effect on joint swelling. ...Read more

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Unilateral low leg swelling w/ distended non varicose vein. Leg throbs after walking up stairs. General squeeze feeling. ABI neg. Is this arterial?

Unilateral low leg swelling w/ distended non varicose vein. Leg throbs after walking up stairs. General squeeze feeling. ABI neg. Is this arterial?

May thurner: many possible reasons. Abi being normal would eliminate arterial disease and usually not swelling. An ultrasound should be used to rule out a deep venous thrombosis. May thrurner syndrome can occur if a clot or major artery sits on top of a vein causing venous swelling. Can occur in women. Hope this helps. Thank you for turning to health top. ...Read more

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I got leg ulcer , blood clots and varicose veine.Is it alright to wear compression stocking?

I got leg ulcer , blood clots and varicose veine.Is it alright to wear compression stocking?

Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

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Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

DVT in pregancy: If i understand your q correctly. Use Lovenox for DVT treatment during pregnancy. Coumadin (warfarin) is contraindicated as it has terotogenic effect. See your local hematologist for special guidance for management of DVT during pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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Unilateral lower leg swelling. Wear compression socks and elevate feet for saphenous reflux, leg remains same size. Might swelling not be vascular?

Unilateral lower leg swelling. Wear compression socks and elevate feet for saphenous reflux, leg remains same size. Might swelling not be vascular?

No: you have venous stasis. Any other swelling can be like abscess formation, muscle herniation. Fracture, and if you have the above trust me you will know it right away. My advice if you have good arterial flow get 30-40mmHg compression sock and use them. Cut salt from diet and elevate feet when at rest ...Read more

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When does swelling from DVT go away? I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) and lovenox.

Dvt: Will solidify and become chronic in about 4-6 weeks. Will usually go away 4-6 months. But can have chronic vein scarring it valve dysfunction after. ...Read more

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Car accident caused fracture in left ankle. Had DVT in that calf. a month on lovenox (enoxaparin). Calf has spasms. Causes? Inmobility? Post thrombotic syndrome?

Car accident caused fracture in left ankle. Had DVT in that calf. a month on lovenox (enoxaparin). Calf has spasms. Causes? Inmobility? Post thrombotic syndrome?

Immobility, Mg: Muscle spasm is usually associated with nerve issues or electrolte abnormalities . Post phlebitis limb is normally a swollen area but not associate with muscle spasms. Recommend, magnesium pills,maintain hydration,gentle stretching. ...Read more

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Ankle surgery & DVT month ago on same leg. Leg in half splint. This calf seems harder than the other calf,less jiggly. Post thrombotic synd? Atrophy?

Ankle surgery & DVT month ago on same leg.  Leg in half splint. This calf seems harder than the other calf,less jiggly. Post thrombotic synd? Atrophy?

Atrophy yes: Post thrombotic syndrome always painful and you didn't describe any pain. For sure the leg will be smaller as disuse of muscles leads to atrophy ...Read more

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Told DVT ruled out from blood test & probably muscle pain is this right? Varicose veins in 1 leg with bruising. Throbbing above bruises under knee.

Told DVT ruled out from blood test & probably muscle pain is this right? Varicose veins in 1 leg with bruising. Throbbing above bruises under knee.

Venous reflux test: Recommend that you look into your vein disease further w/ a venous reflux ultrasound test to assess your varicose veins & to look into venous insufficiency as a possible cause. An ultrasound can also assess for other possibilities such as ruptured Baker's cyst, hematoma, or tumor such as sarcoma. If US negative then consider a MRI of the leg joints / muscle. Could also be nerves or inflammatory. ...Read more

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Flight attendant 4 mnths. 34 yo. 15-20+mmhg compression hosiery. Feet still swelling. Spider veins side leg just above knee since late 20s. Recommend?

Flight attendant 4 mnths. 34 yo. 15-20+mmhg compression hosiery. Feet still swelling. Spider veins side leg just above knee since late 20s. Recommend?

Depends on: severity of swelling and your blood pressure. I doubt that your spider veins have any effect on swelling, unless you have large varicose veins. Ask your doctor for any suggestions on leg exercise or even a mild diuretic. If it is unilateral and painful swelling, dvt is a possiblity. ...Read more

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Abcess i&d left calf is ankle swelling normal?

Abcess i&d left calf is ankle swelling normal?

Yes...: Swelling may develop at and around the surgical site. Veins and lymphatic channels may have been affected leading to swelling. ...Read more

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Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome? Venous? No known injury.

Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome?  Venous? No known injury.

DVT: Could be many things, but you need to have an ultrasound of your leg to rule out deep vein thrombosis. These can break off and go to the lungs and be life threatening. ...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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Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.

Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.

Varicose vein Rx.: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) valves of the saphenous system of veins. Wearing compression hose is a medical management of the veins but it does not treat the underlying valve problem. If compression does not improve your systems or worsens them then you require a closure procedure to seal the leaking valves. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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After having surgery for deep vein thrombosis, why does the leg swell?

After having surgery for deep vein thrombosis, why does the leg swell?

Bad valves: One of the things that can occur following a DVT is called post-thrombotic syndrome. Pts is when some of the valves in the deep vein are destroyed and then allow the blood to flow the wrong direction in the vein. You will want to see a physician well versed in the treatment of venous disease for evaluation of pts as many docs and ultrasound techs will miss this complication of dvt. ...Read more

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Would deep vein thrombosis cause pain when straightening leg out?

Would deep vein thrombosis cause pain when straightening leg out?

Is possible: Typically, the pain of a DVT is there all of the time but is made worse with movement (straightening and bending). If you have leg pain and swelling, you should get it checked out. If you are worried about a dvt, you would be wise to get it checked out anyway--if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain, varicose veins, difficulty walking and calf swelling. The following also describe me: Leg swelling and Leg tenderness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  leg pain, varicose veins, difficulty walking and calf swelling. The following also describe me: Leg swelling and Leg tenderness. What should I do?

Be seen: You need to be seen particularly if the symptoms are new or worsening. If you have a history of varicose veins, you should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon promptly. ...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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Would dvt behind the knee be obvious on leg scan?

Would dvt behind the knee be obvious on leg scan?

Yes: that will be the most obvious one because of the unique location of the vein. scan in general is very accurate when it comes to DVT. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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