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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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Medical Alert bands
Posted by Rob, UK
Last Reply December 1, 2010 at 15:45
Started November 25, 2010 at 14:24
Hi, just a quick question. I have recently had to back onto a warfarin regime and was advised by the Haematologist to wear a Medical Alert wristband that clearly indicated that I was 'warfarin medicated'. Is this now common practice in the UK, or indeed elsewhere in the world?
Having scoured the internet, I managed to find some cilicone wristbands in Australia and they arrived within 5 days of placing my order!
Take care all,

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stockings with a clot
Posted by A
Last Reply November 30, 2010 at 22:50
Started November 26, 2010 at 21:47
In the past three days, I have developed pain in my calf in the leg that I had a DVT in earlier this year. I am no longer on coumadin, so to say that I am nervous is an understatement. The pain is worse when I am standing or walking and it's also painful to sit with my leg dangling (if I am in a chair that does not allow for my short legs to reach the ground). When I first get up from a position where my legs are elevated, I have what seems like a pulled muscle in my calf. As I walk, the pain lessens some, and the pain is somewhat muted by ibuprofen. However, there is a great deal of tenderness in the side of my leg where I have some extensive varicose veins. I had a clear ultrasound a month ago, so I am trying to continue to think logically, and not emotionally. I am aware that this pain is most likely the result of inflammation in the varicose veins, so I am hesitant to go to the ER rather than wait until my doctor's appointment that is scheduled for early Monday morning. ... read more

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fragmin needles
Posted by s
Last Reply November 30, 2010 at 21:21
Started November 27, 2010 at 21:22
why on these needles if i miss a week or so is it possible to form another clot or risk it moving.
only reason i ask is cuz i have new pains and new swelling

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Scared of DVT / PE after Surgery
Posted by Lee
Last Reply November 29, 2010 at 19:50
Started November 29, 2010 at 12:31
Hi Everyone... This is my first post, but found this site really interesting and helpful.
Well... My story goes like this... May 2009 had knee injury and was unable to bend my right leg. In Mid May, I had terrible pains in my right calf. Went back to knee specialist who said there was nothing wrong and just need physiotherapy.
3 days later was visiting family, and pain in calf became awful, leg went cold and changed colour. I went to a different A&E, they took blood and Said that the chances were that I had DVT. 2 days later ultrasound scan confirmed it.
Started on injections followed by 3 months of wharfarin. All good after 3 months. Was complete by September.
December I had Sugery on right knee, injections for 3 weeks. All went well.
February flew out to USA for vacation, Had injection before flight as a precaution. First week was a nightmare. Kept thinking I had DVT / PE symptoms. Went to A&E after a week, all clear given. Enjoyed vacation.
Well its now November ... read more

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Can someone help with symptoms please asap
Posted by Susytwoshoes
Last Reply November 29, 2010 at 16:56
Started November 29, 2010 at 13:39
Hi all. Hope this finds you well. Briefly: I had a DVT back in Januray last year, no known reason (3 months after birth of daughter. Warfarin for 3 months. Tested positive once and once borderline recently for Lupus Anticoagulant and waiting for 3rd test. Currently on no medication. I am 30 y/o female.

Anyway,the pat couple days I have felt a tightness in my calf (same calf as before)I felt something not quite right but nothing too bad.
Last night I woke up with nasty pain in my calf and I woke up,tried to get up and could hardly walk on my leg. It felt very similar to the pain with my first DVT.

Anyway,I didnt get much sleep but I finally got a few hours and woke up this morning. My leg seemed much better and I have walked into town and back with no problem. I am keeping an eye on it but not sure whether to let this go or not. When I squeeze my calf there is definate pain there but then there always has been some since my last DVT when I squeeze it at the back.

So I wond... read more

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New Dvt, confused.
Posted by CRivera
Last Reply November 29, 2010 at 10:51
Started November 29, 2010 at 04:17
I had a swelling behind my left knee after walking on a track. I left it there for 2 weeks, thinking I had strained my knee walking. I went to my family practise doctor, and he sent me to the hospital for an ultrasound. I had a DVT, and was hospitalized for 5 days of bedrest, heprin shots and Cumaden. I was sent home with Cumaden, (warfarin) and an order for a blood test tomorrow. But I don't have instructions on how to do things now. I'm in more pain than I would like to be, (I am going to discuss pain meds tomorrow), I am 47 year old female, and I had a terrible accident while on my horse, where I was struck by a truck at aboout 40 mph. I suffered a major hematoma behind this left knee, where the dvt is, as well as many fractures in other parts of my body. Now, where do I go....what can I do? I'm taking it easy, with an old wheelchair we had, with my family wheeling me around. But I want to get up and move around. I do get exhausted very easily, and my heartbeat goes ve... read more

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Should I have rec'd clot-dissolving treatment?
Posted by A.B.
Last Reply November 29, 2010
Started November 28, 2010 at 01:45
Hey everyone, I need some advice. Almost two weeks ago, I developed pain in my groin/upper thigh area that felt like a pulled muscle. A couple of days later, I woke up with my entire leg swollen and tight, and I went to the emergency room. After an US, I was diagnosed with extensive DVT, total occlusion of the femoral vein, total occlusion of the popliteal vein behind the knee, and partial occlusion of the tibial vein in the calf. CT apparently showed no clotting in the iliac veins. After consultation with vascular surgeon, ER doctor treated with Lovenox, Coumadin, and compression stockings. DVT likely resulted from recent long travel. Now, I am an otherwise healthy, active male in my mid-30's, and, after researching DVT over the last couple of weeks, I am now concerned that further treatment options were never discussed with me. I even had an appointment with the vascular surgeon two days later, and no other treatment options were ever discussed. From what I read, vein damag... read more

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When to stop warfarin?
Posted by Kerri
Last Reply November 27, 2010 at 21:06
Started November 21, 2010 at 21:43
How do the doctors know when to stop warfarin? Do they haveto do another

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newly dvt developement
Posted by katherine
Last Reply November 27, 2010 at 18:05
Started November 27, 2010 at 01:15
i am 32 yrs old on the 7th of this month i developed symptoms....i have dvt in my left leg...i spent 8 days in the hospital and i am on coumadin and lovenox shots for 7 more days..is there any advice on how long it will be before i can go back to work and be normal my leg is super swollen today because i overdid things yesterday. anything would be a big help..i am scared and do not have a doctor..only the emergency room and thats expensive.... thanks to you all

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Posted by Stuart Large
Last Reply November 27, 2010 at 15:38
Started November 27, 2010 at 02:19
Hi I cured my dvt myself, without medical treatment, ( I didn't like the idea of rat poison) first I did research and decided to buy nattokinase supplements, followed the instruction on how to take but doubled the dosage, changed my diet by cutting out meat, sugar, and processed foods, but ate foods high in omega 3. Then exercise (walking) I know its not reccomended and could be dangerous, but I reasoned that lack of exercised caused my problem so exercise could cure it, I started walking 3 miles a day, first time took nearly 2 hours because of the intense pain, but now I can do it in 45 mins (i'm 64yrs old).
The way it works is that your body can grow alternative blood vessels if forced to do it (angiogenesis) however if you stop your exercise, will remove them.
Good health everyone Stuart

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Instant relief from DVT
Posted by MartinR-UK
Last Reply November 27, 2010 at 10:22
Started November 26, 2010 at 22:16
Does anyone know if this treatment is available in the UK?

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leg problems after throat operation
Posted by rachel
Last Reply November 27, 2010 at 01:16
Started November 27, 2010
my daughter had an operation 8 days ago and shes been complaining of not been able to feel her legs from the knees down she said its the same feeling as a dead leg but its not going away.its from both knees right down and her feet feel the same.its not easing if enything its getting worse for her shes only twelve.i hope someone can help me x

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Posted by jeff
Last Reply November 26, 2010 at 17:47
Started November 26, 2010 at 17:47
Hi to all. I am a 44 year old male you in 2008 around christmas twisted his ankle. I was put in a walking boot and told to wear it all the time for a week. In Jan 09 I blew a clot in my left leg from the ilic vein to the popitel vein. Shots and coudamin for 6 months. In Aug. of 10 I got bit by a cottonmouth snake in the same leg. It caused a clot in the calf. In Oct a blew a clot over the old clot closing up the rest of the left leg. My question for you all is the pain is terrible and the swelling is real bad. I am diagnosed with PTSD and it is hard to live with this. I can't walk more the 50 yards with out pain and swelling. This sucks. Can anybody relate to me. Jeff

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Post-Warfarin PTS worse
Posted by Timbo
Last Reply November 26, 2010 at 02:19
Started November 22, 2010 at 08:46
Hi All,

I live in Singapore. I was diagnosed with extensive DVT in my right leg last November. I was on Warfarin until early October. I had bad PTS from about January but it seems to have got worse in the last few weeks. However, there is no real redness, swelling (hardness), or sharp pain in one spot. It is just that awful tugging sensation and numbness particularly in the lower leg, ankle, and heel. At the beginning of January I need to be travelling overseas for a month and I'm really worried that this might be a reoccurrence of DVT. I keep telling myself that it is probably just intense PTS but yet I can't explain why there has been an apparent worsening of the pain. Is this common? Do you have any suggestions about what you think I should do? An ultrasound would give me peace of mind but I don't know whether I can get one in time before I go because of the backlist of patients.

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Millions 'at risk of DVT on hospital wards’
Posted by N
Last Reply November 24, 2010 at 22:58
Started November 24, 2010 at 02:00
Millions 'at risk of DVT on hospital wards’ as they miss out on life-saving measures that cost only £1 a day
By Jenny Hope

Figures show two-thirds of NHS hospitals are breaching their legal duty by failing to protect the majority of patients at high risk of blood clots on their wards. They could benefit from cheap preventive drugs or compression stockings. DVT-related problems cause 25,000 deaths in English hospitals every year, more than the total number of deaths in the UK from breast cancer, Aids and road accidents combined.

Drugs such as Zinopin, which costs around £1.50 a tablet, can significantly reduce the risk of DVT by improving circulation, preventing ankle swelling and reducing the risk of blood clots

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1332412/NHS-puts-millions-risk-deep-vein-thrombosi... read more

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Warfarin - Satins Medicine?
Posted by Lance Uppercut
Last Reply November 24, 2010 at 17:24
Started November 22, 2010 at 12:02
I have been on Warfarin in varying amounts now for 2 weeks, does, or has anyone else find it leaves them feeling like total crap?? Generally under the weather, tired etc??

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Woman, 26, died of DVT after being ...
Posted by N
Last Reply November 22, 2010 at 21:12
Started November 20, 2010 at 11:42
Woman, 26, died of DVT after being 'fobbed off' by nurse who relied too much on computerised guide
By Chris Brooke
Last updated at 11:44 PM on 19th November 2010

Marketing executive Rebecca Cain had identified the condition herself after ten minutes’ research into her symptoms on the internet

But a nurse at her local NHS walk-in clinic ignored her fears and, instead of ordering an immediate blood test, wrongly diagnosed a minor muscle problem and sent her home to rest.

Rather than rely on her 16 years’ experience, nurse Claire Firkin ‘gave far too much weight’ to a computerised guide designed to help nurses in the absence of doctors.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1331466/Woman-26-died-DVT-fobbed-nurse-relied-computerised-guide.html#ixzz15p1iH7Bt

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Sharp stabbing intermittant pain in thigh
Posted by Mary
Last Reply November 22, 2010 at 04:36
Started April 9, 2010 at 13:42
This pain is very sharp, taking my breath away several times over the last 3 days. Now I am having some strange aching in that leg, below the knee as well, though it is not swollen. Lately I have had swollen hands and feel, and wonder if all this is somehow related. And could it be DVT. Its very painful.

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varicose veins
Posted by joan
Last Reply November 19, 2010 at 01:55
Started July 17, 2009 at 14:56
sorry i put this in the wrong place.on my stomach at the area of my DVT i have what look like varicose veins,they are horrible.they dont hurt but seem to be getting bigger and they wernt there before.im 1 year post DVT and am fil and well and feeling really good.what are they and should i worry?

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leiden factor V
Posted by Brenda
Last Reply November 18, 2010 at 21:19
Started November 16, 2010 at 13:29
I had a clot in my leg was on warfrin for 3 mths. Never ever cross your legs, do not be immobile for more than 4 hrs walk as much as possible never sit cross legged. I can only fly no more than 4 hrs in a plane, keep stretching and moving legs around while sitting in aircraft. Even if you are in a coach or car on long journeys keep moving joints. I have never been checked after my clot, I always have reflexology and that was 12 years ago. Give it a try. By the way drinking water is great for you and your blood.

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