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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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Gout in knee and now painful swelling calf.
Posted by Paula
Last Reply September 24, 2016 at 01:26
Started July 31, 2009 at 20:09
Can an attack of gout cause a DVT or phlebitis. Had gout for a few days and now my calf of the affected leg is swollen and painful. Has anyone ever heard of this.

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how long will i be out of work
Posted by beki
Last Reply September 23, 2016 at 17:18
Started June 9, 2009
i have been having problems for over 2 months with my left leg. we finally know after an ultra sound that i have a dvt in my upper leg / groin. the pain is finally starting to go away but i'm still not allowed to go back to work.(it's only been a week since we found the blood clot) can anyone tell me how long it's gonna take? i'm afraid i'm going to lose my jobs and i'm through my savings. i could lose my job, my home, and everything else.

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what should be done?
Posted by nancy abraham
Last Reply September 22, 2016 at 07:48
Started September 22, 2016 at 07:48
I am here for getting a suggestion.I am pregnant and my delivery
is by January. I am having severe leg pains and I was googling the
reasons of leg pains during pregnancy. As the pain is on legs and
could see a blood clot and my husband was saying that varicose
vein being a reason for this and has fixed an appointment at
Vaughan vein clinic ( http://www.vaughanveinclinic.com/ ) at
Thornhill. But now the problem is I heard from my friend that DVT
is quite common during pregnancy and it would occur in left leg
more often. So, what am I suppose to do now? Should I proceed with
my husband's decision or consult my family doc? Pain is very
severe these days.
Help me with a suggestion


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stopping warfarin
Posted by suzanne
Last Reply September 22, 2016 at 07:45
Started October 27, 2009 at 18:19
Im going to be coming off warfarin next week,i have been on it a year.Im feeling nervous about it and scared i will get another clot,im going to be worrying if im sitting too long etc,did anyone else feel the same when they stopped?Im going to be having a blood test a month later to see what my blood is like when off warfarin,i have factor v leiden,depending what my blood is like will determine weather i will have to be back on the warfarin.Im only 27 so the doctor doesnt like the sound of me been on it for life.Has anyone had side effects when stopping warfarin?

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DVT whilst on fragmin
Posted by Glenda
Last Reply September 21, 2016 at 07:28
Started January 28, 2009 at 11:24
My husband commenced fragmin following a PE. He was on a course for 3 months and I injected him every day,3 weeks before the end of the course he had a severe pain in his left calf. Initially a dvt was excluded because of the anticoagluant therapy, however it was decided he should have a ultra-sound of the back of his knee to exclude the possibility of a cyst. It was confirmed yesterday that he developed a dvt whilst receiving fragmin. My husband was weighed prior to commencement to ensure the correct dosage and has not put on weight in that period. We are at present waiting to hear what the next course of action will be. I would interested to hear of any other incidences and/or comments regarding this. Thanks

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Anyone else taking Xarelto?
Posted by Ken
Last Reply September 20, 2016 at 22:34
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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how soon can I fly after a dvt
Posted by marie hall
Last Reply September 20, 2016 at 19:14
Started April 4, 2006 at 15:57
I am taking doxium 500mg 2 a day and 1 aspirin a day, have been on clexane injections for 8 days 2 to go and I have finished

thankinf you in advance


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Local delivery driver risk factor
Posted by Nick g
Last Reply September 18, 2016 at 15:31
Started September 18, 2016 at 15:31
Hello I always hear that there's a risk
factor for long distance drivers for deep
vein thrombosis. I'm a local delivery
driver that drives for about 8 hours a day
but every 20 minutes I stop to unload it
at a delivery site. Do you think the fact
that I make frequent stops lessons my risk
factor for developing DVT?

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Xarelto
Posted by Dharma
Last Reply September 18, 2016 at 13:02
Started May 5, 2013 at 15:55
Just wondering if anyone is taking Xarelto instead of the other more common blood thinners. I was on Coumadin for several months after having my chronic (2 year old) dvt removed and stented and since January have been on xarelto. I feel 100% better on this newer blood thinner and I am symptom free. The Coumadin made me tired, bruised and caused severe hair loss. The switch to xarelto was my hematologist idea. He said it is as good at preventing clots as Coumadin. I know there is currently no known reversal agent but I live a pretty low risk lifestyle so for me it is worth the risk.

I have been on it everyday since January 2013 and plan on taking it for at least another year...maybe longer. Has anyone else been put on this for dvt prevention? If so have you had any side effects?

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I'm worried
Posted by Anon
Last Reply September 18, 2016 at 05:21
Started September 18, 2016 at 05:21
I just went for a run a couple of hours ago. When I finished, I discovered this
shocking pain in my upper calf. I'm only 16 so not sure of the possibilities of DVT.
Lots of pain when I flex my foot upwards. Recently I've been having Achilles
tightness but it seems to have gone away. DVT was the first thing that came up.

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how long does the pain in the leg last
Posted by Angela
Last Reply September 17, 2016 at 20:02
Started July 3, 2010 at 21:38
i had dvt in my left leg abt a week ago and was hospitalized for 5 days, am now on warfarin. i would like to know how long it will take for the pain in the leg to go away cos the pain is simply unbearable. would also like to know when i can go back to work. has any one gone through the same out there. pls help

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Portal Vein Thrombosis
Posted by Dana
Last Reply September 16, 2016 at 17:11
Started September 25, 2006 at 18:10
In July of this year I was diagnosed with a blood clot blocking my portal vein (to the liver) My symptoms were pain and extreme nausea. The ER docs misdiagnosed this as gallstones, but 2 days later my GP ordered a CT with contrast, which found the clot. I still have pain, although not as severe or as often. I'll be on blood thinners for 6 months I'm told. My only risk factor was the birth control pill. Since this is so rare, I feel as though none of the doctors really know what to expect so far as a prognosis or complications. A repeat scan 5 weeks later showed no change in the clot. Does anyone here have this condition? I would be interested in hearing your experience.

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Potential DVT?
Posted by Lena
Last Reply September 16, 2016 at 05:09
Started June 4, 2007 at 05:07
Since Friday noon, have been having this strange pain on my thigh. It started in the thigh area above the knee - mostly on the outer side of my thigh. The pain is not constant but is a sudden quick sharp pain (which is not that painful but just noticeable) and then it goes away. It comes whenever it feels like it. When I move/walk or stand, the pain is actually less [or I don't notice it] .. and occurs mostly when I am sitting or lying down. In the past two days, I have not noticed it happening while walking/moving but only "at rest".

I started working out sometime in March, running a few weeks ago so at first thought it was a muscle ache/pain. The pain seems to be different at times. Plus remembered that I was in bed for most of Tuesday am to Wednesday (vertigo - lots of sleep) from about 3am to 11am, then 12-ish to 7 etc. Recovered enough to head to work on Thurs, Fri.

About work, I work in the IT industry so tend to stay at my desk a lot - although I do take restroom/wate... read more

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Warfarin destroys your bones!
Posted by Ken
Last Reply September 15, 2016 at 19:40
Started April 12, 2011 at 18:50
Osteoporosis

Anyone having major problems out there with Warfarin destroying your bones? Any fractures? Vitamin K in necessary for the health of your bones and Warfarin blocks it out.

After initial reports that warfarin could reduce bone mineral density, several studies have demonstrated a link between warfarin use and osteoporosis-related fracture. A 1999 study in 572 women taking warfarin for deep venous thrombosis, risk of vertebral fracture and rib fracture was increased; other fracture types did not occur more commonly.[22] A 2002 study looking at a randomly selected selection of 1523 patients with osteoporotic fracture found no increased exposure to anticoagulants compared to controls, and neither did stratification of the duration of anticoagulation reveal a trend towards fracture.[23]
A 2006 retrospective study of 14,564 Medicare recipients showed that warfarin use for more than one year was linked with a 60% increased risk of osteoporosis-related fracture in men; ... read more

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nerve damage due to DVT?
Posted by wrigley
Last Reply September 15, 2016 at 02:42
Started October 11, 2007 at 22:45
Has anyone experienced numbness and/or nerve damage due to a long lasting, but never treated dvt? My legs have both had clots- (but I they were not discovered until after the damamge had occurred and the clot had dissloved) Now I am experiencing numbness in my foot and leg all the way up to my upper thing area. sometimes when I lay down at night one or both of my legs will go completely numb -

My hubby just got out of the hospital from having a heart attack and stroke- so I can't be laid up in bed or the hospital- I have to take care of him.

has anyone had this sort of thing ?



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Joint Pain and Warfarin
Posted by Christel
Last Reply September 15, 2016
Started April 13, 2012 at 13:59
Hi, I have been taking Warfarin since December and I have like many tiredness, and often feeling really cold and shivery. I kinda accepted these side effects but I have been recently experiencing a lot of joint pain in knees and legs which has greatly reduced my mobility. (Am also waiting for a knee arthroscopy) I have just had blood tests back and i have been told I have very raised blood levels showing there is a inflammation and I will now have to see a rheumatologist asap. Before the injury i had and DVT last december I was very healthy and always on the move at work, ggoing to the gym sometimes and although not ultra sporty by any means i was fit and active at the least and had no joint issues.
Has anyone else experienced joint pain on Warfarin? Has anyone else had their medication changed from Warfarin as a result of joint inflammation? Would love to hear your experiences if this affected you. I am gathering info on this so that i can go to my doc armed with some potential ev... read more

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Timing of xarelto
Posted by Li
Last Reply September 14, 2016 at 22:05
Started September 14, 2016 at 22:05
Have been on xarelto for a year after developing blood clots in lung after breast
cancer surgery. Since that time I have been taking my xarelto with breakfast.
Should I be taking with dinner instead? No one ever told me anything other than
take with food (that is also instructions on bottle)

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Delayed diagnosis by doctor
Posted by Anna
Last Reply September 14, 2016 at 18:41
Started November 24, 2011 at 22:25
Why are doctors so bad at diagnosing dvt? Especially in younger people. I was
diagnosed with dvt after some delay. How long did you wait to get diagnosed
and treated.

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Dvt is gone
Posted by Pam
Last Reply September 12, 2016 at 19:40
Started September 12, 2016 at 19:40
I had a provoked dvt in my lower leg after falling on a wet boat dock. I had a
repeat US 3 months later and the dvt is gone, my doc wants me to stay on xarelto
for one more month.why would I stay on it once the dvt is gone?

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Weight gain on Warfarin
Posted by Teresa Blackman
Last Reply September 12, 2016 at 16:42
Started January 14, 2007 at 17:12
Hi All'
My husband was diagnosed with a DVT in August. He is taking warfarin, however he has found that he has gained a stone and a half in weight. Has anyone else experienced this?

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