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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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Looking for Advice
Posted by Crystal
Last Reply March 17, 2011 at 16:39
Started March 17, 2011 at 16:39
I have been having leg pain for 2 weeks had an ultrasound done, the tech checked my whole leg and called my doctor for the results this morning and she said my ultrasound was normal, and she wants to see me in a month. But i'm having bad pain in my groin that comes and goes and I also have sharp pains every now and then in my leg. Sometimes I also get these pains where it feels like someone is punching the back of my thigh and I also have muscle spasms in my calf and most of all this happens at night. I have also started having pain in the calf of my other leg. So if the ultrasound was normal what should I do next? Does this sound like a clot? Could these pains be from not moving a lot? Because I haven't been moving around a lot because I was scared its a clot.

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Extending warfarin therapy???
Posted by Fran
Last Reply March 16, 2011 at 13:57
Started March 15, 2011 at 22:27
Hi all!

3 weeks ago my GP advised me to come off Warfarin after 6 months of treatment. As you can imagine I was sooo please as this meant i could ride my horses again and i had had enough of all the horrible side effects!! Anyway, i have now received a letter from my consultant saying that he wants me to do another 12 months on the warfarin....i am mortified. I phoned my Gp to ask what to do and he said to ignore it! what do i do??? please help, are there any benefits to extending warfarin therapy??? I had a ilio femoral dvt July 2010 and am 23.

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Should I be concered about this?
Posted by Nancy
Last Reply March 15, 2011 at 22:39
Started March 14, 2011 at 19:35
Had an ultrasound this morning due to pain in my leg, and apparently I don't have DVT cause they sent me home after the ultrasound. I've noticed my leg pain seems to go away when I walk so could it just be poor circulation? There is a sore spot and a knot on my leg about 5 inches above my knee is this something I should be concerned about?

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blood
Posted by mIN LEE
Last Reply March 15, 2011 at 20:45
Started March 14, 2011 at 11:18
If we don't have bloods we will die. because the blood is very important. and we cannot live without this.

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muscular system
Posted by ju eun lee
Last Reply March 15, 2011 at 20:44
Started March 14, 2011 at 11:39
if you don't have muscular system you don't have any forces to push something and you cannot move

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Children and Factor V Leiden...
Posted by Juliet
Last Reply March 14, 2011 at 20:07
Started September 10, 2009 at 20:51
Hi there, my son is 20mths old and was born with a malformed thumb. We have recently
had him to see a plastic surgeon following a referral from an orthopedic surgeon. The
doctor asked lots of medical questions obviously re my son, and also some about me. I
informed him that my son had a heart murmor, which he didnt really think was much, but
when I informed him that I had Factor V Leiden they immediately drew up a letter for him
to see a haemotologist for blood test. Aparently, this problem with his finger could be a
side effect of something else that may be wrong with his blood. Is there any possibility
that he could have the Factor V like me, and if so, what might this mean for him in terms
of meds ect... Thanks

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SSI
Posted by Shana
Last Reply March 14, 2011 at 14:00
Started June 29, 2008 at 14:30
Has anyone here received, or applied for, social security disability benefits because of DVT? I keep having a group from the hospital contact me to apply for it. Initially I thought no, but maybe I should? I see it is listed as one of their conditions for acceptance.

S

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Blood clots & filter
Posted by REN
Last Reply March 14, 2011 at 11:41
Started December 10, 2009 at 04:19
Hi... i ruptured my archillies tendon 3 weeks ago & was unable to have surgery for a week. A routine ultra sound was done a week after the injury and an extensive DVT was found above my knee. 5 days later a scan was done to my chest and blood clots were found in the base of both lungs. I have been on warfarin for 2 weeks now. They want to operate on my leg but can only do so if a filter is placed into my stomach via my groin. The filter is attached to string that dissolves after 6 weeks and the filter remains inside the stomach indefinately. Apparently this is a new trial and hasn't been done before at this particular hospital. Once the procedure is done, they can operate on my archillies and i will be on warfarin for 3-4 weeks as opposed to the 6 months as first thought. I was wondering if anyone has had this filter put in and had any pros/cons about the procedure. Any information would be awesome. Thanks.

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muscular system
Posted by ju eun lee
Last Reply March 14, 2011 at 11:37
Started March 14, 2011 at 11:37
if you don't have muscular system you don't have any forces to push something and you cannot move

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Interesting facts about our blood
Posted by N
Last Reply March 14, 2011 at 11:27
Started November 21, 2010 at 03:17
By Mike Adams

Your blood is a useful focal point for exploring your health. Whatever health outcome you are experiencing today, it is largely a result of what's in your blood.

Think about it: Your blood bathes your cells in nutrients 24 hours a day. Blood not only brings vital nutrients to your cells; it also carries away metabolic waste products. It is the superhighway of nutrition and detoxification that reaches into (virtually) every organ and cell in your entire body.

It stands to reason, therefore, that altering your health outcome depends largely upon altering the composition of your blood. If you want to make someone really healthy for a short time, for example, you can give them blood from a healthy person. Research has already documented that when you take blood from people whose bodies prevent cancer and then inject that blood into people who are suffering from cancer, the anti-cancer benefits of the blood are immediately reflected in the cancer patient (through t... read more

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Site still bleeding
Posted by Lauren
Last Reply March 14, 2011
Started March 14, 2011
I have just had my INR tested (3 hours ago) after being on Warfarin for almost 6 months, and the puncture site is still bleeding! should i be worried? The nurse wrapped my arm in a bandage and i was still bleeding when i left there, but its been hours and am just wondering if i should be getting worried???

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Help!
Posted by Tanya
Last Reply March 13, 2011 at 14:27
Started March 12, 2011 at 03:32
Hi all,

I was diagnosed with two DVTs about 6 weeks ago - did the whole Lovenox routine, and am now on Coumadin. My INR is routinely checked, which is great, but I still feel overwhelmed by the whole experience. Now that I'm 6 weeks out, have I passed the point where I have to worry about a PE? Is it safe to resume exercise? Is it normal to still feel this tired? I ask these questions when I go the anticoagulation clinic and the GP, but the answers are never the same. Any help from those of you who have been through this and come out on the other side is much appreciated! Be well everyone!

t

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dvt stable means how i should take care of me?
Posted by kavita
Last Reply March 13, 2011 at 11:04
Started February 5, 2009 at 13:17
Hii friends
i got DVT last month first week. admitted n got LWMH treatment.they asked me to not to walk for two weeks after treatment. now they are saying its stabled. means what? i dont have the danger level? they are asking me to do the regular work at home except travelling long.so pls if anyone had recently n what ur doctor told n pls suggest me how can i keep myself safe. one day i missed my tablet also i m worrying i read some friends que and answer for that. now also should i sleep on my back can i turn or not in my deep sleep if i turn anything wrong will happen pls i m too scary. if anyone knows answer reply me i ll be greatful.
kavita.

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Positive message
Posted by Jeff
Last Reply March 13, 2011 at 03:31
Started March 12, 2011 at 23:52
Unfortunately what is available on the web on DVT is mostly so
negative and depressive that I wanted to share a positive outcome to
give some hope to those who are new to DVT. Many people who are
recently diagnosed with DVT/PE ask whether there are examples of
recovery. I am one of the fortunate ones to have survived a DVT and
massive bilateral PE. The episode was two months ago. I have been
therapeutic on coumadin (started with few days of Lovonax as usual)
since then. I was released from the hospital after a week long stay
with swelling and pain in the right calf. Instead of taking pain
medication, I decided to walk as much as I can during the day to
improve the blood circulation in my leg and elevate my legs at night.
I noticed that exercise helped to ease the pain. At times I walked for
a total of three hours a day in 30 min intervals. Pain and swelling
went away gradually and doppler study done after 40 days showed that I
was completely free of the c... read more

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clot on the pelvis
Posted by emma
Last Reply March 12, 2011 at 19:24
Started March 12, 2011 at 07:05
can some1 please tell me how clots on the pelvis r caused my auntie just foynd out
she had one but dont no how she got it. any ideas
her weight is 11.5


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Leg still red and swelling
Posted by Vicki
Last Reply March 12, 2011 at 16:39
Started March 12, 2011 at 16:39
Last Sept I was diagnosed with a clot from my knee to my ankle and PE was in hospital for a few days and released on 5 mg of coumadin once a day. I still have swelling around the back of my ankle and ankle and heel pain my leg is still discolored but doesnt feel hot to the touch. I also seem to get winded so easily when I do anything physical. Dr wants me to walk but the heel pain is pretty intense and I sometimes cant stand to walk very far. Any suggestions???
Thanks for any input.

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Could this be DVT?
Posted by Jill
Last Reply March 11, 2011 at 20:24
Started March 7, 2011 at 19:07
I have been having sharp pains behind my right knee that comes and goes, and I also have been experiencing pain in the back of my thigh. Also when I stand for a few minutes my right calf hurts and sometimes I feel pain down in my right food could this be DVT? The pain isn't that bad on a scale of 1-10 I would say its about a 3. I have had right leg pain off and on for a while and have had an ultrasound, but it was negative at the time. But this pain I don't know it just seems different. I have a doctor's appoiment Monday so should I just wait and talk to her about this or should I go to the ER?

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Are D dimers always correct?
Posted by Susy
Last Reply March 11, 2011 at 20:16
Started March 11, 2011 at 20:14
Had one 4 days ago that was high and another today which was normal so have had the scan I was supposed to have next week cancelled.
I'm not happy. I am pregnant with previous DVT history and have had calf pain and bad cramping for about 2.5 weeks now.
I dont know what to do next, I guess I will just have to live with the pain and plod on but something tells me something isnt quite right.

Has anyone ever had a clot with a normal D dimer? Is it possible and why would it suddenly change in a matter of days?


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In pain shall I wait till Monday?
Posted by Susy
Last Reply March 11, 2011 at 04:31
Started March 10, 2011 at 14:34
Hi, I had a D dimer and scan last week for suspect DVT. D dimer came back high but 2 point ultrasound didnt so I have to go back on Monday for another scan. (pain is in my calf which I dont think a 2 point US would pick up)

I have been in pain for about 2 weeks now and its been pretty bad today, I am finding it quite difficult to walk which is no fun with a 16 month old!

I am just wondering if I should just take some pain meds and wait until Monday for the next scan because I know they probably won't scan over the weekend anyway.

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warafin for life?
Posted by jenny
Last Reply March 10, 2011 at 13:50
Started March 9, 2011 at 02:16
Hi, I was recently diagnosed with my first DVT, I'm 33. We have no idea how I got it. There is no history of these in my family. Is it still likely I will get another one, if it was an injury is there less chance it will reoccur?

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