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Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Many options: Depending on location, severity, & other medical conditios, the recommendations will vary. Commonly blood thinner medication is delivered orally, intravenous, or subcutaneous. Examples are coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Lovenox, and heparin. When blood thinners fail or can't be given (bleeding risks) then an IVC filter if often used. Catheter thrombolysis good option for ileofemoral DVT. See vascular surgeon ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Can thrombolysis be used for deep vein thrombosis?

Can thrombolysis be used for deep vein thrombosis?

Yes: Currently, most protocols for the treatment of DVT do not include thrombolysis unless the clot is very extensive. ...Read more

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Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?

TPA (alteplase): When DVT new tpa (alteplase) is effective at clearing the clot so that the function of the valves in the veins are preserved. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

DVT: The treatment can be observation, medical with medications, and surgical. It depends on the acuity of the clot and the other complicating medical factors. ...Read more

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Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis: itis means inflammation. Thrombo means clot. Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein. There is superficial vein thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombophlebitis. Deep vein thrombosis can be inflamed if acute and this is called deep vein thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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Any treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis?

Any treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis?

Local care.: Superficial phlebitis is a clot in a superficial vein. It is treated by local care with heat and nsaids. If the superficial thrombophlebitis is in the vicinity of a deep vein such as the saphenous vein near the groin, the treatment may require more than nsaids and heat. You should see a vein specialist for evaluation and recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for deep vein thrombosis?

DVT is treated: Dvt is an event which is treated with anticoagulation or blood thinners. The symptoms of leg swelling and pain will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Risk Factors DVT: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulable state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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What are the tests for deep venous thrombosis?

What are the tests for deep venous thrombosis?

Testing for DVT: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...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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Is operation the only option for deep vein thrombosis with pulmonory embolism?

Is operation the only option for deep vein thrombosis with pulmonory embolism?

Depends: Surgical treatment is usually reserved for massive pulmonary embolism (pe) or in chronic pe cases. In most instances DVT and pe are treated with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolysis) and blood thinners (anticoagulation). Sometimes DVT is treated "invasively" by an interventional radiologist to help direct the therapy to the clot directly. ...Read more

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How are deep vein thrombosis and varicocele alike?

How are deep vein thrombosis and varicocele alike?

Both are vein diseas: Dvt is clotting of the veins in the deep system of the leg, pelvis, or abdomen. It is potentially life-threatening and often causes severe long-term symptoms. Varicocele is a varicose vein of the scrotum caused by failure of the valves in the gonadal vein. It can cause discomfort and/or problems with fertility. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis ultrasound shows clot in leg so what are options?

Deep vein thrombosis ultrasound shows clot in leg so what are options?

Depends on symptoms: Will need blood thinner called Coumadin (warfarin) for at least 6 months. If leg really swollen may need tpa lysis as drip or trellis device to dissolve clot. Need tests to see if your blood too thick called hypercoagulable state. ...Read more

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How does thrombosis differ from deep vein thrombosis?

Location of Clot: Thrombosis is the medical term for a clot. This can happen anywhere in the body. Deep vein thrombosis means that the clot is in the deep veins which most commonly occur on the legs. The deep veins are located within the muscle. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

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DVT in pregancy: If i understand your q correctly. Use Lovenox for DVT treatment during pregnancy. Coumadin (warfarin) is contraindicated as it has terotogenic effect. See your local hematologist for special guidance for management of DVT during pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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What causes a deep femeral vein dvt?

What causes a  deep femeral vein dvt?

Like other DVT: Most of dvts occur with no known cause but with predisposing factors like stasis like in immobility, damage to lining of the vein like in cases of trauma or catheters in veins or hypercoagulable diseases. It should be treated the same with anticoagulant like Coumadin (warfarin) for 6 months. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic sclerotherapy possible without treating deep veins?

Is cosmetic sclerotherapy possible without treating deep veins?

Possibly Yes : If you have reflux in the deeper superficial veins and varicose veins it is generally advisable to get the saphenous reflux treated first. Then get the varicose veins and spider veins treated . If you just have tiny spider veins especially on the outside of the thigh they can be treated at any time. ...Read more

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How to differentiate bruise with deep vein thrombosis?

How to differentiate bruise with deep vein thrombosis?

Big Difference.: A bruise is usually the result of trauma which disrupts the blood vessels resulting in these vessels bleeding usually under the skin to cause a black and blue appearance. This is self limiting and will disappear over time. A DVT is a clot in a deep vein and is usually diagnosed by an ultrasound. Dvt could be dangerous and requires treatment with blood thinners for anywhere from months to years. ...Read more

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Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?

TPA (alteplase): When DVT new tpa (alteplase) is effective at clearing the clot so that the function of the valves in the veins are preserved. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Many options: Depending on location, severity, & other medical conditios, the recommendations will vary. Commonly blood thinner medication is delivered orally, intravenous, or subcutaneous. Examples are coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Lovenox, and heparin. When blood thinners fail or can't be given (bleeding risks) then an IVC filter if often used. Catheter thrombolysis good option for ileofemoral DVT. See vascular surgeon ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a deep vein thrombosis?

Anticoagulation: There are two kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep. Deep is the more serious and is also called dvt. The treatment for DVT is to first make the diagnosis usually with a venous ultrasound or cat scan. Next patients are placed on blood thinners of which there are many including heparin, coumadin, (warfarin) lovenox, pradaxa, xaralto, etc, the duration of treatment is dependent on many factors. ...Read more

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Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

Yes, as for the DVT: You need to have it confirmed with a doppler us, then be started on blood thinners. Seeing you pcp will be helpful to start this and he/she can treat the shin splints, which is much less serious problem, than the dvt. If any chest symptoms (pain, shortness of breath, coughing, etc) occur, you need to go a hospital, for controlling the pe, a much more serious condition. ...Read more

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Whta are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Whta are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Variable: Sometimes there are no symptoms. Typical symptoms include leg swelling or pain in the legs, especially the calves. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis: Commonly, deep vein thrombosis causes pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. If a blood clot is small and in what we call calf veins, you might only get pain without swelling. If the clot is only blocking part of the vein, but not all of it, you also might get no swelling. ...Read more

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Please help! what are the signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Please help! what are the signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have deep vein thrombosis ? Any advice?

I'm starting to think I have deep vein thrombosis ? Any advice?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think you may have deep vein thrombosis?

What should you do if you think you may have deep vein thrombosis?

Why are you worried: See a physician right away. A venous ultrasound exam will be definitive. ...Read more

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What is deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

Blood clot...: A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one). These usually occur in the lower extremities. The concern is that these blood clots can migrate through the bloodstream and end up in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be life-threatening. The treatment for a DVT is usually blood thinners. ...Read more

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What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis: itis means inflammation. Thrombo means clot. Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein. There is superficial vein thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombophlebitis. Deep vein thrombosis can be inflamed if acute and this is called deep vein thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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Can MRI detect deep vein thrombosis?

Can MRI detect deep vein thrombosis?

Yes but why ?: Peripheral deep vein thrombosis is detected by safer, cheeper , and quicker doppler ultrasound sonography. Mri is not used for that purpose but vascular MRI is a great tool in detection of intracranial vascular problems. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis causes warmth, pyrexia?

Deep vein thrombosis causes warmth, pyrexia?

Unusual: The only time a DVT would cause pyrexia (a fever) would be if there was an infection assciated with it. Although that can happen, it would be exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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Docs what are the risks of deep vein thrombosis?

Several risks.: Deep venous thrombosis has two primary risks: acutely , pulmonary embolism (clot in the lung), and over time, chronic venous insufficiency which is characterized by leg swelling, discoloration of the lower leg and possible ulcer formation. Pulmonary embolism could be fatal and Chronic Venous Insufficiency has many bad side effects. These are reasons to aggressively treat DVT. ...Read more

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How are deep vein thrombosis and varicocele alike?

Both are vein diseas: Dvt is clotting of the veins in the deep system of the leg, pelvis, or abdomen. It is potentially life-threatening and often causes severe long-term symptoms. Varicocele is a varicose vein of the scrotum caused by failure of the valves in the gonadal vein. It can cause discomfort and/or problems with fertility. ...Read more

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Can thrombolysis be used for deep vein thrombosis?

Yes: Currently, most protocols for the treatment of DVT do not include thrombolysis unless the clot is very extensive. ...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


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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more