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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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Blood clot
Posted by Helga
Last Reply February 13, 2012 at 03:15
Started February 13, 2012 at 03:15
I am on Warferin for a blood cot in my leg and my leg is swollen and a
blueish/pupelish color


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Length of time for swelling
Posted by Karen
Last Reply February 11, 2012 at 01:44
Started February 7, 2012 at 20:12
Hey Everyone, been here awhile now, showing good signs of progress.
Have had my compression stocking on since 3 weeks in of DVT, I (knock
on wood) have little to no pain in my leg anymore, amazing feeling,
but what I do have is swelling, still, and it's quite noticeable.
Got measured last week post 2.5 months DVT and it has gone down quite
a bit, but wondering if it will EVER be the same size of my other leg?
I'd like to hear other people's experiences....
Does it go back to the same size or will I now have two legs that are
different sizes? The thought of having it that way forever is pretty
depressing, that being said no pain equals a bigger leg is not much
too complain about. Thanks any comments great!

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Injection Site Lumps
Posted by Leigh
Last Reply February 10, 2012 at 03:46
Started February 7, 2012 at 23:47
I have been on Coumadin therapy for going on 19 years for a stroke
caused by a lupus antibody and last November I was scheduled for a heart
catherization so my cardiologist put me on Lovenox prior to the
procedure, 2 injections for 4 days. I alternated the sites but the last
two were painful and I even have what feels just like a marble under the
skin and it still very tender almost 3 months later. Is this normal and
is it anything I should be concerned about?

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Big lump where DVT Stitches came out
Posted by Peter Howell
Last Reply February 6, 2012 at 13:21
Started February 6, 2012 at 13:21
Interesting perspective on DVT operation as I had it while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago, to remove a clot behind my right knee which had completely cut of circulation on my foot, leaving it cold and lifeless with risk of gangrene. Big modern incredibly clean hospital. Fairly painful one and a quarter hour operation going in from groin and leg was extremely swollen afterwards with foot very short of feeling for a week (and even various tingles three weeks on).Unfortunately, when they took the metal staples out a large five inch by three inch clot formed. This was white, rock hard, and stood out by about a quarter of an inch. Although alarming, as it is hard to find out anything about this on the Internet, the specialist who did the operation said it was a blood clot, which would disperse naturally in a few months. By this time I was off the Heparin stomach injections and taking Sintrom, the anti coagulant which is similar to Warfarin, but said to have fewer side effects. ... read more

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Sarina Williams
Posted by Tim in Minnesota
Last Reply February 6, 2012 at 08:33
Started March 10, 2011 at 14:31
All:

Has any one hear about Sarina William's PE recently? For those who don't know, Sarina Williams is one of the top ranked womens tennis players in the world. (I happen to be a tennis fanatic.) Anyway, the reason I bring it up is that it further emphasizes that blood DVT's and PE's affect people of all sizes, shapes, ages, and physical abilities. Again this emphasizes that for each of us the cause of our PE and/or DVT (mine is only DVT) is an unfortunate event that has affected us, but, for the most part, we probably had no direct cause in. (Not sure if that makes sense.) Sarina is a top ranked athlete, young, and takes very good care of herself (I'm assuming since she is a top ranked athlete). Yet, she like many of us has been affected by a clot. I wish her well in her recovery as I also do to each of you.

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Pain in thigh
Posted by Heidi
Last Reply February 5, 2012 at 16:21
Started February 5, 2012 at 15:16
Hi

I had bilateral PEs in May 2010, was on warfarin 6 months. This morning I woke
up with a pain in my thigh, it feels kind of heavy and aching. No swelling/redness
though. Is it possibly it might be a dvt?

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Home INR Testing
Posted by BLC
Last Reply February 5, 2012 at 15:42
Started January 14, 2012 at 20:41
I have had a DVT and bilateral PE's for a little less than a year now. I was supposed to go off of Coumadin this past week, but just found out I will be on for at least six more months since my DVT has shown no progress. My question is whether or not any of you have tried the home INR testing? I am very interested in this, however I know nothing about the ballpark cost, etc. I have to go to the dr to get my blood checked either every week or every two weeks and am very curious about the home testing for convenience reasons (I'm in professional school and have no time to go to a dr every 7-10 days). I have some paperwork I found online about it, but I can't find anything about cost. I am self-pay so any help about this would be great! Thank you.

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How long does swelling last?
Posted by Jesse
Last Reply February 4, 2012 at 18:42
Started February 4, 2012 at 18:42
I had fractured a bone in my right foot followed by surgery. After about 2 months
developed a clot from growin to mid-calf. Had a surgery to remove clot. Dr. Has
me on injections and comadin. I have no pain at all just swelling in my calf and
pitted edema to my ankle. I was just wondering how long should this last?

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Should I take warfarin?
Posted by liz
Last Reply February 3, 2012 at 21:00
Started February 2, 2012 at 08:56
Hi, i am so confused and don't know where to turn. In brief had a small lower led post
surgery dvt in october. I did 3 months on warfarin, my consultant discharged me and
I stopeed the warfarin 9 days ago. I hated taking the warfarin, felt fuzzy headed, itchy
skin and lots of hair loss. Hated not being able to eat all my normal green foods. I
have been exercising alot and had a pain in my leg so went to the gp who sent me
straight down to a&e again. They did an ultrasound on my leg and she said there was
no new clot, the blood was flowing fine, the remnants of the clot were still there and
that is normal. I waited for 41/2 hours to get the d-dimer results as they said they
had to be seen before I could go.
Finally I saw a young Dr who said I needed to start back on the heparin injections and
warfarin. I questioned what the scanner had said and he said I needed to go back on
it as the clot was still there. I asked him about the d-dimer, to which he shuffled
thr... read more

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May Thurner Syndrome and the future!
Posted by Kaity
Last Reply February 2, 2012 at 20:20
Started January 18, 2012 at 03:04
Hello, my name is Kaity. I am 19 years old. I was diagnosed with a
massive DVT in my left leg about 10 months ago. I was treated with
coumadin, and I was told that my body would dissolve the blood clot
naturally. However, about 3 months ago, the doctors found that I have
may-thurner syndrome. It is comforting to see that I am not alone in
this. Anyways, currently I am a patient at the Cleveland Clinic. My
doctor is looking into angioplasty to open up the vein and increase
blood flow through the area. However, my doctor told me that it is
possible that there will always be clot residual in my abdomen area.

My question is, will I ever be able to have children. I am worried
because I may always have this residual clot that I will not be able
to carry a child. I am wondering if anyone has any experience or
advice? Has anyone carried a child while they had a pre-existing DVT?

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Should I take warfarin?
Posted by liz
Last Reply February 2, 2012 at 08:55
Started February 2, 2012 at 08:55
Hi, i am so confused and don't know where to turn. In brief had a small lower led post
surgery dvt in october. I did 3 months on warfarin, my consultant discharged me and
I stopeed the warfarin 9 days ago. I hated taking the warfarin, felt fuzzy headed, itchy
skin and lots of hair loss. Hated not being able to eat all my normal green foods. I
have been exercising alot and had a pain in my leg so went to the gp who sent me
straight down to a&e again. They did an ultrasound on my leg and she said there was
no new clot, the blood was flowing fine, the remnants of the clot were still there and
that is normal. I waited for 41/2 hours to get the d-dimer results as they said they
had to be seen before I could go.
Finally I saw a young Dr who said I needed to start back on the heparin injections and
warfarin. I questioned what the scanner had said and he said I needed to go back on
it as the clot was still there. I asked him about the d-dimer, to which he shuffled
thr... read more

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Should I take warfarin?
Posted by liz
Last Reply February 2, 2012 at 08:54
Started February 2, 2012 at 08:54
Hi, i am so confused and don't know where to turn. In brief had a small lower led post
surgery dvt in october. I did 3 months on warfarin, my consultant discharged me and
I stopeed the warfarin 9 days ago. I hated taking the warfarin, felt fuzzy headed, itchy
skin and lots of hair loss. Hated not being able to eat all my normal green foods. I
have been exercising alot and had a pain in my leg so went to the gp who sent me
straight down to a&e again. They did an ultrasound on my leg and she said there was
no new clot, the blood was flowing fine, the remnants of the clot were still there and
that is normal. I waited for 41/2 hours to get the d-dimer results as they said they
had to be seen before I could go.
Finally I saw a young Dr who said I needed to start back on the heparin injections and
warfarin. I questioned what the scanner had said and he said I needed to go back on
it as the clot was still there. I asked him about the d-dimer, to which he shuffled
thr... read more

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d dimer
Posted by lisa
Last Reply February 1, 2012 at 18:56
Started February 1, 2012 at 13:36
hi i had d dimer done in december 2011 it was raised but they sent me home with out doin scan or anythng. my gp repeated it on monday this wk and it was still raised but it was only 236 reading. would like to hear some feed back from u guys

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WRONG DIAGNOSIS? PLEASE HELP
Posted by Lucy
Last Reply February 1, 2012 at 12:14
Started January 31, 2012 at 15:34
Hi everyone. I am 24 and was diagnosed with a dvt in my lower left leg in October. I
have worked for 5 years in a busy supermarket, on my feet for 9 hours a day at least.
In May I was promoted to a job that involves driving all over the UK every day. I
general drive around 4-5 hours a day or sometimes more. I wasn't particularly taking
any precautions as I never thought I would get DVT! I am very overweight. So I realise
I have a couple of risk factors. I went to the Dr in August because I had swelling and
redness in my left ankle/foot. Not particularly any pain in my calf as such, but the
more walking I did the more painful my foot and the more swollen.

The Dr Said I had cellulitis, prescribed antibiotics and sent me on my way. I then
returned 3 weeks later and was told the same again. I then saw another dr mid
september before I was due to fly on holiday to spain and again was told it was not
DVT and sent me on my way. I finally went back to the GP early Oc... read more

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high blood pressure/low INR
Posted by nick
Last Reply February 1, 2012 at 10:14
Started February 1, 2012 at 10:14
I've had two clots,one in each leg, and been on warfarin for the last 5 years. My INR has been stable for the last few years [range 2-3 target 2.5] My blood pressure has been a little high but propanerdol has kept it controled. Two weeks ago I had my INR tested and it had gone up to 4.8. Also they checked my blood pressure which had increased to 150/120. Yesterday I had both retested and my INR has dropped to 1.1 and the blood pressure remained the same. The path lab have only altered my warfarin back to what it was before the rise and want another test in two weeks time. I'm concerned about the risks at the moment are high and no one seems too bothered. Should I be worried ? Any ones thoughs greatfull recived. Thanks.

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DVT how do I know it has gone?
Posted by liz
Last Reply February 1, 2012 at 09:48
Started February 1, 2012 at 09:48
I had a post surgery DVT after a small op. The NHS has been shocking, the nurses
telling me to "Google it" if I have any questions!!!!!! I feel I have never really got to the
bottom of it. I was given support stockings to wear during the operation, but as I had
never been in hospital before I didn't know what they were and they certainly weren't
tight. After trying to remove them to leave the hospital the day of the surgery, the
nurse who helped me remove them said I should have kept them on as I have
varicose veins, but removed them anyway! I was still on morphine so they really
should have taken that into account more. 2 days later I woke up with the swollen
painful leg. I have been on warfarin for 3 months but stopped last week. They pain
has come back in my calf. I am loathed to go back to the hospital after such a bad
experience....... I might add, the Dr doing my leg scan said no you dont have any clots
after scanning the front of my leg. I asked her if ... read more

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Thoughts on Vacation w/ extensive DVT?
Posted by Chelsea
Last Reply January 31, 2012 at 15:53
Started January 31, 2012 at 07:31
Hi all. I currently have an extensive DVT from my lower leg up into my IVC. I am on Coumadin and get bi-weekly INR's. I also wear my compression stockings religiously each day. My question is this: I am planning a cruise vacation for the spring, but I am unsure of what to expect both on the plane ride and the cruise itself? My docs all say it is safe to go, but I was wondering if any of you have traveled by plane or boat with an extensive clot (and if you came across any problems or increased pain, etc.)?

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Blood clot
Posted by Rachael
Last Reply January 31, 2012 at 12:54
Started January 30, 2012 at 16:12
My gramother has been having bad blood clots and is wondering why if they start in her knee is it hurting other places, is this simply because there traveling?

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Swollen for how long?
Posted by Heidi
Last Reply January 31, 2012 at 02:25
Started January 28, 2012 at 23:56
Hey my name is Heidi and I'm 21 and live in Norway.

For the past year I've had mild to severe pains in my calf, but thought it to be muscle pains and didn't go to the doctor.

Just over a month ago I woke up from my sleep with intense pain in my groin. I couldn't walk or straighten my leg out. My lower back was also in pain, and the area around my groin was tender.
I phoned the doctor but they told me it was just muscle pains and that there was no need to come in.

After 3 days I couldn't take it anymore and went straight to the emergency room. I got sent straight to the hospital and was diagnosed with DVT in several veins in the upper inner thigh/groin on the left side.

I got started on Marevan (Warfarin), first shots and pills in the hospital but now that I'm home it's just pills.
My INR was 2.4 last time I controlled it (5 days ago). My recommended level is between 2 and 3.

My foot it still swollen.
I know it's normal to always be prone to a little swelling, but... read more

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Thrombsis Cure confirmation
Posted by Usman
Last Reply January 29, 2012 at 22:00
Started January 29, 2012 at 14:18
Hi,

Is there any way to confirm that all the clots are dissolved and safe to discharge from hospital. Can we judge it buy Doopler or INR ?

Needs suggestion

Thanks
Usman

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