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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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An deep apology to you for the notes of YILUKA
Posted by dong
Last Reply July 18, 2008 at 23:53
Started July 13, 2008 at 08:02
An deep apology to you for the notes of YILUKAYI DVT Exerciser

My English is poor, although I would like to normally exchange ideas with everybody here, so when I tried to introduce YILUKAYI DVT Exerciser to you, I made a mistake so as you not to be unhappy. For it, I am filled with guilt and now here expressing my deep apology to you all! I hope that you will forgive me! And I would like to take all your criticism in stride!

Please accept my frank apologize again!

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physical activity
Posted by Katie
Last Reply July 18, 2008 at 23:13
Started July 18, 2008 at 20:51
I am 26 years old and I am very active, previously competing for Great Britain in rowing but at present competing at club level as well as doing other sports in my spare time. I came out of hospital 4 days ago after being in for four days with a clot in my right calf and lung. I didnt have any swelling in my calf and it is back to normal already with not pain. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on when I could get back into training and if I will have any shortness of breath and for how long? I have just come off the injection in the stomach and will take Warferin for 6 months. I am having blood tests twice a week at the moment to make sure my IMR level is what they want it to be (2-3). Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you

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Posted by Lisa E (UK)
Last Reply July 18, 2008 at 19:59
Started July 18, 2008 at 13:13
Hi guys, it's been a while since I have been on here! I had an extensive proximal clot in October last year however having had a rescan recently it shows the clot has only dissolved a little. My doctors answer is to leave me on Warfarin for another 6 months and scan again! I must point out that they did do a d-dimer test which came back normal before the scan! After this they have upped my warfarin to 10mg a day until at least decemember. My question is, are there any other ways of getting rid of this or is it too late? I was never offered any other treatment at time of diagnosis! Thanks

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recovery time 6 months post PE and DVT
Posted by Emily
Last Reply July 18, 2008 at 16:00
Started July 16, 2008 at 19:23

I am almost at the 6-month mark since developing two PEs followed by an extensive DVT (started with double pneumonia). My leg does not appear swollen, although there is still some pain in my thigh. I did have a doppler last month and the clot is supposedly "organized" (i.e., no longer a chance of it breaking off. I am pretty much back at work full time and walking often. The problem is, my energy level still seems so low, even worse than it was a month ago. Has anyone experienced lack of energy 6-months post DVT?


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New Article RE Blood Thinners
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply July 17, 2008 at 05:59
Started July 16, 2008 at 16:13
Here's the link to an article that was posted on Yahoo News the other day. Nothing earth shattering, but an interesting read. Hopefully these meds will be safe and approved soon!

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Blood coag info
Posted by Info
Last Reply July 17, 2008
Started July 17, 2008
I found a web site that has some high tech information on varied aspects of blood coagulation & fibrinolysis. I dont understand much of it. Way over my head... But maybe some of you may be up to technical aspects...


Journal Description - the journal is an international fully refereed journal that features review and original research articles on all clinical, laboratory and experimental aspects of haemostasis and thrombosis. The journal is devoted to publishing significant developments worldwide in the field of blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, thrombosis, platelets and the kininogen-kinin system, as well as dealing with those aspects of blood rheology relevant to haemostasis and the effects of drugs on haemostatic components.

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The student who predicted she would die
Posted by Catherine
Last Reply July 16, 2008 at 17:49
Started July 9, 2008 at 16:19
The student who predicted she would die
Published Date: 19 August 2004

SHE knew she was about to die. For almost a week, Katie McPherson, a 23-year-old student, had told doctors she had the classic symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). On the three occasions she had seen doctors, however, she was told she had nothing more than a torn muscle.
In the early hours of Sunday, 26 January, 2003, Ms McPherson could barely walk and her mother, Jane McPherson, 50, called an ambulance.

Talking for the first time about the circumstances which led to her daughterís death, she described those terrible final moments.

"She was screaming her head off in the ambulance. She knew exactly what was going to happen. After she had a massive seizure, she stopped breathing," said Mrs McPherson, from Langbank, Renfrewshire.

The paramedic tried to keep Ms McPherson alive, but hope was fading. Her mother added: "He said there was a faint pulse, but I could see from the monito... read more

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Potential Glucosamine-Warfarin Interaction
Posted by Char
Last Reply July 16, 2008 at 13:06
Started July 16, 2008 at 13:06
Hope this opens up, I do not take Glucosmine, but found this interesting.

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DVT on a flight
Posted by OS1234
Last Reply July 16, 2008 at 02:06
Started May 22, 2006 at 07:20
I was wonder during a flight what is the most recomended movment to make if you wont get up, will it be spining the legs, or straighetn them, move to the sides

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Message to John in Dallas
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply July 15, 2008 at 13:58
Started May 16, 2008 at 01:05
Hey John,
you posted a reply to one of my questions earlier and I have a few questions for you...
I have a 3 month old clot (anniversary yesterday!) I contacted the EKOS site and have an appointment tomorrow with a V.S. at a hospital that uses that equipment. I was wondering how your leg was at 3 months before lysis, and what symptoms the procedure relieved? I have minimal swelling, no pain really to speak of unless I over-do it and then I can feel my vein behind my knee and inner thigh, as well as that heavy feeling. When I take my beautiful stockings off at the end of the day my foot and calf get pretty red, purplish. I know this blood getting stuck down there, but I wonder if having the procedure would do me any good (assuming he'd do it after 3 mos) since my valves are most certainly shot. would still be dealing with reflux so might not improve my main issue, blood return. I know we're all different in our responses to this but I wanted to hear more about your experience. I'l... read more

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dr chris .......new dvt socks
Posted by susie
Last Reply July 15, 2008 at 12:42
Started July 14, 2008 at 19:10
hi guys has anybody seen this clip of new dvt socks ??

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new bruising appeared
Posted by susie
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 22:21
Started July 13, 2008 at 10:26
i wanted to ask a question to anyone that maybe able to help me, had my dvt now about 6 weeks on warfarin like most of you guys, but i have noticed 2 black bruises appeared on the back off my leg behind my knee,my dvt is in the same leg lower calf i have not knocked my leg has anybody else had this happen am i being paronoid??

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Vein Surgery
Posted by Scott
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 19:45
Started July 14, 2008 at 17:40
Good morning,
I was wondering if any one here has had vein surgery for CVI? My wife has been diagnosed with grade 4 venious insufficiency and finds the compression stocking far too painful to wear.
In doing some research, I've come across different surgeries, like vein bypass for the insufficiencies in the thigh, or valve repair/reconstruction, or ligation/stripping?

From what I've read, ligation and stripping seems to be focused towards vericose veins, but what about the bypass or valve repair? has anyone here been through that?
if so, what condition (if you don't mind me asking) did you have that brought you to that point? How long was the recovery? Did you find it worked? Is there anything you can/can't do after that kind of surgery?

Thank you so much for your responses!

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Recently diagnosed with Factor V Leiden
Posted by JennyD
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 16:43
Started July 14, 2008 at 16:43
I have recently been told I am positive for Factor V Leiden so this is all very new to me. Here is my little story and a couple questions I have.

on June 29th, 2008 I went in to the ER for what I thought may have been a tick bite on my stomach. I also noted that I had had cramping in my lower right leg. The ER Dr decided the 'bite' was nothing more than dermatitis but was concerned about my leg. The following Monday I had a doppler done on both legs and a proximal DVT was found on my lower right leg. I was sent back down to the ER and seen the same Dr that had been there the previous day. She set me up on lovenox shots and coumadin. I was also taken off my birth control at that point. They contacted my family Dr and explained the situation to them and that I was to come in for a follow up and have my blood checked (I assume now this was to check my INR). My follow up was on Wednesday July 2nd. I continued my lovenox injections and daily coumadin up until Wednesday (so I t... read more

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Another forum
Posted by Joe reganato
Last Reply July 14, 2008 at 16:14
Started July 14, 2008 at 16:14
While I value this forum and ALL the great contributors, I found another forum, for a variety of subjects, that seems to have quality contributors too.... Thought I's pass it on.... I'm sure I'm the last one to find it so, my apologies....


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Please help
Posted by Kelly
Last Reply July 12, 2008 at 20:48
Started May 31, 2008 at 05:31
About 7 months ago I had a C-section. Shortly after I noticed a swollen vein on the incision site but thought nothing of it. But about 3 weeks later I noticed a lump in the crease of my leg. I went to WebMD and typed in the symptoms I have and am now pretty sure that I have DVT. I decided I am going to an Urgent care doctor tomorrow, but after everything I've read tonight I am kind of scared about waiting. I'm sure I have just diagnosed myself into paranoia. I would rather not pay the 100.00 emergency room co-pay to find out it is Foliculitis or something stupid, but will CARENOW really be able to make that diagnosis? Any help, or assurance (that I will be okay) would be great. Should I be extremely concerned? It's waited almost 7 months at this point, one more day should be okay right?Thanks for any answers.

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yilukayidvt exerciser
Posted by Char
Last Reply July 12, 2008 at 20:26
Started July 12, 2008 at 19:02
Resent seeing this crap at every post: Invention yilukayidvt Exerciser, GO AWAY

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Accept my thanks
Posted by Merv
Last Reply July 12, 2008 at 18:28
Started June 25, 2008 at 18:45

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Esmin Green
Posted by Char
Last Reply July 12, 2008 at 13:35
Started July 12, 2008 at 13:35
Esmin Green after waiting 24 hours to be seen at the Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn NY and falling out of her chair onto the floor, died alone on the floor. Autopsy results showed she died of DVT/PE. Probably she would be alive if she would have been seen and treated within an hour. What a travesty of medical care and typical of ER's, is there a fix for hospital ERís?
My husband waited more than 3 hours in an ER, with a perforated large colon until I made a major fuss. Apparently there was no one to fuss about Esmin Green and no one cared that this woman was dying on the floor.

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blood clot
Posted by nancy d
Last Reply July 12, 2008 at 12:10
Started July 11, 2008 at 19:36
I have a pain and it is swollen right where my leg bends on the inside close to the top , I can feel the pressure there but there is no redness , it is almost closer to the lower part of my stomach but in the crease , do you feel a blood clot could form there ?

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