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Stroke: All 3 can potentially cause a stroke. ...Read more
A CLOTTED BULGE: An aneurysm is a swollen, bulging area in a vessel. They can occur due to hardening of the arteries, trauma, infection, or congenital development. A thrombosed aneurysm is one that has become filled with clotted blood or debris. I hope this satisfies your needs. Good luck. ...Read more
Closure: Most aneurysms are lined by clot, due to the flow characteristics inside the aneurysm, meaning flow tries to stay in the middle of the vessel. If the flow slows down enough, the entire aneurysm closes, or thromboses. This occurs frequently in popliteal aneurysms, located behind the knee. ...Read more
Hi, about two month ago I had an aneurysm in an artery in my thumb, completely thrombosed, was suggested to take aspirin and see by a resident in "internal medicine" who asked a bunch of questions but no tests were done. A couple of weeks ago I stardted h
Thumb aneurysm: If you truly have an aneurysm of the digital artery of your thumb, this is a rare problem that should be evaluated by a hand surgeon or a vascular surgeon. If you do not live neat a large city, you may need to travel to see the specialist. A clear diagnosis should be clarified, and you should then be referred. ...Read more
Dr. I'm dealing with ED symptoms and I feel that thrombosis Is the root of the issue? Is this possible?
Unlikely: While there has been a lot of interest in relating symptoms of ED to vascular insufficiency the causes of ED are very complex and it is very unusual for vascualr thrombosis to be the primary cause. Physicians have been looking for a vasualr cure for ED for three decades and the results have been disappointing. At 31 years old unlessthere is something unusual it is not likely in your case ...Read more
Vein Blood Clot: Venous thrombosis most often occurs in the leg veins. If it is in the deep leg veins it is called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). This is a dangerous condition requiring medical attention and treatment with blood thinners. If the clot is in veins under the skin it is not particularly serious and is treated with moist heat and drugs like motrin. ...Read more
Several causes: Venous thrombosis, or blood clots in the veins, can result from a number of causes such as injury to the vein wall, sluggish blood flow (as might occur when one is bedridden), and clotting abnomality where the blood has a tendency to clot (also known as hypercoaguability). ...Read more
Anticoagulation: If you have deep venous thrombosis, the treatment is anticoagulation. This involves an infusion of Heparin or injections of a heparinoid like Lovenox (enoxaparin) initially for about 4 to 7 days, with long term oral treatment with warfarin or Xarelto. The duration of treatment depends on the extent of the thrombosis and other coexisting issues. A vascular surgery consultation is indicated. ...Read more
Intestinal vein clot: This is a clot in the main vein draining the intestines. Unfortunately, it is rarely diagnosed early enough to prevent catastrophic injury to that portion of the bowel that is drained by this vein. Hereditary clotting disorders, low-flow states, and dehydration with advancing age are the main causes of this. ...Read more
FIrst: Prevention. Appropriate targets and dose limits; 2nd: anusol-hc suppositories for tenesmus, mucoid discharge. If blood, endoscopy and coagulation of bleeding vessels. These event. In the literature and my practice, this is not common. Bleeding about 3-5 events in 100. If you mean hemmorhoidal thromboses, but actually any: unrelated. ...Read more
Yes, but uncommon: Usually, people get phlebitis because they have a thrombus first. It is possible to get an inflammation (itis) of the vein wall (phleb) without a preceeding clot if the vein is injured from some other reason. One of the most common things that causes phlebitis without getting a clot is to have an iv. The only way to know whether you have a clot or not, though, is to get an ultrasound. ...Read more
Great question!: Thrombosis is the formation of clot. It is safe to say all clots start out as a thrombus, and if they stay put they are forever a thrombus. But if a clot were to break off and travel somewhere else that it normally has no business visiting - like the lungs, kidneys, brain, arms, or legs it is now an embolus! doctors are obliged to figure out where emboli originated as this can affect treatment! ...Read more
I just got over haemorrhoid thrombosis and wanted to know ways I can mitigate the chances of it happening again. Thanks?
Can I have a psychosomatic pain? I'm afraid of having a thrombosis after seeing a documentary about this and now my leg hurts.
Ultrasound is best: As dr. Hertzman said, ultrasound is best but you might not need one. If your history is suggestive of a deep venous thrombosis (dvt), a blood test called a d-dimer can be very useful. If your d-dimer is normal, an ultrasound is probably not necessary. If your history is suggestive of a DVT and your d-dimer is abnormal, an ultrasound is a must. ...Read more
Thrombosis: Depending on where the thrombosis is, etc, you may need treatment to prevent a more serious condition such as a pe, mi, or stroke, etc. Best for you to discuss with your doctor what treatment you need, if any, depending on the severity and location of your thrombosis (even without symptoms). Best wishes. ...Read more
Acutely yes: In the acute stage thrombus is associated with inflammation of the vessel wall and this can cause pain. After a few days however the pain should diminish or disappear and certainly thrombi older than 10-14 days are not likely to cause pain, particularly if they are "non occlusive" ...Read more