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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Also known as Thromboembolism, Venous Thromboembolism

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  • Sore knee following international travel

    Last year I had a right calf DVT and pulmonary embolism, now I'm on permanent thinners, so I know that the chances of a future clot are slim, but... Flew internationally on Wednesday, on Sunday woke up with a sore and swollen knee. Painful to walk on... I can't find any record of clots...

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  • Mislead regarding dvt

    So I am an active  44 year old female. I had a knee scope done in May and two weeks later was in er diagnosed with dvt. Upon ultra sounds two veins are completely blocked from knee down. I was referred to vascular surgeon who told me nothing he can do for me since it was below knee, return to work,...

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  • Remedy for skin discoloration due to dvt?

    Hello, I have had 3 episodes of clots in my legs and now have dark skin discoloration on my lower legs. It looks bad and I get comments when I wear shorts. Does anyone know of a remedy for this? Maybe a cream or something?

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  • Long haul flight 2 months ago

    Hey everyone! I visited my family in Canada from Tokyo about two months ago and had to endure two 14 hour flights. I'm 31 and had never thought about DVT or clotting before. I'm 100% healthy, on no medications, eat well, and have never had a problem. Have seen people getting up and moving around...

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  • Worried about possible DVT

    Hi everyone, I am 22 years old. No history of blood clots in family or in myself. About a week ago my right leg started feeling strange. It felt kind of like a shooting nerve kind of feeling down my leg. That isn’t abnormal for me because I have health anxiety and sometimes I just get these weird...

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  • Suspected DVT

    My GP thinks I have a DVT. I have all the symptoms. He did a D-Dimer blood test came back negative but I have read that if there isn’t a piece of the clot broken off at the point of the blood being taken it might not show positive. This has been going on for a while first thought was cellulitis but after...

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  • Worry about clot in the leg

    Hi all, i am 36, female with sendetary lifestyle due to work. The last 3 weeks i have pain in my calf sometimes moves slightly.  The pain feels as if im about to have a cramp. There is no swelling or redness. I also feel nerve pain in my foot when i walk - i've beeb feeling this for a while...

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  • DVT and light smoking

    I was diagnosed with a DVT yesterday. I was taking the birth control pill and I smoke 3-4 cigarettes a day. I was prescribed Xarelto twice a day. I stopped the pill promptly. Is it still ok to smoke lightly or will this make my chances of DVT or PE stay high? I have a bad history of varicose veins for...

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  • DVT Charley Horse

    I had a calf DVT almost a year ago. Was on xarelto for 3 months then advised to discontinue by hematologist. Did not feel there was a high risk. Last night I had terrible Charley horse in same calf while sleeping. Woke me up and still sore today. No other symptoms. Could just have been a bad cramp that...

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  • Advice please

    Hi. A few days ago I started with pain in my buttock shooting down my leg. My doctor diagnosed sciatica but Monday night the pain in my calf was so bad I had to call an ambulance. Went for a scan and they found a small blood clot in my leg which has been causing the pain. I been put on blood thinners....

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  • Compression stocking recommendations

    My husband has been given grade 2 Activa thigh length stockings after a second DVT but they are constantly falling down. I’ve bought a medical suspender belt for him but it’s not ideal.   Can any gents recommend a brand of stocking that is comfortable and doesn’t slide down please?

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  • Post DVT/PE

    Hello, im 24 years old and just over 2 months ago now I was admitted with DVT and PE. My treatment has been purely injections and oral tablet and luckily NO surgical intervention. I am currently on Warfarin and have been for the last 2 months. I have no post dvt/pe side effects other than anxiety which...

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  • DVT WORRY

    In october 2017 I had a lump of blood vessels removed from my knee In April 2018 I travelled to las vegas - 10hr flight Its been a month since i flew, but For the past few days my leg has felt really strange (same leg had knee op done) - the only way i can describe it.  Its not massively painful,...

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  • My legs where itchy , and so swollen at times the skin o...

    My legs where itchy , and so swollen at times the skin on my shins was red ,shiny and I felt my legs would burst, so uncomfortable. A visit to the surgery resulted in being told my B P was up. I do also suffer from water retention, hence the swelling. The nurse had a talk with my Dr. (I didn't...

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  • Blood Clots High D-Dimer and Chest CT High Anxiety Please Help

    Ok, so down a week on the celexa and nothing has seemingly changed..not feeling any better but not really surprising...What is surprsing, blood clots....It has been my main concern for about 4 days now and i can't seem to get over it like most stuff..I went to the er after a dull chest pain in my...

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  • DVT - how much longer??

    I don't do ill. Don't get flu etc. But the last 3+ weeks have consisted of back pain/leg pain, severe anxiety attack and when I thought I was better and good to go my legged swelled massively. Went to docs who referred me to hospital as he believed I had DVT and gave me an injection in my stomach....

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  • applying for health/travel insurance with a DVT

    Hi guys,  I'm 23 years old and had a DVT back in 2016, still currently taking warfrine! I have recently been offered a job in Florida having taken the 12 month contract and sent of all visa applications for a J-1 Visa...  the next problem I am facing in insurance to cover myself if anything...

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  • Blood clots?

    My ankle has been hurting for about 10 days. The veins around my ankle bone and the base of my foot look black and it is swollen and so painful. I went to the ER on Saturday and he said it was a blood clot but not to be too worried and sent me home, no blood work, no hands on exam. I went to the doctor...

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  • Lump in my upper left thigh

    I went to the ER this morning due to a rashy lump on my leg since I had some symptoms of DVT, like tenderness, cramping, & pain that extended down to my foot. They asked about blot clot history, which I have none, then did a physical examination as well as an ultrasound and the doctor just said that...

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  • Help please

    Let me tell you all my story. So last week Monday Feb 26-Wednesday Feb 28 I was out of town for school. Only an hour drive from home. On my trip for school we ate seafood both nights and raw oysters Tuesday night. Woke up a Wednesday and both my ankles and the top of my feet were swollen. Didnt think...

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  • Advice please :)

    Hi I had unexpected Gallbladder removal surgery on 27.12.2017, about 3 weeks later I started to get a band like tightness in my left lower leg. There is no pain just a weird feeling like something is tight on my leg. I went to my GP and she referred me for a ultrasound for DVT, which came back negative....

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  • post thrombotic syndrome work/pip mobility uk

    Hi im 30 male uk and was diagnosed with DVT in my left leg in 2010, about 3/6 months later had multi pulmonary emboli in lungs and soon after pneumonia. Then in 2011  i was diagnosed with reoccurring clot.  Since that day my leg swells 4 to 5 inches bigger then my other leg after i stand or...

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  • Veins in leg

    The veins in one of my legs behind the knee are visible and blue. You can see them easily and in my other leg behind the knee you can not see the veins at all. Behind the knee where you can see the veins there is a tiny bit of pain sometimes. I’m scared this may be DVT or something because it’s only...

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  • DVT without a lot of pain and swelling

    Anyone here had a DVT in a leg vein without the classic symptoms like swelling, redness and a lot of pain?  From what I've been reading online you can have DVT with minor symptoms.  Went to my doctor and he says you have to have a lot of pain and swelling.  I told him he was wrong...

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  • Maintenance of PTS after DVT

    Hello DVT'ers ​This is my first question/venture onto this forum - I'd be most grateful if you could comment or maybe refer me to an existing topic chain that already covers this. Thanks. DVT diagnosed May 2017; subcutaneous Heparin for a while and now trying to keep INR to about 2.5 using warfarin...

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  • Leaflet said not to just stop Edoxoban, Cardiologist said you can

    Hi, following a DVT December 2016 have been on thinners, clot took a long time to disperse and therefore was told to keep taking for 6 months, also had concerns over whether I have AF as I sometimes have these weird heart beats so was told to stay on the thinners as a precaution.  Saw cardiologist...

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  • Bruise extreme pain and swelling worse over many hours

    Should I be worried? Don’t want to extend details other then a picture as it hurts to even hold arm up to type. bruising began over 7 hours ago due to a puncture wound, photo taken just a few minutes ago. Clot? Should I go to the dr. I feel fine other than the terrible pain. This happened in the past...

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  • Dvt

    I was diagnosed with acute dvt in left calf 4 weeks ago. Been kn rivaroxaban have 7 tables left after 6 weeks but still getting cramping sensation in my calves. I had a ct scan 4 weeks ago they said as a precaution but still not been worked. Constantly worried i am going to die. Othereise i feel ok apart...

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  • Looking for advice

    For the past few months I have been experiencing a wide variety of awful symptoms and I’m really looking for advice and guidance. I am only a 24 year old girl and am very scared. It starting out with left chest pain and pain in my arm and shoulder along with shortness of breath and feeling like I get...

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  • Stopping blood thinners

    I've been on xarelto for about 3 months and my doc wants me to stop as his recommended treatment was 3 months. I'm really nervous and scared to stop bc I'm scared I will have another clot. Anyone else ever go through this anxiety? 

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  • Wearing compression calf sleeve

    Hi. I’ve got a a dvt in both legs. I found wearing a compression calf sleeve helps with the aching and tightness. But my dr says not to wear them because I’ve already got th dvt. But I find not wearing them makes my symptoms worse. Looked on line and some people wear them some don’t. Help

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