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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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Posted by KATE
Last Reply November 29, 2006 at 17:37
Started November 25, 2006 at 14:18
I find it very frustrating the fact there is a PROVEN Heparin test available - not through NHS nad yet noone on here cares abot it yet we have all had experiences with DVT - what is this all about!?

The USA company is called Akers Biosciences and it would save lives and make a mega diffrence but typically NOONE cares about a solution u lot just want to moan about what u have not prevent them!

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Age Oddity?
Posted by James S
Last Reply November 22, 2006 at 23:37
Started November 17, 2006 at 04:53
I am a 36 year old perfectly healthy male; never smoke, never drink, never do drugs, never have on all three and never will. I was admitted to the hospital with a HUGE DVT in my right leg that runs all the way from my right hip (lower-back area) to my right ankle. It's like the whole vein is one huge clot. My docs here are perfectly dumbfounded by my case as it concerns the reason for the clot's formation, how it got so huge, and equally, how I managed to survive this thing.

The reason for this post is to discern if there are others like myself suffering this similar issue as right now I feel like a mystery. hehehehe

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Is this what it feels like
Posted by Andy
Last Reply November 22, 2006 at 23:14
Started November 22, 2006 at 03:05
I fell off of a ladder about 2 years ago and have had swelling since in my lower 1/2 of my left leg. After a lot of mis-diognoses, I found out yesterday that I have a DVT in my left calf.

Would a PE explain why I had what I feared at the time was a heart attack and couldn't breathe plus every so often I have a chest pain that only lasts a second?

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Posted by Adam
Last Reply November 20, 2006 at 10:05
Started November 15, 2006 at 09:41
Hi,Just been told by hospital that due to a massive DVT in june that the valve behind my knee is now damaged beyond repair,has anyone else ever had this?and what if anything can be done about it?

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Posted by KATE
Last Reply November 19, 2006 at 16:27
Started November 8, 2006 at 23:53

There is now an instant test kit for Heparin on market - anyone want to try it?

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Posted by Becca
Last Reply November 19, 2006 at 16:24
Started November 8, 2006 at 17:30
I am twenty years of age and have been on Microgynon 30, for about 6 mounth and the back of my right leg at the crease and my thighs have come out in really angry looking vains..with a pain in my right leg also, I am worried is mine the highest type of birth control and dose this mean I will get worse quicker.. I dont want to go to my doctors as I dont want to waste his time.

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Circulation Booster Mobile
Posted by Richard
Last Reply November 15, 2006 at 21:00
Started November 15, 2006 at 21:00
One of the adverts on this forum is for this page:

It refers to a device which is meant to stimulate blood circulation.

I'm currently being treated for a DVT which occurred about six weeks ago, and I'm wondering whether the device might help in my recovery and the prevention of a further clot.

Has anyone actually tried it, and if so what are your views on it?

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Flying Long Haul
Posted by Steve Williams
Last Reply November 14, 2006 at 16:19
Started October 23, 2006 at 21:39
Don't know if anyone can give any advice.. My wife had a DVT after Hospital treatment some 20 years ago, nothing since, we would like to go to the USA next year on the 1st anniversary of our 25 yr old son's death, do you reckon this would be possible and waht would anyone recommend as a precaution? thanks to all

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Posted by naushad
Last Reply November 9, 2006 at 10:20
Started November 3, 2006 at 14:53
hi all i was diagnosed with dvt 3 weeks ago.im on wafarin daily the swelling is in my right calf but my pain is more on the thigh and groin area is this normal and how long does it take for pain to eaze.

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Don't laugh hah
Posted by Erin
Last Reply November 8, 2006 at 21:22
Started September 3, 2006 at 05:24
Ok, so the jury seems to be out on this...is it "safe" to wear high heels after a dvt?

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Posted by charlie
Last Reply November 8, 2006 at 13:50
Started October 20, 2006 at 13:37
any advice on my pain control?

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superficial clot
Posted by Rosie
Last Reply November 8, 2006 at 11:59
Started November 8, 2006 at 11:59
Had a fall about two years ago now.. Got a clot in my thigh which the hospital said was superficial clot as you can see it sticking out of my leg and is very soft to touch..
I read it takes up to 6 weeks to go
I still have it 2 years later, and odd days it aches, but no swellings etc
I'm scared it might travel to a bigger vein...is this still possible after 2 years?


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Posted by Marty
Last Reply November 4, 2006 at 23:37
Started November 4, 2006 at 23:37

I'm a first time poster and a real newbie to the board..

My pregnant friend has an awful DVT on her leg, vey scary. We have learnt that since 1989, Akers Biosciences has been developing proprietary, in vitro diagnostic technology that accelerates the rate at which clinicians can obtain single patient test results, with the same level of accuracy as traditional, often time-consuming testing methods and that they have an INSTANT daignostic kit for Heparin - 100% proveen and CE marked.

Surely this must be a dream come true? I am very excited about possibility of launch of such a product albeit its just USA that has it...

How do we get it here? It would save so many lives.

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DVT post support
Posted by renee'
Last Reply October 27, 2006 at 17:54
Started June 12, 2006 at 20:19
I was diagnosed with a blood clot late January of this year and was hospitalized for 5 days. My life has been upside down since then. The reason for my clot is still undetermined as I have no family history of clotting issues and I am a healthy 31 year old woman. They are attributing the clot to my birth control. I have since been going to the doctor on a weekly basis to check my INR levels and have been off of ALL medications. I feel like my body is going crazy right now. I have gained about 20 pounds and I am getting acne. Is there anything out there that I can do to get my body back to normal? I didn't think that the hormones that I was getting in my birth control were effecting me that much. . .but, I feel like I have no control!

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Posted by Adam
Last Reply October 24, 2006 at 21:53
Started October 10, 2006 at 10:46
Hi I'm Adam from cambridge uk.I've been suffering with dvt since june this year,i have 2 big clots in my left leg which came on out of the blue,no breakages or injuries at all.since then they found a lymphoma in my groin.i have been on warfarin and morphine since june.what i wanted to ask is;do any of you guys find that stress causes you to swell up or for the pain to increase?as when i'm having a bad day or receive some bad news i can't even get out of bed let alone walk.

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The picture looks like my husbands legs
Posted by Sondra
Last Reply October 24, 2006 at 09:21
Started October 4, 2006 at 07:27
My husband, age 49, has had pain in his legs for about 10 years. One of his legs looks like this picture. He injured it falling off a boat and hitting his leg on the prop (not running). The doctors have not been very proactive about it, but he now has HUGE veins popping out behind his knee and his leg hurts alot. He sits at a computer 10-12 hours a day. What kind of doctor should we go to for an actual diagnosis?

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DVT in calf
Posted by josephine
Last Reply October 20, 2006 at 23:57
Started October 16, 2006 at 14:11
Can you have a glass of wine or a mix drink while your on coumidan? I have heard yes from some of my doctors and no from others? Will I bleed to death?

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Need motivation to change unhealty habits
Posted by Naglorious
Last Reply October 19, 2006 at 22:25
Started September 21, 2005 at 20:35
I feel good to know that there is a forum that has been created for people who have DVT. I was diagnosed last year in November with DVT and then diagnoised with Pulmonary Embolism in February of this year. However, I was so consumed with other issues which was not nearly as important as my health that I didn't take DVT serious. Just recently I have started taking my medication regualry (warfin or coumadin) and having my blood monitored consistently.
I know that with any blood clotting disease you must be very careful about the foods you are eating and the activities you are doing with yourself. I did remove alchol from my diet; however, I still smoke cigarettes and honestly; although I know that smoking could cause another blood clotting I don't feel the desire or urgency to give up smoking.
Would someone please give me advice on what I should do about this lack of motivation I am feeling that could make a difference between choosing life or death?
Also I understand that ther... read more

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Seeing a Psychologist
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply October 14, 2006 at 01:56
Started August 26, 2006 at 05:34
Hi. You can see my "story" just a few posts ago (mid August), when I first found this forum.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you all suffering from DVT (I'm both major DVT & major PE)to consider seeing a psychologist. I had my first appointment 2 days ago, and it was probably the best thing I've done for myself so far. She is a "rehabilitation" psychologist - specializing in people like me (people who have their lives change drastically as a result of an injury, accident, medical problem etc..).

I was very skeptical and nervous (thinking that only crazy people go) - but I think it's so helpful for these reasons:

- it's someone to talk to, a third party to help put things in perspective for you
- if you're open minded and share your "story" they can help to ensure you come out of it "emotionally scar free"
- they give you homework (things to think about, do and change)
- they assess your life (relationships, financial etc.) to see where the rest of your stresses are, ... read more

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Don't know where else to ask!
Posted by Erin
Last Reply October 14, 2006 at 01:52
Started August 28, 2006 at 16:13
This is sort of on subject here, and I didn't know where else to ask. I've been all over the internet and can't seem to find an exact answer. When on Coumadin and having a menstrual cycle, how much is TOO much bleeding? They say be weary of hemmoraging, and I have noticed that it's considerably more in volume, but how do you know the difference between what's normal and what's considered hemmoragging?

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