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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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septic pencil
Posted by nell
Last Reply January 23, 2015 at 18:14
Started January 23, 2015 at 18:14
can you use a septic pencil to stop bleeding from tooth extraction
Has anyone tried that?

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Is the Willow Curve laser o.k.?
Posted by Marilyn S.
Last Reply January 23, 2015 at 16:26
Started January 23, 2015 at 16:26
After a fall on my arthritic knee 1 mo. Ago, I got a small DVT in that calf. I was taken
off xeralto after blood pooled in leg. No longer swollen but knee pain. Would the
clot be affected if I tried a Willow Curve Anti-infllammatory Smart Laser? Could it
make it break loose and travel? Please answer asap. THANK YOU! MARILYN

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Is the Willow Curve laser o.k.?
Posted by Marilyn S.
Last Reply January 23, 2015 at 16:20
Started January 23, 2015 at 16:20
After a fall on my arthritic knee 1 mo. Ago, I got a small DVT in that calf. I was taken
off xeralto after blood pooled in leg. No longer swollen but knee pain. Would the
clot be affected if I tried a Willow Curve Anti-infllammatory Smart Laser? Could it
make it break loose and travel? Please answer asap. THANK YOU! MARILYN

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Clot in inner vena cava
Posted by Ryan
Last Reply January 23, 2015 at 03:29
Started January 22, 2015 at 23:49
42 year old male with a 8" clot,(solid as bone), in the inner vena cava starting just
above the illeac. Can a filter be placed in and clot removed?

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How aggressively should I start exercising?
Posted by Fred Doors
Last Reply January 21, 2015 at 19:23
Started January 7, 2015 at 14:31
After "muscle pain" that wouldn't go away over xmas, 2 days ago I got
diagnosed with DVT, a nonocclusive clot in the popliteal vein, right
behind the knee.

I started warfarin yesterday, and am 48 hours into the lovenox
injections. So far, I see pretty much no improvement: I can't walk,
only limp around (can't fully extend my leg), and anything but
sitting or lying down with my leg in the air quickly becomes painful
because of the pooling blood.

I guess that's normal, reading around I don't see any people talking
about improvements until at least a week has gone by. My question is,
how aggressively should I start exercising my legs? Should I wait
until I can walk mostly normally again, or should I take "limps
around the block" now?

What about activities that involve bending the knee? Given the
position of the clot, I'm scared that anything that requires a lot of
knee bending (e.g. cycling) might cause the clot to break, and I'd
very very much like ... read more

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Inr dropping
Posted by Mayra
Last Reply January 17, 2015 at 15:15
Started January 14, 2015 at 07:35
So I went into the er 4 days ago for a faint leg pain my gp shrugged off after a
negative d dimer result. I wanted to clear my concern with a cat scan and lo and
behold I have a dvt on my left leg. I was admitted to the hospital and have been
on lovanox shots and cuomodin. However my pain since being here has
worsened and is now in my right leg. They're not concerned bc I'm on treatment,
and my levels went up 1.8 the second day, and 2.1 yesterday. However this
morning I'm at 1.5! What does this mean yes my clot is getting bigger and
developing more?? I'm so scared right now and just don't trust what the doctors
are telling me, which is that I'll be fine.

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clexane lifelong
Posted by karen
Last Reply January 17, 2015 at 03:02
Started January 22, 2012 at 01:05
hi every1, im 38 yrs old was on warfarin for 4 yrs as i get recurrent p.e but discontinued it due 2 bad side effects "tiredness, coldness and weight gain" they have now put me on clexane injections 4 life, does any1 who is longterm on clexane experience of any side effects simalar 2 the ones i was getting on the warfarin?

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Compression socks lose effectiveness?
Posted by patrick
Last Reply January 16, 2015 at 18:48
Started January 16, 2015 at 13:23
I have a prescription pair of compression socks that are about 5 years old. Do they their
effectiveness (meaning, do the socks themselves lose the ability to 'compress' as well as
they did when they are new)?

Thanks in advance.

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pe's and ivc filters
Posted by renae
Last Reply January 16, 2015 at 13:47
Started January 14, 2015 at 22:44
y #22 by renae Posted: January 14, 2015 at 22:35
I have had several pulmonary embolisms....1st in 2008, second in 2009,
and then most recently i had numerous in each lung aug 2014...the latest
episode caused a pulmonary infarction. I too have an ivc filter. They
tried to remove it in december 2014 but couldnt because it had clots
attached even tho my inr was where it was suppose to be taking warfarin.
My dr has no clue whats causing my clots but still wants the ivc
removed. He wants to try again in a few weeks because it is more
dangerous to have in. The risks are that the filter could break causing
metal fragments to travel or it can become completely clogged which
would cause your body to find an alternate route to supply your heart
with blood. Idk what to think anymore but i know that the pain in my
lings and body has yet to decrease and i pray i dont have to spend the
rest of my life like this

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Vascular Surgeon
Posted by deb57
Last Reply January 16, 2015 at 08:43
Started January 15, 2015 at 08:00
Hi to all. My Question is why my Vascular Surgeon does Not want to do surgey on my old blood clots. Had bilateral dvts in 9/2014. Yesterday went for an app. to check both legs which showed old blood clots in the legs and lower adomen. In Sept 2014 had blood clot busters done on both legs. Yet the clot busters did not get all the clots out. Could there be a way to get rid of old clots. I am also on Eliquis 5mgs 2x a day =(

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2 year old Son with DVT
Posted by Mama
Last Reply January 14, 2015 at 19:07
Started January 14, 2015 at 19:07
Hi. I just found this forum. My son who is 2 years old just got out of the hospital from being in there for 3.5 weeks due to Portal Hypertension and blood loss. CT scan revealed a clot in the Portal Vein. They don't know when it happened. His spleen is enlarged to 3" below his rib cage and his liver is small. All functioning properly. No liver issues other than it being small. They are treating his esophageal vercosies with sclarotherapy. He is not on any medication. They think they will treat the esophageal veins monthly for up to a year. I have been a freaked out mama that almost watched my son die from internal bleeding. So thankful of the Children's Hospital doctors for saving him. I guess I am here to learn more about this and to connect with people to try to understand my son's condition. I pray everyday for spontaneous portosystemic shunts to develop to create a new pathway for the blood to go where its suppose to go so we can put this behind us and let this litt... read more

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Blood clot in lower leg
Posted by Desiree
Last Reply January 14, 2015 at 03:10
Started January 11, 2015 at 17:37
I had foot surgery on Dec 23. After having some pain for the last week, I went and
had a scan done. Turns out I have a smaller than pea sized clot in the muscular
branch of my lower leg, below the knee. The doc advised that I take an aspirin a
day and go back tomorrow. I am so scared. Can anyone educate me. I hear below
the knee they are less likely to travel but don't know if this is true or not. Please
help me!!!

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vitamin c effects on warfarin
Posted by carol b
Last Reply January 14, 2015 at 03:05
Started June 10, 2009 at 10:17
Hi all

I am life long warfarin, my blood level has been great for the past 15mths between 2.3 and 2.5
But the past 2 weeks it has shot up to 3, i know its still fine, but cannot work out why.
Can anyone tell me if they have ever had this problem while drinking pure orange as there is a high count of 50% vitamin c of your RDA in 1 glass of the one i have been drinking.
Could be just grasping at straws here, i never knew vitamin c could effect warfarin, but when i had a flu 6 months ago i called to chemist for some vitamin c tablets to pick me up a bit and was told that there is proof that vitamin c can effect warfarin and not to take them.
My question being, can we not drink pure orange either because it contains vitamin c???? just curious, as i have been drinking it the past 2 weeks, the same time my blood level has been higher.

Carol .

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small clot below the knee
Posted by Kathy
Last Reply January 11, 2015 at 17:32
Started January 16, 2010 at 02:00
I was told I may have small clot in my peroneal vein which is only partially occluding the vessel. I was sent home ( as I was told that the clots below the knee very rarely move) and told to take an aspirin a day, elevate my leg, and use warm compresses to my lower leg. I will see a vascular specialist on Monday. Concerned about waiting the 2 days without anticoagulants. Anyone else have this experience?

Thanks for your help,

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2nd DVT - warfarin forever?
Posted by James
Last Reply January 10, 2015 at 12:06
Started March 8, 2008 at 15:31
About 6 years ago I received I a very severe injury to my knee and subsequently discovered that this led to a clot. This was only diagnosed about 2 years ago after I realised what had happened and I got a scan, showing I had scarring consistent with a prior DVT.

Then about two weeks ago I was diagnosed with a clot in my other leg. I think that this came from running for the train carrying several heavy bags - I suspect I tore a muscle. However I think it's also relevant that this was after not eating or sleeping for 2-3 days and having restarted smoking heavily having given up for 18 months. (My marriage of 6 months has broken down, which has come out of the blue). I was extremely stressed and then sat on a train for 2-3 hours, only to make the same journey a day later on the Sunday. By Thursday I realised what was happening and was diagnosed with a clot that went just above the knee. I've just turned 37.

I am now on heparin injections and 6mg of warfarin per day. I've been t... read more

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Should I go to the doctor?
Posted by G
Last Reply January 7, 2015 at 20:34
Started January 4, 2015 at 18:41

I am a 22 year old female. My calf has been swollen for the past
few days and I have been experiencing pain in my calf since this
morning. I was at a theme park on a ride where my legs were up in
the air and I felt the blood rush to them, the pain began straight
after that. It is sore while I walk and lie but more so when I
flex my foot upwards. There is also a small bit of bruising.
I don't know whether I should get it checked or I am just being
I have orthostatic hypotension/tachycardia which apparently means
that blood pools in my extremities and I am at risk for DVT, which
is why I am nervous! I just don't like going to the doctor and
feeling like an idiot if he says yes all you have is a bruise on
your leg...
My question is, should I go to the doctor right away? Is it
dangerous if I wait it out to see if it goes away and is just a
Any help greatly appreciated, thank you!

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What does it feel like when DVT becomes PE?
Posted by Tammy
Last Reply January 7, 2015 at 12:19
Started December 4, 2010 at 14:34
I'm newly diagnosed with DVT as of Monday. Still dealing with the shock of it all. My doc has been very helpful with understanding treatment, long term effects, etc. without overwhelming me. What has me the most paranoid is that she said call paramedics if I get pain in chest, back, or worst headache ever. I am pretty sure I'd know if I was having my worst headache ever but have no idea what type of chest/back pain warrants a call to paramedics. Can someone who has been through DVT moving to PE give some info about what it feels like? I get a slight gas pain and I find myself asking "hmmm, is that a chest pain? am I short of breath? nah, just a gas pain." I'm sort of driving myself nuts : )

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The Best Skin Care Supplement.
Posted by ann bmoore
Last Reply January 7, 2015 at 06:02
Started January 7, 2015 at 06:02
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Coumadin is expensive !
Posted by Claire
Last Reply January 6, 2015 at 20:50
Started August 14, 2010 at 18:08
I'm just wondering if anyone has found a cheaper place to get Coumadin, I cannot take Warfarin ( which was dirt cheap, $10.00 for a 90 day supply) sighs.. My Coumadin, however, is $60.00 per prescription with insurance.

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2 months warfarin-calfdvt new deep ache
Posted by All new for me
Last Reply January 6, 2015 at 18:30
Started December 20, 2014 at 09:37
Just over 2 months ago I was diagnosed with
calf dvt, I had little to no symptoms apart
from swollen leg and some funny twinges. After
starting warfarin my pain actually increased
with pressure spreading up my leg. Now two and
half months later my leg has a deep ache which
goes from groin to calf which sometimes wakes
me up at night. The pain seems to be ok while
walking but when resting it gets worse. Has
this happened to anyone? Would a calf dvt with
little to no pain cause deep aching in the
whole leg this far into treatment? Any
information will be soooo appreciated :)

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