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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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Warfarin Skin Rash
Posted by Fawzia
Last Reply October 21, 2014 at 12:10
Started October 21, 2014 at 12:10
Ive been on Warfarin for about 6 months. About 5 months into it Ive developed sparadic skin rashes on my hands and arms. They are about 1/2 inch big.Scratching lightly. Initially, I tought it was masquito bites...but they are not. Anyone else with this problem?

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tattoo's on warfarin!
Posted by chir jones
Last Reply October 21, 2014 at 12:02
Started June 7, 2008 at 09:29
Morning all,,

Just a wee question for you all.

Has anyone actually been tatto'ed whilst on warfarin therapy?

I was wondering aboutgetting one and wondered what the stats were for post tattoo bleeding etc.

Be safe you lot..

Chris in Bonnie Scotland.

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d dimer positive because of menstruation
Posted by mimms
Last Reply October 21, 2014 at 07:38
Started October 21, 2014 at 07:38
I went for scan at dvt clinic today after a positive d dimer (0.87?)
Nothing found on scan even though leg has been painful for nearly two weeks and is swollen. I also have had a previous dvt in the same leg 5 years ago....
Anyway nothing found on scan so they've put it down to 'muscle pain' (anyone else had this really annoying patronising outcome?!)
When I asked why my d dimer was high they said it was because I wan my period?
I know it can be high in pregnancy so is this really a possibility?

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Anyone else taking Xarelto?
Posted by Ken
Last Reply October 21, 2014 at 06:16
Started June 6, 2012 at 09:38
Dear All
Basically, two months ago, I had a knee operation and ended up with a DVT from ankle to my thigh in my same leg as the knee operation
I have been put on the new drug Xarelto which my Vascular Specialist (referred to him after surgeon detected DVT a fewdaysafter the Operation) says it cuts out the need to monitor blood level continously etc. and is a much improved medication for DVT
Does anyone else take this drug? Your experiences would be most appreciated
For sure it will not help the pain, as it is still awful when standing and even sitting in office etc.
I wear full length stockings, still have a swollen leg and what look like fluid allaround my knee surgery area, which the surgeon says he might drain, but I am reluctant to let him near me again!
I assume from the sit I have perhaps years of pain to come
Feedback welcomed
PS I go to gym, do not smoke and al the rest, but have to fly long haul twice a month - frightended to death I have to say also

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Posted by ShelleyPip
Last Reply October 21, 2014 at 03:07
Started October 21, 2014 at 03:07

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xarelto and hair loss
Posted by Jessie
Last Reply October 20, 2014 at 14:35
Started October 17, 2014 at 05:08
I suffered bilateral pe's shortly after
the induction of anesthesia for a gall
bladder surgery. I was started on
coumadin in the hospital. The drs wanted
to switch me to Xarelto, selling it as a
wonder drug.

Since taking it, I've experienced terrible
hair loss. (I was at work the other day,
took out my pony tail and ran my fingers
through my hair. I threw away the
resulting clump. My friend came over to
talk, saw the hair and wanted to know why
I cut my hair at work).

Has anyone else had this issue? After a
discussion with my drs, we're switching
blood thinners. I hope the hair loss

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Hematoma after clexane injection
Posted by Mel
Last Reply October 20, 2014 at 08:13
Started October 28, 2011 at 08:37
i am currently on clean injections for my DVT and have been going well so far, though i
think i may have developed a hematoma after one of my shots.
has anyone else experienced this and how long before it goes away??

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Can Activity aggravate a clog and risk PE?
Posted by Carl
Last Reply October 20, 2014 at 06:37
Started May 21, 2010 at 13:25
I have had an extensive DVT up to mid thigh for about 3 months now and started treatment 2 weeks ago after a scan. I feel concerned that if I am walking, cycling and bending my leg that it might aggravate the clot causing it to break off thus giving me a PE. But doing no activity at all would surely make it worse. The nurses just tell me to do gentle exercise half hour a day but they are reluctant to answer most of my questions. They just tell me all will be fine and not to worry. The GP also says this as a PE is very rare.
So does activity aggravate a clot?

Thank you in advance for your answers!

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Posted by Zeb
Last Reply October 19, 2014 at 18:37
Started October 2, 2012 at 04:29
Folks Xarelto is so much better than Warfrin! Less side effects no INR checks ever! It has been shown to be more effective at preventing specifically DVT's than Warfrin or Lovenox. It is approved in Canada all of Europe and most of Asia for DVT prevention. I hated Warfrin so bad I convinced my doctor to put me on Xarelto. Best decision ever. Ask/beg your doctor for Xarelto you will be happy you did!

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Last Reply October 19, 2014 at 18:13
Started October 19, 2014 at 18:13

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Dvt or phlebitis ??
Posted by Eacokelly
Last Reply October 19, 2014 at 15:03
Started October 19, 2014 at 15:03
I am 36, pregnant and normally only slightly overweight. I have developed
extensive spider veins with underlying varicose veins on about 30% of my right
calf. I also have varicose and spider veins behind my knee and up the back of my
thigh. They have tripled in size and area in the past month. I have on and off
burning and heat in both the spider veins and varicose veins that seems to be
worsened by standing. I was examined by my ob gyn this week who did not seem
concerned. Is this possibly caused by new varicose veins forming or should I see
a vascular doctor to determine an underlying cause?

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warfarin tablets
Posted by marino
Last Reply October 19, 2014 at 14:14
Started December 5, 2010 at 01:19
I was diagnosed with DVT 6 days ago and put on clexane 80 mg. twice a day for 10 days. i do not trust the doctor who saw me because twice he wanted to send me home for a leg pain and slight swelling. If my wife did not push for an ultrasound the DVT would not have been found and i might have just ended up dead. I will have another appointment to my regular doctor this monday.
when should the doctor put me on warfarin treatment? in the leaflet it says within 72 hours with clexane but the stupid doctor told me it means 72 hours before the last dose of clexane. also how about the blood test monitoring? i know it is very important because i might have too much and bleed.

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New clots on warfarin?
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply October 19, 2014 at 02:10
Started October 19, 2014 at 02:10
I was diagnosed with a massive clot in my pelvis down to my calf
in August. Had a catheter directed thrombolysis and the clot grew
back within twelve hours. Was put on Xarelto. Had continuing
problems and then suffered multiple pulmonary embolisms after six
weeks. Was in hospital for ten days and they said Xarelto had
totally failed as a treatment. Went on LMWH for two weeks and
transitioned to warfarin. Found out I have Factor V Leiden and INR
target was raised to 2.5 to 3.0 but still not therapeutic after
three weeks. Now I'm getting blood rushes in my ear, stabbing pain
in my arm and blood gurgling in my arm. Went to ER and they said
even if I have new clots I am anti-coagulated so what can they do?
I'm terrified the warfarin isn't working either, but how can I
tell? Anyone with advice?

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DVT pain and depression
Posted by 21yr old girl
Last Reply October 18, 2014 at 22:29
Started May 24, 2012 at 22:25
I had a pain in my calf coming and going for months, but I thought it was
muscle pain as it increased or decreased depending on how I bent/used the leg.
On Christmas day 2011 I was admitted to the hospital after a few days of
agonizing pain coming from somewhere else; my groin on the left.
It was so bad it radiated up and down on the entire left side of my body and I
couldn't move right.
At the hospital I was told that every vein except the main artery was blocked,
and they put me on warfarin. They said it was most likely caused by birth
control, and I'm no longer on it.
Then the usual stuff, stocking, additional tests due to low bloodcount and
anemia etc, and I was out of the hospital in time for New Years Eve.

I was on sick leave for 2 months due to the swelling and pain, and ended up
getting fired because my employer "didn't need me anymore".
I live om my own and pay my own rent, but im now on welfsre.
I kept a brave face but as I got into my third mon... read more

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*therapeutic* coumadine levels
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply October 18, 2014 at 21:13
Started September 8, 2006 at 07:05

I'm having a rough go right now getting my coumadin levels right. I've been on it since July 25th 2006 (day ONE!) they want me between 2.5-3.0 and it's not wanting to happen.

I'm now up to 7 1/2 mg one day and 10 mg the next (alternating). My GP seems to be shocked that it's staying only at 2.0 even though they're raising my meds AND I'm not eating ANYTHING green (or other foods w/vit. k)!

What gives? Any thoughts?

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Another DVT??
Posted by Meliss
Last Reply October 18, 2014 at 17:20
Started October 18, 2014 at 17:20
I had my first DVT 10 days ago from calf to ankle. They started me on Hepari.
shots and Coumadin . The Coumadin is being monitored and I was at clinic
yesterday INR was 1.9 so I took 7.5mg last night. This morning I wake up with a "
Charlie horse" feeling in my other calf. With my INR over 2.0 probably it is
probably really just a muscle thing right? I have think (hope) my blood is too thin
to form another clot. Question is....should I bother going to ER? I hate the
hospital and this pain is not as bad as the "real" DVT. They probably would not
treat any differently right? Just make me stay in hospital to cover their butts?
Please let me know what you think.

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ankle pain
Posted by Dave
Last Reply October 18, 2014 at 15:18
Started October 15, 2014 at 20:25
Hi all i have been being treated for PE and DVT in my right lung ad
leg. I've been on Xarelto now for about three weeks and things have
been ok. but today i have swelling in my ankle that comes and goes
and a

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Last Reply October 18, 2014 at 13:04
Started October 18, 2014 at 13:04
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Last Reply October 17, 2014 at 20:19
Started October 17, 2014 at 20:19
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intermittent pain on outside of right calf - s
Posted by jeanb
Last Reply October 17, 2014 at 12:14
Started December 20, 2008
I've just been reading messages on blood clots on this forum because I have been experiencing several times a day, a dull ache/pinching feeling sensation in right calf, on the outside and always in the same spot.

I have not been to a doctor and I am not taking any drugs at all.

What I have noticed is that the 'pinching/pulling' sensation happens in exactly the same place on the outside calf area and only the right leg. After a few times I marked a X on the area with a biro and it's always that same place!

I usually feel it when I'm sitting at the PC where most of my work is done or if I sit with my leg on a chair. I don't really feel it the same when standing or walking so is there anyone else with similar syptoms please?

My worst fears are a blood clot but there is no swelling, no redness and no warmth, which seems to be possible symptoms and the pain is what I would call fairly minor, but is intermittent and never lasts for long.

Someone said it might be nerve rel... read more

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