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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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Warfarin side effects
Posted by Claire
Last Reply September 10, 2009 at 04:30
Started September 8, 2009 at 12:40
Hi I had a dvt behind my right knee 3 weeks ago, I was put on lovenox &
warfarin 5mg, almost instantly I lost my appetite & have to force myself to eat
which then makes me feel nauseous ,my leg pain & swelling is going away
slowly but I just want to feel normal again, I also feel hot sometimes & get
occasional tingling in my right pinky finger.
I would appreciate amyone's help

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I'm new at this...DVT
Posted by bkg
Last Reply September 10, 2009 at 03:27
Started August 29, 2009 at 22:22
I was diagnosed with DVT in groin to knee on Aug.3,09. First
week...shots and now Coumadin. My question is: Is it common to have
good days and then set-backs? I will feel good a couple of days and I
"do too much" which causes my leg to hurt and swell. Should I be more
careful and take a slower pace on the days I feel good...or is this
pretty common with a DVT? Will the "good days" get more common...and
the "bad days" get less common. Also, I am hopeful because I am having
days where the swelling and pain are very minimal. I want to insist I
have another ultra sound next week...is it too soon. What are your
thoughts? The post from all you folks has really helped. Thanks, bkg

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Just the old clot or a new one?
Posted by Jen
Last Reply September 9, 2009 at 02:49
Started September 9, 2009 at 02:49
I had a blood clot in the subclavian vein in my arm/chest in Dec 2008. It took a few months after treatment for that dull ache to go away and the veins in my chest to stop showing so promiently. Just in the last few weeks however that aching feeling is coming back. I'm not sure if I should be worried that the clot (which I dont think ever completely disappeared) is getting bigger again or another one is forming or if its just an ongoing symptom of the first one. Anyone had anything similar or have an opinion? Thanks

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very worried
Posted by marcy
Last Reply September 8, 2009 at 04:34
Started August 25, 2009 at 13:52
I have a pe been on coumadin since jan. I went to have my inr checked last fri. It was 4.5 and that was high so doc said don't take meds fri and cut dosage down sat and sun. I did this its mon just left doc and I'm at 6.9. They don't know y I don't either no change diet or meds. I'm afraid that I could bleed inside. Is this level dangerous and if so how? I had ct scan last tues and was injected w dye twice cuz machine broke could this be messing me up? I asked doc he said most like not but I wonder. Please any info be great thanx

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Coagucheck
Posted by Darell (UK)
Last Reply September 7, 2009 at 22:22
Started September 5, 2009 at 08:06
Hi
i am interested about your coaguchek, i am self monitoring using a coaguchek s. recently i am having problems getting my doctors to prescribe the test strips! i bought my own machine and for a while i could get the strips as a seperate prescription to my warfarin but the doctors don't seem keen on it any more! i find the coaguchek grat for keeping my theraputic range in check. Have you had any problems getting the strips?

Regards
Darell

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Hip pain
Posted by Jill
Last Reply September 7, 2009 at 12:10
Started September 6, 2009 at 22:05
I've posted before..earlier this summer actually. I had DVT from foot to groin and looped into the top of my thigh on the other leg. They said there was residual clot left, and I have my 3 month check up in 2 weeks. Lately, I've been getting hip pain..nothing too bad, but definitely enough to make me a little paranoid. There's also a vein that's popping out right under my hip bone. I wear compression stockings, I take warafin and all of the regular things.

Anyone experienced this? Or have any idea what it might be from?

thanks!

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PE after childbirth
Posted by Rosalind Crowther
Last Reply September 6, 2009 at 21:32
Started September 6, 2009 at 21:32
Hello, I had a PE 14 days after my daughter was born, she is now 7 months and I have finished warfarin. I could possible be pregnant again and i'm worried about further DVT's, and the risks so soon after the first clot. Has anyone else who had a pregnancy related DVT had a child soon after?

Thanks Roz

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Getting a cut while on Coumdadin/Warfarin
Posted by Karl
Last Reply September 6, 2009 at 09:58
Started August 17, 2009 at 05:06
Has anyone here received a cut while on the blood thinners? How big was the cut? What was the bleeding like and how long did it take for you to stop the bleeding?

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returning to work
Posted by Jason osborne
Last Reply September 6, 2009 at 09:30
Started September 3, 2009 at 21:05
I am 43 years old and developed a dvt from a fractured fibula and cuboid bone in my foot,i have been put on warfarin for 6 months,my inr is 2.6 at the moment anyone got any idea when i will be alloewd to return to work i am a bricklayer also i had to cancel my holiday anyone know how much my holiday insurance will increase

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Just Strated pill pain in calf today !
Posted by JAY299
Last Reply September 5, 2009 at 20:07
Started September 5, 2009 at 16:00
Ive been on the pill for 2 weeks now im only 18 and have got no history of blood clots in my family .. i think i might be suffering with DVT i have a weird feeling in my right leg its a very slight pain not really painful just very noticable and uncomfortable . ive had the pain 2 days now i took my pill today but i dont want to take it anymore should i not take it tomorrow i cant get to the nurse til monday ! And i cant go to hospital because i think i might just be being paranoid

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blood clot
Posted by lucy
Last Reply September 5, 2009 at 17:46
Started August 31, 2009
yes is it common to have had 4 leg dopplar done negative doctor say no clot and it still be a clot my leg swells and hurts in the calf

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PE with no symptoms?
Posted by Paula
Last Reply September 5, 2009 at 16:10
Started September 3, 2009 at 12:11
Having been diagnosed with a dvt 4 weeks after presenting with symptoms, is it possible that some of the blood clot could have broken away during that time and is elsewhere in my body even though I haven't experienced symptoms associated with a PE? Is there a test to see if this has happened?

I have only had a scan from my groin to my knee on my right leg and am currently taking warfarin (last INR was 2.2). Am experiencing slightly swollen right leg with the red/purple colouring but lots of twinges and pains especially in my left (non dvt) leg. Is this normal?

I am 6 weeks into taking medication.






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Aspirin to treat DVT?
Posted by Jennie
Last Reply September 5, 2009 at 06:32
Started September 4, 2009 at 05:44
A DVT was discovered in my right calf this week. It was apparently found in an early
stage, and my doc (fill-in for my regular doc who is on vaca) said, "take one regular
aspirin a day". I felt his approach quite nonchalant but nevertheless followed his
instructions. I have read about the typical treatment w/ blood thinners, and my sister
and mom both suffered DVTs in the past. After two days the majority of the pain in
my calf has subsided, but I can still feel the clot - some tingling, etc. I will be seeing
my doc in 1-1/2 weeks and plan to pursue this to ensure all is well - clot is dissolved
or controlled, no PE, etc. I am 40, and had been taking Ocella (generic for Yasmin) to
control terrible PMS/mood swings. No more BCP's for me. :-( BTW, I have been
tested for Leiden V and the other proteins and all came back normal. Has anyone on
this forum heard of treating DVTs w/ Aspirin??? Thx.

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No effect of warfarin.
Posted by Sonam Kapoor
Last Reply September 4, 2009 at 18:10
Started September 4, 2009 at 18:10
Hi Everyone,
I am on warfarin treatment after my second episode of DVT 3 months back .But in last few days my INR which was at 2.20 with the dose of 7 mg of warfarin has fall down to 1 while dose of warfarin is increased to 20 mg along with low molecular weight heparin injections so the inr increased to 1.43.So can some one provide me guidance what i should do next?Is this dose not a high dose? How long should i take injections?As the doctor is still suggecting me to continue injections & 20 mg dose of warfarin.

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nattokinase II
Posted by exnavyew
Last Reply September 4, 2009 at 13:33
Started September 2, 2009 at 05:43
Has anyone had any positive experience using nattokinase for a DVT?
Details are appreciated.

Thanks!

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Do I need to get measured for compression hose
Posted by April
Last Reply September 3, 2009 at 12:51
Started September 3, 2009 at 12:51
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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arm dvt
Posted by robert
Last Reply September 1, 2009 at 23:14
Started August 21, 2007 at 02:41
I have dvt in my arm after i hurt my shoulder while working doing tile work. Is there anyone out there had this happen to them after working with there arms? I wonder if i can ever go back to doing this kind work. Robert

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13 Years w/ Post DVT Pains
Posted by Amy
Last Reply September 1, 2009 at 21:46
Started August 1, 2009 at 02:49
I am new to this forum, however I have been dealing with the DVT issue for 13 years. I had my dvt when i was only 19 years old. It was by far the largest ever found in my area of the US. It was from my left ankle to about a 1/4 inch from my lungs by the time they found it. Back in 1996 they were not as advanced with treatment as they are now so I spent months in ICU with nothing more than prayers, blood thinner and pain meds. The doctors could not go in and break it up for fear of a piece going to my lungs and they didn't want to risk going in to do anything else. Their hopes were that the blood thinner would help it disolve and absorb back into the vein walls and that my body would created alternate paths on it's own for the blood to travel. Eventually that all happened although there is a huge amount of residual damage left even 13 years later, I am alive and lived a normal life. I do have pain and swelling and I'm on Coumadin and wear these fancy stockings pretty often. I experi... read more

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filter being removed
Posted by Laura
Last Reply September 1, 2009 at 01:19
Started August 30, 2009 at 15:04
I have just recieved a letter stating I am going to have my filter which was put in for my DVT and PE 6 weeks ago taken out. It is being done on Thursday and I am really nervous and unsure what to expect.I was hoping someone could advise me and also I am worried that if they take it out does that mean i am more likely to have enough PE. Thank you and I look forward forward to your responses. Laura

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nattokinase
Posted by exnavyew
Last Reply August 31, 2009 at 22:59
Started August 25, 2009 at 05:43
I have a DVT in my right calf and am taking Coumadin for 3 months and then I will have another sonogram to see of the blood clot has 'resolved'. If it has not and they tell me to stay on Coumadin for another 3 months I'm considering trying 'alternative' options.
I've been reading a lot about nattokinase and I would very likely give it a try in lieu of another 3 months of Coumadin.
Does anyone have any experience in using nattokinase for blood clots?
Would like to hear your experience using it, good or bad.
Thanks for your time!

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