What is dvt?

Clot in veins. (DVT) or deep vein thrombosis is identified as a blood clot in the deep vein system. Usually in the lower extremities of the body. It basically means that blood has thickened and clumped together. A blood clot can break apart and travel through the blood stream ending up in the lungs causing a (pe) or pulmonary embolism. It is a very serious condition that should be treated immediately.

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What is dvt?

Family practice . There maybe another DVT you are referring to, but DVT usually refers to deep vein thrombosis. This is a blood clot in the big veins that potentially can move up to your lung causing a pulmonary embolus. This is serious , deadly. Need to be treated with medication that prevents further blood clots. Read more...
Venous. Deep vein thrombosis. Clots in the deep veins of the arm or leg. There are deep veins and superficial veins (close to, or in the skin). Read more...
Deep vein thrombosis. A DVT may occur for many reasons in the deep veins of the body. They can also be superficial as well. The deep vein clots can be life threatening and need treatment. Most common site of DVT is the lower extremities. This is different than a pulmonary emboli which is a clot that has migrated to the lungs usually from a dvt. Read more...
DVT. DVT is deep vein thrombosis which is a clot in either or both legs involving the popliteal or more proximal veins. In other words a clot in the vein behind the knee or more centrally. Such clots can travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) and can cause damage to vein valves or block veins causing leg swelling and pain with late ulceration a possibility. Outcomes improved by anticoagulation. Read more...

What are the DVT risks with estrogen use for menopause?

Not increased. Estrogen only for menopausal women was shown not to statistically increase DVT rates. Estrogen + progestin (synthetic) increased the risk two fold. This seems to implicate synthetic progestins since the same does not hold true for progesterone. I suspect the problem child in HRT therapy is synthetic progestin (medroxy Progesterone acetate). The focus is always on estrogen though. Read more...

What are symptoms of DVT?

Deep vein thrombosis. here are some: pain, swelling and tenderness in one of your legs (usually your calf) a heavy ache in the affected area. warm skin in the area of the clot. redness of your skin, particularly at the back of your leg below the knee. Read more...
Symptoms. The most common symptoms are pain and swelling your calves which can extend to your thigh. Can also get tightness and redness. The leg or legs may feel hot as well. Read more...
DVT symptoms. While symptoms of DVT are fairly unreliable for diagnosis, the general symptoms include swelling, pain, tenderness and warmth to the calf muscle of the lower leg. There could also be a hardened vein that could be felt - we call this the "palpable cord". Read more...
Dvt. new onset swelling,associated discomfort usually preceded by a period of prolonged sitting or lying in bed also recent airplane travel,trauma,long car trip. Read more...
Swelling/Pain. I am assuming we are talking about a DVT in the leg. The most common symptoms would be fairly acute onset of pain, swelling, redness and warmth in the leg. Usually symptoms would occur after sitting in a car or an airplane for an extended period of time. seek medical attention if you are having these issues. Read more...

Can nattokinase and warfarin be taken at the same time. Or can nattokinase be substituted for warfarin. What can make my DVT go away?

NATTOKINASE/COUMADIN. Nattokinase is a natural supplement purported to be used as a substitute anticoagulant. It is contraindicated to be used with any blood thinner and even aspirin. Nattokinase is purely a supplement and should not be considered a first line anticoagulant and should NOT be used with coumadin. DVT treatment requires full anticoagulation. Read more...

Sudden, extremely sharp pain in leg? What is test for dvt?

Ultrasound the best. 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. Read more...
Ultrasound. You will need to have an ultrasound performed of the lower extremity to test for a dvt. Read more...

My lower thigh has been tender to touch for few days. Mainly in the front. No pain but a little achy at times. I don't notice any swelling Or redness. Can walk fine. I have been using an elliptical for the past month tho. What could it be? Dvt?

Not likely. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If it does not improve in a couple of weeks, it would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...