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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.
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Recently Got DVT..Can I travel?
Posted by Sam11
Last Reply January 29, 2012 at 15:46
Started January 29, 2012 at 13:57
I am 40 yrs old and was detected to have DVT in lower right calf on
23rd Jan 2012 . I was put on immediate Low Molecular Heparin
injections 80 ML dose twice a day plus warferin 4 mg, one pill a day
in the noon. The pill was increased to 6 MG on 27th Jan because INR
was 1.2 on 26th blood report. On 29th Jan, by the grace of GOD , INR
was 2.3. I was on vacation for a month and just a day before travel,
DVT was detected. Since I had no leaves left and had to travel
overseas to resume my job, i was so afraid to take further leave but
doctor insisted me not to fly because of the increased risk of PE as
the DVT just occured and was in acute stage.
Now that my INR is reported as 2.3 i.e. in the normal range, I want to
take the flight in next 3 days i.e on 2nd Feb .
Can you please guide me if I carry any risk in travelling within 10
days of being diagnosed of DVT although the INR is coming in normal
range on 6th day of DVT detection. I am going to take all ... read more

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best full length compression stockings
Posted by sandy
Last Reply January 28, 2012 at 17:07
Started January 27, 2012 at 01:54
i have to wear full pantyhose compression stockings, the pair i got at the vein place are ok but they bunch in the croch, and butt area, i will be wearing them for long time , my clot was found 12-05-12 in the calf area below the knee after varicose vein surgery i still have swelling in the calf and a tight feeling
please share your experience with the stockings and where you bought them thank you

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Years after DVT pain in same area on leg
Posted by Cindy Marie
Last Reply January 28, 2012 at 02:46
Started January 26, 2012
Hi everyone!
When I was 19 (In 2003) I had a bad accident which landed me with the lovely DVT. From then on I have had pain in the same area but only during certain times. This is the weird part I can't find any answers on. At the time I smoked and noticed sometimes while smoking I would feel the pain, I did get it checked out again, no clots. Now in past 3 years since I quit smoking I feel the pain but only when I have taken certain medications. The two I can think of are phentermine (a weight loss pill) and adderall (a ADD pill) totally differnt drugs but both give energy and possibly raise your blood pressure. Should I be worried when taking them? I just want to know why this happens and if its possibly causing new clots. I would really appreciate any feedback! Thanks you

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Hardened Clot, Now What?
Posted by Markus
Last Reply January 27, 2012 at 18:17
Started December 7, 2008 at 03:23
Had my first DVT on my left leg about two months ago. It goes about 3 inches up and 3 inches bellow my knee. My specialist said the clot has hardened and would not be dissolved just by taking blood thinner. He also said that the leg would normally create collateral veins, which would compensate for the blocked section of the femoral vain.

But isn't a very bad thing to have a blocked vain in your leg. I mean, won't this blockage create even more clots? In my mind a blood is expected to flow freely, without finding barriers along the way.

This prospective makes me wonder if it will be advisable to stop taking coumadin four months from now, as customary for DVT (the six month rule.)

Have anybody here had a similar situation, a hardened clot that wasn't dissolved?


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Advice needed from DVT pain in thigh!
Posted by Samantha Grant
Last Reply January 27, 2012 at 03:59
Started January 9, 2012 at 04:37
Quick summary: Hi all. I'm 24 years of age and was first diagnosed with DVT in July 2007 at 20 years old. The clot was from my lower calf to groin. Until July 2011, Ive just been wearing compression stockings (knee high) and on Warfarin. In July of 2011, I had the procedure involving stents to open up my veins to increase blood flow. I clotted 1 week later on Warfarin. Had the procedure again and clotted 4 months later on Enoxaparin (100mg 2x a day). Had the procedure again, December 23, 2012 and am currently on Fondaparinux 1x a day but still have swelling.

Problem: Since my first diagnosis, the main symptom that has been troubling me and hindering me from basic activities is the pain in my thigh, just from basic activities!!! I have to walk slower than normal because the pain starts quickly and is very intense. For example, I'm sure you all are familiar with walking fast when in a hurry? After approx 10 steps at this pace, the pain becomes so intense (9 on a scale of 10) that I... read more

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Knee-high stockings - too tight?
Posted by another Marie
Last Reply January 27, 2012
Started November 28, 2011
Hi everyone! I've been reading all I can about compression stockings, but I can't find anything that will clearly tell me when the top bands on knee-high stockings would be too tight.

After wearing my new pair for a day, I have a light impression of the top band on my leg, and that area is pink. Is this normal? I'm trying not to worry, but in addition to my dvt/pe, I had superficial clots (dx 2yrs ago, last scan all clear!) and I don't want to cause any more!

(My stockings are from BrightLife - their Allegro brand - and I followed the sizing instructions very carefully.)

If you know how to tell when a knee-high stocking is too tight around that top band (under the knee), I'd appreciate the info! Thanks!

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Suspected DVT - not taken seriously by Hospita
Posted by Jim
Last Reply January 27, 2012
Started January 17, 2012 at 12:48
Hi All,

First of all I am a 28 year old gentleman living in Europe and I have
a family history of DVT following blunt trauma in the limbs.

About three weeks ago I sustained a bash to my leg on the outer side,
just to the left of where my shin joins with my foot, and just above
my ankle. I thought no more of it until about 14 days ago when the
whole front of the leg got very tender, red, very swollen and painful
when touched.

The pain was generally very unbearable, so I went to see a doctor, not
my own as he was on vacation, and I was told I had an infection, I got
given a high dose of Augmentin, and after a few days the redness and
the tenderness went away.

However the problem was the swelling was getting harder and harder and
I started to suffer minor breathing difficulties and surface soft
swelling to the outer side of my leg but no longer in the front of oit
So I went to my GP, who refered me to the emergency ... read more

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Posted by wendy
Last Reply January 26, 2012 at 20:51
Started January 26, 2012 at 13:48
hi can anyone answer me. my partner was diagnosed with dvt in his claf 3 days before xmas 11. he is now on warfarin for 6 months. he has now been told he has to go for ultra sound scan on his stomache. can anyone answer me why this is done because no one has told us anything...

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sever swelling and pain in calf, ankle and foo
Posted by don
Last Reply January 26, 2012 at 16:57
Started September 6, 2008 at 02:39
I have been diagnosed with a blood clot in my calf. I have been on Lovenox and coumadin for 4 days and my calf, ankle and foot is now more swollen.How long before the swelling goes down? I hope to stop the lovenox in 1 or 2 days.I am also in alot of pain.

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Do I stay on warfarin?
Posted by Kenny
Last Reply January 26, 2012 at 13:46
Started January 26, 2012 at 13:46
Briefly: Symptoms were breathlessness during exercise, multiple pulmonary embolisms eventually diagnosed following CT scan - now been on 7mg warfarin daily for 7 months (I'm 46). This appears to be the result of a DVT sometime last year - can't remember exactly when but I do remember my right calf swelling. The onset of breathlessness was gradual and it was 3 or 4 months before I considered it bad enough to visit a doctor (I thought it was just aging!) My mother had a DVT/PE when she was in her 60s.

The only possible "cause" I can think of is a 3 day drive I did 18 months ago - is it possible for a clot to take several weeks to form?

I am now being advised to stay on warfarin indefinitely (initially it was to be 6 months only). Compared to others here, mine does not appear to be a severe case - as far as I can tell I am fully recovered. I've not had any problems with the warfarin, but am concerned about possible issues with long-term use (arterial calcifciation and decreased b... read more

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Posted by Katie
Last Reply January 26, 2012 at 08:57
Started January 24, 2012 at 07:03
I have been reading that the clot is considered "stable" after 3 weeks.. stable from embolism?!?!?!?!

how can that be? it is still there hanging around.. lurking .. waiting

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How do I know whether it's DVT or not?
Posted by Jacob
Last Reply January 26, 2012 at 01:03
Started January 25, 2012 at 22:51
I've had some odd symptoms over the course of 5 days that I'm not sure whether it could be DVT or not. I can't go to the ER as I have no insurance.

I first felt pain in my thigh on my left leg, where the nerve on left side felt stiff. It would feel better when I rubbed the nerve. I then had pain in my ankle and my foot felt numb. The pain went away in my thigh after a day but my calf began to hurt a bit; that too went away in a few hours. Currently I now have pain behind and above the knee and my foot still feels slightly asleep.

With respect to DVT, I was wondering if pain moving around could occur; I have no swelling, no redness and my calf is fine. I'm 22 not obese but I don't work out and I have no other medical problems.

Thanks for your help,


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pregnancy with factor v leiden
Posted by sue
Last Reply January 24, 2012 at 17:33
Started November 1, 2011 at 17:39
Has any of u got factor v leiden but gone on to have healthy pregnacies?im getting married next year and want to start a family not long after.I had a dvt 3 years ago and was on warfarin a year,i was discharged from the hospital a year ago and said once i become pregnant i be under their care again to hav injections,just scares me as on other sites people have said can be dangerous through pregnancy with injections and factor v

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DVT odd pain
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply January 24, 2012 at 17:27
Started January 23, 2012 at 23:27
I was diagnosed in May of last year at that time I was 19. I have had
very little pain in that area in the last nine months to the point
that there had only been pain if I hit it on something or sat wrong
for a long period of time. However last night out of the blue while I
was at work it began to hurt again. I am worried that it may be moving
or that is has gotten bigger. I don't know what my INR is because I
have been out of the area and thus away from my Dr.'s office. The last
time I went for my INR I was in the therapeutic range. As far as I
know my swelling has not gone down at all and when I did go to my Dr.
to see him and not just the lab he would look at it poke it a little
ask if I was taking my medicine and make sure that my levels were
right, however he never did an ultrasound of my leg to see how I was
aside from the looks. I don't know what to do and I am a little
worried as I said before. Hope you guys can give me some incite.

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confusion on treatment of DVT
Posted by Zee
Last Reply January 24, 2012 at 05:56
Started January 24, 2012 at 05:56
Hi i am zee,i had a DVT 2 years back behind my knee and now on 18th dec had another one in the iliofemoral vein in the abdomen.The clots are still there,earlier my DOC dint think that i need to go to a vascular surgeon and i was told nothing could be done about.Untill JAN 4th 2012 i happened to see a vascular surgeon who suggested me to go for a minimum invasive catheder procedure,but unfortunately dint work and i have been told to wait for 4 months till may 2012 and they suggested that if things get worse i need to get a bypass surgery done.Talking to other surgeons in India they say that going for a Bypass is not a good option and they want to try the actheder procedure again on me.Any one has any idea as to what sould be done.I have PTS now and my entire leg including the thigh is swelling now.And i get tired walking for 5-10 mins.I received venowave today and am also wearing compression stockings 30-40mm.dont know how it will help my situation.I am 26 years old.Does any one have... read more

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dvt in calf
Posted by daniel
Last Reply January 23, 2012 at 06:55
Started January 22, 2012 at 19:57
Im 29 Years old and have a dvt from a sports injury, im on clexaine in jections and start warfarin in the morning- the pain is so intense i cant get comfortable in any way.. can anyone help me with how long this pain will last and how long I will take to recover?

Any advice appreciated

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dvt in calf
Posted by daniel
Last Reply January 23, 2012 at 02:41
Started January 22, 2012 at 19:57
Im 29 Years old and have a dvt from a sports injury, im on clexaine in jections and start warfarin in the morning- the pain is so intense i cant get comfortable in any way.. can anyone help me with how long this pain will last and how long I will take to recover?

Any advice appreciated

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Protein S
Posted by Char
Last Reply January 22, 2012 at 03:21
Started December 11, 2008 at 22:19
I am positive for a Protein S clotting disorder, will have this blood work repeated next week. Doctor wants to make sure it is accurate. All the other clotting disorder blood work was negative. Is anyone else positive for Protein S or Protein C?

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Reply to Rui and others interested
Posted by Tom R. Vegan
Last Reply January 21, 2012 at 23:28
Started January 9, 2009 at 06:03
Re: see you all.take care.
Reply #21 by Rui Posted: January 7, 2009 at 23:26

Hi Tom!
I've only read a couple of your posts but discerned that you have cause a commotion!
You have piqued my curiosty and I wil make this request ( and I tis based on JUST reading couple of posts and the reaction to your posts ). Can you, please, give me links supporting your ttheory that vegetarians do not get clots??? I also need to know for how long someone has to be a vegetarian ( vegan? ) before they become imperveous to them!
As the son of a Seventh day Adventist I have consumed much vegetarian food over the years!

Hi Rui,
Good to see yet another person interested in striving toward renewed health. While I would be glad to point you in the right direction, it would be best to communicate off site if you want any more specifics pertaining to your individual situation, which I am not familiar with. (Contrary to some of the many false posts here, I am not selling any supplement or... read more

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suspected 2nd DVT - back on injections
Posted by Christel
Last Reply January 21, 2012 at 22:23
Started January 21, 2012 at 22:23
I had a DVT about 1 month ago and had injections and warfarin. I am now just on warfarin. Over the last few days my other leg started to swell and was painful so I went to see doc. He has put me back on injections and I have to wait until Monday to get a scan to confirm if it is a DVT or not. I am a bit anxious now and just wish i could have had an immediate scan! Has anyone else had a second DVT soon after the first? I am concerned I have to wait for the scan too but maybe it is because it is the weekend! I hope there is no risk having to wait. This Doc said to keep moving but after the first DVT a different Doc told me to rest. Not sure what is best now... will ask when I get scan. Did you get any advice about movement? Thoughts greatly appreciated!

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