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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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Symptoms
Posted by Tsehay Azage
Last Reply October 10, 2006 at 16:07
Started October 10, 2006 at 16:07
I have DVT last year in March and was hospitalized for a week. I was treated with warfarin by checking INR every week. I took warfarin for 4 month and stopped. I was having no much problem since then i put on the compressor only when I seat longer hours( like having a meeting). But now I am feeling burning of the skin in taht area, no swelling or discoloration. What do you think it is?

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Post-DVT Paranoia
Posted by Emma
Last Reply October 5, 2006 at 15:40
Started October 5, 2006 at 12:13
One year ago I was diagnosed with extensive DVT all through my right leg. There seemed to be no reason for this, but tests revealed I had the 'Factor V Leiden' gene mutation in my blood. (That and I was taking the oral contraceptive pill for bad acne.) I went through all the treatment - six months on Warfarin, a week on Clexane, wearing circulation stockings (all through summer...bleh.) Three months after coming off Warfarin I had a leg ultrasound which said the coast was clear, bar a little residue and vein damage ("no big deal", they said. With DVT as bad as mine, there was bound to be SOMETHING left over, however nothing could be done about it and it posed no real risk, so they said not to worry.)
Before my DVT fiasco I had a phobia of needles. Constant blood tests and a few Clexane injections soon sent that fear flying out the window. But it seems I always have to be afraid of something, and I now have what can only be described as a paranoia that I will get blood clots ... read more

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Possible DVT, intense leg pain
Posted by Elizabeth
Last Reply October 4, 2006 at 22:38
Started October 4, 2006 at 22:38
I am praying that what pain I am experiencing isn't any more than muscle fatigue.

I have a sharp, intense pain in my leg. It extends from my thigh to my calf in either both of my legs some nights or one or the other a different night. And I have a gradual, yet almost sudden onset of the pain at night. It only seems to be severe at night. I am on birth control (Levlen now for 3 months, Ortho-Tri Cyclen prior for the last year). And about 2 months ago I found out by my mother than my grandmother had a thrombectomy (to remove her blood clot) at 44 years of age. She had been on the birth control pill for 10+ years at that time. So, I do have a family history of blood clots, in at least one case.

I don't have the financial resources to get insurance, but I feel I should see a doctor immediately. My husband is aware of my almost nightly leg pain.

If someone can give me some consoling advice, I would be very grateful

Thank you, Elizabeth

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dvt 2 years ago
Posted by pat
Last Reply October 4, 2006 at 19:58
Started October 4, 2006 at 19:58
hello,
I am hoping that somebody could help me, i had a dvt about 2 years ago in my leg, top to bottom, after the course of treatment i was given the all clear, but ever since then i have had a pain in my ankle, it hurt all day and in the morning my ankle is really stiff and painful, if anyone can help me i would be very greatful,
Many thanks
Pat

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photo
Posted by Jayne
Last Reply September 28, 2006 at 12:30
Started August 6, 2005 at 16:40
Quite shocked to see the pic as i have one taken when i developed DVT after a flight to India. I am a normal healthy/fit female who thought it happened to overweight people with health problems. The scary part was being in a foreign country and the doctor knowing very little english. Before any flight now i have to take asprins for at least weeks and i make sure that i follow the flight excercise routine.

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Are these DVT symptoms?
Posted by Vicky
Last Reply September 21, 2006 at 05:38
Started September 18, 2006 at 16:28
I just wanted some advice and opinions really from people who have been through the horrible experience of having dvt. 6 weeks ago i was decorating and i hurt my knee and ever since then i have had pains in my calf and thigh (both inner and outer). It feels like an on-off crampy feeling and general acheyness. I went to the hospital 3 weeks after i hurt it and they did a d-dimer which came back negative. The doctors keep saying i have a pulled tendon but i dont see how a pulled tendon would cause different pains.
Has anyone elses experiences been similar to this?

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Extensive DVT
Posted by L Cedar
Last Reply September 20, 2006 at 23:18
Started March 13, 2006 at 05:58
I am recovering from extensive DVT's that I got a couple of weeks after having back surgery (fusion and 2 artificial discs) which was greatly successful. I was on Lovenox and I have a filter. The way they were discovered was that I had an episode where I was short of breath after walking just a couple of steps - was rushed to the hospital where they did not find a pulmonary embelism but they found extensive clots in both legs and in lower torso. My legs swelled and I could not walk for over 3 weeks. I also got an infection in one part of my right leg. I have a disorder called Prothrombin G20210A that was discovered about 20 years ago. I am now 46 and in good health other than this. I still have soreness in my legs and they swell up from time to time. I am worried that I have damage to my valves. Has anyone had any similar experience?

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DVT - What to expect
Posted by Rich
Last Reply September 19, 2006 at 22:12
Started September 19, 2006 at 22:12
Hello All- (sorry if this is too long)
On Aug 20 2006 I had a freakish tennis injury to my right calf. Heard a loud snap and of course a lot of pain. Went to the orthopedic, told me it was torn muscle and had me go for an MRI. They did not see any rush and delayed the MRI by almost 10 days. Well in that time frame, my right calf and foot began to swell terribly and was extremely painful...most pain I ever had. Finally had the MRI and the next day they had me go for an ultrasound. Sure enough I had two very large clots in my vein, one behind the knee and one just below, complete closure. They had me admitted into the hospital and put in a filter in my vena cava and started me on blood thinners. My primary doctor really could not believe that I survived this episode.

My question is about fever. I still get fever everyday, runs up to around 100 or so and then I take Tylenol and after a couple hours the fever breaks. This happens everyday...is this normal for a DVT?

Also my ca... read more

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pregnancy after DVT
Posted by simone
Last Reply September 19, 2006 at 04:04
Started September 19, 2006 at 04:04
Hi i'm writing from N.Z and i am in a total state of shock at whats been going on for me. I fell and injured my knee which made me imobile i then discovered i was pregnant but sadly i lost the baby at 9half weeks. two weeks afterthe loss my lower leg went numb and i went to orthopedics for check up and ended up in ed, i had a blood clot. I was undergoing fertility meds to fall pregnant and now have been told i must go on warfarin for 3 months and absolutly no baby, and i am now having conflicting info from docs regarding going on clomiphene (fertility med) at the end of the 3 months. has anyone got any pearls of wisdom for me i'm absolutly freaking out that when i go for checkup in November they'll tell me no way to warfarin treatment!


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Varicose veins
Posted by Jason
Last Reply September 15, 2006 at 11:13
Started June 23, 2006 at 04:21
Hello
I had a Pulminary Embolism exactly 1 year ago caused by a DVT. I am 22 years old and have played sports my entire life. Reason for the DVT was most likely a pulled muscle in my calf that was enlarged after weight lifting which pinched my vein. I let it go for 3 weeks because I thought it was just a pulled muscle and then my leg started going numb and the hospital treated it as a pulled muscle.During those 3 weeks I sat at a computer all day and night which worsened the situation. They sent me home, I chose to stay at my parents house til I felt better, and after the 6 days of bed rest in the hospital I still felt not right.

I walked up the steps while at home to go to the bathroom and had a Pulminary Embolism, my parents were there thank God. I actually thought I was dying. My face was as white as paper and within a minute my shirt and shorts were soaked in sweat. After the ambulance came and gave me oxygen I was feeling almost normal. They took me back to hospital and co... read more

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SHOES TO INCREASE CIRCULATION
Posted by Max Parker
Last Reply September 14, 2006 at 17:32
Started September 14, 2006 at 17:32
Hi All

As I pointed out yesterday www.lovethoseshoes.com offer a whoel host of shoes that are ideal for preventing further DVT, got my Orthotebb Health Sandals today and have been plodding around in them for a bit, taking it easy though as they are quite intense but certainly can feel them getting my circulation going with them.

Im hoping that they will also get rid of my thread veins, well we will see!!!!

my email is ebaytextiles@gmail.com if anyone wants to ask me about my shoes.

Max

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NOW WEARING HEALTHY SHOES AFTER DVT
Posted by Maxine Parker
Last Reply September 13, 2006 at 14:31
Started September 13, 2006 at 14:31
Hi All

I have suffered with bad health since I was in my teens, am now 35 and recovering from DVT, but am also Diabetic and have Arthritis so generally poorly.

I was alerted to a company called Love Those sHOES - WWW.lovethoseshoes.com and I invested in a pair of Earth shoes which are ideal for me as a Diabetic, they are also helping me get over my DVT as they have negative heel technology in them which gets your circulation going.

A brand new shoe I have just received today as it happens is called the Orthotebb Health Shoes, they are known as Miracle shoes and the feedback is amazing on them. I cannot go to the gym because of my condition and have put on a lot of weight in recent months after my clot, the shoes I hope will be my saviour as I believe they will prevent me getting another Clot.

I feel for you all and am glad we have a forum like this.

Max x


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PAIN!!
Posted by Erin
Last Reply September 12, 2006 at 10:29
Started August 10, 2006 at 16:02
I am 29 years old with a strong family history of blood clots that got one after a combo of smoking and birth control. This is the most horrible thing ever. My mom had them once every two months but she has since passed away so all my questions go unanswered. I was in the hospital for five days and have been on bed rest for the next five trying to get up and walk a bit every hour but the issue is that it's so painful I can't put any weight on it. Being over weight isn't helping either but I can usually move pretty well. I guess I was just curious if this is common with everyone and about how long it takes the average person to be able to walk again. I know everyone is different, but I am just curious. I am taking double the amount of coumadin that is normally prescribed so maybe it will just take me longer. ANy helpful information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Time Table
Posted by ray
Last Reply September 11, 2006 at 01:42
Started February 5, 2006 at 09:12


anyone know the defeinitive time period for dvt treatmeant. I think I may have developed in both legs following 2 days in hospital. Bilateral deep calf pain runing to post thigh on the rigt. Since that day the pain was intermittesnt on left but progressive on right with appearance of varicose veins (paiful) on both legs from ankle to post thigh. Now, 3 weeks later (nope not been seen yet) ... Im having pregressive pain and coldness on both the lower limbs, not to mention varicose veins. I dunno what my optopns are 4 weeks after the fast or if anything can be done. But 35 is too youg to be debilitad. LEARNING LESSON HERE> alwayd have a doc you can talk to about anything.... so I waited 3 weeks
oh well... any advic?????

ray.

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6 year old son has DVT
Posted by emma
Last Reply September 9, 2006 at 15:10
Started September 5, 2006 at 12:58
Hi all,

My 6 year old son developed a DVT in his groin following dialysis treatment for kidney failure. The tubes they inseted for the treatment caused the blood clot. He has been on warfarin for 4 months now and we had a scan this morning to see how it is doing. They said it is still visible put its status has changed from a potentially moving clot to a one that has attached itself to his vein. What does this mean?
Does he still need warfarin then?

Also I am concerned because his leg is still bigger than the other one, wil this go? He never complains of pain in the leg and uses it fine, he runs, jumps etc.. all the normal things for a little boy. But why is his leg still swollen?

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Internet *Resources* DVT/PE
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply September 4, 2006 at 08:24
Started September 4, 2006 at 08:24

Hello!

Well, I feel like I've literally gone through EVERY online document about this topic... however, I still feel like there's lots I want to know (a big reason why I hang around this forum so much... *THANKS* to the creator)!

Anyone have links/ideas of sites to check out? I would really appreciate it. I feel like everything is about *prevention* and nothing is about "what's next" for the future. (i.e. tonight, at dinner party we were having, I got such terrible chest pain again - similar to my first days in the hospital with the PE - why?

It's been nearly 6 weeks since I was diagnosed!!! How long will it take for them to be GONE - and how will I know???) Same thing with the one in my leg (stretching from the knee to the groin) and I'm 5'11" tall so that's a long thigh --- how long will it take to go away?

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DVT
Posted by Erin
Last Reply August 14, 2006 at 22:35
Started July 23, 2006 at 16:14
I have had pain in my calf all the way to my hip for about a week, the sides if my calf hurt the most especially when touched. I had a doppler done which was negative but they only did my upper thigh to the knee is that normal? also they did a d dimer blood test which i guess was negative because they didn't call me, could this be a dvt my dr says its sciatica

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struggling
Posted by maria
Last Reply August 13, 2006 at 21:20
Started November 17, 2005 at 13:18
after 3 weeks of being sent home after numerous visits to the doctor, my leg got so bad that i was finally given an ultrasound, where i discoevered i had DVT. i have been on warfarin and can finally walk again. i am back at work and it is such a struggle! my leg kills and i feel severely nauseaus. is anyone else feeling as crap as i am?

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suggestions
Posted by maria
Last Reply August 13, 2006 at 21:11
Started August 13, 2006 at 21:11
it is nearly a year ago that i had a DVT in my calf. It took doctors nearly 4 weeks to diagnose it and start the treatment, so i guess i am really lucky it did not travel!!! i am however in pain everyday. some days it is bearable, those are the good days. other days i can t go into work, i cant sleep and i wonder how much a human being can take of being in pain every single day. i am 32 years old. has anyone found anything that helps ease the pain? there has to be something out there, surely?

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Possible DVT?
Posted by Peter
Last Reply August 8, 2006 at 16:06
Started July 16, 2006 at 11:59
I am 22 years old, and have been exercising extensively for a long time. About 2 months ago, I started having some symptoms of DVT on my left arm. The weird thing is, my arm only starts to feel some pain and swelling during exercises or strenous movements on my left arm/shoulder. Plus, it swells up and then goes back to normal once I rest it. The swelling only occurs on my bicep area mostly, and some forearm, and not on my hand.

I checked the doctors, and I got a dopper ultrasound test, and I was negative. Does anybody have something similar to this? Thanks!

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