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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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Rob Thank you!
Posted by Than ks!
Last Reply December 24, 2008 at 17:51
Started December 24, 2008 at 17:51
Hey it's Xmas! Seasons Greetings!!! You'll NEVER know how this has helped me - don't have pay-pal or even a credit card but am REALLY grateful YOU DID THIS!!! Wish you ALL THE BEST!!!

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Char
Posted by Sher
Last Reply December 23, 2008 at 19:55
Started December 19, 2008 at 21:34
Char is not on her web because she is in the hospital. She is having the blood heparin series to resume her coumadin as she was diagnosed
with protein S defiency.

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merry christmas!
Posted by Chris Jones
Last Reply December 23, 2008
Started December 22, 2008 at 11:15

Just a wee thread to wish each one everyone of us and our families who use the site and forum a very very merry christmas and all the best for the new year and onwards into 2009.

Hope we all get what we want and OUR wishes come true.

And on a more personal note i hope santa got my letter for the matching suspender belt and bra i so dearly want for the compression tights!!

Not so bothered about the heels!!

BE SAFE you lot!

Chris Jones. x.

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Is the clot still there?
Posted by joe
Last Reply December 21, 2008 at 18:32
Started December 18, 2008 at 20:11
4 months of being on warfarin,is the clot still there? Anyone had any proof from scans that the clot is dissolved. Been told by docs that it would have gone by now as it was a small dvt and there would be scarring of the vein. Anyone help please? p.s. On warfarin for another 2 months.

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DVT & Ultrasound
Posted by Sam
Last Reply December 19, 2008 at 22:36
Started December 19, 2008 at 22:36
Dear All-

I've been having some leg pain and recently hurt my knee badly (no surgery required). I recently started feeling leg and thigh pain and just noticed (two weeks ago) red spots on my thigh. My physicians (GP and Dermatologist) didn't know what it was but ordered an ultrasound of my knee and thigh (duplex). The results came back negative (normal blood flow). I was wondering what the accuracy of a ultrasound was and if i should seek further testing for DVT.

Thanks

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After Care DVT
Posted by Tim
Last Reply December 19, 2008 at 08:12
Started December 12, 2008 at 22:21
I had a DVT in mt R Leg in April was in the Hosp 5 days now Im still on thinners. My MD say Ill be on them ambut 6 more months. What kind of after cate shuld I ve doing besides the stockings and Blood Thinners. Is there any thing I should not be doing. Alsi I dont have much if ant swelling just some discolloration in my foot is that normal? does it ever get better? Also im back to work without restrictions.

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Cold medicines whilst on Warfarin?
Posted by Cate
Last Reply December 17, 2008 at 23:48
Started December 19, 2007 at 22:28
Evening everyone,

I am suffering from the most horrendous cold [thanks to my boss who bravely struggled into work to spread her germs] and I'm trying to find something I can take for it. I've tried two pharmacies, one a big chain & one independant, and they both said drink lots of water & take paracetamol.

Does anyone know of anything that can be taken safely? I can't believe the only remedy is paracetamol!

Cate

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hey john in dallas
Posted by denise
Last Reply December 17, 2008 at 13:23
Started November 3, 2008 at 08:52
Just wanted to f/up..

I saw a vascular surgeon & finally got in to see my hematologist - neither would consider intervention surgery; they all said it was way too dangerous (stating that the risk completely outweighed the benefit). I can only guess that it may have been because it a surgery that may be highly individualized and I simply wasnt a good candidate. Both of these docs looked at me like I was crazy for asking - and I even elaborated on your case. It was an option that I thought was worth pursuing because I am really not interested in dealing with all the potential pts ramifications..

In anycase, thanks for the info anyway.

On another note, are you a runner?? You mentioned in your string that when you were running you had pain.. I'm a runner, but my hematologist said that he doesnt want me to exercise (other than mild walking) for at least 3 more months.. It blew me away..

I feel like getting my treadmill will improve my circulation and help me get better quic... read more

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newly diagnosed
Posted by jackie
Last Reply December 17, 2008 at 13:08
Started December 16, 2008 at 09:47
i have just been diagnosed with a DVT.the clot is in my groin but apparently my left leg is 'blocked'right down to my calf.i dont understand this.i asked if there was more than 1 clot and was told no,but no one seems willing to explain to me further.how is my whole leg blocked if there is only 1 clot?at first only my thigh was swollen but now my whole leg looks really grotesque as it took 4 days for them to get a correct diagnoses.if they had found it sooner and started me on warfarin sooner would it have stopped my leg from getting so swollen and blocked?i am really scared

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Large blood clot in leg
Posted by Kathy
Last Reply December 16, 2008 at 13:38
Started December 12, 2008 at 15:53
3 weeks ago my husband was diagnosed with a large blood clot in his leg. He started
with injections & now his INR is stable. We are booked to fly home to Australia for
Christmas this Thursday but his leg swells each night time/then goes down in the
morning. My anxiety is whether we should cancel our flights for now?
Thanks,
Kathy

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What caused DVT?
Posted by Catherine
Last Reply December 15, 2008 at 04:57
Started December 12, 2008 at 12:29
I am 30 years old and was diagnosed with a DVT behind the left knee in February this year. I had no reason to get a DVT other than the fact that I was on the pill and had been for the past 8 years with no problem.

My haematologist said that she would do some genetic testing once I had finished the Warfarin, which was in October. I was convinced it would show some sort of genetic abnormality (Factor V Leiden etc) as my Grandma had had a DVT when she was in her 40's and my mum had a superficial thrombosis when she was pregnant with my brother, therefore I presumed something must run in the family.

I got the results back this week - all normal! Now I'm panicking and wondering why the hell I DID get the DVT as there is no other real reason! It's especially worrying when you google "idiopathic DVT" and everything that comes up is to do with cancer!! Is anyone else in the same position as me?

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Anyone getting dvt treatment in Dallas?
Posted by Tracy
Last Reply December 14, 2008 at 22:17
Started November 13, 2008 at 02:29
I was diagnosed yesterday, just wondering who else is in Dallas and what dr. you are seeing, are you satisfied ?

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Who does what exercise?
Posted by Amandajane
Last Reply December 14, 2008 at 13:28
Started December 7, 2008 at 10:12
Hi everyone,
I am just wondering what sort of exercise you all do.

I walk 12km a day five days a week.

I have not lost one ounce of weight but feel
alot healthier and have turned fat to muscle. What do you guys do?

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Just diagnosed with DVT-help
Posted by Maisa Lopez
Last Reply December 14, 2008 at 05:59
Started December 12, 2008 at 05:02
I am 30 years old, I played college basketball and I am used to going to the gym 5 times a week. On top of that I used to perform in salsa dancing shows. I dont smoke, I barely drink and I did take birth control pills. I spent the last 4 days at the hospital. I do travel a lot, some for work (I work for a cruise line) and some for pleasure. I was diagnose with DVT, no one, no two...but 4 blood clots. 3 of them are in my right leg and 1 on my left leg. My right leg hurts to the point that I cant walk and I am using crutches. I was supposed to go back to the ship today but the doctor will not let me go back to work for 3 months. I am only 30 and a healthy person, I was not ready for something like this. I am scared and every 30 minutes I feel that I may be having a heart attack. I need as much support and info from all of you as I can get. You can write to me at mailopezdr@gmail.com
I cant imagine my life without working out. Please feel free to email me.
Thanks

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prominent veins?
Posted by andrea
Last Reply December 13, 2008 at 16:46
Started December 12, 2008 at 18:09
i am 3 months post DVT,which was in my abdomen,extending down my left leg.just recently i have notced that around the area of the clot,my veins seem very blue and very near the surface of my skin.tey definately wernt like this before.has anyone else had this?is it normal?it doesnt hurt when i press it or anything.im beginning to realise that almost nothing is abnormal when it comes to DVTs!

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leg aches in left leg
Posted by sarah
Last Reply December 13, 2008 at 09:03
Started December 13, 2008 at 03:01
Hi im just worried about my leg.. it all started with a sharp pain from my toe right up my shin into my thigh.. it was rally sore when i walked. that went away but lately the same leg has been having aches in it just on the side of my inner thigh and in my shin and calf. its just a dull ache and sometimes tingles. its not there all the time but is annoying and making me worry

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Lovenox
Posted by Patty
Last Reply December 12, 2008 at 02:10
Started December 20, 2007 at 15:36
My doctor just took me off Coumadin because my clot has not changed and put me on Lovenox injections. Does anyone understand how Lovenox is different and why I don't need to have my INR checked? He suspects blood clotting disorder and is testing for that.

Thanks all, Happy Holidays!


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stockings
Posted by suzanne
Last Reply December 11, 2008 at 15:18
Started December 5, 2008 at 15:47
hiya,i was fitted for my stocking this morning,but got it home and i cant get it over my foot as it is still swollen,rang clinic and they told me they would measure me again when next go for blood test next week.are these stockings really tight when you are wearing them?really not looking forward to having them on.

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Vena cava filters
Posted by Char
Last Reply December 10, 2008 at 12:38
Started December 10, 2008 at 12:38
Most of us did not have a trauma to require a filter, but this article has a decent explanation about vena cava filters placement and removal.
http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Content/Editorial.aspx?CC=189916

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Statins & DVT
Posted by Joe
Last Reply December 10, 2008 at 10:22
Started December 10, 2008 at 02:07
This is an article about this subject. Please go to google SCHOLAR...

and type statins DVT or

http://trialsjournal.com/content/2/4/165

I would like those that want to delve into the mechanics of DVT to think about this and express their opinion.

Would taking statins lower our risk of clotting (DVT, PE, etc).

I recently watched a Charlie Rose show about a statin study done by the people who make crestor. They gave crestor (statin) to people that did NOT have high colesterol... The study showed remarkable benifits and a big reduction of problems.

My supposition is that statins could benifit US (thrombolitic) and reduce the risk of clotting...

Has any one given this any thought?



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