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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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
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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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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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 BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds 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

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