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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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Has anyone had a dvt without a pe ?
Posted by Claire
Last Reply September 20, 2009 at 12:55
Started September 8, 2009 at 23:55
Hi
I had a dvt 3 weeks ago after 2 long haul flights in 10 days to UK & back to FL, I
had a cat scan that showed my lungs were clear but I'm so worried that the clot
may still move although mr Dr thinks it unlikely. I'm on 5mg warfarin 5 days then
7.5 for 2 until they get it stabilized, I was on lovenox sub cu shots for 10 days ,
I've been off those for 10 days now( still got some bruising).
I cant recommend compression stockings high enough, as my pain & swelling
has reduced greatly since wearing it.

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New swelling
Posted by Miriam
Last Reply September 20, 2009 at 12:21
Started September 20, 2009 at 12:21
I got my DVT 10 weeks ago when 25 weeks pregnant. The swelling and pain subsided after around 2 weeks. I am now nearly 36 weeks pregnant and for the last few days my DVT leg has swelled again. Its not painful or anything but is definitely bigger than the non DVT leg. I am on a high dose of low molecular weight heparin and am having my bloods monitored very closely. Obviously I am heavier now and there is much more pressure on my legs. Its quite frustrating. I really want to give my leg the best chance of recovery. I have worn the stockings religiously although have since discovered that the hospital TEDS stockings arent the best.
Should I be worried that the swelling has come back or do you think that being heavily pregnant is most likely the cause. Is there any other ladies out there who had DVTs while pregnant who experienced this. At this stage I really feel the pregnancy is preventing my leg from recovering. I just want to give my leg the best chance of recovery I can but thats... read more

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Dietary Needs for DVT/PE
Posted by LaniB
Last Reply September 20, 2009 at 02:46
Started September 17, 2009 at 14:57
Hi, I am fairly new to this all. My hubby got gastro and after vomiting for a few hours developed leg pain and then later that day chest pain. We went to the doctor just to get him some meds so he could keep fluid down at least (thinking he was dehydrated) and the doctor luckily checked his knee and sent us direct to the hospital. 36 hours and lots of tests later and they have discovered a blood clot in his leg part of which has broken off and gotten lodged in his lower lung. Hospital is still concerned as the pain is gradually moving higher in his chest. He's a healthy guy, never smokes, rarely drinks and tends to eat whatever I cook (which I try to keep healthy). Is there anything I can do at home cooking wise that can help him with this and not cause additional problems? Any foods I should introduce or cut out? Currently he is in hospital on warfarin, he's been told when he is released he will be on tablets for at least three months. Currently the doctors are trying to w... read more

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Chances of a DVT while on Lovenox?
Posted by Gina
Last Reply September 18, 2009 at 20:26
Started September 18, 2009 at 20:26
I'm thinking of having another baby ... and will be on Lovenox since I already have a DVT from a previous pregnancy. I'm worried about getting another DVT. Does anyone know the chances of getting another clot while already on blood thinner? I am only MTHFR, no other clotting disorders. My Dr.'s think my first clot was strictly due to the pregnancy. Also, my current clot is pretty much gone, no longer visable on ultrasound. Thanks!

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My Story of DVT/PE from a Broken Ankle
Posted by Dave
Last Reply September 18, 2009 at 17:08
Started September 18, 2009 at 17:08
My Story of DVT/PE - I was seriously injured when I slipped and fell in Upland, California on March 8, 2008, while visiting there from my home in Arizona. I was rushed to the emergency room (ER) of the nearest hospital where the ER doctor diagnosed fractures of my left tibia and fibula in my lower left leg. (left ankle bimalleolar fracture). I was in a great deal of pain, and was told that the fractures needed open reduction internal fixation surgical repair. However, the doctor only prescribed a pain killer, put a cast on my leg, and told me to follow up with my primary care physician when I returned to Arizona.

The next day, my wife and I drove back to Arizona, which turned out to be an extremely uncomfortable trip because of excruciating pain. The following day, I went to my primary care doctor who immediately referred me to an orthopedic specialist. The orthopedic doctor examined me and stated that surgery could not be performed right away, due to the delay in treatment and ... read more

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Hair condition
Posted by Lauz
Last Reply September 17, 2009 at 15:38
Started September 11, 2009 at 09:53
I know there is a long thread about hair loss on warfarin - I am losing hair every day but thankfully it was very thick to start with - but has anyone else noticed their hair is now in really bad condition?

My hair feels like straw, no matter how many conditioning treatments I use, and every day it gets so tangly and hurts to brush it, and when I do a load of hair comes out anyway..I was growing it but it's so horrible now i'm tempted to have it cut into a long bob again :(

I was on 6mg a day and INR was stable for about a month but am now on a higher dose every other day as my INR has dipped to 1.4 (target 2.5).

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broken capillary on calf
Posted by park henney
Last Reply September 17, 2009
Started September 16, 2009 at 17:25
last two years ago, i did Physical Exercises in school. After six months, i stop doing this .A little later , i saw broken capillary on my calf. What should i do? i want some advice. i am just 16 so, i want to wear short clothes like other girls

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Who has been pregnant after a DVT?
Posted by Gina
Last Reply September 15, 2009 at 20:46
Started September 15, 2009 at 20:46
Hello...I have a question regarding pregnancy after a DVT. My Dr. found a DVT in my leg when I was 26 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby. She is now 2 years old and we're thinking of having another baby. My DVT has "disolved" if you will ... it's a non-issue at this point. I only take 1 asprin daily, nothing else.
Anyone know the chances of a re-accurance? I would start taking Lovenox immediatly after becoming pregnant and I know the chances of getting a DVT on blood thinner is not high, but I'm still stressing out. Any advice or experiences would be appreciated.
Thank you!

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blood clot
Posted by lucy
Last Reply September 15, 2009 at 19:38
Started September 7, 2009 at 19:13
hello yes is it common to have had 4 venous leg dopplar and still have dvt i have also have had 3 ct scan of my lungs and they negative my leg swells pretty big by the end of the day from walking on it it has a lot of pain one leg is 41 cm and the other one is 42cm not that big but i notice it it scares me pretty bad i wish it would get better it has hurt for about 7 mths every since i have had my baby could it be something else related to that any comment

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another clot
Posted by suzanne
Last Reply September 15, 2009 at 15:11
Started September 15, 2009 at 14:45
Has anyone been told they will get another clot?Im 27 went to the hospital last week,was told i have factor v leiden.The doctor told me i will get another clot in my life time,im so worried about it all now!

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Leg discolouration
Posted by Miriam
Last Reply September 15, 2009 at 13:43
Started September 12, 2009 at 12:50
I had my DVT 2 months ago. The pain and swelling eased within 2 weeks or so. However, when I take the stockings off to shower or to give my legs a breather the DVT leg still goes a darker shade than the other. I'm on a daily injection of LMW heparin as I am 34 and a half weeks pregnant. I would really hate to think that my leg is always going to be like this. Will this discolouration eventually go away?? Unfortunately for me, my risk factors are still there (the pregnancy) and its quite difficult to do any substantial exercise. The leg does get achey when I sit for too long so I do try and waddle around as much as I can. So a few questions-
1- How long does it take for discolouration to go away (if at all)
2- Is it ok to take baths? (just something Ive been wondering)

Any help or advice is appreciated

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Ignore everying Bob Woolmer has said
Posted by chris jones
Last Reply September 15, 2009 at 10:52
Started September 11, 2009 at 18:08


Hello forum, its been a while but please ignore all those lisitngs buy the guy Bob Woolmer for the diets and additives and supplements.

As we say over here in Scotland. "load ay' pish"

Take care all you lot and be safe

Chris Jones

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Swollen lymph nodes
Posted by Claire
Last Reply September 14, 2009 at 20:56
Started September 13, 2009
Has anyone had under arm discomfort whilst on warfarin ? I had a dvt 3 weeks
ago & have had some side effects such as weight loss due to loss of appetite,
feeling cold, feeling hot , headaches etc but occasionally I get discomfort under
my armpit, I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this ? I'm on
warfarin for 3 months & my ct scan was clear .

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How much water ?
Posted by Claire
Last Reply September 14, 2009 at 20:49
Started September 14, 2009 at 10:43
How much water should we be drinking to stay hydrated ? I drink around 96 fl
oz within a 24 hr period ( I have a big 32 oz weight watchers cup), I find that if I
drink plenty it keeps the horrible low grade warfarin headaches at bay, but I'm
also aware that drinking too much can be bad for you aswell.
Any ideas ?

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Has anyone switched from warfarin to coumadin
Posted by Claire
Last Reply September 14, 2009 at 20:32
Started September 14, 2009 at 17:21
I was just wondering if anyone has asked their dr to switch from warfarin to
coumadin and did it make a difference, I've only been on it 3 weeks but was on
coumadin in hospital for 3 days with lovenox shots that were continued for a
week when I left, I don't recall feeling dizzy, weak, no energy, headachey etc on
coumadin but maybe it would have taken longer to get into my system ?
Any ideas would be gratefully received.

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do they test for clotting disorders when admit
Posted by CLAIRE
Last Reply September 14, 2009 at 10:43
Started September 13, 2009 at 21:00
I was just wondering if the huge amounts of blood they drew from me when I was admitted to the ER over 3 weeks ago with a dvt ( nothing shoed on lungs from CT scan) from popiteal to femoral veins due to long haul flights a few week prior, were to check for any kind of clotting disorder, there's no family history of this and the Dr seemed pretty certain that it was from the flights t UK & back to US, there were some bloods that they drew that they packed in ice, I had so much going on with everything, that I never asked them.

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What compression is best for a dvt?
Posted by April
Last Reply September 13, 2009 at 06:49
Started September 2, 2009 at 13:34
After a dvt, what compression is best for recovery? Is 15-20mmg enough, or should it be 20-30mmg? Also, can anyone reccomend a brand of compression hose that actually match my skin color?! I am a very pale girl, and the tan color usually ends up looking unaturally dark, while the lighter ones tend to make me look kinda peachy. In general I hate wearing these fugly things, but my legs feel a whole lot better when I do.

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Swelling with out pain
Posted by Adam
Last Reply September 11, 2009 at 23:20
Started September 11, 2009 at 20:14
I have sweeling in my right ankle and calf but I dont have any pain in either.I had a total hip replacement 6 weeks ago.And was on coumadin since the day after my surgery.I went in for a checkup at 4 weeks with the surgen.At that time he wanted to have my leg checked because my calf was still swelled more than he thought it should be.When they did the untrasound the found I had a DVT.I dont know where it was or is as they never told me that.In fact I thought the swelling was normal and would never thought any thing was wrong.They started giving me levonox shots every day for a week and keeped the coumadin up.Well after a few days the swelling in my leg had gone down.And now it realy looks good and the only time it swells at all is if Iam on my feet alot.But it has never hurt and I was wondering if any one else has had the same.Most every one has pain with the swelling.And they wear compression socks to stop the swelling cause it hurts when it swells.I am wondering if there is much t... read more

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damp weather?
Posted by lisa
Last Reply September 11, 2009 at 19:54
Started September 11, 2009 at 19:54
does any of you find that you are mre achy in the damp british weather?i just returned from 3 weeks in the balkans,and my leg didnt ache a bit and it hardly swelled up either.now im home it gets achy after a long day at work and swells up horribly.ive had it almost a year.do you think it will always be fatter than my other leg?

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Do I need to get measured for compression hose
Posted by April
Last Reply September 11, 2009 at 14:32
Started September 3, 2009 at 12:52
I must admit that I am sad to say that out of all the nurses and doctors that I saw while I was in the hospital, no one ever told me that I should be wearing compression hose while recovering from a dvt. This forum is where I learned of their great benefit. So my question is, do I need to get professionally measurred for them or can I just figure it out myself. I bought 2 pairs on my own, one at wal mart and one from off the internet.They really make an incredible difference in my mobility!!! Is there any harm in just measuring yourself? I just want to make sure that I am not harming my legs with an improper fit. I would greatly appreciate your replies!


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