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With My History Of Dvt Will I Miscarry From A Blood Clot
44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?
Need good ultrasound study and a cardiac echo: Was there a reason found for the stroke? A clot in the leg may travel to the lung, but should not normally be able to get to the brain. The most likely reason it did is a defect in the heart. An echocardiogram will help sort the heart out, and can guide a repair. A good ultrasound of the legs is necessary to see if there is a recurrent clot. If not, another consideration is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - failure o the valves in the leg veins from scarring after DVT. Patients with DVT need to wear compression hose daily for at least 2 yrs after DVT to minimize the risk of PTS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Uncommon. Your doctor may work you up to see if there are underlying causes for forming a dvt. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many reason for forming blood clots. Prolonged sitting on a plane is a co-factor which may be the "last straw" which causes the clot. Obesity, poor circulation, genetic conditions , lifestyle problems ( smoking) and certain medications are among the many causes of dvt. It is best to discuss your potential risks with your provider before any long plane or car trip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some is luck: Airlines tend to keep the cabin humidity very low (it costs them money to humidify) and if you don't drink to keep hydrated (or drink alcohol) you can get dehydrated. Dehydration and inactivity are big risk factors in normal people for blood clots in the leg. Always keep hydrated and move around on long flights or road trips in cars/buses/trains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment varies.: Dvt has the potential to be life threatening and that is why treatment with blood thinners is usually an urgent situation. The goal of blood thinners is to prevent any further clot formation and and to prevent clots from lodging in the lungs. One clot does not necessarily mean long term anticoagulation. Each person has to be evaluated individually to evaluate their risks for future clot formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have venous insufficiency does that mean you are more likely to get blood clots ? Like a DVT ?
Yes: venous insufficiency means the blood does not keep moving in your veins towards the heart (veins have valves that prevent the blood from going backward). Clotting inside our blood vessels happens under 3 circumstances: 1) slow blood movement or velocity 2) abnormal blood composition like abnormal cell, toxins etc 3) roughened inner surface (called: intima) of the blood vessel like in people with a ...Read more
Depends: Most of pulmonaty emboli cause shortness of breath more than pain . Pain happens when part of the lung infarcts and has no blood flow and this can cause inflammation of close by pleura and sharp pain. This can occur in around 10% of emboli. The bigger the size of infarction the more pain but usually is moderate pain. ...Read more
Possible trouble: A clot in the leg has the potential to cause serious problems. If dislodged, the clot can travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. Once diagnosed, a patient with a DVT can be treated in several ways. There are oral and injectable medications aimed to prevent and treat clots. Filters can be placed to prevent clots from reaching the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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