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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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pls let me know INR is 1.0 from 1.4
Posted by bharati
Last Reply February 23, 2009 at 09:49
Started February 10, 2009 at 15:37
today i chekd my INR after two weeks from my treatment after one month. my doctor is not in my present place. they asked me to take INR once in two weeks. when i did last it was 1.4 and 18 seconds PT.but today PT [pro-thrombing] is 13 seconds n INR is 1.0. is it danger ? will it not be stable? im confused. i dont have doctor for this reliable.so if anyone knows about it detail pls write me fast friends. i m worried.
thanks in advance.

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Posted by Vanessa - Bridgwater,England
Last Reply February 19, 2009 at 12:23
Started February 14, 2009 at 22:51
Please can someone help me is this normal? I was diagnosed 11 days ago, have been taking clexane injections 0.75 & warfarin 5, 7, now 8/9 alternate days til my next blood test on Mon 16th. my last INR result was 1.3, i am still in considerable pain, swollen, bruised not red, black from back of thigh down to just below knee crease and my foot my ankle is now swollen. My other leg is also in great pain as I have fibromyalgia aswell, but i have a deep fissure i think you call it which is not healing no matter what I put on it, there are now red swellings going up the outside of my ankle from this point, i live alone and becoming more and more scared of this what should i do? or is this normal? i have not been told much to what i should expect. Please can someone come back to me a.s.a.p. I keep ringing NHS direct every weekend when I cant get hold of doctors but i am so scared.

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Three coffees a day can slash stroke risk
Posted by N
Last Reply February 19, 2009 at 07:29
Started February 19, 2009 at 07:29
Three coffees a day can slash stroke risk in women
By Pat Hagan
Last updated at 9:59 PM on 18th February 2009

Just two to three cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of a stroke by almost 20 per cent.

A study of 83,000 women over a 24-year period showed coffee lovers were much less likely to suffer a clot on the brain.

The finding came as a surprise to scientists who had set out to investigate reports that coffee increased the risk of a stroke.

Although the study was carried out in women, it is thought any benefits would also apply to men.

But experts at the Autonomous University of Madrid stressed coffee only protects against illness in those who are healthy.

They warned patients with existing heart disease or blood pressure problems are unlikely to benefit by drinking more.

Strokes kill around 200 people every day in the UK. Many more are left disabled and living in fear that a second or even third attack could kill them.

It's estimated to cost the NHS... read more

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can you have garlic
Posted by suzanne
Last Reply February 18, 2009 at 15:24
Started February 17, 2009 at 09:11
im a bit confused,can you eat garlic while on warfarin?I love pasta sauces but most i like seem to contain garlic.I have looked at some sites where some say ok to have and others say not to have it.The booklet i got of do's and donts when i left hospital does not mention garlic.

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Coumadin. side effects and health notes
Posted by N
Last Reply February 18, 2009 at 05:35
Started February 14, 2009 at 02:57
• The use of Coumadin may affect the level of vitamin K.

• Coumadin may also be affected by CoQ10, which creates a similar action as vitamin K.

• Avoid foods and supplements containing high dosages of vitamin A (over 10000 IU/day) or vitamin E (over 400 IU/day).

• More than 5 gms (5,000 mg) of vitamin C may reduce the absorption of Coumadin.

• Absorption and activity of Coumadin may be decreased by iron, magnesium, and zinc. These minerals should be taken separately from Coumadin, by at least two hours.

• Please consult with your physician or pharmacist before taking nutritional supplements containing chondroitin sulfate.

• More than 60 grams of onions (2 oz’s) may affect the activity of Coumadin.

• Avoid avocado with warfarin.

• Taking high doses of Grapefruit juice with Coumadin may interfere with drug therapy.

• The following herbs may contribute to blood thinning and should not be used with Coumadin: Angelica, anise, arnica, asafoetida, bogbean, boldo,... read more

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Posted by squatpuke
Last Reply February 18, 2009 at 04:44
Started January 8, 2009
Hello all...

41 y/o male, athletic, good health

In April I hurt my knee playing basketball (later mri showed 7mm meniscus tear)...one week after that I had SEVERE calf pain. I was seeing a PT for the knee and we both thought it was muscle cramping from the very pronounced limp from the injury. SO of course he did DEEP TISSUE massage on my calf. The calf pain never fully went away until about 3- 4 days later....

About 2 months later I was admitted to hospital with pretty bad PE...have been on coumadin for the past 6 months...(just got off, thank you Lord)...had all the blood/CT/Ultrasound tests done and everything seems negative...(no factor V, cancer, etc)

Anyway, two questions for group....

1) Everyone suspects the PE was caused by a DVT given the calf pain I had...but WHY THE TWO MONTH DELAY...IOW, why did it take so long for the clot to reach my lungs?

2) I really don't remember having much calf swelling with the DVT...and my leg didn't even come close to lo... read more

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what happens if you get knocked in dvt area
Posted by suzanne
Last Reply February 15, 2009 at 03:12
Started February 11, 2009 at 15:26
i was diagnosed in nov with a very large dvt at the top of my leg,im hoping to be back at work soon,what happens if the area where the clot is gets knocked?ive asked my doctor and he didnt really answer me,just wondering if anyone knew.i look after children so just a bit worried if my leg gets knocked.

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An apology to Char and Maisa
Posted by Justin
Last Reply February 15, 2009 at 03:07
Started February 14, 2009 at 06:01
Char I know we disagreed on an issue in the past, you had some good points as I felt I may have too. So I hope we can just agree to disagree on that topic. And I think I would like it if we could let bygons be bygons. I think we agree on a lot of other things.

Maisa, your life choices are yours, I might not agree with them and certainly dont like the preaching from some others on this forum. I feel I owe you an apology for being a little harsh. I was definetly on the defense at the time and not for hearing anyones opinon. I hope you do well and we all can chat about our experiences and not tell each other what is right and wrong unless we feel someone is in danger of harming themselves or someone else.

With that said I hope we can return to having a great forum with good people no more preaching. SORRY AGAIN> Justin

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show me medical facts!
Posted by Chris Jones
Last Reply February 14, 2009 at 22:56
Started February 11, 2009 at 20:22

I challenge the Toms and Zsa Zsa Abhors to actually produce the fact that diet causes DVT/PE.

And also produce the facts that diet causes congenital, hereditary, and genetic blood disorders.

And that diet causes the Occluded Inferior Vena Cava and diet causes May Thurners.

I dont want statistics, i want proof.

Anyone can produce the stats from the net, lets see the proof.

If you can proove this to me i will go ahead and approach the relevant medical professionals and then take it up on my own for the UK and the rest of the world to look into it.

Then i will listen, unless you can proove this please dont come here and dictate. And this will lead to a major medical breakthrough and i will take my hat off to you.

This will save and prevent loss of life, so, help is needed but produce the facts.

Yours in anticipation.

Chris Jones.

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Vegan diet
Posted by Jamal singh
Last Reply February 14, 2009 at 22:56
Started February 9, 2009 at 13:52

I am a patient in the vascular ward here in the state run general hospital. I am an out patient now on anti coagulants and attend clinics for my blood every 4 weeks. Through my religeous beliefs imposed on me from a very very strict upbringing and the fact my family work hard to finance an education rather than foods we are vegans. I have had several episodes of deep venous thrombosis and in now reading this very imformative site i want to tell my story on here. We eat many many pulses, dahl style lentils and rice which is the main things we eat as they are plentiful and affordable. We have many fresh spices and herbs to add flavour and many family members enjoy a varied food system and we enjoy the social meetings with other families to exchange gifts and enjoy company. I have a genetic blood clotting disorder and i am under going blood examinations for the may thurner syndrome as my left side has been badly effected. I read about the rich west diets and... read more

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Tom: Backing Up My Claims. Can You?
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply February 14, 2009 at 21:53
Started February 7, 2009 at 06:45
I challenge you to post some facts regarding a correlation between dvt and diet to back up YOUR claims. And I don't mean articles that connect atherosclerosis and heart disease to diet; that has been surely proven I agree. Per your request, I will post articles that have been published in scientific, peer-reviewed journals that have proven, scientifically, that dvt is caused by hormone therapy, recent surgery, periods of immobilization, pregnancy, malignancy, and inherited thrombophilic disorders, to name a few.

You love to point out that no one on this forum can back up what they say. Well, can you? I have yet to see one single post that includes legitimate sources that can draw parallels between dvt and diet. You Tube videos and random internet sources do not suffice. Since having my dvt a year ago I have done exhaustive amounts of research and have yet to see one article mention diet, and that's the honest truth.

So for my part, I am posting at least one article, i... read more

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Sarah in Chicago
Posted by John in Dallas
Last Reply February 14, 2009 at 18:52
Started August 4, 2008 at 03:25
Hi Sarah,

Haven't heard anything from you in a while on the forum and wondering how you are doing. Before I ask any specific questions, I want to make sure you are still looking at the forum. I have a few questions for you about PTS and would like your input.

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Low INR+no bleeding = again blotclotting??????
Posted by Bharati
Last Reply February 14, 2009 at 03:48
Started February 14, 2009 at 03:48
Hii all
i just took my second blood test in this month it came around 1.4 to 1 INR result. And when i brush normally i get bleeding but after taking 5mg of Asitrom two days i got bleeding while i m brushing. today it was very normal. so if anyone pls know answer for my doubt pls reply. i would be greatful.

1] Low INR may create Clot again?
2] No bleeding is sign of curing or medicine is not working in my body?
3]after getting stable also there is a fear to get another clot even taking bloodthinning tablets regularly?
4] i m taking normal diet without oil n potato n carrot n cauliflower. In india i dont know what type of vegetables i can avoid. if anyone follows indian diet pls let me know.
THanks in advance

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Warfarin Blood Thinner "Useless" for Cancer Pa
Posted by N
Last Reply February 13, 2009 at 17:17
Started February 13, 2009 at 17:17
Warfarin Blood Thinner "Useless" for Cancer Patients - New Research

Warfarin 'not reducing thromboses in cancer patients'
Friday, 13 Feb 2009 08:37

The anticoagulant drug warfarin is not reducing thromboses in cancer patients, a major study has found.

Scientists affiliated with Cancer Research UK say that new treatments are needed as a result of their research.

They claim that prophylactic warfarin is not associated with reduction in catheter-related or other thromboses in cancer patients.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a well known complication of cancer and is related to the production of a range of pro-clotting factors by tumours, certain chemotherapies and hormone therapies, and the use of central venous catheters (CVCs).

About half of patients with cancer have VTE, but it remains an underdiagnosed and undertreated condition. The use of CVCs to deliver infusional chemotherapy has increased enormously in the past decade, as has recognition of catheter-relate... read more

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discomfort in groin/abdomen area
Posted by Jason N
Last Reply February 13, 2009 at 14:44
Started January 25, 2009 at 21:34
I am 27 (male) and had a PE about 4 years ago and had a Greenfield filter installed and haven't had any problems since.
Occasionally I have sharp calf cramps (charlie horse), twice it has bothered me enough to go to a doctor or the ER to get checked out and everything was fine.
This past week I had a calf cramp in both legs and yesterday I started noticing a discomfort in my lower abdomen (for a guy, the sensation is similar to the sensation you feel after getting kicked in the groin).
The only mention of groin pain I see on this forum is usually in reference to May-Thurner Syndrome, but it seems pretty rare for men, and I don't want to jump to any conclusions too quickly.
I just found this forum today and thought I'd check for any insight, thanks.

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Start sporting again
Posted by MJ
Last Reply February 13, 2009 at 11:48
Started October 18, 2008 at 15:31

Diagnosed with DVT on Sept 3rd. During my first step-lession since ages I most
probably ripped a muscle or so and after a couple of days I could not walk normally
anymore. The calf of my right leg was somewhat thicker but that was it.
DVT was the verdict.

Got all the medication necessary and my "friend" for the upcoming two years, the
stocking :).

I am feeling fine now, can walk without problems 13 kms (about 7,5 miles) or longer
without pain. I would love to start at my sportschool again which does not seem to be
a problem (according to my doctor).

However, it is difficult to find something about it on the internet. My sportschool is
focussed on the lessons of Les Mills (so bodypump, bodystep, bodyvive, bodycombat,
etc. etc).

Anyone here at this forum who has taken up these sports again?
How did you go by?

Any advice/information is appreciated.

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How much longer?
Posted by John Sharp
Last Reply February 10, 2009 at 17:39
Started February 7, 2009 at 13:30
Hi guys, in October 2007 I was diagnosed with DVT after an ultrasound revealed a 25mm clot in my right calf muscle. I spent 14 days in hospital unable to walk at all. I had regular Hepfarin stomach injections After being finally released my doctor put me on Warfarin Sodium Tabs, 6mg / day. My INR stabilized around 2.0. It is now Feb. 2009 and the doctor still has me on Warfarin Tabs. After being on Warfarin all this time - (16months)I have noticed some significant life changes, both phsically and emotionally. I am seriously at my wits end having to take this horrible medication for such a long time. I am hoping the doctor was wrong in keeping me on it for this long.

All the skin on my feet and between the toes is dying, cracked and painful. It was never like this before I started taking the tablets - It looks disgusting. After taking my daily dosage 10mg / day now, I often get intense headaches and extreme weakness - some days I have to go straight to bed after having it as it ma... read more

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after DVT treatment
Posted by Linda
Last Reply February 10, 2009 at 04:32
Started February 6, 2009 at 20:33
Hi all! did somebody heard about taking baby aspirin(81 ml) after finishing the treatment with coumadin?
One doctor told me that i should take baby aspirin every day for 1 year to make sure that i won't get any more clots in my leg.

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I am wrong
Posted by Tom the Vegan
Last Reply February 9, 2009 at 10:53
Started February 9, 2009 at 10:53


I am totally wrong about the subject of been Vegan will stop blood clots and arterial, veinous problems.I have no evidence of this and its all in my mind as i cannot provide the FACTS to back up my outrageous claims i have made on here. I am too proud to say sorry and apologise to all of you people on here i have offended with my sometimes dictatorship statements. I do hope in time you will be able to forgive me.


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PE question
Posted by Linda
Last Reply February 9, 2009 at 10:49
Started February 9, 2009 at 04:25
Hi all! I had DVT on september 2008 and still on coumadin(5 months already). Can you still develop PE after all this time?

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