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What's post thrombotic syndrome?

What's post thrombotic syndrome?

Pain: You can get pain in the site where you had a blood clot, even after starting treatment for the clot. ...Read more

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A "marker" is a protein or enzyme that can represent a disease process. Some markers are specific for a particular disease, while ...Read more


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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is post thrombotic syndrome?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is post thrombotic syndrome?

Blood clot problem: This problem occurs after chronic bloodclot that was not effectively treated. Chronic swelling occurs in the legs due to valve damage. Patients have to wear compression stockings to control the swelling. ...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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I have thrombotic thrombocytopetic purpura and I want to know if its safe to take birth control pills?

I have thrombotic thrombocytopetic purpura and I want to know if its safe to take birth control pills?

Avoid estrogen: Since ttp can sometimes be triggered by estrogen, you should probably avoid combination pills. The 'mini-pill' that has no estrogen might be an option. Talk with your gyn to come up with a safe, effective contraceptive plan. ...Read more

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My baby daughter put marker in her mouth and has ink in her mouth. Is there any marker ink that's toxic nowadays?

My baby daughter put marker in her mouth and has ink in her mouth.  Is there any marker ink that's toxic nowadays?

Yup: Missed the marker when you were baby-proofing the home, huh? This time do a loving, complete job; i'm busy.(bet u don't forget). ...Read more

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Is deep vein thrombosis deadly?

Is deep vein thrombosis deadly?

Possibly : Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one or more of the internal veins. Most often in the legs, less often in the arms. If a blood clot breaks loose and flows through the heart and into the lungs it can be fatal. Dvt is a common complication of many medical illnesses. If you are ill you should ask your doctor about this as there are effective prevention approaches. ...Read more

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I have a painful white spot on my upper gum now I do remember hitting that same spot with a marker but i really scared its oral cancer please help?

I have a painful white spot on my upper gum now I do remember hitting that same spot with a marker but i really scared its oral cancer please help?

Painful white spot: Many oral cancers do not always manifest with pain, however, any kind of lesion that persists, changes size, color, texture orshape should be evaluated by an oral surgeon. Although we can ascertain a possible diagnosis from clinical impression, the only definitive way to tell what something is is to biopsy it and then proceed with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's post thrombotic syndrome?

Pain: You can get pain in the site where you had a blood clot, even after starting treatment for the clot. ...Read more

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What are anti-thrombotic agents? Examples?

What are anti-thrombotic agents? Examples?

Anti-thormbotic meds: Ever hear of wikipedia? Give it a try. Warfarin for one. Great medical history story read about it. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is post thrombotic syndrome?

Blood clot problem: This problem occurs after chronic bloodclot that was not effectively treated. Chronic swelling occurs in the legs due to valve damage. Patients have to wear compression stockings to control the swelling. ...Read more

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Im 28. How long does post thrombotic syndrome/venous stress disorder usually last? Is it permanent? What percentage will have it permanent?

Im 28. How long does post thrombotic syndrome/venous stress disorder usually last? Is it permanent? What percentage will have it permanent?

May be permanent: Post thrombotic syndrome may be permanent but how much it affects you depends on the amount of damage done to the veins by the initial clot. Swelling is usually controlled by compression stockings,but if skin breakdown occurs you may need medication applied. If swelling is severe and chronic may need evaluation by a vein specialist as in some cases vein procedure may help. ...Read more

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Is hemophilia a thrombotic disorder?

Is hemophilia a thrombotic disorder?

Probably not: Most people would think of disorders that make people more likely to clot (such as factor v leiden abnormality) as 'thrombotic.' hemophilia makes people less likely to clot. Both types of disease fall into the broad category or 'coagulopathy' - abnormalities of the clotting system. ...Read more

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Would a compression sleeve help with post thrombotic syndrome symptoms?

Would a compression sleeve help with post thrombotic syndrome symptoms?

Yes: I assume that this is in the lower extremity & yes it would help. I prefer the coutom fitted long leg in the form of panty hose. This allows them 2 stay up & u have no constriction 2 the upper thighs. Jobsts r form fitted 2 ur specs & do a good job. The only problem is that they r hot, but worth it. ...Read more

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What are all the possible symptoms of post thrombotic syndrome in an arm?

What are all the possible symptoms of post thrombotic syndrome in an arm?

Pain, swelling, weak: 1) shoulder or neck discomfort, 2) arm or hand swelling, 3) pain radiating to the hand or forearm, and/or 4) hand weakness. ...Read more

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Can you die from thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Can you die from thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

YES: Unfortunately, yes. People can die from ttp. They can develop seizure, coma, renal failure, cardiac hemmorhage/bleeding, sudden cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction etc. Need to get treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the disease ?Thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

What is the disease ?Thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Abnormal platelet: Function due to deficiency of a metaloproteinase. Deficiency, usually acquired, of an enzyme that breaks down large multimers of von willebrand factor causes overactivation of platelets leading to intravascular microthrombi that affect the functions of the kidneys, brain, lungs and other organs. It can be treated by transfusing normal donor plasma. ...Read more

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How come I have thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not hereditary: Ttp of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is not a hereditary disease. Most of them is idiopathic i.e. Unknown etiology in about 37 percent. Others are related to drugs , autoimmune disease, infection such as hiv, endothelial injury, stem cell transplant etc. ...Read more

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What is thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp)?

Platelet disorder.: Ttp is a blood disorder in which platelets form small clots. Formation of these clots uses up so many platelets that platelet count becomes low. The clots can get stuck in small blood vessels and cause damage to red blood cells, causing anemia. Other symptoms of ttp include fever, kidney failure, & neurologic problems. The biological cause of ttp is still uncertain. ...Read more

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Most common symptoms of thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Most common symptoms of thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Range of symptoms: Ttp can involve many different organs. One can have renal dysfunction, fever, altered mental status, low platelet counts and hemolytic anemia. These signs can lead to symptoms of bleeding, bruising, petechiae, confusion, anemia, fatigue, and possible jaundice among other things. ...Read more

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