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.
Vascular Surgeon. See a vascular surgeon. They are able to best diagnose and treat problems related to veins and arteries. To see if your surgeon is board certified in vascular surgery visit www. Abms. Org.
Don't forget. Interventional radiologists are experts at venous lysis also. See sirweb. Org.

Related Questions

In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

Clot affect fatality. Yes the size of the clot can affect fatality. A large clot is more likely to cause death.
Not without travel. The major effect of a deep venous thrombosis on mortality arises if some of the clot breaks off and travels. If a large clot in the leg has a small piece break off and travel to the lungs, the risk of mortality is low. If a smaller leg clot breaks free entirely and travels to the lungs, it could be a much more dangerous situation--even though the initial size of the clot in the leg was smaller.
Dvt. Location is more important and as such the larger the vein the larger the clot the concern is always the potential for a pulmonary embolism and as such prompt treatment is important.

Could I get deep venous thrombosis from sitting down for long hours?

Thrombosis. Typically deep venous clotting is associated with sitting for hours such as in a plane, bus or car. This is why we advise folks to get up and move at least every hour to two when sitting for long periods.
Certainly possible. Anything that keeps you inactive for some period of time, including sitting for long periods of time in a plane or car, can make getting a DVT more likely. Having surgery, a prolonged hospitalization, chronic illness (including cancer), smoking, obesity, and having a tendency for your blood to clot more easily than normal can also make getting a DVT more likely.
Dvt. Unlikely but keep hydrated get up and walk around every so often Put an ottoman to elevate your legs Try support hose.

My mom gets deep venous thrombosis, so am I likely to get it later?

Not likely. There may be genetic reasons your mom has clots. Usually blood clots like dvts are provoked by surgery or medicines, but if not or in certain other situations, then genetic testing might be done. If you knew this information, then you'd be more likely to get a blood clot too, but still this would not be a likely event.
Possibly. If your mom got a blood clot for an identifiable reason, then you probably don't have to worry. If, on the other hand, she got a blood clot for reasons that are unclear then she should have blood tests to see if there is a genetic reason (thrombophilia) why the clot occurred. If any of the tests are abnormal, then you should probably be tested too since some thrombophilias can be hereditary.

Doctor confirmed my child has deep venous thrombosis and will need to follow up. Will this be a longterm problem?

See vascular spclist. Leg swelling can sometimes be a recurrent or persistent problem. Wearing support stockings for a year or two may be helpful. Your child should see a vascular specialist. Also a hematology evaluation may be necessary to see if your child has a hereditary tendency to form blood clot.
Yes. It is extremely unusual for children to develop dvt. Your child should be evaluated for hypercoagulable states (tendency to clot). A hematologist/oncologist would be a good choice for this. Dvts can cause longterm problems depending on how extensive the clot is. Compression stockings are a good idea to control swelling and prevent skin problems. Your child should be on blood thinners now.
Likely. As drs. Harris and ananthram said, blood thinners are a must as well as a hematology evaluation. Graduated compression stockings are essential to help reduce the possibility of developing post thrombotic syndrome down the road.

Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Oral administration. Warfarin is available in an oral dose and is given on a daily basis. Its effects lasts 24 hours and takes about 72 hours to clear from your system. Heparin is given either intravenously or subcutaneously and requires dosing every 4 to 8 hours or continuously depending on the method of administration. Long term anticoagulation is easier and better tolerated with an oral medication.
Pill. Warfarin is a pill, while heparin is iv. Newer anticoagulants have been recently used. They come in a subcutaneous injection or a pill form. Ask your doctor about options other than the above 2.

I need to know who is the specialty to treat deep venous thrombosis maybe a vein doctor?

Vascular Surgeon. See a vascular surgeon. They are able to best diagnose and treat problems related to veins and arteries. To see if your surgeon is board certified in vascular surgery visit www. Abms. Org. Some other specialties also treat venous disease quite well, but if you ultimately have a complication that requires open surgery they will have to call a vascular surgeon to fix it.
Don't forget. Interventional radiologists are experts in vein disease also. See sirweb. Org.
Vascular Surgeon #1. The specialty that is considered to be best qualified in the managment of DVT is a vascular surgeon. They can not only provide radiology interpretation & medical management for the condition, but they can also provide all the potential interventional options for the condition including catheter based thrombolyis, open surgical thrombectomy, venous angioplasty or stenting, & long-term PTS therapies.
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.

I have a deep venous thrombosis near my subclavian vein. What risks do I run when I work my arm too hard?

Probably not much. The clot inside of your subclavian vein should be quite sticky unless it is very new. The chance of dislodging the clot with exercise is not zero, but is very small. The consequence of working your arm may be more swelling which will improve when you raise your arm above the level of your head.
Depends. If u r already on blood thinner like Coumadin (warfarin) then it is ok. The question is why did u have this? Are u a young athlete because treatment could change.
Subclavian DVT. Anticoagulation reduces chance clot will travel, but what was cause? Do you have a central venous catheter? Are you a weight lifter? I am concerned that you may have venous thrombosis from vein compression from thoracic outlet syndrome. Treatment for that may include dissolving clot (thrombolysis) and possible removal of the first rib and Anticoagulation Suggest vascular surgery consult.