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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 Doctors in Mumbai
Posted by Saj
Last Reply September 22, 2014 at 01:40
Started November 6, 2009 at 06:48
Hi

I would like to consult DVT specialists Doctors in Mumbai. I have only come across cardiovascular surgeons and would like to know of someone who has past experience of dealing in complicated DVT cases.

Regards

Saj

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warfarin due end date tomorrow what now?
Posted by Joanne
Last Reply September 21, 2014 at 08:27
Started September 11, 2014 at 06:19
Hello
I am wondering if my end date is tomorrow I am also having my INR tomorrow too, what is the procedure for coming off warfarin? I have 2 superficial thrombohlebitis in my calf have been on the ward for 3 months after Clexane. Is that it now? Will they check if clots are there or is it ok just to stop? Will they reduce dose? Apprehensive but glad.

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INR levels
Posted by Rob Shore
Last Reply September 21, 2014 at 08:21
Started September 21, 2014
Reply #4 by Rob shore Posted: September 21, 2014
Hello again,
Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate the time taken for your responses to my
questions.
I am still on warfarin, but am battling to maintain my INR levels within the range.
One 5mg pink tablet daily, for a week, has my readings at 1,4.
Two x5mg tablets daily for a week, sets my levels at 4,4..
I am now doing fluctuating doses daily, but no combination i have tried yet, keeps
me constant within the range.

Any suggestions out there my fellow ratpoison users?
Regards
Rob


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New to rat poison
Posted by Rob shore
Last Reply September 21, 2014
Started June 20, 2014 at 06:51
Hello world,
I am thrilled to be part of this forum. It is good to know, that warfarin does have
side effects.
I started on the juice 12 days ago. On the 13/6/14, my INR reading was 1,4.
Today, one week later, my INR reading is 1,6.
However, i seem to be experiencing a few side effects. I am battling for breath,
especially after a coughing bout. I cant inhale immediately, but have to wait until
my air passage opens up.
I am very fatigued. My other half says im moody, grumpy and very volitile with
the kids around making noises etc..
I was discharged from hospital a week ago after spending a week in hospital for
dvt. I have 6 of them from my ankle to my mid thigh area.
It still hurts like the blazes, but like most irritations in life, you get used to them.
Can anyone tell me how long the recovery period is?
Regards
Rob in REA

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My DVT experience and questions
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply September 19, 2014 at 20:44
Started July 6, 2010
Hi!

I'm 24, female, and about three weeks ago was admitted to the hospital for 7 days due to a big DVT in my right leg spanning from my groin to my ankle, blocking the entire vein. They believe it was caused by the 1.5 months I spent on birth control, but we don't yet know if I have Factor Five.

I got out the hospital on a Tuesday, stayed home to rest on Wednesday, and returned to work Thursday and Friday. The docs wanted me to walk/use the leg the best I could, and I guess I took their advice a bit too literally! I was hobbling around using pretty much only my calf muscle to push off the ground and crutches to navigate long hallways and stuff (I work between a high school and an office) and by Saturday night I was back in the ER because not only was my calf in searing pain anytime it was in motion at all, but it was swelling a little more. I ended up back in the hospital for 3 days. They offered to put a catheter in the vein and fill it with mega-clot-busting meds but the r... read more

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New blood clot on warfarin possible?
Posted by Karen
Last Reply September 19, 2014 at 20:37
Started January 2, 2012 at 03:20
Okay so what would I do without this forum? Ha, I don't know!
I do have a question though, and I hope it's not just paranoia as this
blood clot has for sure scared me. I have had a few tinges and pains
in my right calf now, and throughout for the last 2 weeks or so. My
clot is in my left upper thigh and I've been on warfarin for over a
month now with that one. Never really stable on my meds, been 2.5 and
2.92 for one or two times, the rest of them 1.7 or around there.
My question is can i have another blood clot in my right leg while i'm
on warfarin? It is so achey, but I keep thinking that maybe I have
just used that leg so much for weight balance since my left one feels
heavy that I;m just pulling and using muscles...but god it feels odd.
Anyway I'm babbling and I'm nervous. So can you get another blood clot
in the opposite leg while on warfarin? thanks.

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Femoral to Femoral bypass
Posted by Jennifer Walters
Last Reply September 19, 2014 at 03:35
Started September 18, 2014 at 16:10
My name is Jennie, and I had femoral to femoral bypass with graft 4 weeks ago. I
had a DVT 12 years ago. My question is could actually sitting cut down on blood
flow in the grafts. My grafts are in the crease of my thighs. My heart constantly
punds when I sit down, but stops pounding when I walk.
Thanks,
Jennie's

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Worried this is DVT, some help please?
Posted by Turneep
Last Reply September 19, 2014 at 03:08
Started September 18, 2014 at 05:19
Hi guys. Just found this forum this morning and had a quick read of 4 or 5 pages
and it's made me more nervous so I thought I would make a post. I am a 26 year
old male. I don't really have any risk factors apart from sitting down at a desk for
large portions of the day.

Anyway for the last week maybe even 10 days I have been having leg pains. I just
assumed it was an injured hamstring as the pain seemed to be mainly focuse on
the back of my thigh. But in the last few days the pain has been moving from calf,
to behind the knee. Back up to thigh etc.

Yesterday, I had no pain when I woke up in the morning. Nor did I have any pain
throughout the day until about 3pm when I sat at my desk for 3 hours. Then when
I got up the pain started again. It wasn't too bad. Manageable. This morning
however I was in agony walking to the train. The pain was all up the back of my
leg and at the front of my knee. The more I walked. The more the pain seemed to
ease.

Righ... read more

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Vitamin K
Posted by Mick C
Last Reply September 18, 2014 at 12:54
Started September 18, 2014 at 12:54
I have started this post again with the right letter !!
As I said in my other post I was injected with Vitamin K, over a month ago, in a overnight stay in hospital
My INR has finally crept up above 2 and I can finally stop my Tinszaparin jabs .
My Warfarin dosage is now 20% higher than it was before the K.
Also I have heard that as my last DVT was nearly 2 years ago that I did not have to have a "bridging" dose of Tinzaparine. I this right??. If so my belly will not be that happy to say the least

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Can An Ultrasound Miss A Cot?
Posted by Jill
Last Reply September 18, 2014 at 10:16
Started March 15, 2011 at 18:56
So I saw my doctor yesterday morning who quickly sent me for an ultrasound, still haven't heard the results though the nurse told me if there was a clot they wouldn't let me go home. But can an ultrasound miss a clot? Because last night everytime I got up and walked and then sat down my right groin, knee, and foot hurt really bad and this morning I noticed tightness in my calf when I walk.

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PERIODS ON BLOOD THINNERS
Posted by DANIELLE
Last Reply September 18, 2014 at 06:06
Started February 23, 2011 at 18:05
Can anyone tell me if your periods have been so haevy while on blood thinners. I am going on day 4 and going threw super tampons every 2 hours plus noticing large clots. I know they told me my period would be heaver but my i cant take it!!!!

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Careers
Posted by Emijtdf4
Last Reply September 17, 2014 at 19:36
Started September 17, 2014 at 19:36


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Bach's rescue remedy for anxiety
Posted by Claire
Last Reply September 17, 2014 at 16:12
Started October 7, 2009 at 16:33
Can anyone tell me if I can use bach's rescue remedy for anxiety. I tried xanex
for a few days & hated the side effects & don't want to become dependant on
drugs.
I appreciate any help x

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"What Symptoms Should Prompt Me & My Doctor To
Posted by Sharon
Last Reply September 16, 2014 at 21:44
Started June 2, 2008 at 04:46
The most common question from those who have not been diagnosed, is in one form or fashion, one wording or another--"Does this pain I have mean that I have DVT or should be tested for DVT? The next question is, "What tests should I have?" The most common question for all of us w/ confirmed DVT is, in one form or another--"Am I clotting again or is this new pain a result of Post Thrombotic Syndrome" (damaged valves in the vein from past DVT).

I wrote the following in response to someone wondering why their doctor refused to test them for DVT when they had symptoms. Thought I would post it under its own topic so everyone can chime in. I ask specific questions of those who have been diagnosed w/ confrimed DVT/PE at the end. I have not had a PE, so I think it might be good to have a similar article on that topic if someone w/ experience and good doctors as advisors can write that one. I hope this info helps others:

You are wondering why the doctor did not test youwith a Dopplar U... read more

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A compound called rutin shown to inhibit the
Posted by N
Last Reply September 16, 2014 at 18:24
Started May 9, 2012 at 01:11
ScienceDaily (May 8, 2012) A compound called rutin, commonly found in fruits
and vegetables and sold over the counter as a dietary supplement, has been
shown to inhibit the formation of blood clots in an animal model of thrombosis.

These new findings, led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
(BIDMC) and published in online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI),
identify a novel strategy for preventing thrombosis, and help pave the way for
clinical testing of this popular flavonoid as a therapy for the prevention and
treatment of stroke and heart attack, as well as deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
and pulmonary embolism.

continue reading:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120508124545.htm


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Exercise after massive DVT?
Posted by Jennifer K.
Last Reply September 16, 2014 at 03:09
Started July 3, 2006 at 01:13
I was 35, fit, healthy, never took birth control pills, no serious injuries... and then out of nowhere I had a massive dvt in January 2005 and nearly died. My left leg and left side of abdomen and groin were affected and I am still using a walker (frame) to get around. I'm on Coumadin daily, and also am eating some spinach every day (for me, the vitamin k helps my inr levels to stabilize).
I have gained approx. 100 lbs and am by far the largest I have ever been. My doctors tell me in the same breath that I must lose weight, but to not do anything to elevate my blood pressure (which is low) or my heart rate!
There's a serious risk with having lyposuction, etc, so other than that, how am I supposed to lose weight?! I DO watch what I eat, am careful about what I eat and how much and am eating far less than what I ate when healthy and fit (pre-dvt), but I'm huge. My pharmacist pointed out side effects to Coumadin such as weight gain, insomnia, hair loss, and I have all the side effec... read more

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Heating Pad /Hot bath
Posted by Joe
Last Reply September 15, 2014 at 11:23
Started October 25, 2008 at 23:59
when you feel "Clotty" in the legs... even though you are on coumadin or levenox... do you ever take a hot bath or use a heating pad to sort of losen things up in you legs.

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Coumadin fatgue, blood under skin
Posted by Don
Last Reply September 15, 2014 at 07:25
Started January 9, 2012 at 17:15
Hi: I just stopped coumadin about 6 months ago, had petichie, purpura and which I had taken for 18 months because of a blood clot behind my knee. I still have fatigue, tiredness, achey knee joints, feel cold all thie time and leg swelling. Does anyone know how long till your body gets back to the way it was before this nightmare?

It is awful. Thank you

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