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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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Last Reply June 28, 2016 at 02:11
Started June 28, 2016 at 02:11
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Which activity is safe?
Posted by Moontrev
Last Reply June 22, 2016 at 11:01
Started June 22, 2016 at 11:01
Hi all, a quick question, is either cycling or scuba diving safe after a DVT?
If so, what precautions should be taken?
Also, is kneeling up kayaking safe?

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Which activity is safe?
Posted by Moontrev
Last Reply June 21, 2016 at 19:02
Started June 21, 2016 at 19:02
Hi all, a quick question, is either cycling or scuba diving safe after a DVT?
If so, what precautions should be taken?
Also, is kneeling up kayaking safe?

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Horse chestnut - leg pain
Posted by Chris
Last Reply June 21, 2016 at 07:52
Started October 25, 2013 at 09:06
Hi all,
I just wanted to mention. I have tried a number of things of the years for my PTS,
leg pain, I have been taking horse chestnut over the last month and the pain and
to a lesser amount, swelling, have gone down significantly. I still use things like
compression boots and nattokinase but I have been very pleasantly surprised at
how well the horse chestnut seems to have reduced the pain and some of the
physical symptoms. Talk to your doctor, it might be something to try. I've just
been buying the solaray product off of amazon and taking two capsules.



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DVT and dyeing hair
Posted by debbie
Last Reply June 17, 2016 at 16:12
Started November 9, 2009 at 10:35
Just wondering if anyone has had bad experiences with colouring their hair with a DVT. I know that hair thinning is a side effect and thought that I experienced this in the beginning (about 6 months ago) but think it is ok now - (could also have been paranoia after reading lots about it)

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xarelto and dizziness
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply June 17, 2016 at 12:04
Started June 17, 2016 at 12:04
Hi I just started Xarleto 4 days ago due to DVT - I think it is making me lightheaded.
Not enough to make me feel like I will pass out just enough to be annoying. No
shortness of breath, chest pain or headache. It seems to start about an hour after
taking it and be bad for a few hours and then gradually lessen but not completely.
Is this something people adjust to or should I see about switching to a different

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legs aching after swimming
Posted by Claire
Last Reply June 17, 2016 at 02:30
Started April 8, 2010 at 15:26
i've started excersizing again since my dvt in August last year,walking mainly- about 3 miles around my subdivision several times a week,but just last week finally it was warm enough to go swimming,i did a fair bit,but boy do my legs ache now.Is this normal ??

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Airplane & Coumadin
Posted by me
Last Reply June 16, 2016 at 15:33
Started October 4, 2008 at 20:56
I have been on coumadin for 2 weeks since having a 2 foot long DVT from groin to thigh to knee to calf. I asked my doctor if i could travel on a plane and she said yes if i am therapeutic on coumadin.

I heard if you take coumadin you cannot travel on a plane at all.
I have google fo rinfo and find nothing.

can anyone help?

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Warfarin and Anemic
Posted by Amy
Last Reply June 15, 2016 at 21:21
Started June 15, 2016 at 21:21
Is anybody else anemic and on warfarin? Just found out Monday I'm anemic and
need to take iron pills like 10-12 hours after I take my warfarin.

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Redness and swelling expanding......
Posted by Rock08
Last Reply June 15, 2016 at 20:48
Started June 15, 2016 at 20:48
My husband was diagnosed with DVT in his right leg. His clot runs from his ankle
to just below his groin. He is 35 years old. Doctors started him on Levenox and
Warfarin. Then they switched him to Xalerto (sp?).
He is still having pain in his leg and the redness is expanding up his leg. Is this
normal? He was diagnosed with DVT on Sunday.

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Pain behind the knee mostly at night
Posted by Louise
Last Reply June 15, 2016 at 01:40
Started February 6, 2011 at 17:00
I recently went on a 12 hour flight. After the flight I went for a sleep and woke a couple of hours later with a pain behind my knee , nearer the outside of the leg in the calf area. The pain went away as soon as I got up and walked about. Since then I have found the exact pain has returned but only when I go to sleep at night and bend my leg for a long period of time while asleep. I spoke to the doctor about the possibility of DVT but she is not concerned as there is no swelling, redness or heat.She did measure my leg and found a 1cm difference between the 2 legs. The painful leg is 1cm bigger. This has been going on now for 2 months.I do not get the pain in the daytime and I don't get it every night. Recently I have found that my leg is a bit achy in the daytime, a bit like the pain you get after a bad cramp in the calf. It's not very sore but does niggle at me. I am worried that this could be DVT and wondered if anyone had suffered something similar. As I said, my doctor is not c... read more

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Mirena Coil
Posted by Miriam
Last Reply June 13, 2016 at 16:36
Started October 23, 2009 at 22:16
Having just had a baby and a very tough pregnancy, I want to wait a good long while before going through it all again. I was told the mirena coil is a safe form of contraception for anyone who has had a DVT. Is there anyone out there who have had one fitted, and if so do you recommend it? Thanks

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Could it be dvt?
Posted by Paula Coleman
Last Reply June 12, 2016 at 19:26
Started June 12, 2016 at 19:26
Hi all,
I had keyhole knee surgery on 07.06.16 to trim a damaged meniscus
I took my bandages off on 09.06.16 as instructed but I started to feel
a tight pain around my calf a few inches under the back of my knee
I have ignored it for a few days but it just constantly aches
Like a dull heavy cramp ache
I have a very slight swollen area where the pain is but no redness
It hurts to start walking but eases when I get going and if I tense my thigh and lift
my toes towards me
Are these symptoms of dvt or is it just muscular pain?
Thank you in advance

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Maybe one for the ladies?
Posted by Kerri
Last Reply June 11, 2016 at 08:20
Started June 11, 2016 at 08:20
Second dvt in my calf. Clothing seems a bit restrictive this time. So I bought a few
bras a bit bigger than normal. Had a bad itch on my back tonight. Looked in the
mirror and it looks like I have been sun baking in my bra. My skin is white
outlined where my bra fits. Is this normal? TIA

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Cerebral thrombosis and warfarin
Posted by Carrie Bradshaw
Last Reply June 11, 2016
Started June 11, 2016
Hi all,
It's been a blessing to find this forum, even though it goes back to few years I
I had a sudden out of nowhere massive migraine in the back of my head a year
ago, felt like a earthquake, and because I had no symptoms beside that I was
misdiagnosed for 5 days. No reason for it, no accident or fall. Could have been
dehydrated though:/
Long story short I was diagnosed with Venous sinus thrombosis, a blood clot in
the brain. Apparently only 5 people out of a million a year get that, lucky me:/
Maybe there's more people getting them but they just don't survive it.
I should say that I do have a blood genetic mutation called Prothrombin
heterozygous meaning only 1 of my gene is mutating. Which predispose me for
blood clots.
It's from my dad side who ha had 2 dvt and is now on Previscan for life due to the
fact he had 2.
So far what I have found out is that if you only have one you won't stay on blood
thinner for life unless you get another one.
Sadl... read more

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Posted by Cath
Last Reply June 10, 2016 at 03:06
Started June 7, 2016 at 12:17
Been on apixaban for DVT in calf 2 weeks ago. I still cannot walk without limping
and a lot of pain. I've got a sick note for another week but I work in dentist and do
a lot of walking and standing. Is it normal to have so much pain, which seems to
be getting worse the last couple of days. I've got no other appointment at the
hospital just with district nurse in 4weeks. I haven't even seen a doctor just a
nurse on ambig clinic who didn't know how large clott is, just that it was below
the knee.

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Hematoma after clexane injection
Posted by Mel
Last Reply June 9, 2016 at 11:45
Started October 28, 2011 at 08:37
i am currently on clean injections for my DVT and have been going well so far, though i
think i may have developed a hematoma after one of my shots.
has anyone else experienced this and how long before it goes away??

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Is it DVT - Calf?
Posted by RachelSmith
Last Reply June 7, 2016 at 02:19
Started June 7, 2016 at 02:19
I went to see my doctor because I've had an unexplained cramp like pain in my
right calf for 4 months now. There's no swelling and the doctor said it's not DVT
but because I persisted they carried out a doppler ultrasound at the hospital.
When I got to the hospital, I was told it was not possible to ultrasound the calf
muscle as the veins are too small. Is that correct? They did my thigh instead, but
that doesn't hurt. They also checked my knee for a baker's cyst. Everything came
back normal, but they didnt ultrasound the area that hurts.

I have no idea what is causing this pain, but its least bad first thing in the morning
and gets worse by the end of the day. It hurts with exercise and if I apply pressure
to the calf muscle. It hurts less when it's just "hanging" over the edge of the bed,
or a chair, and seems to hurt more when its raised in the air, but only slightly.

Any ideas whether this could be a DVT? The ultrasound technician said it didnt
matter i... read more

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To Dazed
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply June 5, 2016 at 13:56
Started June 25, 2008 at 21:24
I have a question regarding your background.
You have recently referred to “your patients” on this site in a posting about birth control. I think we would all be interested to know if you have medical training. The sites you use to back up your advice range from you tube videos to “pussy cat magazine”, and more often Dr Mercola; any affilitation there? You also recently posted a thread with the lyrics to a song played on Days of Our Lives; the relevance of which I'm not sure...
I am curious to know if you work in health care and what type of patients it is that you see. Hope I’m not being to nosey.

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Posted by Mike in N.C.
Last Reply June 2, 2016 at 16:19
Started February 19, 2012 at 21:57
Hello to all. I have posted on this site before and ran down my diagnosis but for those who dont know, I was diagnosed in Sept 2009 with Thrombosous in my IVC down to my mid thighs in both legs. 2 years and all theve done is harden into scabs and scar tissue. Im on Warfarin 7.5mg a day and Methadone for pain 40mg a day. My INR is usually ok. They only complication Ive had is intense pain in my groin areas. This has been my crutch. Even when I was diagnosed, I never really had a lot of swelling so if I just go into the ER and they havent looked at my scans yet, they think Im faking cause no swelling. Then, they look at all my tests and they come back very different acting, haha. Well, all I really wanted to say is Ive felt so hopeless since November When my surgeon could not get my groin veins open enough for stents. They even when in and down thru my arm, ouch! Ive been sulking after being told that there is nothing they can really do for me accept major vein reconstruction, whic... read more

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