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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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Posted by janice
Last Reply December 29, 2010
Started December 28, 2010 at 08:27
on xmas day about 6am i had a shooting pain in my leg near my varicouse veins, which have never bothered me,my instinct told me something wwas wrong, but because it is only myself and my 7year old son in the house i waited until he had openened all his presents etc , and then i called nhs24 , they sent me to the doctor, well they asked me if i wanted to go , i said yes, he sent me to the hospital, a blood test was done and came back poistive, i was told i would need an ultrasound scan, but this couldnt be done until wednesday, they realesd me from hospital on xmas day at 3pm, but i have been attending as an outpatient and getting a blood thinning injection everyday, and i cant wait to get this scan , i cant sleep, you hear all these stories about PE etc, imm worried i collapse and my poor boy is left to deal with this, but, after reading some things in this forum i feel better, do the blood thinners help, ? the shooting pain has gone from my leg its just slightly uncomfortable but... read more

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leg pain
Posted by carissa
Last Reply December 27, 2010 at 23:46
Started December 27, 2010 at 16:53
i am very concerned that i may have a dvt. i have been having chroinc leg pain in both legs. each leg has different pain though. i have pain in my left leg behind my knee that radiates to my thigh. pain in my right leg is in my calf to the top of my thigh. i have been to my regular doc a number of times. have had xrays and a nerve study done which all came back normal. they have never tested me for a dvt. history: i have a heart comdition called wpw. they tried to do a procudure to fix it but it didnt work. they go through the veins in your groin to do the surgery. the pain in my legs wake me up at night and hurt all through the day. any advice would be great.

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right and left leg Proximal DVT
Posted by Terri
Last Reply December 27, 2010 at 22:36
Started December 12, 2010 at 11:25
Hi, I was diagnosed with a Proximal DVT 6 weeks ago in my right thigh (groin area), but before this I was complaining 3 weeks before about extreme pain in my left groin (post op). Has anyone else had DVT in both legs please?

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Thrombolysis and pain
Posted by Carol
Last Reply December 27, 2010 at 09:40
Started December 26, 2010 at 19:41
I was dianosed with Factor 5 recently but didn't take it seriously - didn't take coumadin, etc. - just didn't realize how serious it is.
Anyway, wound up in the ER with a huge bloodclot (ankle to top of thigh). Interventional Radiology performed thrombolysis. After two days in ICU on Heperin and coumadin they finally let me come home with a prescription for coumadin and lovenox and a FU appt. with hematologist. - Trust me, I now know how SERIOUS Factor 5 is now!!! Anyway, for my question.....I am having extreme pain in my calf and have been since surgery - I am having to use a walker to try to get around. Does anyone know if this is normal - and if it is about how long does this pain last? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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DVT Symptoms / Questions (Flying, Alcohol)
Posted by Mike
Last Reply December 27, 2010 at 01:02
Started December 19, 2010 at 18:50
I'm a male, 23. In September and October of this year, I flew 45,000 miles and took
about 31 flights - each not long after the other. I spent a lot of time drinking as
well, in and out of the air. I was certainly not careful to stretch my legs or take
aspirin before or after flights. There was a time during flying that I noticed my left
leg in particular would become painful (moreso than the right at least), and even
though I tried to stretch it, it would still feel as if I hadn't.

Since then, I've been relatively immobile and haven't exercised as much as I would
like. I've been caught up with work and definitely spend more time sitting than I'd
like.

About 3 weeks ago, I woke up with a sharp pain (sensitive to touch) in the same
spot behind my left knee on the backside of the upper calf. It persisted, though the
pain lessened and eventually went away. I saw my doctor a few days later as I was
feeling a bit weak and short of breath. He ran a chest x-ray and... read more

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Varicose veins and phlebitis
Posted by Victor Version
Last Reply December 22, 2010 at 15:57
Started December 22, 2010 at 15:57
How are varicose veins and phlebitis related? How can you tell the difference?

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Does having DVT predispose you to more
Posted by Tammy
Last Reply December 22, 2010 at 06:44
Started December 19, 2010 at 02:21
I was recently diagnosed w/ DVT in my right calf. On Warafin for the
next 6 months or so. When I was diagnosed my Dr. told me that I would
now be more susceptible to future clotting. I have no reason not to
believe but wonder what you all have experienced. There is no known
history of DVT in my immediate family. In fact, my dad has multiple
joint replacements, is in horrible physical condition, overweight, and
has never had a DVT. I was in excellent physical condition when I
developed my DVT and am average weight. Any thoughts welcome.

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Dr. not giving back INR results, out of range
Posted by niec
Last Reply December 22, 2010 at 03:14
Started December 22, 2010 at 03:14
what is teh responsilbility of the Docter? I have my test stat every Monday, The results are back to the office by fax on Monday. although very high for me 3/4 or more I do not hear back until firday, thurday, ie, usually 4-5 days later. So she will tell me to decrease them, I am concerend one day this will be happen and my inr may hit 5 or more. Why should I get blood work done if I don't hear back at all sometimes, although to high or low. I have tried to adjust them myself because of this reason, I know it is unsafe, If you complain about your docter to another dr., this is then reported to you family dr. here. hope a dr. can write back thanks

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hair color during hair loss
Posted by zdena
Last Reply December 21, 2010 at 22:34
Started December 20, 2010 at 19:04
I too am loosing ton of hair, but am in desperate need of color. Does anyone color their hair while on blood thinners?

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PROTEIN S DEFIENCY
Posted by MICHELLE M.
Last Reply December 21, 2010 at 20:34
Started December 21, 2010 at 20:34
HI- IF ANYONE HAS ANY ANSWERS THAT WOULD BE GREAT!I AM 30 YRS OLD AND HAVE 3 CHILDREN.I HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH MY THE FIRST TWO PREGNANCIES.I JUST HAD A SON 4 MON AGO AND WHEN I WAS PREGNANT I HAD ALOT OF COMPLICATIONS.IT STARTED OUT WHEN I WAS A COUPLE MON PREGNANT I HAD BLURY VISION IN ONE EYE AND NUMBNESS IN LEFT ARM,LIP,FACE,TEETH.THIS HAPPEND 3X IN ONE DAY THEY THOUGHT WAS A TIA ATTACK BUT FOLLOWED UOP WITH NEUROLIGIST HE SAID PROB MIGRANE AURA.NEXT I WAS DRIVING ABOUT A MON LATER AND GOT VERY DIZZY AS I WAS GOING TO PASS OUT.I WENT TO DOC THEY RAN TESTS SAID I NEED TO SEE HEMATOLIGIST CAUSE CAN BE AT RISK FOR BLOOD CLOT.MY PROTEIN S LEVEL WAS LOW HE SAID NO WORRIES I WILL BE OK BECAUSE I WAS PREGNANT THAT WILL MAKE MY LEVELS BE LOW.WELL SURE ENOUGH ABOUT 2 MON LATER I GOT A DVT IN MY FEMORIAL VEIN IN MY LEFT LEG AND GOT PUT ON LOVENOX 2X DAILY.DOC SAID I WOULD STAY ON FOR A TOTAL OF 6 MON AND GET MY LEVELS TESTED TO MAKE SURE WAS OK TO COME OFF.WELL THIS MONTH DECEMBER IS MY 6 M... read more

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PROTEIN S DEFIENCY
Posted by MICHELLE M.
Last Reply December 21, 2010 at 20:32
Started December 21, 2010 at 20:32
HI- IF ANYONE HAS ANY ANSWERS THAT WOULD BE GREAT!I AM 30 YRS OLD AND HAVE 3 CHILDREN.I HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH MY THE FIRST TWO PREGNANCIES.I JUST HAD A SON 4 MON AGO AND WHEN I WAS PREGNANT I HAD ALOT OF COMPLICATIONS.IT STARTED OUT WHEN I WAS A COUPLE MON PREGNANT I HAD BLURY VISION IN ONE EYE AND NUMBNESS IN LEFT ARM,LIP,FACE,TEETH.THIS HAPPEND 3X IN ONE DAY THEY THOUGHT WAS A TIA ATTACK BUT FOLLOWED UOP WITH NEUROLIGIST HE SAID PROB MIGRANE AURA.NEXT I WAS DRIVING ABOUT A MON LATER AND GOT VERY DIZZY AS I WAS GOING TO PASS OUT.I WENT TO DOC THEY RAN TESTS SAID I NEED TO SEE HEMATOLIGIST CAUSE CAN BE AT RISK FOR BLOOD CLOT.MY PROTEIN S LEVEL WAS LOW HE SAID NO WORRIES I WILL BE OK BECAUSE I WAS PREGNANT THAT WILL MAKE MY LEVELS BE LOW.WELL SURE ENOUGH ABOUT 2 MON LATER I GOT A DVT IN MY FEMORIAL VEIN IN MY LEFT LEG AND GOT PUT ON LOVENOX 2X DAILY.DOC SAID I WOULD STAY ON FOR A TOTAL OF 6 MON AND GET MY LEVELS TESTED TO MAKE SURE WAS OK TO COME OFF.WELL THIS MONTH DECEMBER IS MY 6 M... read more

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Low INR
Posted by Cheryl
Last Reply December 20, 2010 at 22:40
Started December 20, 2010 at 21:29
I am three weeks post DVT in the left leg. I was started on Lovenox and took 32 injections it and I am taking 10 mg of coumadin a day.. My INR this morning was only 1.6 and my dose was increased to 15 mg a day for the next three days and back to the coumadin clinic on Thursday...Is this low INR something I should be concerned with since I am on such a high dose of Coumadin?

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Can Activity aggravate a clog and risk PE?
Posted by Carl
Last Reply December 19, 2010 at 16:01
Started May 21, 2010 at 13:25
I have had an extensive DVT up to mid thigh for about 3 months now and started treatment 2 weeks ago after a scan. I feel concerned that if I am walking, cycling and bending my leg that it might aggravate the clot causing it to break off thus giving me a PE. But doing no activity at all would surely make it worse. The nurses just tell me to do gentle exercise half hour a day but they are reluctant to answer most of my questions. They just tell me all will be fine and not to worry. The GP also says this as a PE is very rare.
So does activity aggravate a clot?

Thank you in advance for your answers!

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avascular necrosis
Posted by anne
Last Reply December 19, 2010 at 12:20
Started December 19, 2010 at 12:20
will it work this time


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Thinning Hair
Posted by Yvonne
Last Reply December 17, 2010 at 09:26
Started December 17, 2010 at 05:42
I too have thinning hair since I have been on Warfarin. The Doctor says it's a rare side effect but ther are too many people responding to this forum with the same concern. Im calling the
FDA 1-800-332-1088 in the morning and see if they will list it as a side effect. I will let the forum know how my call goes

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DVT and bleeding
Posted by Emily
Last Reply December 17, 2010 at 01:04
Started December 16, 2010 at 01:04
Hi,
I'm 28 years old and recently was diagnosed with DVT in my right leg and multiple, bi-lateral pulmonary embolisms. I'm now on Coumadin. I recently had a bladder infection and some subsequent bleeding, that my doctor said was normal with a bladder infection. However, the bleeding has continued now for 2 weeks. My last INR was fine and my last blood tests showed I was less anemic than the week before. Has anyone else had this issue, should I be concerned about the bleeding???

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should I be worried?
Posted by Nat
Last Reply December 17, 2010
Started December 15, 2010 at 09:31
I went to emerg last thurs because I had an achy feeling in my left leg (had been doing no exercise to cause it), they did an ultrasound and it came back negative. however my legs are still bothering me. the last few days it felt like my legs were stinging and tingling, and this was all day and got worse at night. These have eased up as of now but at night more so my left leg seems to feel heavy and I have a small bit of a pressure feeling behind my left knee. it seems to go away in the morning. do you think i should still be concerned?

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Need Advice
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply December 16, 2010 at 18:10
Started December 16, 2010 at 18:10
Have been having leg pain saw my doctor he did a D Dimer test and ultrasound both came back negative, but this morning woke up with pain in my right side and can't stop coughing could this be PE?

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Any one in abluquerque nm area
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply December 16, 2010 at 04:30
Started December 16, 2010 at 04:30
I was diagnosed in nov 2010 with dvt and alll clot
In and collapsed commen iliac vein in my stomach. I Am now taking coumiden
7.5. My period is late but my tubes are tied so I doubt I am pregant. Also i notice
my hair is falling out and my memory is not near as good But I wonder if anyone
lives around me. My email is jennifersmorrow@yahoo.com

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Please Help very scared
Posted by Laurie
Last Reply December 16, 2010 at 03:55
Started December 14, 2010 at 18:54
Ok first I am a 26 year old female and I noticed a knot in my groin and I have also had pain that comes and goes in the area and sometimes it feels warm, went to the ER because it was bothering me and because i've also had chest pain and a cough that comes and goes. They did a chest XRay and D Dimer test all came back normal, but i'm still worried, should I be worried? I've had no reddness or swelling in the leg

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