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What To Do If You Are Recently Diagnosed With Deep Venous Thrombosis or DVT


Deep Venous Thrombosis or DVT is a thrombosis of your deep veins. If you have been recently diagnosed with this, it can be scary and you may feel helpless. The most common treatment of DVT is anticoagulation medications including but not limited to: Lovenox, Aspirin, and Coumadin.

Can Clots Be Removed?

Usually, the safest way of dealing with blood clots is to try to dissolve them using anticoagulants or a mixture of different things. It can take weeks to years for the body's own clot-dissolving processes to take effect. For some clots, clot-dissolving drugs can be administered. These drugs due have certain risks including bleeding. In rare, emergency situations, clots can be surgically removed but this has added risks.

Reoccurance Risks:

The reoccurance chances relate to the reason the clot was formed. In the event of a blood clot forming as a result of surgery or trauma, reoccurance rates are low. However, for some people reoccurance rates can be as high as 30%. Some people have clotting predispositions related to genetics that can be determined via blood testing.

An ultrasound can rule out deep venous thrombosis.

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