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Dr. James Chapman
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Thrombosis (Overview)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is a clot with inflammation.


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What are the symptoms of thrombosis?

What are the symptoms of thrombosis?

Pain/swelling: If in the leg deep veins calf pain and swelling occurs. This requires a dr. Visit and blood thinners. If in the skin veins, moist heat and drugs like Motrin are used. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
2 Doctors shared insights

Thrombosis (Overview)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is a clot with inflammation.


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What test diagnose venouis thrombosis?

What test diagnose venouis thrombosis?

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

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your legs, if possible
Daily
Ask your doctor if you have a genetic disposition to deep vein thrombosis
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What is the best way to treat thrombosis?

What is the best way to treat thrombosis?

Anticoagulation: Deep venous thrombosis requires anticoagulation to prevent extension of the clot and possible pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Could I have a thrombosis with no symptom?

Could I have a thrombosis with no symptom?

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

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Is it normal for non-occlusive thrombosis to be painful?

Is it normal for non-occlusive thrombosis to be painful?

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

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
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See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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What are the symptoms of thrombosis? How can we know if someone has a thrombosis?

What are the symptoms of thrombosis? How can we know if someone has a thrombosis?

Thrombosis detection: Symptoms of thrombosis are swelling and pain. Excellent method of detection is by venous ultrasound.
This can be done in a hospital or vein specialists office.
Since this can be a dangerous condition, do not delay if it is suspected. SEE a doctor in an emergency room. ...Read more

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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

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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What is venous thrombosis?

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

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What leads to venous thrombosis?

What leads to venous thrombosis?

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

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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What exactly is venous thrombosis?

Blood clots: Thrombosis is clotting and when it is in the vein it is called venous thrombosis...If it is inflamed it si called throbophlebitis...The causes are several from inherited coagulation disorders to trauma to low blood flow to obstruction to the proximal vein to name a few. ...Read more

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Does cholangitis cause thrombosis?

Does cholangitis cause thrombosis?

Sort of: Any inflammatory state increases your risk of thrombosis, but it doesn't directly cause it. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What is meant by venous thrombosis?

What is meant by venous thrombosis?

Venous thrombosis: This means a blood clot in a vein, most typically in a leg vein
symptoms would be local pain, possibly redness or warmth, swellling. ...Read more

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How do you treat venous thrombosis?

How do you treat venous thrombosis?

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

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Are proctitis and thrombosis linked?

No: Proctitis is inflammation about the rectum and anal canal. Thrombosis is blood clot within veins. Hemorrhoidal veins can become thrombosed and the resultant inflammation, itching can mimic proctitis. ...Read more

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What is superior mesentenric thrombosis?

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

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Are proctitis & thrombosis linked somehow?

Are proctitis & thrombosis linked somehow?

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

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What are ways to rule out venous thrombosis?

What are ways to rule out venous thrombosis?

Dopplers: Venous duplex doppler studies can be performed to check for dvt. ...Read more

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Can you get phlebitis without having thrombosis?

Can you get phlebitis without having thrombosis?

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

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What are the differences between thrombosis and emboli formation?

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

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Treatment of thrombosis in ivc?

Thrombosis in IVC: Anticoagulation and sometimes inferior vena cava filter. ...Read more

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Is non-occlusive thrombosis genetic?

Is non-occlusive thrombosis genetic?

DVT: I assume you are speaking of venous thrombosis. If so, yes there are several inherited/genetic processes that place certain people at greater risk of developing venous thrombosis. Most common is factor V leidin deficiency. ...Read more

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