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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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DVT and Nerfrotic Syndromw
Posted by Corey Olive
Last Reply June 26, 2009 at 20:49
Started June 26, 2009 at 20:49
I am 13 years old and when i was 3 i was diagnosed with Nerfrotic Syndrome, this causes the white blood cells to attack my kidney causing the kidney too leak out vital proteins and liquids. i was then treated by emptying all the fluids causing my blood to become dry while i was also taking a very high dose of steriods. i was then soon to be discharged as me nd my family thought everything was alright, but one night i suddenly had a fit and stroke and they sedated me and i was sent to manchester. i was then diagnosed with blood clots in the head wich caused me to hallucinate and thinks weird thoughts wich scared me alot at the time. One night i had my first good night sleep with my dad at m side and the next morning the blood cltos had gone, at that time i was being treated with heparin wich is a blood thinner (i think) and i was then sent down from high dependency unit to a ward. i was then discharged. that night my leg turned purple and was bigger than ever compared to my oher leg ... read more

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INR 1.1
Posted by Sharon
Last Reply June 26, 2009 at 18:25
Started June 13, 2009 at 02:12
I had my INR done yesterday and it has dropped from 1.6 last week which is still bad for me as mine should be between 2.5 and 3. I have been on 8mgs for weeks and weeks, usually only getting down to 7.5mg. My doctor today has said take 9mg, my understanding of INR is that if I get this type of reading it is bad for me, I have had 1 x DVT and 2 x PE's. should I go off to the hospital?

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we just find out DVT
Posted by Justina
Last Reply June 26, 2009
Started May 9, 2009 at 09:20
Hi, my husband had a broken leg / knee on the two weeks ago following a operation. We came to hospital yesterday to have stiches removed and for the last 3 days my husband was complaining on pain in the calf they did a doppler and we came back with results "dvt in proximity of pvt" in the vain below his knee. They kept him in hospital. He is getting walfrin and clexin ( might spelt it wrong )to thin the blood and they are waiting it reaches a expected level, and then they will release him home with tablets.

Please tell me what additionally I could do?`Could he walk ? does he need to keep the leg up? The leg is swollen, is there a cream or something i could use to reduce the swelling? What crutial questions I need answered? How long will this last?
Please tell me as I am a wife with 2 small children, and I need to help him be with us again.

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lung blood clot
Posted by kcii
Last Reply June 25, 2009 at 11:02
Started June 24, 2009 at 05:32
hi i have been takin warfarin for about 4 months, i had a emergancy c section 4 and half months ago and a week later i had really bad pain in my left chest and sholder and arm.... The past week iv been bleeding so heavy with my period like real bad, i went to doctors inr lvl is good, so she wants me to get a pelvic ultrasound (i dont know why) but today iv noticed iv got bruises on my hands and fingers..does anyone know why???i would apresiate it thanks


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What should I be asking my doctor?
Posted by Audrey
Last Reply June 23, 2009 at 16:49
Started June 21, 2009 at 16:10
I am a 53 year old female and was diagnosed using doppler ultrasound on Friday with DVT in both the peroneal and popliteal veins in my right leg. My regular doctor had the day off, so I saw a fellow practioner and was put on heparin and warfain right away. I have a follow up appointment tomorrow with my regular doctor.

I have many questions. Perhaps you might be able to advise I am missing any important questions.

How many clots were identified and what are their sizes and locations?

I was rushed to the emergency room in 2007 with a pain in my left arm and feeling very lightheaded. My BP was 162/129 with a high respiratory rate. There was no indication of a heart attack. Should I be asking if anything was done to determine if this could have been a PE? FYI, my BP and heart rate do go all over the map, anywhere from normal to stage 1 hypertension readings. Is this in any way associated with DVT?

I am prone to bleeding under the skin, usually caused by grazing an object. W... read more

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sleeping tablets
Posted by B
Last Reply June 22, 2009 at 10:44
Started June 19, 2009 at 07:50
hi friends after long im meeting u here. i have taken clonotrill 1 mg bec of my depression is it good in DVT period or it may give sideeffect anyone taking sleeping tablets like this with doctor's advice ? pls let me know. waiting eagarly for ur answer

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Will DVT comes second time? is it too danger?
Posted by Priya2009
Last Reply June 20, 2009 at 16:03
Started February 2, 2009 at 15:15
Hii friends i have come to knw that i got Deep vein Thrombosis on last month. somehow i got relief from my swollen leg half of my right leg got cleard the clots now i have it in from my knee to thight curve . now i m into medicine [oral] the tab name is Astrodam4mg.now i can able to walk n do my regular things at home with some mandatory.but i feel like i m in a prison. not able to travel anywhere or go to market n i dont know how long it iwll be n will there any surity that i wont get DVT again in my life in the same leg or i may get in my left leg. i pray god that DVT or anyother threatening problems should not come to anyone in this world. pls friends those who knows answer for my question pls reply here. i feel as if i lost my happiness in my life. feeling lonely sometimes i feel y should i live like this. already i fedup in my life. thanks in advance for ur reply.
good luck friends.

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Lupron
Posted by Richelle
Last Reply June 18, 2009 at 18:34
Started June 18, 2009 at 16:32
Has anyone ever taken Lupron? I had a DVT and PEs a couple years ago caused by pregnancy and fertility drugs. I was told by my hematologist that I should never take hormones (birth control, HRT, etc.). I had surgery for severe endometriosis several years ago. It's back, big time. I had a laparoscopy this week and my ob/gyn removed as much scar tissue as she could with a laser. After the surgery, she recommended to my husband that I take Lupron to bring on menopause which will stop the endometriosis from growing. She said it's safe, but yet I've been told not to take hormones. I have an appointment with her next week to discuss options. Just wondering if any has had experience with Lupron. Thanks.

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Common Spices Better than Aspirin
Posted by N
Last Reply June 17, 2009 at 21:49
Started June 17, 2009 at 21:49
Common Spices Work Better than Aspirin to Stop Blood Clots
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by: Barbara Minton

Spices do a whole lot more than liven up food. New research has found that the active ingredients in several common spices prevent platelet aggregation and blood clot formation up to 29 times better than aspirin, and without the side effects.

Scientists in India have done extensive testing to determine the health benefits of spices traditionally used in Indian cuisine. In the latest research to come from the Central Food Technological Research Institute, they evaluated the effect of the principle spice active compounds eugenol, capsaicin, piperine, quercetin, curcumin, cinnamaldehyde, and allyl sulphide on human platelet aggregation. They demonstrated that each compound evaluated was able to significantly inhibit blood clotting. Furthermore, the compounds performed their anti-platelet aggregation activity against several different factors that promote the clotting of blood.
... read more

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Flying 10 hours with dvt
Posted by Simone
Last Reply June 17, 2009 at 04:29
Started June 16, 2009 at 23:54
Hello everybody! I am new to this forum! I just got diagnosed with a small dvt just below the calf! We planned a trip to Germany in 3 weeks. My doctor put me on 5 mg warfarin. I have gone to 2 differnt doctors. One says it was ok to fly the other one said no way that if the airline found out that i had a dvt they would notlet me fly!!! Can anyone help me out? thanks a bunch!!!
Simone

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Clotamin
Posted by Blaine
Last Reply June 16, 2009 at 21:36
Started June 16, 2009 at 21:36
Hello all, I just wanted to share that found a great new product made for people on
blood thinners, Clotamin. It's a multivitamin, that's K free, with adjusted levels of C and E.
It's about time started making products for people on blood thinners...

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Restenting after failure of old vein stent
Posted by Kirby Holden
Last Reply June 15, 2009 at 05:19
Started June 15, 2009 at 05:19
Looking for anyone who has had to go back and have a stent redone due to May Turner sydrome. I have had mine in for seven years and it appears one has collapsed due to pressure at hip area. I am 46 and they have been in for seven years. Does anyone know long tern affects of re stenting? Any other options? Currently I have 11 stents from Knee to chest not sure which one failed.
Thank you.

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clots in stomach
Posted by Anita
Last Reply June 13, 2009 at 05:24
Started June 13, 2009 at 03:58
HI, just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with clots from a DVT travelling up to your stomach? I had an ultrasound scan last week to check on my DVT which I have had since Jan after a leg injury, I am 38 yrs old, and was told the DVT clots had not gone and were now in my lower stomach. Last scan in Jan showed it was up to my groin, iliac veins. My INR is really good and stays between 2, and 3 consistently. I really thought all the clots would have gone and was shocked when told that they were all there still and now in the stomach. I was not told it was serious and have not heard anything back, so assume it is no medical emergency that the clots have reached my lower stomach? thanks!

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Thank you every1
Posted by clare
Last Reply June 12, 2009 at 13:53
Started June 11, 2009 at 19:53
Ive only just found this forum and im so relieved to know im not on my own, i was diagnosed with a free flowing bloodclot in my right leg almost 7weeks ago, i was in hospital for 7 days and the day i was discharged the lady i had got very friendly with died because her clot went from her lung and killed her, i was so distraught as tis lady was a lovely woman but i was also so scared i to would die. i came home to my 4 small children and after about 4hrs my clot moved and also went to my lung, i was an absolute wreck, i knew what was happening and the fear i felt was indescribable. I was in hospital for 13days and now im home my inr is all over the place. Im on 15oooc framin injections a day and 10 warfarin then my levels go up to between 2.1 and 2.4, then the hospital take me off the fragmin and lvels go straight back down to 1.3. 4 weeks ago i was on antibiotics for a bad case of tonsilitis (im so run down i seem to be picking up everything) and my levels went up to 2.4 so the hosp... read more

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Long-haul flight risk for serial clotter
Posted by SantaCruzDad
Last Reply June 12, 2009 at 02:04
Started June 9, 2009 at 14:31
I had my second DVT/PE earlier this year after a long-haul flight between Europe and the US (previous one was in 2007). It looks like I'll now be on Warfarin indefinitely as there is probably some genetic factor or other disorder which makes me a "serial clotter". Normally I travel between the US and Europe several times a year for business, but now I'm wondering what the risks are in continuing to do this ? The haematologist was very vague but advised against long-haul flights "if possible". Given that I'm on Warfarin and my INR is a steady 2.5 it seems to me that the risks should now be quite low, but I have no way of assessing this risk objectively. I'd be grateful for any thoughts on this or links to data on DVT risks for people already on Warfarin.


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DVT from flying
Posted by Katie
Last Reply June 10, 2009 at 13:08
Started March 20, 2009 at 17:07
Hi my name is Katie Barker and i am a travel and tourism student from Sheffield Hallam University.
For my dissertation i am investigating the health risks involved in flying. If anyone has been effected will any risks especially DVT could you please answer the below questions thankyou

1. How long after the flight did you discover you had DVT?
2. What were your symptoms?
3. Where you made aware onboard the flight about protential risks if so what wereow and when did you discover you had DVT they?
4. Have doctors told you not to the fly or take any precautions?
5. Has it stopped you from flying?

Thankyou for taking the time to answer the questions

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Flying after having DVT
Posted by Amanda C
Last Reply June 9, 2009 at 16:26
Started March 18, 2009 at 23:07
My dad had DVT a year ago about 4 weeks after flying from the UK to New York. He took warfarin and recovered and stopped needing to take this some time ago. I live in Australia and am having a baby, what is the associated risk for him to fly long haul from the UK to Australia? Will he be able to obtain insurance and what can he do to decrease the risks?

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Ankle pain in other (non-DVT) leg ?
Posted by SantaCruzDad
Last Reply June 9, 2009 at 14:09
Started June 19, 2007 at 21:38
Hi - I had a DVT and a PE back in late March (apparently triggered by a bout of adult chicken pox - just my luck !) and am now coming up to the half way point in my 6 month wafarin treatment. The DVT was in my right leg and after the leg pain cleared I had a lot of foot pain in the same leg, which has only recently cleared up. Apparently this is not uncommon so I didn't worry too much. However I now have severe ankle pain in the other (left) foot, which started quite suddenly a few days ago. Coincidentally my INR dipped below 2 last week so I'm wondering if I might have developed a clot in the other leg while the INR was low (seems unlikely though ?). Alternatively maybe it's arthritis or similar caused by either the chicken pox (it happens apparently, but it seems like this would be too long ago to be a cause ?) or somehow related to the DVT in the right leg. Yes, I know I should go to my GP but that will probably just result in me getting sent to A&E and then sitting around for a ... read more

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Sun & warfarin
Posted by Lesley Russell
Last Reply June 8, 2009 at 16:09
Started June 4, 2009 at 22:53
Does any body else that is on warfarin suffer in the sun. I was injecting clexane for 5 years & had no side effects.
I'm now a lifer on warfarin & being out in the sun has brought me out in a bad heat rash & hives.
Help please

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Protein albumin
Posted by N
Last Reply June 7, 2009 at 11:28
Started June 7, 2009 at 11:28
Elevated Level Of Certain Protein In Urine Linked To Increased Risk For Blood Clots

ScienceDaily (May 12, 2009) Preliminary research suggests that higher than normal levels of the protein albumin in urine is associated with an increased risk for blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or lungs (venous thromboembolism; VTE).

The overall incidence of VTE in developed countries is about 0.15 percent per year, varying from less than 0.005 percent in individuals younger than 15 years to as high as 0.5 percent at 80 years of age. Known risk factors for VTE include stasis (a slowing of the normal flow) of the blood and changes in the composition of the blood. However, in as many as 50 percent of VTE cases, none of the known risk factors are present, according to background information in the article.

Microalbuminuria (albumin in urine; 30-300 mg per 24-hour urine collection) is associated with changes in the levels of several coagulation proteins. The effect of coagulation dis... read more

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