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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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Posted by juliabar
Last Reply January 19, 2011 at 14:11
Started January 17, 2011 at 15:37
HI, not sure if this is the thread to post but I am concerned about DVTs? I had outpatinet surgery for a miscarriage about 3 weeks ago....not alot of down time, but I was pretty much inactive for a few weeks...also I was taking progesterone hormones for 1 week. About a week ago I was trying to strech and get active again and I did overstreach and think I pulled something in my left leg...the next day behind my knee was swollen a little and hurt...since then my whole leg aches....i went to my obgyn for a follow up to surgery and she looked at it and said she didnt see redness or knot in leg...didnt seem concerned....the next day the swelling was gone.....two days later it came back and ached in my thigh and calf and foot....non specific aches....no sharp pains and the aches are all over my leg...no redness, no discoloration, just aches in leg and slight swelling behind my knee that is now gone as of this morning again..... can anyone put my mind at ease....i guess i just need to worr... read more

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PE's and mountain walking.
Posted by Mark Jessup
Last Reply January 18, 2011 at 21:09
Started January 6, 2011 at 21:48
I have bi lateral, multiple PE's, also there is Right Ventricular
hypertension to my heart. I would like to get back to mountain walking,
between 4000 and 6000m altitude. Does anyone have experience of walking
at altitude with PE and how much the rarefied atmosphere may affect my
breathing etc.

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Herbal Vitiligo treatment in United States and
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Last Reply January 18, 2011 at 11:09
Started January 17, 2011 at 08:52
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Carotid Artery Blockage
Posted by mary in houston
Last Reply January 17, 2011 at 19:00
Started January 17, 2011 at 17:01
Methodist is my hosital of choice in the Houston Medical Center. I need a Vascular surgeon whose specialty is repair of carotid artery occlusion.

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vena filter
Posted by ANNE
Last Reply January 17, 2011 at 13:37
Started January 17, 2011 at 13:37
while awaiting a replacement hip op due to a avascular necrosis, I developed a dvt and pe, they now said I will have to go off island as they cannot do the op here, and also its quite a rare thing to do anyway, ive had this since July mri exrys showed nothing, then in nov had another exray and it showed up,can anyone shed any information on this precedure, i feel that from the discussion I had with them they did not feel happy to do this op here, and also the exray was misread. Thanks

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Arterial Blood?
Posted by Casey Jones
Last Reply January 14, 2011 at 23:29
Started January 14, 2011 at 18:01
Hey all,

Been posting here on and off for the past few weeks/months, as I am STILL unwell. Drs *think* I have had Glandular Fever, although for me it still doesn't explain the leg pain, which is still giving me a lot of trouble, especially at night - bad pins and needles.

Anyway during the xmas period I endured this odd sensation in my chest; a flutter. Of course, I panicked and went to A&E/ER. They did 12 lead ECG and didn't find anything alarming. However I thought while im here, I'll mention the leg pain. So I did. The Consultant did a ''special test'' where she took arterial blood, and concluded that I do not have any clots in my body.

I was just wondering is this test alone reliable for detecting DVT?? I have had 2 doppler scans, which were negative although I had a positive D Dimer. Although the D Dimer might have been pointing towards the Epstein Barr Virus (Glandular Fever). I'm not sure.

Really would appreciate some advice/opinions.


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DVT in armpit questions
Posted by Ronnie
Last Reply January 14, 2011 at 19:45
Started January 14, 2011 at 19:45
Can anyone describe the symptoms they are/were having if you have a left armpit DVT? Did you have usually have swelling of your left arm or just pain?
I am having pain in my left armpit that seems to be triggered by exertion and stays around for days/weeek after. I am also having some chest discomfort (left side) along with left sided facial numbness. These symptoms have been going on since Oct 2010. I have had a sress echo and regular echo of the heart, as well as a MRI of the head and things look good. This is becoming frustrating and still scary too. Thanks.

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Posted by Anne
Last Reply January 14, 2011 at 16:53
Started January 14, 2011 at 16:53
Hi, Im 62 yrs old female, I was awaiting a replacement hip op, due to avascular necrosis which came on very quickly over a three month period,ive been on warfarin now for about 6 weeks. I had to go to the pain clinic today (he is also a anethetist) he said I would need a filter put into my tummy to make the op safer, he said this operation does not get done very often here, we live on asmall island)and is not common on the mainland, He said im a risky case, 1 over weight, 2 high blood pressure, im scared stiff now, specially if they dont do this very often. anyone know anthing about this Thanks

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Doctor Doesnt Think its That Serious
Posted by worried
Last Reply January 14, 2011 at 15:28
Started January 14, 2011
i have been diagnosed with blood clots in my right calf below the knee. 3 days ago i went to hospital and the did ultrasound and found clots, the gave me fragmin and warfarin and sent me home to continue to take the meds everyday. today my leg feels significantly better than it did and have only been on the meds 3 days. no significant swelling, no redness, its alittle warmer than the other leg. i just came back from a 10 hour plane ride 5 days ago so i guess thats where i got clots from. i went to my primary care doctor today and he took me off the blood thinner meds and told me that i didnt need them and that my body is doing a good job of getting rid of the clots. he said its still kinda serious and sent me for another ultrasound today, another scheduled for next monday and another scheduled for next thursday. he told me that if i had swelling, more pain , or shortness of breath to go to emergency room immediately. he also told me that if the blood clots moved upwards in my body t... read more

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clot from knee to chest
Posted by chris mc
Last Reply January 14, 2011 at 12:59
Started January 14, 2011 at 02:32
hi all i like 2 say thanks 4 some great advice. i have just spent 7weeks in hospital.with a dvt from my right knee to 4 inces below my heart and lungs. i also had 1 in my right lung. but thankfully that has depersed but still have pains wen i take deep breaths in. i would like 2 know if any1 else has this size clot and how long it will take to go? my inr should be between 2 and 3 but on tuesday it was 3,7 so have to go back 2morrow. just gets me dwn as im only 33. and i cant walk far without my leg killing me and being out of breath. also it wakes me up at nite .as the pain killers im on (tramadol) wears off. ant advice would be great thank u all again.

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Invitation to organize an issue of our journal
Posted by Rakesh Biswas
Last Reply January 14, 2011 at 08:48
Started January 12, 2011 at 16:49
Dear Members of this excellent forum,

I am a physician academic with a special interest in 'patient centered learning' and edit a US based international journal
www.igi-global.com/ijudh devoted to documenting 'patient centered learning,' through conversations between networked
users in web space.

I was impressed by the activity in your DVT forum and the valuable source of learning material it can be on the topic of DVT in terms of 'patient centered learning.'

I sincerely hope to have your help in organizing an issue around conversational learning in DVT if you can motivate forum members (each other)to collate the conversations in each listed topic in the form of an article (you can author it with other co author discussants in the forum) for example it could be an article on 'DVT and pain,' DVT and exercise, DVT and newer drugs, DVT and pregnancy etc.

Do let me know. Hope to hear from you soon. My apologies if this appears not as important or necessary ( than what i ... read more

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Burning Outer Calf
Posted by John
Last Reply January 13, 2011 at 19:38
Started January 13, 2011 at 06:04
Had 2 blood clots; left thigh; coming off of coumadin after being on it from 11.08-6.30.09; off 11 days, another clot: coumadin 7.11.09-1.08.11. Been off of coumadin 5 days. Wake up each morning with extreme pain in right outer calf; did this before but months ago; even when I was on coumadin. Will go away & I can go back to sleep if I lean straight legged against the wall @ a 45 degree angle & stretch for 30 seconds; happens every morning.
Anyone had this problem before? Talked to the Doc about several times, even my heart Doc & all 3 have shrugged it off.


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Eko Endowave thrombolysis
Posted by marie in Frankfurt
Last Reply January 13, 2011 at 06:56
Started January 10, 2011 at 13:46
Thanks to John in Dallas!
Does anyone know of any European clinics doing this Eko Endowave thrombolysis.
I have conventional thrombolysis which had no effect on my hrombosisi.
As time is of the essence.....I need urgent information.
Would appreciate any advice

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Duration of Anticoagulation for Venous
Posted by Char
Last Reply January 12, 2011 at 20:14
Started May 20, 2009

Optimal Duration of Anticoagulation for Venous Thromboembolism
Using ultrasonography data to guide duration of therapy helped lower rates of recurrent VTE.

After a first episode of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), most patients receive anticoagulation therapy with warfarin for 3 to 6 months. However, thrombi can recur after therapy is discontinued. Although ongoing anticoagulation can forestall recurrence, the longer the duration of therapy, the higher the risk for major bleeding. To provide guidance in selecting the optimal duration of anticoagulation therapy, investigators conducted a randomized, multicenter trial involving 538 Italian outpatients with first-proximal DVT to assess whether serial duplex ultrasonography (US) can facilitate treatment decisions.

After receiving anticoagulation therapy for 3 months, patients were randomized to fixed-duration or US-guided (flexible-duration) warfarin therapy. In the fixed-duration group, patients who had idiopathic DVT received an... read more

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Psoriasis treatment
Posted by dree man
Last Reply January 12, 2011 at 20:07
Started January 11, 2010 at 19:54
Psoriasis Effect on the Quality of Life:

Psoriasis is a disease whose main symptom is gray or silvery flaky patches on the skin which are red and inflamed underneath. In the United States, it affects 2 to 2.6 percent of the population, or between 5.8 and 7.5 million people. Commonly affected areas include the scalp, elbows, knees, arms, stomach and back. Psoriasis is autoimmune in origin, and is not contagious. Around a quarter of people with psoriasis also suffer from psoriatic arthritis, which is similar to rheumatoid arthritis in its effects. Psoriasis was first given that name in complete differentiation from other skin conditions by the Austrian dermatologist Ferdinand von Hebra in 1841, although there are what are believed to be descriptions of the disease in sources going back to ancient Roman and possibly even biblical times.


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New DVT Diagnosis and ? possible PE
Posted by Jana Pugh
Last Reply January 12, 2011
Started January 11, 2011 at 05:24
I was diagnosed on 12/27/10 with a very large DVT from my left groin
to left foot and I think it was actually even higher than my groin but
they only did the ultrasound from groin to foot. I was diagnosed in
the ER and was in and out of there in less than 2 hours. They started
me on Lovenox injections 100 mg 2x/day and Coumadin 6 mg daily. It is
going on my third week now and my INR was 3.2 on 1/7/11 so they
reduced my Coumadin to 5 mg daily.I still have not seen my GP, he is
handling my INR results and any medicine changes via his nurse over
the phone. I have not had any surgery recently, no plane rides, no
change in my activity level, no birth control, no hormone replacement
therapy. So I don't know why this happened. I am 46 years old and
overweight. I am a Home Health and Hospice RN and My job requires me
to drive, on average, 100 miles a day and it is usually about 40
miles, on average, between each patient. My doctor still will not
release me back t... read more

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Possible clot on lung
Posted by Linda
Last Reply January 11, 2011 at 23:23
Started January 11, 2011 at 16:09
Hello everyone. I am new and looking for some reassurance.

I have been suffering with shortness of breath and some chest pain for a couple of weeks now and it got bad yesterday so I went to the hospital.

I had a "mild" D-dimer blood test result and kept in overnight. I was discharged this morning and told I could have a clot on my lung. Was given a Clexane injection and sent home and they would contact me to come back for a scan. I also have to return to the hospital tomorrow late afternoon for another injection.

Obviously I am very worried about what is happening. How long should I wait for a scan? Should I go to work tomorrow (I have an office job)?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Birthing Plan while on innohep
Posted by Mummy2be
Last Reply January 11, 2011 at 22:14
Started January 11, 2011 at 13:48
Hi i am just wondering if any of you can help me! I am 19 weeks pregnant on my first child and i had a dvt early last year and when i became pregnant i was put on innohep injections and my doctor told me that when i am 34 weeks pregnant i would have to go up to the hospital to talk about a birthing plan? Can anybody help me about what kind of birthing plan this would be as im not sure what they mean - Will i have to get a c-section or be induced or something? Please help me please.

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Heterozygous or Homozygous
Posted by Imogen
Last Reply January 11, 2011 at 21:48
Started January 11, 2011 at 21:48
Hello- I was hoping someone could help me determine which form of Factor V Leiden I have. My mother had a DVT in 2003 and then discovered she had FVL. Docs recommended we be tested, and my results came back as: "Activated Protein C resistant, results abnormal, recommend DNA analysis for confirmation" Result: "Normal (Arg-506/1691G) Factor V 1 allelesMutant (Gin-506/1691A) Factor V 1 alleles

Comment: Abnormal result. Presence of one allele of Factor V Leiden increases the risk of venous thrombosis."

Does this mean I am a Heterozygous?

My eldest daughter was tested prior to beginning BCP's and the result was negative.

Please help...

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Muscle weakness on Warfarin
Posted by Nic in the UK
Last Reply January 11, 2011 at 16:21
Started July 27, 2010 at 16:49

Have many of you experienced muscle weakness whilst on Warfarin. I have found that my thigh and upper arm muscles have felt much weaker than usual over the last few weeks, and seemed to time with when my warfarin dose was upped to get my INR back in range.

Would appreciate views on this, as don't want to start wondering I have something else wrong with me aswell ;-)

Thanks very much, Nic

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