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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?

Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?

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

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...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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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, 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, lovenox, pradaxa, xaralto, etc, the duration of treatment is dependent on many factors. ...Read more

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At what age is deep vein thrombosis more likely?

At what age is deep vein thrombosis more likely?

Specifics unclear: Several risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (dvt), such as immobility and cancer, increase with increased age. However, it is hard to identify a cutoff age where there is a noticeable jump in likelihood. One study indicates occurrence of DVT goes from 17 per 100, 00 in those aged 40-49, to 232 per 100, 000 in those aged 70-79. Other studies show a noticeable difference after age 40-55. ...Read more

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What are the sign and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis and how do I know if i'm at risk?

Pain in calf: The most common symptoms of a blood clot in pregnancy are swelling, pain, skin color changes and warmth in one leg. Pregnant women are at higher risk for a dvt. Smoking, obesity, recent surgery and family history are other risk factors. Some people are carriers of certain genes that can increase risk of DVT as well. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis ever seen in anyone under age 20y?

Yes: Dvt can affect any age although it is more common as one gets older. Young patients can develop DVT in situations where they are immobilized, bedridden, in cast, etc. Or if they have clotting abnormalities making them prone to deep venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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What are signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain and swelling : Dvt of leg vein cause pain of the leg usually calf when lift foot as flexing , and start seeing swelling of the leg. ...Read more

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What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis?

Multiple.: 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(hypercoagulabe 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 is deep vein thrombosis?

What is deep vein thrombosis?

A blood clot: A DVT is a blood clot ( thrombus) which has formed in the deep vein of usually the leg. It may involve the lower, upper or entire leg. Less frequently it involves the upper extremity. The other kind of clotting is superficial phlebitis which occurs in the veins just under the skin. If either is suspected one should seek immediate medical attention. ...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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Blood Clot In Leg (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the body, often in the legs. It can occur if a person stays still for a long time, and may either occur without any symptoms or may result in leg ...Read more