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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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Weight gain on Warfarin
Posted by Teresa Blackman
Last Reply May 19, 2016 at 17:29
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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Anyone else taking Xarelto?
Posted by Ken
Last Reply May 19, 2016 at 01:19
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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Last Reply May 18, 2016 at 02:45
Started May 18, 2016 at 02:45
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Low White Blood Cell count on Warfarin
Posted by DHY
Last Reply May 17, 2016 at 19:31
Started August 15, 2009
Hi everyone, I recently had a Complete Blood count taken and it showed my white blood cell count had dropped to a bit below the normal range since I started on Warfarin. All other counts in the test came back ok.

Has anyone else noticed that their white blood cell count decreased whilst on Warfarin?

Thank you.

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Does ACUPUNCTURE cause DVT?
Posted by CC
Last Reply May 17, 2016 at 15:55
Started November 23, 2011 at 18:53
I received my one and only acupuncture treatment and 3 days later had DVT in both legs. Does this sound familiar to any of you?

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New blood clot on warfarin possible?
Posted by Karen
Last Reply May 17, 2016 at 15:27
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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DVT Lawsuit Info
Posted by Kelly Johnson
Last Reply May 17, 2016 at 14:14
Started May 17, 2016 at 14:14
I've seen numerous people detailing DVT, PE related injuries and wanted to
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Menstrual cycle and Coumadin
Posted by Marie
Last Reply May 17, 2016
Started August 9, 2008 at 14:50

Hi all, thanks for the info.. Faye, what is Paracetamol? Can anyone tell me what to expect since I am still having a menstrual cycle and on Coumadin. On Thursday 8/7 I had my first cycle since the DVT/PE diagnosis. I am having the worst cramps, back pain, dizziness, nausea and of course I'm flowing like a fountain thanks to the Coumadin. Could this cause me to become anemic?



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Exercise after massive DVT?
Posted by Jennifer K.
Last Reply May 15, 2016 at 22:17
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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Exisotng DVT, on warfarin, now ache in groin
Posted by Charly
Last Reply May 15, 2016 at 11:53
Started May 15, 2016 at 11:53
Hi,I was diagnosed with a dvt 10 days ago,
im now stable on warfarin at 2.3 ish, my
leg swelling has gone down. Today however
my leg is sore, right down to my toes and
to my groin area. I did a lot of walking
yesterday but im still worried can it be
another clot? I called the hopsital but
none of the dvt nurses are in today so
they said to call back tomorrow

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Back again
Posted by Kerri
Last Reply May 14, 2016 at 06:39
Started May 14, 2016 at 06:39
Hi everyone. Back again with my second dvt. Same place, left calf. Different pain
though. It's my calf that has the blockage, but tonight my thigh is sore? Any
comments

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Worried I might have DVT
Posted by Jellymoon
Last Reply May 14, 2016 at 03:40
Started May 12, 2016 at 13:24
I tend to worry about my health, so I'm not sure if I'm worrying for nothing and
value your opinion.

I've had a pain in my right calf for approximately 3 months now. It feels like
cramp. Perhaps more like the after pains of cramp, like the bruising sensation
you get. I can't remember an incident where I had bad cramp and I haven't done
anything strenuous. I've not been still for long either, except for a few car
journeys.

The pain is there the least, first thing in the morning. Sometimes I even think it's
gone. It gets worse as the day progresses. It hurts when walking or flexing toes
forwards.

I went to the doctor who said I have no swelling or redness and that it definitely
wasn't DVT but that he doesn't know what it is. He said if I still have it in a month
it could be a cyst and they will ultrasound me.

The pain is worse today. Normally it's just an achy left over cramp feeling. Today
it's more like an actual cramp. The pain never moves.

W... read more

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Potential DVT?
Posted by Lena
Last Reply May 13, 2016 at 22:29
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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Need Opinions
Posted by AJA
Last Reply May 13, 2016 at 07:50
Started June 30, 2008 at 22:51
I am 40 years old and decided I was going to get back in shape. I started to follow the Body for Life workout and was at week 7 when I decided to add Creatine as a supplement. A week or two after starting creatine I noticed some pain in may calf and swelling in my ankle. I thought I pulled a muscle or that my knee which has been injured in the past was causing the problems. I coouldn't get into see my ortho for two weeks because he was booked and I was going to be out of town. I flew 4 hours across country flew back a week later and immediately got into the car and drove 12 hrs for a family vacation. Got back to see ortho who sent me for a doppler ultrasound. I found out I have DVT and the clot was located in a vein behind my knee.
My internist took over from there only to tell me that he feels that because my dvt is at least a month old that he believes I don't need to be treated with blood thinners. He said if I would have come to him with the first symptoms that he would have s... read more

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Greenfield Filter
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply May 13, 2016 at 03:21
Started June 10, 2008 at 23:06
Does anyone have a greenfield filter? Would like some info on it. I have one and it is occluded

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pimple like spots
Posted by lanie
Last Reply May 12, 2016 at 16:26
Started May 1, 2016 at 06:09
Have any of you experienced pimples spread out over your legs, arms, back and
tummy after starting on Warfarin?

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Thrombophlebitis (phlebitis) can cause superfi
Posted by Laura
Last Reply May 12, 2016 at 16:22
Started May 9, 2016 at 08:43
Thrombophlebitis (phlebitis) can cause superficial thrombophlebitis
or deep vein thrombosis. Thrombophlebitis is when a blood clot occurs
in one or more veins within the legs. Although rare, thrombophlebitis
can occur in the arms or neck as well.

Veins affected by thrombophlebitis are typically close to the skinís
surface, which causes superficial thrombophlebitis or within the
depths of the muscle, which causes deep vein thrombosis.

Causes of thrombophlebitis range from surgery and trauma to prolonged
inactivity. Superficial thrombophlebitis commonly occurs in those
with varicose veins.

A blood clot can escalate into a serious health problem; the clot can
become dislodged and travel to the lungs, which leads to a pulmonary
embolism. A blood clot can be treated with blood-thinning
medications.

Causes and symptoms of phlebitis

The cause of thrombophlebitis is a blood clot, which can be caused
due to an injury to the vein, an inherited blood clot d... read more

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advice please I'd this is dvt
Posted by lynsey
Last Reply May 12, 2016 at 16:17
Started May 12, 2016 at 07:45
I have had a slight pain/discomfort in my left
lower leg for 2 weeks now i feel it in my calf
down towards my ankle and round the side of my
leg the pains seems to move around my lower leg
randomly. There is no swelling or discoloration
and it doesn't seem to get worse when I walk. I
would say it isn't constant it can come and go at
times and like I say move around my leg. A nurse
had a feel of my leg and didn't seem to think was
anything as she said leg felt soft and was not
swollen. Just wondered if this sounds like dvt.

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Stents in the Iliac Vein and exercise
Posted by Donna
Last Reply May 12, 2016 at 09:48
Started April 20, 2008
Hello,
Are there any restrictions to do strenuous exercises if you have stents in your Iliac Vein (Abdomen)?

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