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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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Pain in chest and leg where DVT
Posted by julie
Last Reply October 13, 2011 at 21:13
Started October 13, 2011 at 20:56
I went to ER a month ago for pain in my chest. Did test and I was okay.
I have a DVT in my right leg been there for years. Today my ankle is
swollen and having pain in lower calf with pain in the right side of my
chest. Should I go back to ER. I don't have a regular dr I have always
been very healthy. Pain just worring me and swelling. Any feedback

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How long to wear stockings for and how often?
Posted by Hels
Last Reply October 13, 2011 at 16:25
Started September 16, 2011 at 10:40
I had DVT in my right leg almost 6 months ago, from ankle to groin. A
recent scan showed that the clots have now cleared but my leg and foot
still get sore (most likely because of damage done in the leg from the

I wear a compression stocking everyday, from morning to bedtime. But
now that the clots are gone, I'm wondering if I should start to reduce
the amount of time I wear the stocking, could it actually be hindering
my recovery?

Anyone else have any experience with this?

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Posted by wienerdog
Last Reply October 13, 2011 at 13:39
Started October 13, 2011 at 13:39
Hi, did you know that there is a difference between Deep Vein Thrombosis and SVT (superficial)? My husband 40 years old got SVT which has almost the same symptoms of DVT but is "lighter" cause it doesn't affect a deep vein. I wrote an article about its causes and symptoms. Check this link: http://goo.gl/zIdv8

I also suggest this site to know more about Deep vein thrombosis:

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Posted by MIMII
Last Reply October 12, 2011 at 20:58
Started October 12, 2011 at 20:58
Hi everybody there, sometimes when we did CBC there is normal wbc count
but it has abnormal blast cell. can i mentioned that as leukemia or

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DVT and Smoking?
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply October 7, 2011 at 23:55
Started April 12, 2011 at 04:53
I am 19 and was diagnosed with DVT after I suffered a stillborn birth
two weeks before my due date.I ended up with the DVT in my brain.I am
currently on Warafrin 3mg a day,but I also smoke.I tried quiting but the
lose of my daughter drug me right back into it.There's not a lot of
people to talk to about this except for doctors and I know if I tell
them I am still smoking I'm in for a speech.I know that it is not good
to smoke because it constricts the blood vessels and thickens the blood.
I just need to know what else can happen while smoking.Any information
would be great.Thanks

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i have lost confidence in my dr.
Posted by ken
Last Reply October 7, 2011 at 01:06
Started October 7, 2011 at 01:06
Well Hi was in hospital 4 2 wi I'm 41 years old two weeks ago iwas
told I have dvt in rite lower cafe un like a lot of people as long as I can
remember I have knwn there's been a problem with leg. For years leg
has always been slightly larger and a thick wirery cord. like vein that
has always been there..however it never botherd me til june 09 when
we were layed off for a year. I did a lot of sitin around dureing this time.
The trouble would come and go..never. bad enough where I thought.
much about it tii 2 weeks ago...it was. swolen. and pain. I never felt
befor. I was in hospital 4 3 days...I have. no health insurance.I was
sent. home with warafen blood. tthiners..problem is since I had this
problem I. hhave been ultimitly DRAIND of all energy. Its a mission
sometimes to walk from point a tp point. ib! It almost like somthin
drainin my life force. I told. dr about this and its like he's dismissing
my. concerns..saying there's n... read more

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pulminary embolism
Posted by sherry
Last Reply October 6, 2011 at 04:13
Started October 4, 2011 at 19:08
On sept 5th of 2011=I suffered a pe due to having foot surgery and being on birth control pills didnt help=Im on warfarin and will be on it for at least 6 months=I still have pain and petruding veins in my right leg and sometimes pain in my other leg even though that one had no clot=Im scared everyday even though the doctors say im gonna be ok.So Im at the point where I dont know how to feel.Tomorrow will be a month since being rushed to the hospital=Thanks to the fast action of my husband calling the ambulance and 15 mins I wouldnt be here right now.But I am here and GOD must have something awesome planned for me.Im glad they have this forum=its gonna be nice to be able to talk to someone who knows what I went through and also get info from.GOD BLESS YOU ALL and hope that everyone here will have a long life.

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Pain Relief-GABA
Posted by Dhana
Last Reply October 5, 2011 at 09:16
Started October 5, 2011 at 09:16
Well, this is my second DVT. Jeez....d-diner 2972!
I am unable to take Heparin or Coumadin due to anaphylactic type
reactions and most of the pain meds have nerve excitants in them. so when they
wear off, there is even more nerve pain.

I use GABA 750mg and open a few capsules into my mouth (sublingually) to
calm the intense nerve pain associated with the DVT. This was the only
way I could get any sleep or relief.

To dissolve the clot, I take a product that has multiple enzymes including
nattokinase called Virastop by Enzymedica. The product is not only good for
reversing viral infections! My last DVT, with the exception of the ER refusing my
Dr'e request for an US and sending me on a wild goose chase for 30 days,
leaving me with a clot in my leg untreated and three knee aspirations later during
the Christmas holiday, the clot resolved without incidence in less than 2 months,
no valve damage, with only a slight tissue abnormality due to delay in
identification... read more

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Slightly elevated d dimer test
Posted by svea
Last Reply October 5, 2011 at 02:36
Started October 4, 2011 at 18:05
So I took a long haul trip 13 hours and got out a few times. no risk
factors, young 23, healthy. I had cramping in my left calf. Today I went
to the ER and had a negative ultrasound of my leg, but a slightly
elevated d dimer test. Dr said it was nothing and he wasnt concerned.
But im freaking out a bit. any ideas?

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travel insurance
Posted by sam
Last Reply October 4, 2011 at 21:19
Started September 29, 2011 at 16:30
any body have problems getting travel insurance or as any one got any recomendations of companys that will insure a person on warfarin taravling to france by coach in a few week

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Posted by becky
Last Reply October 3, 2011 at 23:11
Started October 3, 2011 at 04:05
hi, i had a dvt in my pelvis and in both legs after having my daughter september of last year, i still experience slight pains in both legs even when sitting down but is terribly sore and swells when walking up hills now i know some of you will be saying to yourselfs well dont walk up hills but thats impossible as i live on top of one. im only 23 and got two very young children and find it difficult to do everyday things and was wanting to know if there is anyone out there who will know if i will always have promblems? ive been off my warfarin tablets or 2-3months now as my doctor believes i shouldn't be on it now. i still wear my stocking as ive got to wear them for 2years but do forget to put them on sometimes. i just feel old before my time i cant do things i use to be able to do, every time i ask my doctors will i always suffer from this they say to me i should be fine as its not an under lying problem it was really just down to my pregnancy. please someone tell me will i always... read more

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Stopping warfarin - constant worry
Posted by Sharon UK
Last Reply October 1, 2011 at 13:15
Started October 1, 2011 at 13:15
Hi all,

I had a DVT behind my left knee that I became aware of on 10th May
2011. A few days before though I became aware of shortness of breath
when exercising and stopped taking the combined contraceptive pill
straight away as I am a great worrier! It turns out I also had a
pulmonary embolism.

My INR has been tricky to keep in range but having seen the consultant
in August after a heart scan, my warfarin was stopped this last
Wednesday, Sept 28th.

So, day 4 of no warfarin. I find myself constantly preoccupied by
thoughts of clotting again and worse, developing another PE. I am
hyper aware of every pain and feeling in my body. After a month of
being off the warfarin I need to have blood tests to see if I have a
clotting disorder and depending on results may have to be back on
warfarin for life.

I would love to have some reassurance. If you have stopped warfarin
and remained clear of clots and PE I would love to hear from you
however brief the p... read more

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DVT and Pregnancy
Posted by LB
Last Reply September 29, 2011 at 23:04
Started January 27, 2010 at 17:09
Has anyone gotten a DVT due to pregnancy? How were you treated? Was it during your pregnancy or after your pregnancy? And how did this affect later pregnancies?

I am 23 years old and developed a DVT in my left groin at about 37 weeks. I went in for an ultrasound due to pain and swelling and they didn't find anything. Four days later, with worsening symptoms, I went in again and had a clot that was almost a foot long. I was in the hospital for 10 days before they induced me. I had a healthy baby girl and then was put on coumadin for 6 months. I still have residual clot that probably won't go away. My leg still swells and my veinsd are quite the sight. My Dr thinks I'll probably have to do blood thinners throughout all future pregnancies.

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money help
Posted by marcelle
Last Reply September 29, 2011 at 23:02
Started September 27, 2011 at 10:21
i am 34 diagnosed with a dvt in may in the back of my knee.i am currently takin warfarin but because of the type of job i do (warehouse picking quite heavey awkward items at times and on feet 8 hours) i am unable to return to work.my company sick pay as run out is there anything i can claim i have two kids with christmas coming up starting to panick a bit...also my leg still quite big all the way up to my groin how long do these things last

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Periods on warfarin
Posted by debbie
Last Reply September 29, 2011 at 21:20
Started September 27, 2011 at 21:11

I have had previous DVTs due to an road accident when i was younger but last year i goy 4 clots in my knee and grone. no explanation so i have been put on warfarin for life now. i have never been on birth control, i am also animic so struggle with that too. on iron at the moment. my periods have got to hell status. the day after i start i need to change every 5 mintues for up to two hours making going out impossible. i am interested in hearing from Julie (from Feb) as she mentioned she was going to her GP. i have been offered a hysterecomy but still not sure about having more kids have two lovely boys and i know that we are advised not to get pregnant will on the meds? is this bleeding normal on the warfrin?

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dvt and mult, massice pes in both lungs
Posted by lkae
Last Reply September 29, 2011 at 17:14
Started September 29, 2011 at 17:14
My husband was in the hosp for 10 days due to this. This makes the 3rd time this has happened but with this episode being the worst yet. They finally put a screen in his groin for it while he was in the hosp. My question is...I know it's going to take time for his body to heal after this, whick dr told him it may not that he may have done too much damage inside with this being the 3rd time. While in the hosp, he started complaining of nausea and even vomitted a few times. Since being home, around 2 months now, he has been complaining of extreme nausea but no vomitting. Has anyone else experience anything like this? Is this normal? We've told his dr and she doesn't seem to be concerned with it. But, I can't stand seeing him so sick. He keeps saying that his insides just don't feel right and I keep asking what he means and he just can't describe it. Someone please help.

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travel insurance
Posted by sam
Last Reply September 29, 2011 at 16:25
Started September 29, 2011 at 16:25
any body have problems getting travel insurance or as any one got any recomendations of companys that will insure a person on warfarin taravling to france by coach in a few week

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Working with a dvt
Posted by Gavin
Last Reply September 29, 2011 at 10:25
Started September 21, 2011 at 12:29
Been off "sick" now with a dvt in left leg and clots behind left knee.
Doing warfrin and fragmin injections every night as warfrin not kicked
in yet.

Docs and Hospital every monday tues and friday for tests

My problem is im self employed window cleaner and have been told
not to work esp climb ladders (which is my only choice).
Any ideas how long i will be off work for?

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Diagnosed in June w/ small clot - Questions
Posted by KJen
Last Reply September 26, 2011 at 19:17
Started September 22, 2011 at 18:47
I'm 32 and after a roadtrip across several states over Memorial Weekend I woke the next morning with a cramp in my leg. As it didn't diminish in pain during the day like a Charlie Horse cramp usually does, I managed to get a doctors appointment that same day, June 1st. The ultrasound barely found the clot as it was tiny but hurt huge! It was in my right leg between the ankle and lower calf. The doctor suspected it was my birth control that caused it as I had no history of clots. I'll be getting an IUD eventually, hopefully soon.

I was placed on Lovenox and Warfarin. I did 2 shots a day of Lovenox while they tried to get my blood thinning level to be in a 2.5-3 range. I did about 62 shots before that finally happened. they hade trouble regulating me and I've been taking 15MG daily since about mid-July. I get greens to stay within the target range and am now having my INR tested every 3 weeks.

At the suggestion of my doctor, I've been walking 40 minutes on a treadmill o... read more

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coumadin is wacky itself
Posted by Bridgette Poppell
Last Reply September 26, 2011 at 03:06
Started September 26, 2011 at 03:06
I am 28 years old dx/dvt recurrent put on 5mg of coumadin got to
theraputic level, 1 day before discharge i was on lovenox at hospital
and 2 weeks after anyway the day i was discharged my inr dropped from a
2.1 to a 1.8 and they let me go home anyway that was oct of last year
and im up to 20mg a day and inr is still inbetween a 1.1 or 1.5
sometimes a little higher but, nothing significant.

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