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Will oxygen therapy help my grandma who is 65 and has blood clots in her legs?

Will oxygen therapy help my grandma who is 65 and has blood clots in her legs?

No.: Unless she has clots in the lungs causing hypoxemia ( low concentration of oxygen) she does not need oxygen ( which is toxic). ...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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My mom is 72 has breast cancer that spread to her brain she is reciving hyperbaric oxygen therapy has these large knots in her upper thighs im concern?

My mom is 72 has breast cancer that spread to her brain she is reciving hyperbaric oxygen therapy has these large knots in her upper thighs im concern?

Of course you are!: The knots in her thighs could be breast cancer. It sounds like her cancer has spread to many places. The thighs aren't an area that will cause many problems, but her brain is a big concern. Have you talked to your mom about where she would like to die? That's a hard conversation, but a compassionate and loving thing to understand so you can plan together. Cherish this time with her. ...Read more

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My grandmother is 83 she has cancer of the blood and now has blood clots in her legs. what can we do to save her any type of answer would be great.

My grandmother is 83 she has cancer of the blood and now has blood clots in her legs. what can we do to save her any type of answer would be great.

Be there to love her: Blood clots in the legs are often manageable with anticoagulants, and blood cancers in older folks are often very tame -- for example, many chronic lymphocytic leukemias stay harmless for decades. It's ultimately her choice as to how aggressively her illnesses are managed. Ignore all "pop" advice; if you see "natural healing" as adjuncts use an evidence-based practitioner. ...Read more

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Hello My niece is in intensive care, they have found that she has myocarditis and some blood clots on her brain, she is 28 what are her chances?

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My niece is in intensive care, they have found that she has myocarditis and some blood clots on her brain, she is 28  what are her chances?

Hard to say: These are both difficult issues.Myocarditis could injure enough of the heart to cause it to fail, or resolve with minor residual.Blood clots on the brain block needed blood flow to vital areas.They could resolve with minor residual or kill off important brain functions. The est persons to answer your question are those with intimate knowledge of the patients day to day condition. ...Read more

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My 81-old brother has been dealing with severe itching on both arms and legs. In fact drawing blood and complete red bloches. He is a diabetic and takes insulin.

My 81-old brother has been dealing with severe itching on both arms  and legs. In fact drawing blood and complete red bloches. He is a diabetic and takes insulin.

04/12/12 Extensive : 04/12/12 extensive itching about the body can be caused by many thuings. In the elderly, the most common cause is dry skin from insufficient bathing, and not enough moisturizers. It also could be a fragrance allergy to a chemical in the current soap, lotion, fabric softener, or detergent. Less commonly, it could be a drug reaction to a new pill, or a sign of liver, thyroid, kidney disease, or anemia. Diabetes itself can be associated with itchy skin. A thorough history and physical exam by a dermatologist should help determine what is causing the itching, along with some blood tests. ...Read more

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Grandma 92yo does dialysis and takes medicine. She has pain in her leg and doctors suggested to cut her leg. It is very risky! what should we do?

Grandma 92yo does dialysis and takes medicine. She has pain in her leg and doctors suggested to cut her leg. It is very risky! what should we do?

Limb ischemia: Very poor arterial circulation leading to ulceration or gangrene must be the likely reason for her doc to make this decision. She is probably not a candidate for revascularization. Only pain will not prompt such a drastic treatment. ...Read more

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My mother is 32 weeks pregnant with twins and has chronic hypertension tonight her Bp is 163/94 and her feet are huge does she need to go to the dr?

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My mother is 32 weeks pregnant with twins and has chronic hypertension tonight her Bp is 163/94 and her feet are huge does she need to go to the dr?

Yes, ...: Yes, of course, she needs to gyn-doc as soon as possible - preferably within 1-2 days or to ER as needed. In reality, especially in the U. S., I would assume she would be under a regular ob-care already and should not be seen with huge legs and hypertension while having a 32-week pregnancy. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Husband has blood clots in the legs, is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?

Husband has blood clots in the legs, 
is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and  he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?

Patients with: Clot in the leg are at risk for migration to the lung. This is the main risk of the clot in the leg. The next downstream location is the lung, but not the heart. ...Read more

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My mother in law has fluid in her legs and cellusitius and her kidney funtion is low what should we do.. Please help!

My mother in law has fluid in her legs and cellusitius and her kidney funtion is low what should we do.. Please help!

Determine Cause: Your mother in law's physicians need to determine the cause of her symptoms and treat them appropriately. This type of condition cannot be diagnosed or treated accurately over the internet. ...Read more

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My grandmother collapsed and is in surgery for blood clot in her brain. what is her chance of survival. she is 79 years old.

My grandmother collapsed and is in surgery for blood clot in her brain. what is her chance of survival. she is 79 years old.

Not enough info.: I'm so sorry she's ill! It is impossible to give you a precise answer, since we don't know the cause or extent of the damage, or her general condition before this happened. Since she is getting surgery, someone feels like that will improve her chances, which is good. Time will tell. When talking to the surgeon, have a list of questions ready and make sure you right down the answers, for later. ...Read more

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Will amputation help my 87 year old mom? Her treatment included blood thinning medications. Her toe has turned black and the her dr. Says do nothing.

Will amputation help my 87 year old mom? Her treatment included blood thinning medications. Her toe has turned black and the her dr. Says do nothing.

Toe black: Although this sounds like gangrene and a needed amputation , it may not be necessary. Waiting does nothing wrong. As a wise man said - you can always do surgery. What you can't do is undo it. See your podiatrist also - second thoughts never hurt anyone. ...Read more

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My daughter has bronchiolitis and her oxygen saturation today fell to 92. After receiving several meds via nebulizer and her vein. Cause?

My daughter has bronchiolitis and her oxygen saturation today fell to 92. After receiving several meds via nebulizer and her vein. Cause?

Mismatch: between areas in the lungs where the oxygen can get through constricted airways and those parts of the lung tissue where the most of the blood is circulating creates the drop in percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin (saturation). 92% is worrying, but if it does not drop any further, is not life-threatening in a 15 months old, as long as there is prompt access to care and adequate monitoring ...Read more

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My friend who has forth stage breast cancer has fluid around her lungs, tumers inside her lungs and is tired. Could oxygen therapy help her at all?

My friend who has forth stage breast cancer has fluid around her lungs, tumers inside her lungs and is tired. Could oxygen therapy help her at all?

If her oxygen is low: Oxygen level can be easily tested and so i would do that first. If it is low, supplemental oxygen can be quite helpful. If too much fluid, she may need to get treatment to remove the excess fluid, otherwise oxygen may not get to the lungs to cross to the blood where she needs it... ...Read more

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My mother is wheelchair bound for 3 years now from a fall. She has finished all physical therapy. She will be 91 in April. Atrophy has set in and she is stiff. Will the stiffness get worse and will it affect her organs? What will happen to her?

My mother is wheelchair bound for 3 years now from a fall.  She has finished all physical therapy. She will be 91 in April.  Atrophy has set in and she is stiff. Will the stiffness get worse and will it affect her organs?  What will happen to her?

Muscle weakness : Good question. Muscle weakness due to age and lack of activity is hard to recover but doesn't affect internal organs. You may want to encourage your mom to stay active and exercise at home as much as possible to prevent further deterioration. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will oxygen therapy help my grandma who is 65 and has blood clots in her legs?

No.: Unless she has clots in the lungs causing hypoxemia ( low concentration of oxygen) she does not need oxygen ( which is toxic). ...Read more

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Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?

Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?

Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery after adjuvant chemotherapy. There are certainly trials out there and i would recommend talking to your doctor before starting any, but the chance for success is likely limited, as the 5 year survival of stage IV is <5%, but it doesn't hurt to try. ...Read more

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Can warfarin therapy cause burning, numbness and prickly pain to outter aspects of thighs. Taking med to treat bilateral blood clots to legs.

Can warfarin therapy cause burning, numbness and prickly pain to outter aspects of thighs. Taking med to treat bilateral blood clots to legs.

Not warfarin: You most likely possess meralgia due to nerve irritation over hip area, and may be sign of early peripheral nerve problems. Get evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I have a history of blood clots and had a subdural hematoma a year ago. Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a stem cell procedure for my back a bad idea?

Please read this : article on approved uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy vs. false claims of its efficacy. I'm not sure I understand what you've been told it will help, but it doesn't help " back problems" or a bleeding diathesis. It does, however, have potential side effects, some serious. See: www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm for the 13 approved uses for HBOT, false claims & side effects. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the legs and what are some treatment options?

What causes blood clots in the legs and what are some treatment options?

Go to WebMD: Your question is to broad for this forum. We only have 400 characters. Visit webmd. ...Read more

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For blood clots in your legs, how long do patients receive treatment/take medication for it?

For blood clots in your legs, how long do patients receive treatment/take medication for it?

It depends: It depends on many factors- i.e. How extensive the blood clots are; is this the first event? What is the cause- related to malignancy, post-trauma, related to paraplegia-whether the cause is on going? Whether you have significant hypercoagulable problems like protein c , s deficiency etc. There are many things that have to be calculated to figure out the length of therapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs?

What is the treatment for  blood clots in the legs?

Medical treatment: Nust be obtained immediately. Rest elevation and Heparin followed bt Coumadin (warfarin) in most cases. Get immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs (dvt)?

What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs (dvt)?

Blood thinners: The mainstay of treatment is always blood thinners and there are many of these with more coming out all the time. Often the clot is left alone while the body dissolves it. Sometimes when the clot is very high up and extends above the top of the leg, the clot might be removed mechanically with a clot dissolver. Once that is done, a person still needs to be on blood thinners though. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my right leg up to my stomach blood clots and inflammation for 10 month, please introduce the latest technology, method or treatment?

No good options: An old blood clot is difficult to remove, unlike a fresh clot. By now it will have organized & stuck to the vessel so cannot be removed. However taking anti/inflammatory medication such as Aspirin and blood thinners & wearing compression stockings will help it slowly get better. ...Read more

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What is the preferred treatment for blood clots in the leg.?

What is the preferred treatment for blood clots in the leg.?

Blood thinners: Usually, three or more months of blood thinners, such as warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin, are the treatment of choice. The exact medicine and duration of treatment depend on the clinical scenario. ...Read more

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My grandmother is 83 she has cancer of the blood and now has blood clots in her legs. what can we do to save her any type of answer would be great.

Be there to love her: Blood clots in the legs are often manageable with anticoagulants, and blood cancers in older folks are often very tame -- for example, many chronic lymphocytic leukemias stay harmless for decades. It's ultimately her choice as to how aggressively her illnesses are managed. Ignore all "pop" advice; if you see "natural healing" as adjuncts use an evidence-based practitioner. ...Read more

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Best medication or other treatment for blood clot in leg?

Best medication or other treatment for blood clot in leg?

Blood thinner: Depending on the clot, your doctor can prescribe a blood thinner (various kinds) vs no treatment. ...Read more

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What treatment should I ask doctor for with signs of a leg blood clot?

What treatment should I ask doctor for with signs of a leg blood clot?

DVT: For DVT or clots in the veins , you should get tested with duplex ultrasound and if positive then get blood thinner like Heparin then Coumadin (warfarin) for three to six months and compression stocking for two years. ...Read more

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What would treatment be for a 94 year old women with dementia, who has been diagnosed with blood clot in her leg?

What would treatment be for a 94 year old women with dementia, who has been diagnosed with blood clot in her leg?

Anticoagulation?: The real ethical question is the extent of therapeutic intervention in the face of dementia. If the cognitive issues are severe, one might wonder about hospice care, but if mild, I would not withhold anticoagulants and TED stockings to prevent potential pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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After a majority removal of full leg blood clot with rapid lysis treatment how long will it take for swelling to go away or see major improvement?

After a majority removal of full leg blood clot with rapid lysis treatment how long will it take for swelling to go away or see major improvement?

Depends on clot type: It depends on whether the blood clot was in an artery or vein; since you describe swelling, seems likely it was a vein. Unfortunately, many times the vein can be damaged to the point that the valves in the vein do not function normally, and do not keep blood from falling to the feet. Make sure to see a good vein specialist during recovery, and follow their instructions. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the appropriate treatment for a DVT (blood clot) in lower left leg?

What's the appropriate treatment for a DVT (blood clot) in lower left leg?

Anticoagulation bloo: Dvt should be treated with blood thinners to prevent clot progression, stabilize the clot, and prevent possible pulmonary embolism. The time frame for treatment will depend on initial clot location, and the presence of pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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If youre diagnosed with dvt,blood clot what is the treatment?Does it stay forever or can it be fixed?Going for ultrasound in two days because leg pain

DVT: The treatment is anticoagulants like heparin/coumadin. If there is contraindications to anti coagulation, or if it is ineffective, sometimes an inferior vena cava filter is necessary. With treatment the clot may resolve completely. ...Read more

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Sprained my foot right on the instep. .got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?

Sprained my foot right on the instep. .got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?

Blood clot/thinners?: F or unknown age, ethnicity, smoking Hx or Medical Hx asks: Sprained my foot right on the instep. .got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway? ANS: this is not a simple question. Did you have clots go to your lungs or a blood clot problem or are U on BCP? Happy to do 2nd opinion. Here for next 3 hours live! ...Read more

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