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What To Do For Homecare Nursing For Someone With Deep Vein Thrombosis
Depends: Activity should not be restricted. Bedrest is actually not recommended any more. Rather frequent blood tests are needed, initially, as dr. Toppin mentioned and once or twice daily shots are often given for a few days. It is important to watch what you eat on some blood thinners. But for someone who has been, otherwise, relatively healthy, there might be little need for homecare nursing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Your primary care: physician is the best place to start either for treatment or referral. The overwhelming majority of DVT's are managed with medication only. When invasive intervention is needed, vascular and interventional radiologists have the most experience with the types of treatments commonly required. In very rare cases requiring open surgery, you may need to see a vascular or general surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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How do my venous thrombosis and varicose veins affect eligibility for a calf augmentation surgery? How is calf augmentation surgery different in a person with venous thrombosis and varicose veins on his feet? I am a 41-year-old woman. I take aspirin and p
Need more informatio: It is unusual for someone at age 34 having problem with leg ulcer. The question is whether you have an underlying disease such as diabetes which makes you more prone to get a leg ulcer. Problem with circulation will also lead to leg ulcer as well. Get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am looking for a specialist who knows anything about gravitational leg ulcers and how to treat them or cure them?
Wound Clinic: Look for a wound clinic where these type of ulcers are treated routinely. Wound clinics are typically multispecialty and you can get the input of doctors from different specialties on your particular case. Ask you local hospital for help in finding one. ...Read more
I have been hired to take care of a patient with prolonged neurological paralysis. What special considerations should I know to give the best care?
Comprehensive care: Long-term care needs patience and knowledge: important points are: attention to care of mouth, eyes, skin, bladder and nutrition. Avoid dvts that may be a source of embolism. Avoid decubitus ulcers. Watch nutrition. They may need a peg if they have dysphagia. Prevent falls. If iincontinent use pampers or condom catheter. Treat pain. Move from side to side every two hours. Pe will facilitate all. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any med to increase circulation in lower legs for a person with diabetes.What factors decide when to get bypass or angio done.Wounds take long to heal?
Too complicated: You've been asking many questions about your family member (father?) and his diabetes and leg infections. All this is far too complex for a forum like this, especially within a 400 character limit. His infections are slow in clearing and wounds slow in healing because of the poor circulation. No medications are likely to help. Continue to discuss his care, including surgery, with his doctors. ...Read more
Can be the same: In some patients a DVT leads to pe. In other patient they have one or the other. A DVT is a clot in the deep veins such as the legs, or veins in the pelvis with associated swelling of the legs. A pe is clot in the pulmonary artery in the lung and could be associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out as well as coughing or wheezing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i cannot stand for long periods. What is the best treatment for painful varicose veins?
Varicose veins: firstly I would recommend evaluation by venous Doppler-sonogram to determine the source of the problem. If reflux is present, and thermal ablation of the vein would be recommended. Until that point I would urge the use of a compression stocking during daily activities, making efforts to place the stocking on the legs prior to the legs being dependent ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do about the doctors my medical insurance pay for who are refusing to listen I am a person who is mentally disbabled with attention deficit problems.I need medication to have the ability to spend more time to read in materials better.Otherwise
What procedures are done to remove varicose veins? And how long does a person need to take off work after having varicose veins removed?
Endovenous Ablation: These days, a vein doctor, rarely resorts to surgery or uses a scalpel for removing varicose veins, because there are minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options that are usually performed in a doctorâ€™s office. According to clinical studies, vein removal with these procedures is safer, does not need hospitalization and general anesthesia, and results are more permanent than surgical techn. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
APS in remission, with no history of thrombosis or complications. Why does my OB tell me not to have children? Should I seek a different doctor?
Get another opinion: It is difficult to be specific when ones has only minimal information about your current status. However, in most cases, pregnancy can be successful. Many times heparin is used during the pregnancy to reduce the risk of fetal complications. As a rheumatologist, I have several patients with APS who have experienced uncomplicated pregnancies. The lack of a history of clotting is also in your favor. ...Read more
Attention seeking: Be professional and explain the clinical status in clear and firm language and be consistent with the language. ...Read more
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