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How is a venous clot treated if the body isn't trying to break it down (i.e., negative d-dimer)?

How is a venous clot treated if the body isn't trying to break it down (i.e., negative d-dimer)?

Depends: If the clot is in a superficial vein, it can be left alone. Deep vein thrombosis should be treated with an anticoagulant, blood thinner. It is not a do-it-yourself issue and if you have any doubt, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true a venous clot can be missed on sonography if the technicians chooses not to use the compressibility method in a certain area of vein?

Is it true a venous clot can be missed on sonography if the technicians chooses not to use the compressibility method in a certain area of vein?

Possible: but unlikely. ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY and techniques are quite standardized and effective. Also flow dynamics may detect a clot independent of direct imaging. ...Read more

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Can a venous clot in the lower leg cause a throbbing like feeling?

Can a venous clot in the lower leg cause a throbbing like feeling?

Throbbing sensation: Throbbing sensation in the leg is indicative of a problem in it's structural component as muscles, tendon, bone and nerves. Injury to the leg, varicose vein, sciatica and circulation problem (which include deep venous thrombosis ) are common causes of throbbing like pain in lower limbs. ...Read more

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Would a venous clot cause a cold leg or foot?

Would a venous clot cause a cold leg or foot?

It can: A deep vein thrombosis can cause cool clammy skin, skin discoloration, and many other symptoms distally. See your physician immediately if symptoms persist or get worse. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000156.htm ...Read more

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Can a venous pathology or a venous clot cause a leg to feel colder or is temperature of the legs only related to issues in the arteries?

Can a venous pathology or a venous clot cause a leg to feel colder or is temperature of the legs only related to issues in the arteries?

Not usually: Usually arterial compromise causes cold extremity where as deep vein thrombosis associated with thrombophlebitis causes warmth to extremity. Venous thrombosis typically manifest pain,swelling,warmth, and redness. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hand injury, glass laceration. Venous clot?

What's the difference between hand injury, glass laceration. Venous clot?

Apples and oranges: A glass laceration is a type of injury that can happen to the hand. A venous clot means that a vein that normally had blood flowing has a blockage that is called a clot.L. ...Read more

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Please help! I have hand injury, glass laceration and venous clot. What do I do?

Hand lacerations: May be simple/complex depending upon anatomy. If you have a known injury with glass, it is important to have the glass removed. Small punctate tiny minuscule fragments may not have any effect on structures if they are in the subcutaneous space, but locations such as deep to the fascia may result in injury. If you have a discoloration or increasing pain then infection should be ruled out. Get seen. ...Read more

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Is it true venous ultrasound only sees what technician decides/wants to look at? Seems very subjective. How can clots be detected properly like this?

Is it true venous ultrasound only sees what technician decides/wants to look at? Seems very subjective. How can clots be detected properly like this?

Systematic: An ultrasound of the veins includes a systematic survey of the veins at specific levels, and using various modalities including doppler ultrasound which detects flow, and using physical compression to demostrate that the vein collapses. A certified technologist does the scan the same way every time not just randomly or at will. ...Read more

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In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

Clot affect fatality: Yes the size of the clot can affect fatality. A large clot is more likely to cause death. ...Read more

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