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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #20 by celene
Posted: January 23, 2011
iam 6 weeks post op from a spinl fusion, now i have a clt (dvt) in my calf. the pain is excrusiating! i need someone to tell me when will the pain go away? what can i do to stop this awful pain? please help!
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #21 by karl
Posted: February 1, 2011 at 16:13
i had the same pain,lasted on and off for 2 weeks,this was before docs realised i had a dvt...they said i had ruptured syst behind knee.i did take ibuprofin for the swelling but if your on warfarin you need to ask your gp
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #22 by Naomi
Posted: February 3, 2011 at 17:24
During mine, I was living on Tylenol 2's for about a month, every 4 hours x2. Doesnt thin or thicken the blood so you should be good to ask for that. If you dont want to go get a prescription, any extra strength Tylenol should be fine but that's about it. Sorry about the pain, we've all been there. One day at a time.
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #23 by Susan
Posted: February 27, 2011 at 16:20
I was diagnosed Feb 111 with DVT in my calf.I broke my Talus bone in my foot Jan 13 11.I had a cast from below knee to toes hence the DVT.I am so confused I am on Warfarin 6mg levels go up and down 4.2 1.9 crazy.....I would like to know what you are able to do can you stand for long periods walking working etc.I have to elevate my left leg because of the broken bone no weight bearing and using crutches for 2 more weeks.Pain comes and goes with the bloodclot.My Dr`s tell me nothing not one is consistant in their answers I am just very confused.Was told I will be on Warfarin 6 months any info would be lovely.
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #24 by Susan
Posted: February 27, 2011 at 16:23
I was diagnosed Feb 1 11 with DVT in my calf.I broke bone in my foot I had a cast from below knee to toes.I am so confuse on Warfarin 6mg levels go up and down 4.2 1.9 crazy.....I would like to know what you are able to do can you stand for long periods walking working etc.I have to elevate my left leg because of the broken bone no weight bearing and using crutches for 2 more weeks.Pain comes and goes with the bloodclot.My Dr`s tell me nothing not one is consistant in their answers I am just very confused.Was told I will be on Warfarin 6 months any info would be lovely.
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #25 by Steve
Posted: February 27, 2011 at 16:42
I am not sure where you are located but you should find out if there
are any interventional radiologists in your area that use the Trellis
Device for the treatment of DVTs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luX3Rp1buAU&feature=related

This is a relatively new procedure (approved in 2008) although it has
been around for a few years that seems to provide a safer and more
efficient means of removing DVTs. Blood thinners like coumadin do not
dissolve the clot but are prescribed to prevent clots from getting
bigger or extending along the vein.
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #26 by rick
Posted: March 3, 2011 at 20:06
i have had 4 dvt's in my right leg and 1 in my left leg... i was told your body never rids its self of them it just makes new ways around them.. my first dvt was 6 years ago and last year they was doing a ultrasound and saw the one from 6 years ago... it did shrink a small amount.. but as for the pain.. well i am in lots of pain every time i put my feet on the floor. i take 12mg of warfarin a day my inr is 3.2 when i was on pain meds it took the edge off of the pain but never took it away i have applied for disabilty but never got anything so i guess it is something i have to live with. so to answer your question ... i have had my clots for 6 years and still there ... so you have to take it one day at a time some are better then others
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #27 by kriss
Posted: March 16, 2011 at 15:14
I'am 37 YRS. OLD AND I HAVE HAD RECENTLY been having chest pains off and on
along with nausea shoulder and neck pain and all the way down my left leg. I have
had this knot like bump above my ankle for a few months but it has just started being
painful to me it will swell and feel like it's on fire! so i went to the local ER yesterday
because it felt like it was going to explode,it was hot to touch, So they do an EKG
twice) X-rays and blood work, and then a couple hours later tell me that it's not a
blood clot but they dont know what it is. I'm still having problems today, the bump is
white today and colored all around it and hot and painful but, nobody can tell me
what it is! I'm a little worried but yet don't know what to do?
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #28 by Rebecca
Posted: April 29, 2011 at 19:25
Just thought I'd mention a natural alternative to blood clots - its called nattokinase. Its a Japanese "super food" made from fermented soybeans that thins the blood. I personally use the Doctor's Best brand, as they remove the vitamin K (a blood coagulator) from it. It works fairly quickly - but ABSOLUTELY DO NOT USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER THINNER(including aspirin)!!!
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #29 by linda
Posted: May 22, 2011 at 15:08
I am presently with a blood clot in my left leg for the 7th time. But, I was diagnosed
with Factor V (five) Leiden about 10 years ago. It is a blood disorder that I was born
with where I am missing 2 genes in my blood that control coagulation. I have read
many of these posts about people having several clots not due to surgery, I suggest
those people get a simple blood test to see if you have this disorder. There is no cure
but you will at least understand why you keep getting clots. Hope this helps.
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #30 by michelle
Posted: September 14, 2011 at 22:13
dose anay one know how long a blood clot in the lung (pe) takes to go as ive had mine since the end of may and im on warfrin but i still in paine
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #31 by Bill
Posted: October 17, 2011 at 13:19
Reading some of the previous comments makes me annoyed at the lack of explanatory help some of these people are not receiving. Pamelas, comments are sad as injections can be made a lot less dramatic by how you do them. Cold pack( ice) straight after inject is helpful for just a couple of minutes/ Slow injection on fluid better than fast. Most syringes enter painlessly and can go in angles if subcutaneously.
Boys father needs to show some empathy.
Clots can exist before an injury reveals them. I have two thrombus DVT in calf discovered after I broke an ankle , had cast, then sore calf swelling. Ultrasouund confirmed two clots in calf but appears I may have already had them. ( I was due to fly internationally so maybe the ankle break saved me from serious incident/death. Clots will disperse or maybe not if they attach to side of vein/s and settle there. Doesn't necessarily mean you are on warfarin forever.
INR's do change often, due diet, drink, many reasons. Best is to try and maintain a moderate ( not excessively strict) diet range, get the dose of warfarin stable and attain blood test INR weekly then fortnightly then if stable monthly etc. Reading web info and being able to talk to Dr/nurses a little more informed so as to ask sensible questions, helps too. Discovering /treating clots is far better than those situations where people don't know they have them till something lifethreatening occurs. Age brings such abnormalities and we just have to react and become informed. Knowledge is power and gives one confidence to deal with such inconveniences. Hope comments help.
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #32 by Gloria
Posted: October 17, 2011 at 19:25
I have a continous blood clot from my knee to my groin in two veins. I feel like the primary care doctor isn't too concerned about this. Is there a reason for conern, sounds dangerous to me.
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #33 by DANIELLE
Posted: November 1, 2011 at 23:12
I have been attending hospital with dvt for 10 days now and was informed today that i will attend the clinic on Friday, two days from now. I only saw a doctor on the first day and have not seen one since. Nurses give me the injections and blood test each day. My INR has been going up and down but the last two days have been about the same. I have been having problems sleeping as i am very uncomfortable with a quilt on top of my leg. i have not been informed of how long this will go on or what to expect. I hope to find out something at the clinc on Friday. Can anyone give me any advice on what to expect and what dose of warfarn is nornal. My doses keep changing.
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #34 by Steve
Posted: December 9, 2011 at 21:19
I was admitted to the hospital after I experienced a shortness of
breath, and severe pain in my rib cage area. A ct scan revealed that I
had blood clots in both lungs. The clots originated in my leg and moved
up to my lungs. That was about two and a half months ago. I've been on
warfarin since. At times, I still experience some short stabbing pain
in the rib area and a feeling of my lungs not being full of air. I had
gone to the er previously after experiencing this, and after every thing
checked out ok, I was told it may be the clots dissolving. Has anyone
with this problem experienced any of these symptoms?
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #35 by Steve
Posted: December 9, 2011 at 21:21
I was admitted to the hospital after I experienced a shortness of
breath, and severe pain in my rib cage area. A ct scan revealed that I
had blood clots in both lungs. The clots originated in my leg and moved
up to my lungs. That was about two and a half months ago. I've been on
warfarin since. At times, I still experience some short stabbing pain
in the rib area and a feeling of my lungs not being full of air. I had
gone to the er previously after experiencing this, and after every thing
checked out ok, I was told it may be the clots dissolving. Has anyone
with this problem experienced any of these symptoms?
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #36 by Sally
Posted: December 27, 2011 at 15:23
Had a DVT behind my left knee 7/13/2011. Recent ultrasound shows it's still there. Will it ever go away and what are the chances it will break away?
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #37 by Caroline
Posted: February 18, 2012 at 20:40
After a bout with late stage
BrCa, I noticed a puffy green
vein on my neck as it goes
into your collar bone. Went to
ER and had Dopplar, had 4
Dvts in Internal Jugular and
Braichial System.
Immediately hospitalized
under a Vascular Surgeon's
care. IV port infusions of
continuous Heperin, Lovelox
shots subq, put on Warafin to
be kept between 2.5-3.0.
Monitoring of INR was every
wk, then 2, then monthly.
Warafin doses change due to
diet, other medications,
etc...so frequent changes in
does. I have had 1 PE while
therapudic, and 4 anurisms
due to INR getting high (up to
11.57!) That was when I had
my PrimaryPhy managing
coumadin levels. I now see
my Vascular Surgeon..and
things have been uneventful.
Cancer causes a change in
your blood...causing some
folks to develop DVTs. My
neck has eliminated the clots
over these 8 years...but will
be on for life. I always suggest
being managed by a great
vascular surgeon!! Filters in
the affected deep vein make
it virtually impossible for
clots to move. Stay away from
Vitamin K and Cranberry
ANYTHUNG! NO GREENS!
These things can rapidly
cause overmetabolization of
Coumadin and cause your
blood to rapidly thin! Cancer
causes blood to be
sticky....aspirin keeps cells
from "stacking up"..I take
both. To the dear lady whose
young son having trouble with
the lovelox shots, take him to
a vascular surgeon and see if
he cannot have his thinners
changed to an easier form of
theraphy. One is usually on
the shots until they are at a
therapeutic level of
coumadin(warfin). Also, if you
start on coumadin..stay on
coumadin. Switching between
brands and generics cause
great fluctuations in the INR.
Coumadin is the brand name
for Warfin. I do know there
are newer meds out now
where INRs are not
needed...ask your vascular
physician regarding these
meds and if they are
appropriate. Not trying to be
harsh....but to the mom with
her son's difficulty in taking
subQ shots, if he had juvenile
diabetes....would you insist he
learn to maintain his own
therapy for the disease? The
needes are same size and as
sharp. I find it easier to pinch
up a bit of tummy fat and
inject into it,
slowly.Ultimately, we must
seek out a vascular doctor/
surgeon to get answers to our
unique bodies and thus
clots...only a true professional
in the area of expertise can
tell you about your clot's
causes and if it needs to be
removed or if filters,
medications are best and
they, upon request, will give
you the do's and don't of your
diet! Always bring your list of
medications and
supplemental vitamins,
herbs, etc...this helps him to
give you your best possible
care...and don't miss your PT
or INR blood tests! God Bless
You All! :-)
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #38 by mo
Posted: February 23, 2012 at 18:33
if I'm on lovenox and coumadin am i safe from the clot going to my heart or lungs
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Re: How long does it take for the clot to go away?
Reply #39 by Evaristo
Posted: February 24, 2012 at 01:23
I was told i had a dvt behind my knee in january was in hospital for 7 days been on warfrin ever since and it seemed to be getting better but just a few days ago the pain has come back in my leg and is very difficult to walk the only comfort i can handle is laying down my inr was 1.9 with 10mg of warfrin could this be a sign of possible another clot or what just need some helpful information on what to do .
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