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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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 leg, if possible
Daily
Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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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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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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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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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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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