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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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Can anyone help with a diagnosis?
Posted by Paul T
Last Reply November 13, 2009 at 05:36
Started November 12, 2009 at 13:21
Hi everyone.

I had a PE back in 2005, large clots in both lungs. I had no prior DVT and no history of clots. I have never smoked and I was a healthy 29 year old male. I spent 2 weeks in intensive care and was discharged on Warfarin for about 6 months. Following a blood test I was told to stop taking Warfarin as I was OK. My Haemoglobin level was a little high but after an arguement betwen BUPA and the NHS it was decided that I was within range.

For the next few years I had very occassional pains in my calf which I always described as the sensation of a golf ball or egg sized object in the back of my lower leg. Often I had pain behind the knee and pains in the thigh which I guess were due to my limping. I reported each of these cases but blood tests and scans always returned negative and they were passed off as calf strain.

Back in July 09 I had a really bad ache so I went for another ultrasound which came back negative. The pain went away after a couple of weeks. At the end... read more

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rsd
Posted by kazza
Last Reply November 12, 2009 at 10:03
Started November 12, 2009 at 10:03
Has anyone had reflex sympathetic dystropy after a dvt.

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Stubborn Blood
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply November 11, 2009 at 23:41
Started October 25, 2009 at 10:50
Hi all,

Since I've moved to Spain, my blood level has pretty much held steady between 4 and 5...usually right below five. Back home, I was more normal, between 2 and 3.

It's driving me crazy because my diet here is NOT that different, at all...I am eating less greens here, which, of course is like BINGO. I told my host mom last week that I needed her to buy more veggies like broccoli etc...because the greens I am eating are not those that are really known for being high in vitamin K.

I am just wondering if any of you have had a problem similar and we able to fix it by creating a regular diet. For instance, before my past blood draw, I tried to eat something with vitamin K in it every other day...but my blood level was still high when I went in on Friday for an INR check.

I eat the same foods every week, because that is how my host mom is, she cooks the same like 7 or 8 meals over and over again, just rotates the days. So I don't have a crazy eating schedule, if anythi... read more

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Trying to reach Khalid from Mumbai
Posted by Saj
Last Reply November 10, 2009 at 13:45
Started November 10, 2009 at 13:45
Hi Khalid

I am suffering form DVT for the last 10 years and would like to speak to you to seek your advice on consulting Doctors in Mumbai, India.

Saj

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DVT + Varicose Veins
Posted by Saj
Last Reply November 10, 2009 at 13:43
Started November 5, 2009 at 12:07
Hi

I am suffering from DVT and have been on warfarin for the last 10 years! Since last year, I have also developed varicosity and the Doctor has suggested a laser procedure to kill off the vein. This will supposedly help me in reducing the reflux and prevent future DVTs from happening.

I would like a second opinion before going ahead with the procedure.

Has anyone undergone similar treatment and if yes, how effective was it?

I would also want to consult DVT experts in Mumbai, India if you know of any?

Your responses would be highly appreciated.

Regards

Saj

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aspirin dosage after warfarin
Posted by anna
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 20:38
Started November 6, 2009 at 20:25
I consented to try warfarin for afib; big mistake! I am one who has side affects from most all meds; I also have acute post polio which adds to this problem. I never get calls back from Drs office dont liike being on this toxic blood thinner. I have only been on it 13 days, feel horrible since started it. If one goes cold turkey, when do you start back on aspirin therapy ? I was on low dose, , should I take a higher dose of aspirin. Cant depend on Drs. have to rely on others who been there.

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dvt gone already?
Posted by Jamie
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 17:07
Started November 6, 2009 at 23:13
I had arthroscopic surgery on my right knee on Oct 9th. On Oct 15th I had an ultrasound done because of the calf pain I was having and it came back positive for dvt at the trifurcation. The dvt was almost completely blocking my vein. I'm 25 and was very active until I tore my meniscus that lead to my surgery. I was also on birth control pills at the time. My concern is how could it have dissolved that fast? I think I'm getting another ultrasound at a different location to be sure before I start physical therapy but has anyone ever heard of one dissolving that fast? I find it pretty odd it went away that quick. I had 28 lovenox shots and I have been on 9 mg of coumadin.

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DVT caused by Pregnancy
Posted by Kathy
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 15:50
Started November 9, 2009
I developed a DVT in my left leg due to pregnancy at 6 weeks. It's been almost a year since the delivery and I went for an ultrasound yesterday and was told there is pretty much no change (my dvt is extensive, takes up almost my entire leg form my upper thigh down to my calf). I was on lovenox during the pregnancy and now coumadin. I was told there pretty much isn't anything else that can be done...either my body disolves the clot on it's own or I have to stay on blood thinners for the rest of my life and just live with the clot. I've done alot of research and I just want to know if this is in fact the case? Is there really NOTHING else that can be done to rid myself of this clot? I have been considering switching doctors to get another opininon

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blood clot causing extreme pain
Posted by Sterling
Last Reply November 8, 2009 at 16:32
Started November 7, 2009 at 08:48
hi i got a blood clot about a year ago after i tour all the tendons in my ankle. i cut myself just above the ankle about 8 months ago and they never healed and laity the skin has become vary sensitive. my doctor put me on a diabetic medication to help the circulation in the leg(also the skin started to become vary dry and started pealing like a really bad sunburn) and in the past few weeks it seems to be helping i'm also using bag balm every night but my main issue is that every once in a while i get a really sharp pain in the side of my leg right above the sores, my doctor told me that there is nothing that can be done about that and gave me some pain meds to help but it hits instantly and lasts anywhere from 15 seconds to 2 minutes. it hurts so bad what ever i'm doing i have to stop right away. if i'm driving witch scares me the most i have to pull over right away. its unbearable.

i don't believe him that there's nothing that can be done but when i tried to go see another docto... read more

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can coumadin give u false neg?
Posted by confused
Last Reply November 7, 2009 at 22:58
Started November 7, 2009 at 17:03
Ok I'm on coumadin 4 a p.e. I was expierencing sore breast and leaking here and there. I thought I was pregnant. I called doc did test neg. I got my period but was light. I continued with sore breats tired. Next month I'm 7 days late. Again 3 at home test neg. Could I be and can coumadin give u false negative. Any1 eva go through this. I want to know 4 sure so I can stop my coumadin and go on something safer. Help

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Need to know more about DVT?
Posted by Jonathan Lake
Last Reply November 6, 2009 at 14:40
Started November 6, 2009 at 13:00
Hi there,

My mother in law suffered from DVT a while ago and I was able to find a really good ebook that gave me all the information I needed about DVT. Thought you might be interested. Its available at
www.dvt-treatment.info

Regards



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concerned
Posted by Brett Threadgill
Last Reply November 6, 2009 at 14:39
Started November 5, 2009 at 16:08
About a month ago i had a DVT in my left calf, that resulted in a Saddle Pulmonary Embolism. My concern is i still feel horrible, light headed, shot of breath... etc. Is this normal?

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flu shot and INR
Posted by jimbo
Last Reply November 6, 2009 at 09:15
Started November 2, 2009 at 19:26
Does a flu shot change your INR??? Mine was up after I got one but not sure if it was the cause..

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Post DVT - Varicose veins & superficial clots
Posted by Dave
Last Reply November 5, 2009 at 19:54
Started November 5, 2009 at 10:24
Wondering if anyone else had had a similar experience or can relate to my situation. I have typically been a pretty healthy and active guy, 33 years old. 8 months ago a developed a cluster of superficial clots in my calf and on further investigation they found a DVT from 5cm above my knee to about 15cm below. Lots of tests but they couldn't find a definative cause (although I suspect my varicose veins and a tight knee brace I wore conrtibuted) Anyway 6 months on Warfarin and everything went pretty good, I didnt really have any issues and my specialist was pretty happy with everything so I stopped the warfarin 6 weeks ago. I havent really had any problem and was back to exercising and everything full steam ahead. My right calf is now a little larger than the left but the doc said that was to be expected. I have however again developed a little superficial clot in my ankle and although I know these surface type clots arent dangerous like DVT and despite my specialist telling me... read more

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Ovarian Hyperstimulation induced DVT
Posted by Sofima
Last Reply November 5, 2009 at 19:04
Started November 5, 2009 at 09:30
Hello to all...I am a 36 yr old lady and suffered a DVT of the left Iliac vessels down to the popliteal vein in June 2009. This was induced by Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, Fertility drugs, hormones and realtive immobility which I took for IVF treatment and pregnancy (which I miscarried at 11 weeks). I was on Levonox (LMW heparin) and then later switched to Warfarin. On my most recent venogram, my left common iliac vein is still blocked but the rest of the veins further down ie femorals are patent. How long do I have to be on warfarin as I am eager to concieve ASAP, which I cannot while on the drug. I had no other predisposing factor to the DVT such as APS or FavtorV etc. My blood workup was done for this. SOme have told me 6 months but others have said 1 year as the iliac vessel was involved. Any input would be much appreciated. Thanx.

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Not sure if to trust GP after last time
Posted by Laura
Last Reply November 5, 2009 at 13:19
Started November 3, 2009 at 11:04
In July I had a major DVT from my ankle to my groin, my other leg was in plaster due to breaking it several weeks earlier, although they do think clots may run in the family as my mum suffered from them and so did my grans 2 sisters, I am currently being tested. Anyway when this happenend I couldn't move my leg at all and was in agony the GP came over and said it was just muscular pain and to get up and walk on it. Later that night the pain the awful so had to call an ambulance who straight away said it was A DVT. Whilst in hospital I suffered a PE, it was a very scary time. I am now on warafrin but my INR is very unstable and always low, the last couple of days I have been having a lot of pain behind my DVT leg's knee. It is swollen but it is hard to tell if it recent or not as my leg has been swollen since July. Today I spoke to my GP about the pain and he said it was just muscular, my problem is I am worried and not sure if to trust my GP or not after the last time, I would love ... read more

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How long with swelling & Pain?
Posted by Louise
Last Reply November 4, 2009 at 12:32
Started November 3, 2009 at 15:17
It is a week since I was diagnosed with a subclavical thrombosis which is affecting my right arm. My GP told me the swelling should only last a couple of days but so far there has been no improvement since my diagnoses & I am also in a fair bit of pain. I know everyone is different but is there an expectation of when an improvement should at least start to happen? My arm is pretty much useless at the moment.

Also could you let me know if it is normal or not to see a specialist when you have a DVT? I was diagnosed in the emergency department of the hospital who refered me back to my GP (my GP has on onsite lab so does my INR testing no problem). Under what circumstances would it be normal to see a vascular specialist?

Kind Regards,

Louise

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blood clot
Posted by jolly
Last Reply November 3, 2009 at 22:43
Started November 2, 2009 at 04:19
Yes i have a question I have 5 ultrasounddone on my leg all negative for clot burt my leg swells about a cm and half bigger then the other everyday and the pain is bad it has been going on for 9 mths they say i hve no clot but when i was reading the internet says if you have [pain behind knee and swelling and pain in calf and pain thigh the only thing it pulls up is dvt is their something else that could cause this pain i work everday so it hurts everday.They say i dont need no more test because they have all been negative

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will i get another dvt.
Posted by jason walker
Last Reply November 3, 2009 at 21:44
Started October 30, 2009 at 23:17
i got my right leg crushed by a car at work in september.no broken bones.but my leg was very swollen and had hot and cold feeling.the doctor's found that i had damaged an artery and a blood clot below the knee.they started treatment on glaxcene and warafrin for 3 months.and i am wearing stockings.which i have to wear for 2 years.will i get another dvt after the 3 month treatment or later on in life.iam very worried.

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is it a dvt
Posted by jelley
Last Reply November 3, 2009 at 21:01
Started November 3, 2009 at 10:46
A few months ago i had a slight ache behind my left knee in the morning, this would then disappear, but now my leg aches most of the day and it feels like i have pullled my calf muscle. There is no swelling or redness.I can still exercise with no problem, but i am due to fly in five weeks and abit concerned.

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