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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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Sharon in Houston - Vascular surgeons
Posted by Michael
Last Reply November 11, 2008 at 05:26
Started November 3, 2008 at 13:19

I have DVT in my left leg, (posted in the big thread).

Do know of a good vascular surgeon in Houston Texas that I can contact to evaluate my situation? TIA


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popiteal vein dvt
Posted by gaynor
Last Reply November 11, 2008
Started November 8, 2008 at 17:08
I have a small dvt in the popiteal vein bihind my knee, caused by an injury 12 weeks ago. I am taking warfarin for 6 months. Is this the usual length time for taking it, only it seems that others with the same problem are taking warfarin for 3 months?

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Final DVT Test?
Posted by Calvin
Last Reply November 11, 2008
Started November 10, 2008 at 03:43
I had a serious car accident resulting in hip trauma and ultimately DVTs. My doctor plans to have me on Coumadin for 5 months. Since 5 months of Coumadin is about here, I asked him if we would do another doplar scan or another test to confirm DVTs are cleared and he said it wasn't necessary. This seems strange to me. Is this normal protocol?

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cost of warfarin
Posted by paul
Last Reply November 11, 2008
Started November 8, 2008 at 11:30
do you get warfarin free on the NHS?i got it free for 1 month-now they say i have to pay each time i get the stuff.i dont want a DVT and i dont want to pay for stuff i dont want.sorry-im having a bad day

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Flu jab reduces risk of DVT on long flights
Posted by N
Last Reply November 10, 2008 at 19:02
Started November 10, 2008 at 19:02
Flu jab reduces risk of deep vein thrombosis on long flights
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 8:46 AM on 10th November 2008

Air passengers worried about the risk of 'economy class syndrome' could protect themselves by having a flu jab, new research suggests.

Vaccinations against influenza significantly reduce the chances of developing dangerous blood clots in the veins, a study has found.

Researchers found that the jabs reduced the likelihood of developing a venous thrombotic embolism (VTE) by 26 per cent. For women on the Pill, the risk was cut by as much as 59 per cent.

One type of VTE is deep vein thrombosis, or DVT - commonly known as 'economy class syndrome'. It usually occurs in the legs and is often associated with long flights.

Sometimes a leg clot can break away and travel in the bloodstream to the lungs, producing a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

French scientists conducting the FARIVE study compared a group of 727 VTE patients with an equal... read more

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last posting
Posted by ellieuk
Last Reply November 9, 2008 at 18:58
Started November 9, 2008 at 18:58
Sorry mouse seemed to go nuts

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Realize the power of your emotions
Posted by Kim
Last Reply November 9, 2008 at 15:46
Started November 9, 2008 at 06:24
An emerging school of thought called German New Medicine (GNM) shows how specific stressful events or “conflict shocks” trigger cancer and other diseases in your body.

German New Medicine (GNM), developed by Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, M.D., operates under the premise that every disease, including DVT, originates from an unexpected shock experience.

Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, who developed GNM, believes that disease is a phase that occurs while your body heals itself from this emotional trauma, and that the key to overcoming the disease lies in resolving your emotional conflicts.

The discovery came after Dr. Hamer, the former head internist in the oncology clinic at the University of Munich, Germany, lost his son in an unexpected tragedy, then developed testicular cancer. The diagnosis led him to study the connection between stressful events and disease by investigating the histories of his cancer patients.

He found that, like himself, every one of his patients had gone through ... read more

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back to normal
Posted by Susan
Last Reply November 9, 2008 at 13:02
Started November 3, 2008 at 21:00
Hi , I was diagnosed with DVT and 2 PE on Oct 20. Since then I have had the needles and now on warfarin. I spent 2 days in the hospital then released. Since then I have spent the last 2 weeks in my lazyboy with my leg up. I feel much better with very little pain if any. My question being, when do you start to get back to a normal life, work walking etc. My INR level is at 2.4. I just want to get back to normal but everyone seems to think I should still rest more. How much rest do you need?????

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looking for April - Min US
Posted by ellieuk
Last Reply November 8, 2008 at 17:59
Started November 8, 2008 at 17:59
You're the only person I've seen who also sites ITP as history. If you come on forum please flag me up interested in what advice/info you've been given.


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PEs/previos DVTs
Posted by ellieuk
Last Reply November 8, 2008 at 12:59
Started November 7, 2008 at 20:06
Used site before - some really useful advice - lost contact due to PC probs.

Just out of hospital - PEs in both lungs & pneumonia. Is is 'normal' to cough up blood? Drs evasive to say least.

Previous history DVTs both legs (only 1 confirmed). Warfarin 6 months til Xmas last. Nagged Drs re continuing probs with legs swelling/discolouration etc. Dr advised breathlessness due to weight probs (I admit am UK 18 but used to be fit with it). No follow ups except told to wear support hose for 5 years which I do. Breathleness gets worse all time and am very tired.

Now life warfarin, Vit B, statins, along with diabetic stuff, penicillin etc. Its the coughing up blood I cant get my head round - any experiences.

Sorry lost contact with some lovely people before

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Coumadin gets Black Boxed
Posted by Nat
Last Reply November 8, 2008 at 12:34
Started December 5, 2006 at 23:56
My sister emailed me this and I thought that people might want to read it. http://www.newstarget.com/020682.html

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Posted by sonia
Last Reply November 7, 2008 at 15:17
Started November 7, 2008 at 15:17
i ahd a DVT 3 months ago and although my calf is now almost back to normal,my thigh is still extremly swollen,3-4 cm bigger than my other leg.every time i ask my doctor how long it will take for it to go back to normal,he says a while.im worried it will never go down and that i wont be able to get into my tight jeans again.how long did your swelling take to go down?

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after warfarin
Posted by sonia
Last Reply November 5, 2008 at 14:23
Started November 1, 2008 at 13:38
hi.i was diagnosed 3 months ago with a DVT in my pelvic area.imdue to see the consultant this week as he says i can now come off warfarin.i have had no tests done to determine the cause,though i was on the pill.the consultant doesnt seem to think the pill was the cause (he even says i can carry on taking it!!).i asked for a scan to see if the clot has gone as it was very extensive,but he says they are not normally given.im really worried that the clot will come back and i really cannot have any more time off work.can i insist on a scan with the NHS?do you think i should insist on staying on warfarin longer?has anyone taken asprin after coming off warfarin as a precaution?i should add that i have no faith at all in the NHS.i have been told so many conflicting things-i even sorted out my own dose of warfarin as my doctor kept getting my INR too low.i would be really grateful for any advice.thanks

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Recent DVT
Posted by Ros
Last Reply November 5, 2008 at 11:25
Started November 4, 2008 at 03:49
I was diagnosed with DVT in my left leg 2 1/2 weeks ago. I have Factor V Leidon, a genetic tendancy to have them. I am in a lot of pain, can anyone suggest how to get relief from the pain, other than heaps of panadol. I come from Australia, I haven't seen the specialist yet. What is the EKOS machine? How safe is it? Cost? I have incompetent valves, will get them tied off, but I wonder what else there is that I can do. Any suggestions???

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Vitamins and Supplements for Heart Health
Posted by Jessie Jiang
Last Reply November 5, 2008 at 09:31
Started November 4, 2008 at 02:18
Hey ,as i know taking natural herbs like CoQ10, Magnesium, L-Carnitine, Vitamin C, Omega - 3 Fatty Acids, Thiamin and so on, is good for supporting heart function in an effective and natural way.

CoQ10 is an antioxidant that has been shown to support heart health and lower blood pressure, and is therefore important in a heart health supplement. Hawthorn is believed to be useful for heart insufficiency by strengthening heart contractions. Magnesium may regulate heart rhythm and reduce blood clots. L-Carnitine is a component of this heart health supplement as it contributes to a healthy heart by transporting oxygen to the cells to produce energy. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that has been proven to support heart health. Flaxseed is rich in fiber and works to lower cholesterol levels, protecting against heart disease and consequently essential in this heart health supplement. Omega - 3 Fatty Acids are important for strengthening the functioning of cells on the heart vessel wall. Thi... read more

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To Tom in Connecticut
Posted by John in Dallas
Last Reply November 3, 2008 at 13:48
Started October 25, 2008 at 12:20

I saw in a post where you had a dvt in Nov 92, raced mountain bikes in 93, and subsequently had another dvt in 95.

Without researching a bunch of old posts, do you have any of the genetic factors that make you more prone to clotting? I don't have any of them, but now that I'm off anticoagulants I get concerned about another dvt. I'm about 95% sure my dvt occured from sitting in a chair for a long period of time nursing a sore back with my legs down in a Lazyboy recliner. My hematologist called this a provoked dvt and said most likely it would't happen again if I take all of the preventative measures possible. (compression hose, healthy weight etc.) Your input would be appreciated.

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dvts and numbness
Posted by Alice
Last Reply November 3, 2008 at 10:09
Started November 3, 2008 at 07:12
I recently got a dvt in my calf after having an opperation on my leg. I am on warfarin but my INR levels are really sketchy and change dramatically over night. The doctor has said not to eat foods with potassium in it, and that just about means everything! do you know of foods i can eat that wont affect my INR? Also i get numbness in my hands all the time, is this related to the dvt?

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birth control
Posted by sue
Last Reply November 3, 2008 at 03:45
Started November 1, 2008 at 14:55
my doc took me off the combined pill as a possible cause of my DVT.he said to take cezette-a non eastrogen pill.do you think this is ok with having had a DVt?i really dont want any other sort of birth control and dont trust condoms,but dont want the possibility of another DVT.when i voiced my worries to my doc he just read the instructions in a pack of cezette and said it should be ok and its better than getting pregnant!!not very helpful.im 47

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red wine while on levonx
Posted by leaveclover
Last Reply November 2, 2008 at 06:08
Started October 30, 2008
diagnosed with dvt started the injections last night. Other than major bruiseing what should I worry about having my glass of red wine?

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Posted by Martin Lewis
Last Reply November 2, 2008 at 05:53
Started November 1, 2008 at 18:32
I am desperately looking for the best/most experienced doctor who can remove Chronic clots using the Trellis-8 system.

Please help me.

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