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ultra sound therapy
Posted by Helena
Last Reply March 10, 2011 at 12:31
Started March 10, 2011 at 12:31
Hi, has anyone had problems while being on warfarin with obtaining medicines for any problems you have? I recently have a ankle problem, got some soft tissue damage(god knows how!!!) and went to the docs about it. Any ordinary person would start taking anti imflammatory tablets such as ibroprofen but we cant!!!! It isnt getting any better so am thinking about ultra sound therapy on the ankle. Not getting a good enough answer from nhs direct as to whether or not i should so has anyone else tried it while being on warfarin? My docs arent any help either......

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Posted by Amy
Last Reply March 9, 2011 at 03:52
Started March 9, 2011 at 03:52
Does anybody know if a clot can get through the IVC filter? My husband has DVT and has also had a PE. His left leg is swollen, red and hot. He doesn' want to go to the Dr because he knows the outcome, a hospital stay. He has been hospitalized twice for blood clots, he is on warfarin and has an IVC filter, what else can be done?

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cleared on ultrasound, but no d-dimer
Posted by dmm
Last Reply March 8, 2011 at 10:48
Started March 8, 2011 at 02:48
Hi. I had some mid calf pain for about a week and became worried and saw my GP. He said he was pretty sure it was just muscle strain, but since I had some minor swelling and the nature of the pain, he had to rule out DVT. So off to the ER. This was last Thursday. They took me straight in and did Doppler Ultrasound, then said it was negative, not to worry. Sounded like sciatic nerve pain to them. GP said if test was negative, to treat it as muscle strain, use anti- inflammatory medicines. I have read quite a bit online--- have terrified myself in the process- but wonder why they did not do a D-Dimer test on me. My calf is still the same, no changes. Shoule I go back and push for another scan or test, or was the scan enough? I have not had any surgery, no serious illness, quit smoking 4 years ago. I am obese, not the most active lifestyle, turn 40 in 2 weeks. The examiner for scan said my leg would be tight, and would look and feel much different than I looked if I had one. He said my... read more

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dvt fear
Posted by Cat
Last Reply March 8, 2011
Started March 8, 2011
I have had a previous dvt 2 years ago after being very ill in bed and taking the
contraceptive pill. I now have pain in my other calf after a 3 hour flight on sunday
night, I was wearing compression stockings, I drank plenty of water and I moved my
legs on a regular basis, I did a lot of walking at the weekend and my other leg is
slightly achy but I know what a dvt feels like and I cant help but feel very anxious, It
mainly hurts when I go up and down stairs but feels heavy when it is resting. It is not
swollen or red it hurts when it is squeezed, I want to go to the drs but feels like it
potenitally could just be aching after a busy weekend, I took the wells score test
which is what drs use and i scored a 2 which means it is possible!

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2 minute Ultrasound???
Posted by Susy
Last Reply March 7, 2011 at 16:41
Started March 7, 2011 at 15:26
I wondered if anyone else had had one of these?!

This morning I went for my US and the Doc took about 2 minutes to do it. He pushed the doppler once just above my knee and just below and then said 'all done!'

The last two times I have had doppler on my leg have taken about 20 minutes and they checked all over the leg.
So I am not sure what to make of this.
Another lady who went in just after me had the same concern as hers came back negative too.

I had a high D dimer, some swelling when they measured it yesterday and pain for about 10 days before the scan. I am also 1st trimester pregnany with one DVT just over a year ago and on no meds.

Another Dr came to talk to me after and said just to be sure she wanted another doppler done next week. (I presume she thinks the possibility is high to order another?)

What do you make of this?

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Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply March 7, 2011 at 16:37
Started March 7, 2011 at 16:37
I work for an integrative medical doctor in Ottawa, ON who is looking to connect with Cardiovascular patients of all kinds. He has already partaken in a 3 year clinical trial for chelation therapy in cardiovascular patients and would like to source himself out even more. I'm having trouble finding networks for the cardiovascular community and wondered if any of you would have any useful links. You can email me at: rebeccaworksc@gmail.com

Thank you

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Should I be annoyed? I AM annoyed
Posted by Susy
Last Reply March 7, 2011 at 15:20
Started March 4, 2011 at 16:15
I had right calf DVT about 14 months ago and since have had a few superficial clots.
I am now about 7 weeks pregnant and have been having pain on and off for about week in the same leg which is fairly generalised from the bottom of calf to up behind my knee.
Most of the time the pain has been dull but I have had a few nasty cramps on standing and stinging/burning pain which has been at times quite bad. My only symptom with previous DVT was pain.

Anyway I had my booking in appt today with a new Dr for my pregnancy and had waited for this appt to tell her about the pain as it had been on-off all week.
She seemed very unconcerned looked at it (didnt even palpate it)(when I palpate it like other Dr's have done it is very painful and tender)told me 'it was not red or swollen' (without measuring it up with other leg) and told me it was probably a muscular problem and to keep excersising it!

I am annoyed and dont think I have been taken seriously.

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Just got diagnosed with Protein S Deficiency
Posted by Mike
Last Reply March 7, 2011 at 14:25
Started August 12, 2010 at 04:23
Hi all,

Well just got diagnosed with Protein S Deficiency, did two tests that came back at 45% and 40% respectively and am absolutely gutted. Can anyone who has this condition provide advice on what I should and shouldn't be doing or taking? Doctor told me not to worry about taking Warfarin, no contact sports but exercise is fine. Is their any vitamin supplements people would recommend taking or is aspirin something that is a must for me now?

For reference I'm 32, reasonably healthy but out of shape since I broke my leg last year and got a DVT from it. Since then have had no problems since that DVT got fixed using Warfarin and no DVT recurrence.



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Does new pain in the leg mean the dvt is movin
Posted by Nia
Last Reply March 7, 2011 at 05:40
Started December 10, 2010

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a little advice needed please
Posted by Leanne
Last Reply March 6, 2011 at 22:13
Started March 6, 2011 at 20:08
Hi everyone, you may have red my post "leg imobilised for 4months "? Well
basically i went to the docs about my leg on friday as i had my plaster removed
and as soon as it was removed i felt as though i had badly pulled a muscle in my
calf. My physio said this wasnt normal and if im worried i should contact my gp.
My leg isnt red but is slightly swollen around my ankle, my calf muscle just
feels tender now. But my knee and thigh throb and ache soooo much! I also
find that when i have a shower my leg goes red. Gp looked at my leg and
measured it , she said i cant feel any sort of clot, i think the symptoms you are
experiencing is where your leg has been imobilised for so long. She said she can
do a d dimer test but it will probably be raised due to the achillies tendonitus??
She said to keep a close eye on it over the next few days and if its not any
better i need to go back for a d dimer test and a scan ! Its been a week and a
half since the plaster came off,... read more

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Are there any under 25's that have had DVT?
Posted by Fran
Last Reply March 6, 2011 at 22:08
Started March 6, 2011
Im 100% sure that there is but I just wanted to speak with young people to see how having a DVT has affected them. I am 22 and have a ilio-femoral DVT. I am young, fit and lead a healthy lifestyle but it really frustrates me the number of people that think that you can only get a DVT from a)flying b)being overweight c)being old. I live in the UK and would love to be able to make people more aware of DVT's and, more than anything, to provide some reassurance as there are so many 'horror' stories about DVT's on the internet and sometimes not enough help and advice from Dr's.

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Test result very different
Posted by Jonathan
Last Reply March 6, 2011 at 20:41
Started March 6, 2011 at 20:41
Can someone help me, I had a PE Mid Jan this year, i was put on Warfarin after i left hospitial. Now i work away from home during the week and return home at weekends, the hospital at my home used to test my blood by a taking a small amount from a pin prick and placing the sample into a machine and within a second would show the result on a LED screen. the hospital i use for my blood test at my work location does not have this equipment, what happends is a medical clinic takes my blood around 0830hrs in the morning and then a driver takes it to the hospital around 1200hrs. last week my INR results came back from my work hospital very low 1.5, i decided that i would go home early so i could go to my home hospital for a second option, 2 days later i got home and went to my local hospital they tested me and my results were 2.2 a massive difference !! what i would like to know does the time from takening blood to having it tested effect the test results??

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D dimers in Pregant Women
Posted by Martha
Last Reply March 6, 2011 at 15:38
Started March 6, 2011 at 15:35
Hia, Had positive D dimer this am with suspected clot (got scan tomorrow) I am just 7 weeks pregnant and wondered if the pregnancy this early on could have elevated it?
I also wondered how it worked, He said my levels were not sky high or anything but they were raised. Does this mean a lower chance of me having a clot?

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Could I have a.clot?
Posted by Jessie
Last Reply March 5, 2011 at 15:13
Started March 1, 2011 at 20:41
So i have a phobia of getting a blood clot. Ive had probably 4-5 ultrasounds on
my legs, so many d-dimer tests I cant even remember, xrays, and EKG's, all
have been negative. Four days ago, I went to the hospital with chest pain, had
the full workup negative D-dimer test, perfect xray and EKG. Well for about
two days now, Ive had a slight burning pain, in my right thigh, sometimes it will
be in the front of my thigh then in the back. The day after the hospital, I did go
to the gym and jogged. And I also went dancing two nights in a row. But
because of this pain, I have this anxious feeling I just cant shake. Should I
concern myself with this? im 22 no medical problems, and no history of these
running in my family... am I being illogical because i've had so much testing in
the past?? I could use some good answers, instead of going to the dr, cause i
was just there four days ago....


im not on the pill either

Not trying to offend anyone

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PE diagnosis with standard CT with contrast?
Posted by Ronnie
Last Reply March 5, 2011 at 13:58
Started March 4, 2011 at 22:41
I recently have had a standard Chest CT with contrast (not a CTA) to look into what may be causing my shortness of breath, pain in the chest (what seems to be coming from the lungs), pain in my left arm and lightheadedness. I am concerned about a possible pulmonary embolism.
After the standard CT with contrast (which turned out to be negative), I have had a D-dimer test, which also turned out negative. Another suggestion from my doctor if things do not get better, is to have a pefusion lung scan.

My question is, can a standard CT with contrast pick up pulmanary embolisms too, just like a CTA? I am hoping so. It would at least give me some relief that at least a PE would show up on a standard CT, so I wouldnt possibly need to get exposed again to more radiation.



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Pain, please go away!
Posted by Kimberley
Last Reply March 5, 2011 at 13:48
Started February 24, 2011 at 01:20
I was diagnosed 2 months ago with a DVT which was weird because I had few symptoms. Slight swelling after flight, but doctor says it was because I was on birth control, which I took myself off of. Ive had a really hard time with this, everything I read says it can turn into a PE, and be potentially fatal. Anyways, I started having really bad pain in the past week in my thigh all over the plce,but my DVT was in my calf. My doctor says it could be water retention but it hurts so bad! Does anyone think the clot could have moved? Should I be worried? What can I do to help the pain until I go and see my doctor again? What are the chances the clot could have moved after being treated for 2 months now??? Someone please help me so i can have a little sanity back!!! Thanks

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Med dosage during an A-fib episode
Posted by Liz
Last Reply March 5, 2011
Started March 4, 2011 at 14:39
I read in some forum that while in an A-fib episode, that the patient's doctor had him take additional medication, like every few hours until the episode passed. I would like to hear more about this.

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mesenteric Thrombosis or flow defect
Posted by lexie
Last Reply March 5, 2011
Started March 4, 2011 at 05:44
hi was wondering for some advice because sometimes when your dealing with clots all the time you get a little paranoid. Here goes had ultrasound to check abdomen as done every 6 months. Had Ultrasound in NOvember that showed liver good but gallstone in gallbladder causing pain so had gallbladder out in December ( put IVC filter in 2 hours before surgery took it out next day). Anyway had usual routine scan this week and it showed fatty liver that had enlarged. Now I am a vegetarian who is probably 6 kilos over ideal weight and dont drink. So was sent for CT with contrast. This showed that there is an equivocal(can't decide) flow disturbance to the superior mesenteric vein. Could be thrombosis. My GP says well your on clexane and warfarin we wont bother your vascular surgeon but my liver is progressing to damage and i have no risk factors for this disease. I have clots in Iliac vein and femoral vein plus numerous dvt in right leg. Should I go over her head and ring my surgeon or ... read more

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leg immobilised for 4months, poss dvt? ?
Posted by leanne
Last Reply March 4, 2011 at 19:25
Started March 3, 2011 at 10:33
Hi there. Ive been suffering with pereoneal and achillies tendonitus. My leg has
been immobilised for 4months in a boot and for the last 3weeks in a plaster
cast. As soon as the plaster came off my calf was very painful, felt like id badly
pulled a muscle. Its a week since the plaster has come off, the pain in my calf
is still there although not as bad. I dont have any redness etc, but having seen
the news this morning about serena Williams havinga blood clot, i have been
readingup on it, im abit worried. I called the physio and she asked if i had any
redness, she advised me to see gp if i was worried. How long does it take for
symptoms of dvt to become apparant? How do i no i have dvt? Wat are the
symptoms of dvt? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you

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Warafin and colds
Posted by Tammy
Last Reply March 4, 2011 at 04:40
Started March 4, 2011 at 04:40
Have an of you experienced colds (or other sicknesses) lasting longer
than normal while using Warafin? I've had a bloody cold for almost 4
weeks now. None of the symptoms is horrible--just annoying--and I've not
had a fever at all. But, I'll get feeling better for a day or two then
the sore throat and fatigue will rear their ugly heads again. I've never
been one to have sickness drag on so I'm wondering if Warafin is the
culprit here. Damn stuff!

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