Top
20
Doctor insights on: What To Do After Diagnosed With Deep Vein Thrombosis In Your Leg

Share
1

1
What to do after diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in your leg?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Ted King
854 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings for 2 to 3 years. This can decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome which is when the valves in the deep veins do not work and you have chronic swelling and pain. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
I have a mild pain i can't explain in my lower leg. Is there any way to rule out deep vein thrombosis?

I have a mild pain i can't explain in my lower leg. Is there any way to rule out deep vein thrombosis?

ultrasound: There is a blood test that can suggest the presence or fairly certainly determine the absence of a clot, but ultrasound is the usual way to determine if a DVT is present. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Can you get deep vein thrombosis from a thigh lift? I have clotting issues. Do I have to worry about developing deep vein thrombosis after a thigh lift? .

Can you get deep vein thrombosis from a thigh lift? I have clotting issues. Do I have to worry about developing deep vein thrombosis after a thigh lift?

.

If : If your clotting disorder causes you to form clots easily, you are probably on a blood thinner (aspirin or coumaden, etc). You will want to discuss this at length with your surgeon. If you are immobile for a period of time, your risk of clotting increases. Good luck. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Anybody knows about DVT , deep venous thrombosis, and how to get the clot out of your leg?

Anybody knows about DVT , deep venous thrombosis, and how to get the clot out of your leg?

Dvt: Treatment consists of blood thinners Heparin initially, and warfarin or Coumadin for a period of time dependent on initial clot location and if a pulmonary embolism is present. The clot will resolve with time in most people. To aid the situation a compression stocking would be helpful. Also id=s there a family history of thrombosis as that may raise the question of hyper coagulation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
How do you treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

How do you treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

Dvt: Traditional treatment is with anti coagulation therapy for 6 months. Some may advocate losing the clot if it extends to the iliac veins to prevent long term problems but the long term data is not necessarily there yet. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with dvt. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How to know if I have the risk of deep vein thrombosis?

How to know if I have the risk of deep vein thrombosis?

Here is a nice...: Website from the mayo clinic outlining risks of dvts. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/risk-factors/con-20031922. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What can I do to best prevent pulmonary embolism if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

What can I do to best prevent pulmonary embolism if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

Anticoagulation: As stated anticoagulation of the blood is the treatment for DVT and is effective in preventing pulmonary emboli. Ivc filters should not be thought of as the treatment for dvt. They are useful for patients that can not be anticoagulated due to other diseases. Filters are effective at trapping large embli but do not treat the DVT and do not trap smaller emboli. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
How can you treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

How can you treat deep vein thrombosis of the lower leg?

Anticoagulation: Traditionally with Heparin followed by Coumadin (warfarin) for six months. Depending on specific site and extent there can be options. See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
I have a blood clot in the jugular vein. What can I do to treat it?

I have a blood clot in the jugular vein. What can I do to treat it?

Sometimes such: A problem is related to a in dwelling vascular catheter. Line removal can help. If that isn't a good option or he clot is large you will likely be prescribed blood thinners. ...Read more

13

13
What can I do to recover faster if I have had phlebitis in the median cubital vein for two weeks. The vein seems to be stuck to skin. Cant meet doctor?

What can I do to recover faster if I have had phlebitis in the median cubital vein for two weeks. The vein seems to be stuck to skin. Cant meet doctor?

Local care: Superficial pheilibis which is being described can be easier to treat the deep venous thrombosis. My recs are to continue blood thinners if deemed necessary. Keep extremities elevated with alternating heat and cold to the area affected. The veins affected may never be the same unfortunately ...Read more

14

14
What, if anything, can be done about venous insufficiency in both legs?

What, if anything, can be done about venous insufficiency in both legs?

Venous insufficiency: You need to work with your clinician to find the best compression stockings that will work for you long-term. Observation and report of clinician findings over time are the best way to monitor: ulcers, discoloration, pain, inflammation, measurements of the legs, etc. Sometimes, surgery is necessary and you can be referred to a vascular surgeon that specializes in vein surgery. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery. How do I know if the clot is dissolved. R they any chances the clot can move.

Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery.  How do I know if the clot is dissolved.  R they any chances the clot can move.

Family practice. : There is a chance but if it hasn't already it usually doesn't. It gets stuck and other blood vessels compensate. You need to be on blood thinners to prevent other clots for at lease a year. ...Read more

16

16
What should I do when a varicose vein in the leg ruptures consecutively 4 times?

See a vein specialis: Recurrent hemorrhage from varicose veins should be addressed. Bleeding from varicose veins is caused by high pressure within the varicose vein caused by malfunction of valves within the veins. This condition can be readily treated by a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
17

17
How do you get rid of persistent swelling in one leg with the other leg being ok?

How do you get rid of persistent swelling in one leg with the other leg being ok?

Need ultrasound: Lack of symmetry in leg swelling should first be evaluated by an ultrasound to assess the source of the problem. A clot found in a deep vein (DVT) would require blood thinners for at least 3 months since these clots can sometimes break off and travel to the lung. If no obvious abnormality can be found the problem can be addressed through leg elevation, compression stockings and maybe diuretics. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
18

18
If I have deep vein thrombosis in my legs, is this condition alone enough to cause death?

If I have deep vein thrombosis in my legs, is this condition alone enough to cause death?

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 more

See 3 more doctor answers
20

20
Blood clots in my leg and lung. So.. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given.. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?

Blood clots in my leg and lung. So.. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given.. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?

Anticoagulation: Anticoagulation with the Coumadin (warfarin) for 3-6 months is pretty much your best bet for treatment of those clots. I am guessing you were in the hospital at first and had overlapping injections for several days as well? Sometimes an inferior vena cava filter will be placed when there is some contraindication for anticoagulation, but other than that procedures aren't typically pursued. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

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


Dr. Ted King
1,879 doctors shared insights

Veins (Definition)

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