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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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DVT or hypochondria?
Posted by Lee
Last Reply April 11, 2007 at 12:33
Started April 2, 2007 at 18:37
Recently, I've been spending an excessive amount of time sitting in my chair thanks to demands from work. As such, my right thigh had been mildly aching recently - nothing debilitating, but annoying. Also, I've been feeling off-kilter (not dizzy, not lightheaded, but 'off'). Yesterday, my leg was feeling much better, but now there is a mild, dull pain in my chest. This doesn't sound like a blood clot (DVT), does it?

Background: I tend to spend roughly 3-4 hours (max, worst case scenario) sitting before I get up and move around. I adjust my body and outstretch my legs while sitting so that I'm not constantly in one fixed position. I'm a 22 year old male, 6 feet tall and roughly 155lbs. My leg has not, nor was it ever red or swollen. My chest pain is not sharp, just rather dull, and doesn't seem to be worse when taking a breath. I thought that this may be a symptom of chest congestion since I've been trying to cough up mucus occasionally for the past couple of months, but it hasn't... read more

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pain relief
Posted by joanne
Last Reply April 3, 2007 at 10:36
Started April 2, 2007 at 12:48
have large clot from knee to groin for two weeks when will pain ease and when will i be able to walk more than about 20 steps is this normal help needed

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DVT for Life?
Posted by PJ
Last Reply April 2, 2007 at 11:09
Started March 22, 2007 at 16:53
Hi all! I was diagnosed w/DVT (knee to ankle) last Oct and am coming up on my 6 months on coumadin therapy (DVT caused by birth control pills - no genetic disorder). I have an utrasound scheduled in a few weeks to see if this clot is gone....but I don't think it is. Although I'm in no pain and my leg hasn't bothered me in a long time, my calf does still feel hard and my leg is about 1/2" bigger then the other (sometimes up a little or down a little depending on the amount of activity I do). Anyway, at my last appt w/my doctor, I was telling him this and he told me there are some cases where the clot never goes away. Does anyone know anyone in that position? I'm so stressed about this - what if the clot doesn't go away??? Coumadin for life?

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brilliant dvt resource
Posted by sox
Last Reply March 28, 2007
Started February 27, 2007 at 13:05
fantastic ask the doctor page with a REAL DOCTOR!!!!!

http://www.fvleiden.org/ask/

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New DVT
Posted by Peter
Last Reply March 23, 2007 at 19:49
Started March 17, 2007 at 12:29
HI I was diagnosed last week with a DVT behind my knee I have been on injections all week and warfarin since mon

I have alot pain in the calf at the moment like cramp I am 46 and always been pretty active any ideas how long before i can get moving about again
I guess my rugby days are over but would like to ref again in th futre and defiently want to cycle as soon as i can any help or advice would be appreciated

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Factor V Leiden (FVL)
Posted by Jean
Last Reply March 16, 2007 at 01:56
Started February 12, 2007 at 20:02
I just tested positive for one copy of the gene Factor V Leiden (FVL). I am scheduled to visit a hemotologist to discuss the next steps and potential lifestyle dietary changes. I was on warfarin/coumadin for 6 months following a DVT in July 2006. I am hoping I do not have to go back on to the medication.

I would like to hear anyone's stories about their experiences after they found out they had Factor V Leiden (FVL).

Cheers,
Jean

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medical identification
Posted by Christie
Last Reply March 11, 2007 at 05:17
Started March 11, 2007 at 05:17
I have purchased my medical id stuff from here www.mudpuddles-n-pixietail-beads-n-more.com and am very happy with it. The owner has had DVT's and PE's as well. I have ordered necklace D, a sterling bracelet, and a sterling charm and also a anodized charm. Just thought I would let everyone know in case your looking for medical jewelry.

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Calcium levels
Posted by Christie
Last Reply March 8, 2007 at 15:54
Started March 8, 2007 at 15:54
Has anyone had problems with their calcium levels being below normal? I believe I read that on the Coumadin website and I just had blood work done and my calcium level is now below normal. I have always had good calcium levels. I was just wondering if anyone else has/had been told of this?

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endo vascular specialist
Posted by Ray
Last Reply March 5, 2007 at 18:24
Started March 5, 2007 at 18:24
Has anyone seen a endo vascular specialist? I have a right leg dvt from my groin to my ankle. I live in Pa and the doctor is asking me to travel to arizona for an evaluation.

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Stents and May-Thurner Syndrome
Posted by Emily
Last Reply March 1, 2007 at 23:47
Started March 1, 2007 at 23:47
Hi

Can anyone help? I'd like to hear of anyones experience of having stents fitted due to May-Thurner syndrome. My mum had a stent in her iliac vein as she has May-thurner syndrome and has had some not very nice side effects.
Would love to hear of anyones else experience or just some advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Flight Socks for Larger Legs
Posted by Jo Jones
Last Reply February 20, 2007 at 08:24
Started February 19, 2007 at 23:43
Anyone any idea where you can get flight socks for the larger calf - doesn't seem much point if smaller ones cut of your circulation......Help!!

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DVT or Not DVT
Posted by Jos
Last Reply February 15, 2007 at 03:07
Started February 9, 2007 at 04:31
Hi I am 34 years old for the last few years I have been getting my right leg blowing up like a balloon stiff as wood I also have bruised spots on my legs and sometimes its hard to walk I work a job in retail were I stand 8.5 hours to 10.5 hours a day I walk abut 30mins a day I have seen a few doctors and they say just put your feet up and rest when you get home, I do that I also have a pillow for my leg when I sleep it helps heaps, I am going to a Vein Specialist this month as I starting to get to hard to live with. As Doctors say they is nothing wrong.
I use a computer when I am at home for hours seating which doesn't help But when I watch Television I have my legs on top of a lounge I also wear open shoes when I am not working and when working I wear DVT socks ( Flight socks ) which you should be able to get from a pharmacy and that helps great
Thankyou for your time

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New DVT
Posted by deanna
Last Reply February 13, 2007 at 16:33
Started February 12, 2007 at 18:48
I am a 37 year old woman with a history of dialysis and kidney transplant X2. In 1997, I had a doctor put a femoral catheter in my femoral vein for dialysis,because the catheter in my chest was not producing the results he wanted for my dialysis sessions. Anyway, within 24 hours I had developed a DVT from my bellybutton to my big toe. I was immediately put into ICU for over a months time, did streptokynase(sp?) treatments daily. I was also put on warfarin, and heparin. Eventually that clot dissolved, and I learned to walk again with the help of much PT. Over the years I have had two other DVTs, during the last one, I was in Florida. I ended up in the hospital and in order to get me home to Arizona, the docs in FL put a Greenfield Vena Cava Filter in. Well this weekend, I noticed bad pain in the same leg and became very swollen. I was taken to the ER(Mayo Clinic), and I have another DVT in my ileac vein. My INR was(1.97), just below normal range for me. The ER doc told me that becaus... read more

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Any advice for me?
Posted by Ramona
Last Reply February 12, 2007 at 09:51
Started January 28, 2007 at 22:39
I am 60 years old and just got out of the hospital last week after a 5 day stay. I have been on Coumadin for over a year now. The Dr. says I will need to take it for the rest of my life. He has now upped my INR to 3-4 hoping that will help since New clots were formed while my INR was 2-3. I had my first bout with DVT after knee surgery eight years ago. I developed phlebitis in my left leg after the sugery. I have been in the ICU 5 times since then. I get DVT-leg ulcers-& cellulites. I am at a loss as to what to do to help myself. I used to smoke and quit over a year ago. I am overweight but am trying to loose weight. I really need to stick around longer because I am also helping to raise two of my grandchildren age 5 and 8 and they really need me to be there for them. Any ideas of what I should do?

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What is Factor V Leiden
Posted by Ramona
Last Reply February 6, 2007 at 13:25
Started January 29, 2007 at 10:20
I have been having recurring bouts of DVT for several years. I have been on warfarin for over a year now and was hoping that things might be under control but I just got out of the hospital last week with another bout of DVT, leg ulcers, and cellulites. I just found this forum and am so pleased to find that there are others out there that are willing to share what they know. I have never heard about "Factor V Leiden" before and am curious what it is all about and is it something that I should know about. I guess the real question here is why hasn't my Dr. ever mentioned it to me.

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recurring
Posted by Patty
Last Reply February 5, 2007 at 11:23
Started January 31, 2007 at 16:18
Thanks for your help here. Christine told me since I had a blood clot once in my calf, it most likely will return. She recommended a D-timer test, can someone tell me what this is, is it a blood test. Thanks..

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recurring
Posted by Patty
Last Reply January 30, 2007 at 15:42
Started January 29, 2007 at 19:33
So am I correct in reading that 2/3 of blood clots reoccur?
My calf has remained larger and harder ever since my DVT 3 years ago and lately seems to be more swollen. Yesterday I had that same pain in my calf, it felt like a charlie horse, but it went away after 5 minutes. I called and talked to a nurse and she did not seem concerned because the pain went away. Any thoughts on this?

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Do I have DVT!?
Posted by Alex
Last Reply January 28, 2007 at 07:36
Started January 25, 2007 at 20:06
Hi, my name is alex and I hail from westfield, in, and I am 18... I have never been on an airplane in my life but I think I may have dvt. I am, as some put it, a computer guru... I sit either at home or at my computer in the office every day almost all day, unless I am driving or at school... (both of which is pure sitting). I take energy pills to stay active, alert, and awake... I know there have been a few cases of dvt related to computer people but it was said to be extremely rare...


Anyways, as of like 3 days ago my leg has started to randomly go numb and I though it was just because of the way I have been sitting.... Though its the same as always... I am overweight, I weigh like 380lbs at 18... That is a lot I know... I don't eat as often as expected I guess I am just unlucky... I woke up this morning, not to an alarm or my parents but because my leg felt like it was on fire... I had to move around alot to get it to go away... I was sitting at work and talking to my mom wh... read more

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worried
Posted by hazel
Last Reply January 27, 2007 at 02:40
Started January 15, 2007 at 03:17
dear all my husband has had two clots in six months, he has never smoked in his life (and never taken the contraceptive pill) but he has chrones . he is now back on warferin ,as the clot is in the same leg is it the first one not been cleared or is it likely to be a different one. and will he be prone to more clots , any advice will be welcome and please excuse any spelling mistakes

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dvt another queston
Posted by sue
Last Reply January 25, 2007 at 22:49
Started January 18, 2007 at 04:16
My foot is sooooooooooooo cold off and on??? Anyone else have this.

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