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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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Posted by John in Dallas
Last Reply June 19, 2008 at 19:39
Started June 4, 2008 at 22:08
Hi everyone,

I have PTS to some extent, but I would like to hear from others in the forum the extent of their PTS if they have it.

Mine is such that I mostly seem to be aware of my leg no matter what I do. There is just a slight heaviness after being on my feet for a while and maybe tingling every now and then. Also I seem to have a slight ache just above my left knee at times but not all of the time. There is no debilitating pain but it is aggravating and I am just wondering if there is anything I can do. There are also days where I hardly notice it at all.

Some days are better than others but there doesn't seem to be a consistent pattern to the severity of symptoms. I have tried several kinds of socks, 20-30mm and 30-40mm in different brands. I am not limited in what I can do but the whole thing at times is driving me nuts. Anybody out there been able to find something to have consistant tolerable days for a period of time without much notice of symptoms? Any su... read more

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Posted by Tom in Connecticut
Last Reply June 19, 2008 at 15:41
Started June 19, 2008 at 15:41
NATT has released their Spring/Summer 2008 Newsletter which focus' on Women's Health. The two main topics in the newsletter are Pregnancy and Birth control.

Here is the link to their newsletter:

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Carriership of factor v leiden and evolutionar
Posted by Dazed
Last Reply June 19, 2008 at 14:11
Started June 19, 2008 at 14:10

Carriership of factor v leiden and evolutionary selection advantage.

Curr Med Chem. 2008;15(15):1541-4

Authors: Lindqvist PG, Dahlbäck B


Epidemiology of Factor V Leiden:

Factor V Leiden is the most common hereditary blood clotting disorder so far identified, with an allele frequency of 4%. The low prevalence of the mutation outside of Europe suggests it occurred as a single event in the European founding population.

Factor V Leiden is seen more commonly in the northern European populations. About 4-7% of the general population is heterozygous for factor V Leiden. About 0.06 to 0.25% of the population is homozygous for factor V Leiden. The factor V Leiden mutation is relatively uncom... read more

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calve dvt-now pain in knee
Posted by sssebastiannn
Last Reply June 19, 2008 at 06:29
Started June 18, 2008 at 18:30
i was recently diagnosed with calve dvt. ok to travel and do my norm as long as my coumadin is taken. recently my knee began to gurt. no swelling and no discoloration. im up and down with my coumadin. doc said im very sensitive. i was at 1.2 then to 5.7. now steady at 3 with blood. does anybody else have a pain in their knee? is this athritis? doc told me my dvt should be gone in 2 months. anybody?

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DVT and PE from BCPills
Posted by Dee
Last Reply June 19, 2008 at 04:11
Started June 17, 2008 at 05:27
I'm 36 and had a DVT in my left leg and several small PE's in my right lung as a result of BCPills (YAZ).

Anyone else out there have this too?

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Patient Guide to Coumadin/Warfarin Therapy
Posted by Tom in Connecticut
Last Reply June 18, 2008 at 20:27
Started June 5, 2008 at 16:07
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has release a new patient publication called "Your Guide to Coumadin/Warfarin Therapy". For thos interested here is the story by NATT (scroll midway down the page):


or to get directly to the publication go here:


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Posted by Kristina
Last Reply June 18, 2008 at 05:33
Started May 19, 2008 at 17:02
I feel foolish for asking such a question but here must be the place (in addtion to seeing advice from a MD) that has the answers.

About a week and a half ago; I developed somewhat severe pain behind my knee, in the crease of the knee. I thought that the pain may be associated with me moving some furniture; which I pushed around with my knee. (dumb, I know! ; ) )

Anyhow...I went to the internet to see; based on some symptoms I'm having, what I may have done to my knee..and most sites wind up pointing me in the direction of DVT.

The pain is worse when I initially stand..almost unbearable, in fact..but then after walking on it a bit, the stiffness and pain subsides a great deal. There is no redness in the area of the pain, but I do have slight cramping in the calf, as well as tightness and some swelling. This is all alleviated with rest and elevation.

I just tend to panic since I'm undergoing another health issue, and I don't want to bring up something that may be just in ... read more

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Possible link between air pollution and DVTs
Posted by Richard
Last Reply June 18, 2008 at 03:21
Started May 13, 2008 at 20:52
You may find this article which suggests a link between air pollution and DVTs quite interesting:

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14th DVT while on warfarin
Posted by Jackie in OZ
Last Reply June 17, 2008 at 23:24
Started March 20, 2008 at 01:37
Hi everone

I have been reading the forum over the last few weeks, having only come across it recently, and thought I would see if there is anyone else like me out there with some advice!

I am 30 years old with a history of unexplained recurring DVT in my left leg. I have, just yesterday, found out I have my 14th clot in 5 years. My INR was 3.2. 12 of the 14 clots appeared while I have been on warfarin (INR up to as high as 4.6!). I have been tested for everything under to sun, scanned, poked and prodded for years with no explanation as to why I keep getting them. I am very lucky that my haemotologist is brilliant - accessible and open to new things, but I am getting frustrated.

Hoping to have kids in the next few years. Has anyone been in a similar situation?

With thanks

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DVT and possible Baker's Cyst ?
Posted by Jessica
Last Reply June 17, 2008 at 23:04
Started March 19, 2007 at 02:05
Hello my dad was in a wreck on Jan 4. His spleen had ruptured and his stomach, intestines and everything had punchered his diaphragm and moved all that up into his left side of his chest. So they removed his spleen and brought a specialist in to repair his diaphragm. He was in ICU sedated for 11 days. Basically since then we have been on a rollercoaster ride. He came home on Feb 15 only to return a week later for blood clots. To make a long story short and bring you to why I am here he has developed a DVT in both legs from his calf to his thigh. I belive this has been the hardest part of it all. He was on Hepurin and Coumedian (Sp?), but is just now on Coumedian. Only one of his legs swells up extremely big and hurts alot. But just a few days ago it was a different kind of swelling, mainly around his knee. It is so swolen at his knee he can't straighten his leg at all it's just stuck. He will go to the doctor tomorrow or Tues, but the home health care nurse said he might have develo... read more

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Atlete DVT
Posted by Joe Reganato
Last Reply June 17, 2008 at 17:19
Started June 16, 2008 at 19:26
My name is Joe Reganato , Phila. Pa. USA. I am a two season DVT member... New to this forum... I am amazed at all the people that have DVT's and the nebulus cloud of information, that seems to not be available both from the Medical industry.
I had a DVT last year and I "pushed" to get ready for the new cycling season. I am an an avid cyclists and ride 4000-6000 miles per year... Last year I developed a bad case of phlebitis and could not shake it with NSAIDS... I got sent to the hospital and was admitted with diagnosis of DVT... I was amazed with the LACK of answers as to what caused the Clot... All the doctors would say is COUMADIN, COUMADIN, COUMADIN... But what caused the clot....
I did get the test book answers of, Injury, birth control, trauma, etc... None of which I had... Until Now....

I know the answers of heridity, and other situations, but why? Well I worked out all winter with no problems... did not push and was in excellent shape for this season, until I pus... read more

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Please help with venograph!!
Posted by Lois
Last Reply June 17, 2008 at 06:37
Started June 16, 2008 at 19:45
I went to the Drs on wed because my ankle was swollen up like a balloon from monday and my leg was extremely painful and also swollen up. I had a motorbike accident on this leg (broken tibia and fibia, compound fractures on both) when i was 18 (I am now 42).My dr sent me to the DVT clinic at our local hospital,were they did blood tests and a scan on my leg.Because my leg was too swollen,the scan could not show up anything at all.So i was then put on fragmin injections (which i take daily into my lower abdomen) and given a support stocking,to be told to come back in 5 days. So in 5 days i went back,to have another scan (in this time my leg had gone down immensely,but still pain) to be told once again that it is not possible to see it,and this could be due to the factor of my broken leg)I am now awaiting a venogram,and have been sent home to continue the fragmin injections. I know this sounds stupid but i do not like needles at all and have a huge phobia with them (my husband is actua... read more

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Posted by Gary
Last Reply June 13, 2008 at 08:23
Started June 13, 2008 at 02:24
It's coming to my 6 month mark of being on warfarin for a injury related DVT in my calf.My calf still is sore and spasms quite alot and my good leg feels just as bad as my dvt leg.When i mentioned this to my dr couple weeks back,he looked at me like i was insane,he figures is from favoring my bad for so long.I went for my 6 month doppler few days ago and waiting word on results.Does anyone still have issues after 6 months and issues with their good leg.

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Sigvaris Compression Stockings
Posted by Scarlet
Last Reply June 12, 2008 at 19:25
Started June 9, 2008 at 22:14
Hi I just wanted to start a topic on this specific brand - because there's lots of information about compression hose in loads of different topics and I find it difficult to piece it all together.

Anyway I was recommended Sigvaris stockings by a vascular surgeon I saw. I haven't had any DVTs or occurrences of such a nature - but I have progressively worsening venous flow in my legs.

So does anyone here use this brand? What I'm interested to know is the durability and efficacy of the product when used daily.

How often do they need washing? How easy are they to ruin (eg snag), how do you clean them/dry them? How long does the compression last before it becomes ineffective? Is it weeks/months?

The pair I've been recommended are Microfibre class III (which is the same as a traditional style class II compression), for their opaqueness and thickness (as I wear skirts and do not want any veins' colour to be seen or for any of their prominence to be visible either.)

Even if y... read more

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Why wont Research Studies Pay for Dopplars?
Posted by Emmab
Last Reply June 10, 2008 at 17:34
Started June 10, 2008 at 17:34
We can't get one last Dopplar out of the Rivaroxaban Research study. Why Not?
We have a knee surgery to go through and I suspect the surgeon wont do it without a final Dopplar study, but why wont the Research people order one? Seems wrong to me.

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Love-Hate support hose relationship
Posted by Char
Last Reply June 9, 2008 at 17:44
Started June 7, 2008 at 14:19
The ankle to thigh relationship, I love them, they feel good, I can walk without heaviness or pain.

I hate them, difficult to put on and off even with rubber gloves, very warm, therefore not wearing them when the temp gets above 80.
Had them on 3 hours today and went for a comfy walk.
I ordered some sheer; we shall see how that works out. Does anyone own sheer support hose and how do you like them?

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Posted by sally
Last Reply June 9, 2008 at 06:09
Started May 31, 2008 at 13:53
i have been having pains in my leg for a month , sharp pains that have spread up my legs into groin at times and into hip at times. I am concerned my docter gave me A D-dimer test to rule out Dvt because i have a low risk factor and have no other symptoms other then these sharp mild pains. It was negative, however i have had these pains for a month therefore if it was a clott would it neccessarily show up on the D-dimer after this long period?

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in more pain now
Posted by mojomin
Last Reply June 9, 2008 at 05:44
Started May 18, 2008 at 21:59
hi i had a very small op in jan this year and found myself back in hospital 4 days after i went home the doctor said i had blood clots in both lungs and a massive pe by my heart it felt very unreal to me when it was all happening to and i spent 7 weeks in hospital and in that time i had a ivc filter fitted now that i am home i am in more pain then ever my legs r twice the size than normal all the little jobs of house i need to rest,an after a week of work as a phlebotomist i feel like hell. Is there anything i can do to help myself feel better and try to get back to a normal life as i have two small children and i am only 27 it is all sending me mad!!!!help please!!!!

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To Sarah
Posted by John in Dallas
Last Reply June 9, 2008 at 05:30
Started June 6, 2008 at 07:09
Hi Sarah,

I haven't seen a post in a while. I hope you are doing okay. Would like to hear and find out how everything is with you.

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Five Principles That Can Heal Virtually Any Il
Posted by Dazed
Last Reply June 8, 2008
Started June 8, 2008
In this first video of a three part series, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt explains the first two levels of The Five Levels of Healing.

The first level is your physical body; the basis of your physical structure and your biochemistry. You can perceive this first level with your five senses. However, there's more to your physical body than meets the eye, which Dr. Klinghardt explains in fascinating detail in this video.

The second level is your energy body, which surrounds your physical body and where the forces of physics play out. Your energy body helps regulate your physical body.

In this video, Dr. Klinghardt explains the first two levels, namely that of your physical and your energetic bodies.

I doubt that anyone would seriously argue with the idea that the most effective way to treat disease is by treating foundational cause. If your disease originated from your energy body, for example, addressing that component would make most sense. Taking a pill that influences your ph... read more

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