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One new option for people who have been diagnosed with a blood clot is Thrombolysis which uses medicines and devices to remove the blood clot. While not risk free, and not offered universally, the following doctors and institutions do offer this. If you think you may be interested, it is important to act quickly. Blood clots harden within the first several weeks, making it much more difficult to remove the clot. This procedure has risks and you should discuss with your doctors the tradeoffs for your particular situation.
Doctors and Hospitals offering Thrombolysis - Link to Doctors and Hospitals

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Lovenoz
Posted by Gregg
Last Reply March 21, 2012 at 17:50
Started March 20, 2012 at 23:42
I have to inject 80 mg of lovenox in my belly two times every day. Not
fun, I hate sticking myself. They put a Vena Cava Filter in my right
side. Guess what, got another clot from that.They want me to take
Warfarin with this. So many doctors telling me something different.
Seems that they just pass me off to someone else. Then I have to start
over again. Sure want to live, but running around is getting OLD! 56
years old, I have never have been really sick all my life. Anyone else
getting the pass the buck treatment? Gregg.

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DVT
Posted by Gregg
Last Reply March 21, 2012 at 17:33
Started March 21, 2012 at 17:33
Just need some help.

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DVT-please review/advise
Posted by SD
Last Reply March 21, 2012 at 09:31
Started March 15, 2012 at 19:53
My Wife noticed reddish marks on her legs soon after a long haul flight.We had a baby last year and this was her flight post birth. On consulting a doctor and under going a Dopler test, had the following results;Partial Thrombus in deep vain in right poplitial (behind knee on fold) 6x4mm & left superficial femoral vain with Thrombus phebitus (on front calf), 13 x 4.9mm. Shows compressibility.
Soon after the test, noticed a large black/blue like rash hard to touch at the back of thigh, roughly size of palm which grew in a day or so to pancake size.
She then took Clexane , 2 a day for 2 days, then 1 day for 2 days (6 all together)along with Acitrom 2mg. 1 a day and is now solely taking Acitrom which is an anticoagulant.

She has two INR tests over the last few days, first 4 days after taking the medication above which indicated 1.5 INR test on day 4 of medication and then result of 1.4 on day 6. She is overseas and is not able to get to a hemagolist there in near vicinity but th... read more

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Five years after DVT
Posted by Rui
Last Reply March 21, 2012 at 03:53
Started March 19, 2012 at 22:14
It's been about 5 years since I had a DVT. After many ultrasounds, I was given the "all clear" but told that my lef would stay somewhat swollen ( botton of leg ) and that, at some point, I could "be troubled" ( not specific words ) by the leg. The cramps are long gone, I still, at times, feel funny after standing for a while, especially on a hard surface and, lately, I seem to be having upper leg, groin area, lower back ( leftside, same side as DVT leg ) pain. I realize that it COULD stem from the back but, if it is, in fact post DVT issues, I'm hoping to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience and whether it can get better. While it does not bother me at the gym,on the various machines, it's difficult to run outside as I can't push off. Any input will be appreciated. I have not gone to the doctor.

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reducing your weight ? + other questions
Posted by jacqui
Last Reply March 20, 2012 at 21:28
Started March 20, 2012 at 20:02
hi everyone i have a DVT behind my knee which was found on Christmas
eve because i went into emergency as i could not stand the pain any
longer anyway cut a long story short i am 58 and well over weight also
I smoke which i know is not good i am reading allen carr's easy way
for women to stop smoking so hopefully will be able to stop by the end
of the book(that is what it claims).I have asked about diet to loss
weight but have been told not to do it as it will interfere with INR
results...but i am very worried that when i finish the treatment
(6mths) it will come back if i do not do something about it all
...also should i exercise now...by walking maybe swimming? should i
also wear knee length stocking all the time? even in bed ?I need help
with whats what they do not tell you much at the clinic as they say
they are only chemist...also for peace of mind how do i insisted on
scan when treatment is finish as i have been told i will not
automatically get one... read more

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Numb heel and ankle
Posted by Marie
Last Reply March 20, 2012 at 21:01
Started March 20, 2012 at 21:01
I was diagnosed with a large clot in my thigh and calf last oct. been on warfarin
since with up and down INRs. Recently I went back to work and have noticed my
ankle swells and looks discoloured and I get numbness, pain and sometimes
can't put any weight on on heel...I wear my stocking and thought this may be the
cause so left it off for a cople of days and the same happened. Seeing consultant
in a month. Any suggestions or advice please? I'm also getting cramp in the other
calf. I'm not sure if this is just compensation for the weakness in my clotted leg or
not? Help!!!

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reassurance needed please!
Posted by andrea
Last Reply March 20, 2012 at 15:55
Started January 3, 2009 at 21:39
First of all i would like to apologize for beung a bit grumpy, having a "bit of a downer" today. Have a small dvt in the popliteal vein, caused by an injury. Had clexane injections and have been on warfarin for four and half months,no pain or swelling (count myself lucky for that) but j just cant get to grips with all of whats happened. DVT nurses say the clot has gone and that i have had more than enough treatment (2 more months) and coming off warfarin with no scan scares me. Anyone help please?

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Lets be positive
Posted by Mick C
Last Reply March 20, 2012 at 08:57
Started November 24, 2007 at 23:26
I am a 56 year old, 21 stone bloke.
In January I broke my leg and ankle and after 2 operations a superb surgeon managed to put my leg back together again.
Unfortunately I awoke on a April morning to find that the same leg was massively swollen and by the evening a DVT was diagnosed.
Its now November and I can walk without a stick, my thigh and calf are back to normal size and apart from some ankle swelling and some cramps Im not in bad nick.
I have got through it.

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Five years after DVT
Posted by Rui
Last Reply March 19, 2012 at 22:13
Started March 19, 2012 at 22:13
It's been about 5 years since I had a DVT. After many ultrasounds, I was given the "all clear" but told that my lef would stay somewhat swollen ( botton of leg ) and that, at some point, I could "be troubled" ( not specific words ) by the leg. The cramps are long gone, I still, at times, feel funny after standing for a while, especially on a hard surface and, lately, I seem to be having upper leg, groin area, lower back ( leftside, same side as DVT leg ) pain. I realize that it COULD stem from the back but, if it is, in fact post DVT issues, I'm hoping to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience and whether it can get better. While it does not bother me at the gym,on the various machines, it's difficult to run outside as I can't push off. Any input will be appreciated. I have not gone to the doctor.

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is it possible?
Posted by howard
Last Reply March 17, 2012 at 02:09
Started March 17, 2012 at 02:09
Hi guys i was a fit active healthy 45yr old with no underlying health
problems until i was in a road accident in which i received trauma to
my knee and was in pain every day.I had a long haul flight wearing
flight socks 6 months after the accident with no problems.I continued
on with the same pain in my knee for another 3 months when i suddenly
got a dvt in the same leg as my knee injury is it possible these too
things are related?? is it possible the clot could have been building
unknown to me for 8-9 months?
P.S
it turned to a PE also

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Post DVT Diet
Posted by Steve
Last Reply March 16, 2012 at 21:53
Started March 16, 2012 at 21:03
I experienced my first DVT in August 2011. My doctor gave me the good news just before Christmas that the clot has dissolved. He took me off warfarin in Feb 2012. I have Factor V Leiden and antiphospholipids, so I am concerned about another DVT. So, I did some research and decided to buy some natural blood thinning supplements: I am going to start taking Nattokinase; Carlson Norwegian Cod Liver Oil; Low Dose Aspirin and Vitamins C & E. Do you think I am overdoing it or getting into another danger area with these supplements? Thanks for your help!

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reoccuring DVT
Posted by James Cress
Last Reply March 16, 2012 at 15:39
Started March 16, 2012 at 15:39
My daughter, 31, recently underwent a series of procedures for DVT to include insertion of a stint. Now another clot has formed and she has been readmitted to a local hospital in the Mobile area. She has been unable to get a straight answer from the staff and in spite of being there for three days, has not seen the attending physician. The nursing staff is non-committal simply telling her that they need to control her INR. We are all concerned. Is this normal? It would seem to me that three days in the hospital would be enough to control her blood chemistry.

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reoccuring DVT
Posted by James Cress
Last Reply March 16, 2012 at 15:38
Started March 16, 2012 at 15:38
My daughter, 31, recently underwent a series of procedures for DVT to include insertion of a stint. Now another clot has formed and she has been readmitted to a local hospital in the Mobile area. She has been unable to get a straight answer from the staff and in spite of being there for three days, has not seen the attending physician. The nursing staff is non-committal simply telling her that they need to control her INR. We are all concerned. Is this normal? It would seem to me that three days in the hospital would be enough to control her blood chemistry.

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advise needed
Posted by claire
Last Reply March 16, 2012 at 13:39
Started March 16, 2012 at 11:32
lower down in the topics i posted my concerns about having another child
i would really appreciate peoples input
please give me some advise
many thanks

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Scuba Diving After DVT?
Posted by Jacques
Last Reply March 16, 2012 at 01:51
Started December 6, 2006 at 20:03
Has anyone heard any recommendations on whether or not someone could return to scuba diving after having a DVT? I'm scheduled to get off Coumadin in January 2007 and so far have no ill effects from my DVT over the summer. I am looking to get back into diving, but cannot find any information on whether or not it's a safe to do anymore.

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dvt chance after doppler
Posted by scott
Last Reply March 15, 2012 at 19:33
Started March 8, 2012 at 22:24
Hi everyone, I had pain in my leg on and off for a number of weeks, lower calf with no
swelling just pretty intense pain, I bugged my doc for a doppler after she was
convinced it was a calf tear. She ordered the doppler and by the time they got me in for
it the pain had somewhat started to subside. Fast forward now to a few weeks later and
I low and behold have the same pain again, I started to work out but have been careful
to not injure my calf in any way. Could a doppler miss a clot? It was from my groin to
leg and they said they didn't see one. They said I wasn't in any of the major risk areas
either.

I am just concerned that maybe the clot had moved? and is now back again?

thanks for reading

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DVT Self Diagnose
Posted by PangiePantz
Last Reply March 15, 2012 at 13:14
Started March 14, 2012 at 18:26
Hello all. I'm a 33 yr old AA female, smoker, not on any BC. I have a job where I sit all day. I've always had issues with very bad circulation in my legs. I've had extreme pain in my right leg where it will get very swollen and I have a hard time walking because it's so painful. However, I walk everywhere as I don't have a vehicle. This has been going on for at least 3 months. I don't have health insurance currently but feel I've put this off for too long and will be visiting a community healthcare center about this. I'm very scared but I would like some advice on how to stress to the Dr's I speak to to check for DVT. Just from what I've been researching online I am very afraid that this may be DVT. I'm a single mom with no family support and I just want to stay healthy for my child. Any advice on how to approach this with the Dr's I see would be very much appreciated.

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Levonox
Posted by James
Last Reply March 15, 2012 at 01:30
Started March 14, 2012 at 13:12
What is better Levonox or warfarin. Or the question is what is you Health care insurance going to pay for what is cheaper.

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How long can dvt last?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply March 14, 2012 at 20:34
Started March 14, 2012 at 20:34
Is it possible to have dvt for months? I've had some pretty bad pain in my calf etc.
but doctors seem to think it's muscular

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want to try for another child :/
Posted by claire
Last Reply March 14, 2012 at 13:15
Started March 14, 2012 at 13:15
hi :D

can anyone advise ?? I have 2 daughters first pregnancy was simple but 2 weeks after having my second daughter who is now 2yrs i developed a clot in my pelvis was then put on a course of warferin for 6 months . i also got a second clot after surgery last july and yet again put on a 6 month course of warferin they have decided that i need not be on it life long as both clots had triggers eg pregnancy and surgery .
the thing is me and my partner went to see our doctor the other day about the risks of having more children and they have got back to me saying that there is a 1 in 3 chance of having another clot and there is no gaurantee with heperin a clot wont form and it would be best not to take the risk but i just feel i am being told not to do what comes natural to me :(
has anyone been through the same thing ???
all input welcomed :)

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