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What To Do After Diagnosed With Deep Vein Thrombosis In Your Leg
Requires treatment: Deep vein thrombosis carries the risk of pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lung) or chronic post-thrombotic symdrome (swelling, pain) if not treated. Depending on the size, length and duration of the clot treatment might include anticoagulant drugs or a catheter treatment to remove the clot. Depending on the location of the DVT a filter might be placed to prevent passage to lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Currently on blood thinners for a deep vein thrombosis in my left leg after i had surgery on my right knee. Should i be worried?
Possibly: It sounds as if you are receiving appropriate medication & typically that is needed for months to assure appropriate resolution of clot. You should also get fitted for a pair of RX compression stockings & get active as quickly is possible after your surgery as mobility helps. Recommend a follow up ultrasound with a vascular surgeon & counseling on post-thrombotic syndrome. Worry about recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lighten up: Definitely do not massage the leg that has the deep vein thrombosis since a loose clot could break free and travel. Leave the other leg alone since an undiagnosed smaller clot could exist there also. People with DVT are usually on blood thinners so bruising can occur with vigorous pressure elsewhere, so be careful and lighten up on the pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes if it breaks off: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that has formed in one of the deep veins, typically in the legs. By itself the majority of cases do not cause death when treated properly. The clot however may become bigger or break loose, traveling to the heart and lungs where it becomes a more serious condition with a higher risk of death. Treatment usually is a blood thinner medication and close follow-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad valves: One of the things that can occur following a DVT is called post-thrombotic syndrome. Pts is when some of the valves in the deep vein are destroyed and then allow the blood to flow the wrong direction in the vein. You will want to see a physician well versed in the treatment of venous disease for evaluation of pts as many docs and ultrasound techs will miss this complication of dvt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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