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What Everyone Should Know About Blood Clots

What Everyone Should Know About Blood Clots

To prevent deep vein thrombosis, get up and move often

Just like a traffic jam on the highway, blood clots impede normal circulation in your body and can be dangerous. Here are some blood clot basics and information on steps you can take to help avoid the problem.

Signs of a serious blood clot

Thrombosis is a medical term for blood clot. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs in one of the large veins, usually in your legs. DVT can cause pain and swelling in the area where blood clots form. The area might also be reddened and feel warm to the touch.

The most common complication from DVT is pulmonary embolism (blockage), which occurs when a clot or part of a clot breaks off and lodges in the lungs. Symptoms of pulmonary embolism include shortness of breath and sudden pain in the chest that gets worse when you breathe deeply.

Risk factors and ways to avoid DVT

Anybody can get DVT, but surgery or injury increases your risk, as does increasing age and weight gain. Some people have clotting disorders that increase their risk for DVT.

Ways to avoid DVT include:

  • Quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly.
  • If you are hospitalized, ask your healthcare providers about available DVT prevention, such as mechanical devices to aid circulation.
  • If you are on a long flight, or if you sit for hours, wear compression stockings and get up and move around or perform stretching exercises.

“As many as 60 percent of all people who suffer an episode of deep vein thrombosis will also develop post-thrombotic syndrome,” says vascular medicine specialist Natalie Evans, MD.

This syndrome can cause long-term pain, swelling and even ulcers.

Blood thinners and what not to eat

Physicians prescribe blood thinners to some DVT patients to prevent future clotting. Warfarin or Coumadin is a type of blood thinner that has been used for decades, but frequent blood tests are needed to monitor dosage.

Dr. Evans adds, “Patients should talk with their doctor or pharmacist…to learn about potential interactions with foods and drugs.”

The Vitamin K found in greens and other foods can interfere with Coumadin’s effects. There’s a long list of foods that you should eat only in moderation while you are on the drug.

Cranberries and cranberry products like cranberry juice can intensify Coumadin’s effect, so it’s best to avoid them while you are on the drug.

Pros and cons of new medications

Newer blood-thinner medications, including rivaroxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis) and dabigatran (Pradaxa), can be used for DVT prevention and do not require frequent blood tests, making them more convenient.

These new-generation blood thinners also may have fewer negative interactions with foods and other drugs. However, they are also more expensive than warfarin, and a specific antidote, in cases of bleeding, is not available. Patients should talk to their physician about the risks and benefits of taking these medications.

Beware of high impact sports

If you’re taking blood thinners, participating in high-impact sports can lead to potentially dangerous bleeding. Dr. Evans says that during exercise, “people who’ve had DVT and PE in the past need to be aware of the symptoms of recurrent clots, that is, leg pain and swelling, shortness of breath, chest pain that’s worse with deep breathing.”

While you are on blood thinners, there’s always a danger from cuts or bruising, even in going about your everyday activities like shaving or gardening.

Keep a medical card in your wallet that says you are on blood thinners, and never take any prescription or non-prescription medications without talking with your doctor first.

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  • Chris Weigand

    I developed a superficial blood clot while on a car trip in a 3 hour traffic jam….later I learned that being dehydrated contributes to these clots but in a traffic jam, you are not likely to be drinking a lot when you can’t get off the highway….it caused my leg to swell and turn red and a red line was further up the leg by the next day….a quick trip to emergency confirmed it was only superficial thank goodness…

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Chris – Dr Evans is hosting a web chat tomorrow – I will ask her about this. Thanks for commenting.

  • Linda J Luce

    Years ago I had a mini stroke, clot in my brain. Then they found clots in my lungs, a couple times of DVD. Was going to doc at least once or twice a week trying to get inr at therapeutic level. Fast forward many years,

    I didn’t feel good I guess ( I can’t remember any of this but it’s what my family has told me) so I drove myself to hospital, my tummy hurt, they called my daughter to take me hom, I had the flu ,& gave me some morphine for pain.
    Went home dad said I was moaning and groaning all night, at 5:30 am he took me back to the er, they did some tests , packed me up in the ambulance, for a ride to a hospital almost two hours away, I guess they did more testing, an in ended up having emergency surgery, where they repaired my mesentaric artery, and they removed four feet of my intestine. Due to Blood Clots. It took me awhile to come completely out of anesthic ( I guess for a few days I was incoherent)- I have a theory on that but I did finally come back to normal. They sent me home with lovonaux shots, and coumidin. With a visit scheduled for a week later, my inr was about 9, so I was in the hospital getting , transfusions. And plasma for Christmas dinner.

    I then a week after being released saw ,my regular dr. And having regular inr checks

    • Linda J Luce

      After a month, I have been at a therapeutic level, have ck. up Wednesday.
      Stick wit a dr that is going to test your blood, stick with you, and not throw his hands in the air and gives up
      Buy the way I am still recovering from surgery, two months later.
      My story Linda luce

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Linda – You have been through a lot. I am hoping you are doing better now. It sounds like you may have some type of Hypercoagulable or Clotting disorder – you should see a specialist in that area. We have a Thrombosis Center – it may be worthwhile to get an in-person or a web-based second opinion consultation on why you have had so many of these issues. See http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/departments-centers/thrombosis.aspx or seek a specialist close to home who specializes in this area. betsyRN

    • Lilywhiteazz

      I am an anticoag nurse at a large clinic. We check INRs within 3 days of being discharged from the hospital. We check twice a week for the first couple of weeks, then once a week for 2 weeks then every 2 weeks for 2 times and then every 4 weeks. I am many hundreds of miles from Cleveland, but I will tell you this: when I needed a cardiologist I looked for someone who did fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. I was very lucky to find both a regular cardiologist and an electrophysiologist who did fellowships there, and they are in the same practice.

  • Modges

    I suffered a life-threatening blood clot just after Christmas 2010. I was initially misdiagnosed at an urgent care facility… my left leg had swollen overnight but most of it disappeared by morning. I was made to feel that I was making a big deal out of nothing, that it was probably just a bruise. I was also told I was at ‘low risk’ for a blood clot. Less than 24 hours later, the same leg swelled up again and became very painful. Figuring something else was going on, I Googled my symptoms and up popped several links to information about DVTs. I went straight to Euclid Hospital and was diagnosed with a massive left leg DVT and embolisms in both lungs. Less than an hour after that, I was in the ICU and being told if I had waited even one more day, I would’ve surely died. Thankfully, I survived. Unfortunately, I am one of the 60% and do suffer from post-thrombotic syndrome. The cause of my clot was never discovered and due to the severity of that first clot, I will be on blood thinners for the rest of my life. But at least I’m still here to tell the tale.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Thanks for sharing your story. And – congratulations on listening to your body, doing research, getting a second opinion when you needed to and being assertive about your care. betsyRN

    • Solielflora

      I had a similar experience, I was at work and had a real deep and aching pain in my left leg, I left work went to see my Dr. , He could not fit me in, saw a PA and she told me “I was too young for a blood clot (52) that was in January, she did send me for ultra Sound and they said all was clear. Well about April, I had a hard time walking to my desk , from my car-800 steps I counted, I was having instant cladification, only I did not know what it was, May came, my left foot started to go numb, went to urgent care, Dr. said it was sciatica. I told him I had low back pain, it was muskosketal, This was Memorial Day Weekend, I was to have the results that Friday, but being holiday, everyone went home. So He did an MRI on my back, basically did not listen to me sent the results to my Primary Doctor, who told me everything is just fine Monday. At that point, I screamed” that I can not walk”, and that’s when he found no pluses, he got out the ultra sound, my big toe going blue, sent to neurologist, and he told me go straight to hospital, and check in and call your husband. I had a blood clot beneath my left knee, and I had to have a Fem- Pop, 5 1/2 hours of surgery which they take a vein out of your thigh, and surgically by pass the vein. I still have a clot behind my knee, take Plavix, and have scan every year, this is a the fourth year all is good, as they are clear. So I hope that everyone learns that you know what’s going on and what is not right and not let the Doctor tell you something else. Maybe If I had been diagnosed in January, I could have prevented all of this…My leg swells still, cannot sit in chair for more that an hour, elevate leg.

      • Modges

        I was told much the same regarding my age; I was only 41 at the time of my DVT/embolisms. I’m on Warfarin and have to get my INR checked (on average) once a month. Were you diagnosed with post-thrombotic syndrome as well? It took me a long time and many months of throbbing pain, swelling, redness, intense itching, etc. before I was officially diagnosed with PTS.

        • The_Beating_Edge_Team

          Modges – do you also wear support hose – they can be helpful with swelling if you are still getting that with your PTS. betsyRN

          • Modges

            I do now. Oddly, my first doctor didn’t feel they were necessary when I asked him. He seemed to think I could get on fine as usual. Yeah, right!. I went through months of seeing doctors about my lingering symptoms and getting blown off before I was *finally* referred to a Cleveland Clinic vascular specialist who had me fitted for prescription stockings and recommended I wear them daily. Now I see her once a year for a checkup.

          • judith

            i have tried support hose knee highs. when wearing knees and thighs swell badly and elastic top of hose leaves deep marks in leg that takes several days to leave. i was measured properly by professionals. i just can wear them causes more problems. why

      • The_Beating_Edge_Team

        Thank you for sharing your story. People do need to listen to their body and sometimes be persistent to make sure you get the care you need! betsyRN

      • Cheri

        Misdiagnosis should be cause for litigation. You could have died, because doctors are sometimes not willing to take the time and effort to for proper diagnosis. Insurance companies may be at fault too. Doctors are pressured to see so many patients to bring in the almighty dollar. Our medical system and insurance companies need to climb down from their ivory towers and piles of cash to treat patients properly. Lol

    • Scott Baine

      I just posted and have been thru very simular. I am so sorry to read that anyone else has had to go thru this. To just not get to eat green beans salads and greens the way I like to is one thing but to have to take a med like blood thinner from now on bothers me to but ot is better than the alternative is what my doctor tells me. I hope they find out more soon about all this I dis not know anything about it until it happened to me. I hope you will be ok!

  • Debby Carpenter Southwell

    In 2011 I had DVT in left leg & multiple PEs in my lungs. Only symptoms I had seemed to me was an uncontrolled asthma attack. After 3 days finally had this checked and was told about the DVT & PEs. I’ve been on Coumadin since then. Was told will be for life. Had really no risk factors. No birth control pills, non smoker, had not traveled, was active…walking daily. Cannot keep my INR within therapeutic range. If I go longer than 2 – 2 1/2 weeks between getting it checked its high or low significantly. I have never been checked for clotting disorder although have told Dr my mother has essential thrombocytosis, a clotting disorder. I have no idea why I developed these clots back then or if the Coumadin is even the right choice of treatment for me.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Debby – thanks for your note. It does sound like you could benefit from seeing a specialist in blood clotting. Given your mom had a problem and you are having issues – please see someone locally or we would be happy to help. At the Cleveland Clinic we have a Thrombosis Center – http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/departments-centers/thrombosis.aspx . If you want to be evaluated here, you can do it in person or online. betsyRN

    • Deb

      Seek the help of a hematologist. They can do genetic testing to check for clotting disorders and help you manage your INR.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      You may want to get an opinion by a hematologist or blood clotting disorder specialist who can run genetic testing on you as well as test for certain factors. We are having a chat next Thursday on this topic if you want to participate or ask questions. chat.clevelandclinic.org

  • Sharlynné Le Doux

    My son has a 3 foot clot in his left leg…begins behind his knee goes around inner thigh and into his abdominal area. He was on blood thinners for over a year (He is currently in remission from Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma) the clot has not changed but is definitely limiting his life and/or work.
    I have asked but certainly never been answered why they cannot or will not surgically remove it. In this day and technological age why not? It is like living with a time bomb ticking…

    • Deb

      They cannot remove a DVT unless it is at immediate risk of becoming a pulmonary embolism. Using clot busters can cause serious internal bleeding and should only be used when deemed very necessary.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Sharlynne – I spoke with Dr Park – one of our vascular surgeons and he stated the following:

      If it is a superficial thrombophlebitis and it is symptomatic in the surrounding veins, then removing the vein may relieve pain, but usually these clots are stable, particularly if he has been on anticoagulation for over a year without new events. Usually these superficial clots are removed for pain, not for embolism potential.

      The extension on the abdomen may mean he has extensive deep vein thrombosis or he was treated in the groin or pelvis for lymphoma, and this may be the underlying reason why he has not been able to work/return to baseline lifestyle.

      He is happy to evaluate or to talk to your son – let us know if you want to connect. betsyRN

  • Jobi Mallory

    I am not on “blood thinners” but I am on aspirin therapy(325mg) should I limit my intake of greens also?

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      People who are on aspirin therapy generally do not need to limit their diet – but – you should ask your doctor if you are concerned. betsyRN

  • sweet401

    I had a clot that was from my crouch to my ankle.I had no swelling redness or warmness in the leg . No symptoms ..it occurred after I had two stents put in.know I have to take warfarin daily..blood draws weekly..I was too active after surgery is what I was told spent 6 days in hospital.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      That is surprising you had no symptoms. If you do develop symptoms, see a vascular specialist for an evaluation.

      • jan

        I also had no symptoms..

  • Larry Szczepanik

    drop the blood thinners take fish oil, garlic, and vitamin E supplements. One fish oil tablet breaks down the fibrin in blood that produces blood clots. and don’t let a Doctor tell you any different. also, eat right and exercise, and stop smoking

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Larry – unfortunately for people who have a history of blood clots (or for those at risk for future clots), fish oil or aspirin may not enough to protect them against future blood clots, depending on the underlying cause of the blood clot. All patients need to be evaluated to see what the best treatment is for their specific medical history; associated medical conditions; age; medications they are on and any additional risks for stroke or DVT. betsyRN

  • Cheryl

    Does lymphedema and neuropathy in the legs put one at greater risk for DVT? Severe, painful leg cramps in inner part of upper thigh (near groin) have occurred when resting after all day trips up and down stairs, climbing up and down ladder, being on feet all day.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Here are a couple very good pages on lymphedema:
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/lymphedema/Patient/; http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/disorders/lymphedema/heart_overview.aspx; and there is a lymphedema network at http://www.lymphnet.org/ (FAQs at http://www.lymphnet.org/le-faqs/what-is-lymphedema). Lymphedema is related to the lymph system, not the blood vessels. Although when you have new symptoms, such as pain and neuropathy – you should see your doctor. Sometimes people ignore symptoms because they think it is related to a more chronic condition such as your lymphedema, when something else may be occurring. betsyRN

      • Karen Leja

        Cheryl,
        Before you read this– keep in mind that I’ve had 5 hip replacements.
        (which catni immobile for long periods of time but at that time I did not have the lymphedema.
        .I have lymphedeme & neuropathy in both legs.
        I’m telling you from experience just this past Nov of 2014 that when I had that horrible pain in my inner thighs & groin- I went straight to the ER– where after an ultrasound they found extensive blood clots from my ankles to my thighs- so I suggest you get yourself to the ER & do not listen these professionals say-because I experienced it1st hand & I had NEVER had blood clots before in my life.
        I found out much later that inactivity because of lymphedema can cause blood clots to form because there is no circulation getting to your lower legs so no matter what-u absolutely must go to ER.
        Unless you want to consider amputation (from lack of circulation for a short to long peruod of time) and I don’t think you do!

        • rapb329

          I felt that pain too but collapsed and ambulance had to bring me to the hospital.

    • wondering

      interesting you mention neuropathy, but it isn’t addressed in the answer. I, too, have neuropathy, have leg cramps and have had 2 dvts and one superfiicial in the same leg.

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      • judith

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  • 1themecca

    My spouse (very healthy) had a bout of multiple pulmonary embolisms a couple of years ago. Work-up revealed a clotting disorder. Coumadin has been prescribed ever since. Can you tell me if any of the newer anti-coagulants are ever used in clotting disorders?

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      These drugs are used in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and for prevention of DVT, and PE in patients undergoing some types of orthopedic surgery. It would depend on your husband’s medical history and type of blood disorder , there are contraindications. In our last web chat at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/webchat/1635_understanding-rare-blood-clotting-disorders.aspx, Dr. Bartholomew does address some of this. It would be best if you talked to a specialist in blood clotting disorders. Let us know if we can help you. betsyRN http://www.clevelandclinic.org/heartnurse

    • Vonnyx

      Hi my mum has been told she has multiple blood clots but she is healthy but the doc now saying they may be comming from a mass , is your spouse ok and where was his comming from ? X

      • The_Beating_Edge_Team

        Blood clots can come from a variety of sources. We have a page at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/hypercoagstate that may help explain more. good luck to your mum and let us know if we can help you more. betsyRN

        • Vonnyx

          Thank you for your information I’m definetly more clued up now , can’t thank you enough xx

      • 1themecca

        Vonnyx, my spouse has a clotting disorder, meaning the blood clots to readily. As long as blood thinners are used ,it should be ok. My spouse will be on life-long blood thinners

        • Vonnyx

          My mum seems to have a blood disorder aswell , most of mums family have died from clots but now mum is on the mend and all mums kids are to be tested thank you so much your info helped more than you could imagine xx

          • 1themecca

            Yes. we think my spouse’s father and grandfather probably had clotting issues, as one died suddenly in his sleep in his late 20’s or early 30’s, and one had multiple strokes before dying in his 40s. Only one of our children has opted to be tested and she has inherited one of the 2 disorders that we know my spouse has.

          • The_Beating_Edge_Team

            1themecca – we have a page at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/hypercoagstate that may be helpful to you. We often have web chats too where our doctors answer questions about different topics. You can look at http://chat.clevelandclinic.org/ for the calendar and http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/patient-education/webchats/vascular-disease-PAD for past transcripts – the last one on blood clotting disorders was 5/2014. betsyRN

          • Vonnyx

            It’s factor v lydon which my mother has , her mother died with a blood clot in the brain her mothers brother died healthy when he finished work with a blood clot her mums sister was seriously I’ll with a blood clot then my mum her sister and cousin have blood clots my mum had a heart attack with clot and previous dvt 35yrs ago also a cousin had a clot result stroke , me and my sister have had 3 miscarriages I also had a placenta abrupt ion not sure regards a clot cause unknown my sister tested and positive my 3 children and myself go for tests on Monday as do my other cousins connected on this side , so lives are going to be kept safe because my sister done a family tree getting all the info , I really can’t thank you enough for pointing this out x

  • Lee Winkler

    I have having really bad pains in my leg to where it been affecting my walking so I am wondering if it could be a blood clot leg is not warm or swelling just a lot of pain

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      You may also have something called Claudication, which is a symptom of peripheral artery disease. It is pains in the legs with walking. I would suggest an evaluation with a vascular specialist. betsyRN http://www.clevelandclinic.org/heartnurse

    • Scott Baine

      All I can add is get checked out bit they will just put their hand on your leg and rub down and feel for swelling and heat at the reguon,these things need to be addressed as soon as possible and a scan to me is the best way but they act like they know so much and really they know so little when it comes to this dreaded problem I have found out.i don’t k ow of I helped any but time is important with DVT and PE they are nothing to play with

  • Vegas kris

    I had a DVT that went to my lung. Now I worry when I sit too long. I was on blood thinners for 6 months. It was the worst time of my life now I’m allergic to wheat. They put a vena filter in me and then had troubles getting it out and I had three surgeries to get it out. I was misdiagnosed when I went to the ER two weeks after hysterectomy. They told me it was leftover gas from my surgery. When it was actually a blood clot going to my lung.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      oh my. So sorry for your troubles – hope you are feeling well now. We are having a web chat next Thursday on blood clotting disorders with two of our specialists if you want to participate – chat.clevelandclinic.org

  • Stephanie Croft

    Since 2006 I have suffered over ten DVts three embolisms an a complete block on left kidney I was put on arixtra then back to lovenox bad thing is none of the clots showed the same symptoms. An increase of estrogen long travel surgeries some meds all cause clots so if you have had a clot or someone in your family has be careful most reasons is genetics

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Yes – when you are prone to clots – you need to be aware of things that increase your risk and hopefully avoid or prepare for them. We are having a web chat next week on clotting disorders you may be interested in – chat.clevelandclinic.org

  • Jaffar

    One thing that seems not ever be discussed in these advisories is levothyroxine. One has the impression from the warning one gets from the accompanying paper one receives with refills telling you to stop taking levothyroxine before surgery that it has anticoagulant effects. On the other hand, testosterone has the opposite effect and we know it can cause clots and strokes. Where is all that in this ?

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      You can read about levothyroxine at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682461.html#other-information and http://www.rxlist.com/synthroid-drug.htm. Levothyroxine is not an anticoagulant – it is a thyroid medication, however may interact with medications you may have during surgery, therefore, they state “Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).”
      [By sending you the information from other internet sources does not imply any endorsement of the material on their web sites or any association with their operators.] betsyRN

      • Jaffar

        Gee, what medications could levothyroxine possibly interact with while you’re having surgery? Is this another instance of an internet health information resource withholding information because it might upset the user (such as http://www.cancer.gov not telling the user that mesothelioma is invariably fatal)?

  • Jaffar

    Okay, let me put this a little more directly: Isn’t levothyroxine also a form of blood thinner? If not, why do you have to cut back or stop taking it if you’re having surgery?

  • Belinda Waugh

    I have DVT. IN Left leg ave had it going on 13yrs. Drs. Never seen anything as large it is. And will never go away. Have green filter, and take Warfin and at time Levanox injections. My dosage of warfin goes up and down. Dr been said I was a ticking time bomb. :( Birth control pills may of caused it. And yes I’m disabled.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Belinda – I spoke to Dr. Gomes who is a specialist in blood clots and “hypercoagulable states – he stated the following: “I am not sure what you meant by saying “DVT is going on for 13 years”. We know from clinical studies that, in patients who developed an acute leg DVT, there is a 50% chance that the “clots” will not disappear completely as time goes on. This does not mean that the DVT is still “going on“, but rather that your veins healed (from the acute DVT) without completely dissolving the “clots”, which have now become “old” or “chronic”. These are not “new” or “ongoing clots”, just “scar clots”, if you will. Patients who develop a leg DVT have a high risk of developing a condition called “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome” (PTS), which essentially consists of chronic, intermittent leg pain and/or swelling. This condition may be quite debilitating, and I wonder if this is what’s going on with you. Sometimes, though, there may be other reasons for pain, reasons which may have been wrongly attributed to the “clots”. Symptoms of “PTS” may be prevented and/or relieved by wearing high-grade compression stockings; these must be fitted properly. I can tell you that only a very small minority of patients who had DVT can or should be considered a “ticking time bomb”. Usually, when I hear such labels, they’re inappropriately used 9 out of 10 times. However, obviously I do not know details of your case. You may want to consider a second opinion from a Vascular Medicine specialist.”

      If you want to make an appointment at Cleveland Clinic, we would be happy to see you. Here is information on our Thrombosis Center – http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/departments-centers/thrombosis.aspx betsyRN

  • Shirley Small

    I can’t think straight. My 88 year old mom lives at an assisted living community for the last year and loves it. The last few months she has had shortness of breath and dr. found a clot in her lung and chest and started her on caumadin. Last month she had a bad shortness of breath bout and 911 came. She was in hospital a few days for low red blood cells. Her hemoglobin was around 7 ..they gave her blood, steroid shot and went home. They did endoscope and could not find any source of bleeding. The wanted my mom to do colonoscopy–she has dementia and refused to drink the prep. When she is in the hospital she sometimes gets out of control -normally pulling iv’s and any catheters out and saying she is going home. Then once home she is back to her regular self. The plan was to do a blood test every 2 weeks and if she needed blood to take her to hospital. This was June 28th. July 8th I take her into first appt with a hemotologist . My mom was breathing so hard they checked her vitals and her oxygen level was 74 and had high heart rate. The dr. got a wheelchair and took her to emergency room. There they did a SC scan of her chest and now said she has multiple clots in her lungs. Her blood level was at 9. They started heparin drip, gave her steriod for any inflammation etc.. Two days later the doctor told me her hemogloban dropped to 7000 so they can’t give her blood thinners anymore. She recommended I have hospice involved with her place. My mom left yesterday and was feeling great. I now am having a hard time gripping with just not doing anything about her clots. I feel like I am giving up on her. If she felt bad and couldn’t get around that would be different. I keep thinking I should get a 2nd opinion but not sure what kind of a doctor I would go to. Surely there is some kind of blood thinner that is a lower does that could help without bleeding.

  • Chris

    I developed a DVT and PE in my early 20s. I was on blood thinners for 6 months and tested negative for all blood disorders. I’m now 30 and have had many episodes of pain where the DVT was…even taking trips to the ED for ultrasounds. I had no idea PTS even existed. Is there a blood test to diagnose PTS or is it just based on symptoms presented? I’m wondering if that’s my reoccurring problem. It would certainly decrease my worry every time my leg hurts knowing it was that rather than a new clot.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Chris – I asked Dr. Evans and this is what she had to say – I think it will help you. betsyRN.
      Hi, Chris. Thanks for your question.

      The post-thrombotic syndrome is diagnosed clinically by asking patients about their symptoms and then examining the affected limb. There is no blood test or imaging that diagnoses it. Most commonly we use a score called the Villalta scale for diagnosing PTS. You’re asked to rate your symptoms (leg pain, cramps, heaviness, burning/tingling, and itching), and then your leg is examined for swelling, dilated blood vessels, redness, hardness of the skin, and tenderness on squeezing the calf.

      The symptoms of PTS can come and go from day to day and month to month, so sometimes I tell my patients who’ve had previous DVT to watch and wait for a day or two. If the symptoms are persistent or severe, I have them get checked for recurrent blood clots, but if the leg bothers them for a day and gets better, it’s probably PTS.

      PTS is incredibly common after DVT (up to 50% of DVTs in the thigh or higher), so it’s possible you could have it. It would be reasonable to get checked out by a vascular medicine doctor or hematologist who specializes in DVT and is familiar with PTS.

      • Chris

        Thanks so much! I appreciate the additional information!

  • janEpantz

    Also had embolism…NO symptoms.at all…

  • Sevda Gulea

    I have good news to share with the world today, i made a vow to my self that i will tell the world about Dr. ODIAGBE AKHIGBE after he helped me with his spell that made my wife and i settled our difference. We where both married for years without issue, we visited different hospitals but nor could help us. i loved my wife so much and never intended to drive her out for a second woman. One day as we where both deliberating on how to solve our bareness we got a new from a radio station that Dr. ODIAGBE AKHIGBE can put a stop to all problem with his spell so we called his mobile number and then emailed him for a solution and after all was done i and very glade to announce to the world that my wife had a set of twine 9 month later. Do you have problem of any kind and you think all hope is lost then you have a chance to met Dr. ODIAGBE AKHIGBE today for help his email is: (airehobhuanuagbontemple@yahoo.com)

  • Julie Borck

    I had my first dvt at the age of 18. I am now 49. In between I have had 3 dvts, 37 superficial and two in my lungs. In 2011, I had a pulmonary embolectomy. They removed over 40 blood clots from my arteries in my lungs. I was in the Cleveland clinic for three weeks. At that time, it was discovered that I had a blood disorder called lupus anticoagulant and I have to take 10 mg of coumadin every day for the rest of my life. This is no joke so please don’t hesitate to contact your doctor if there is a problem.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Thank you Julie for your note and sharing your experience. betsyRN

    • Vonnyx

      Are you factor v lydon aswell ? X

  • Jessicabby

    I had a hysterectomy at 47years old. Right after the surgery I noticed shortness of breath even in speaking. About 4-6 weeks afte the surgery I flew cross country, within a week or two I started with a pain behind my rt shoulder blade as the day went on it got worse. My husband and I decided to go for a walk about 50 step ts from the house I couldn’t breath so we went straight to the hospital. I had multiple pulmonary emboli in my rt lung. I was on Coumadin for a year, my question which never seemed to be answered is what happens to these clots, do they desolve, stay in the lung or what? It has been 23 years since the incident and have been afraid since that it could happen again.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      I asked Dr. Evans a vascular specialist and specialist in DVT – she said: In pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, one of three things happens: The blood clot dissolves entirely; it dissolves partially and forms a scar that’s visible in the lining of the blood vessel; or it forms a “chronic” stable clot and the body forms new blood vessels around the blockage. In most cases, after the initial few months of treatment, even clots that remain are very stable and tend not to travel or cause problems.

      In the case of your pulmonary embolism that occurred post-surgery, the clot was clearly caused by surgery, probably in combination with long air travel. In cases like these, the risk for recurrence is generally very low. Also very reassuring is the fact that you haven’t had a blood clot in 22 years, despite not being on blood thinners.

      Hope this helps. betsyRN

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  • Sevda Gulea

    HOW I GOT MY HUSBAND BACK!!! i want to say a very big thanks and appreciation to Prophet Dr. Zexta Gio for bringing back my husband who left me and the kids for almost two months. i am very much grateful to Prophet Dr. Zexta Gio I pray God almighty give you the strength and wisdom to help more people having similar problem like mine. for help you can reach him on his email address: airehobhuanuagbontemple@yahoo.com he is very powerful and can solve any kind of problems below.

    Do you want your ex lover back?
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    Contact Dr. Zexta Gio via his email: airehobhuanuagbontemple@yahoo.com today for speed help.

  • Chris Baxter

    Hi my name is Christopher I’m a 41 year old make . I awoke on sept.2 2014 it felt like my left foot had Fallen asleep I got up and tried to walk it off needless to say it didn’t work ,it got worse numbness then pain Iike i never felt before. I called 911 and was taken to Albany Medical Center in N.Y. Where I was told it was a DVT BLOOD CLOT and there were two choices amputation or a fashyotoeme and bypass very pain full surgery. My choice was surgery I still have my leg but it is a very painfully recovery process. Now I’m on blood thinners I have a PM in one lung and a 1.81 cm clot in my right leg. Wait it got worse for me after being in Albany Med for 21 days I was home for 2 days then in Mid Hudson Reginal hospital with septic shock that almost killed me again from the wound infection. Needless to say I’m still here to wright about it still fighting and getting ready for the surgery on my right leg . This all due to a back injury that put me out of work June 26 2013 and I’m sure you all know the insurance company NYSIF does not want to pay the bilp.m.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Dear Chris – so sorry to hear about all your troubles. You have been through quite a bit. It sounds like you may also want to see a doctor who specializes in blood clots to look at why you had all those blood clots and to evaluate the treatment you are having. I wish you the best of luck and as speedy recovery with your upcoming surgery. If you want a second opinion at Cleveland Clinic, or to speak to a heart and vascular nurse, please contact us at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/heartnurse betsyRN

  • AnnsKlan

    I’m a 76 yr old wife, Mom & Grandmom…no bloodclots in family until now… we have two! I’ll start with most urgent..my 46 yr old son was scheduled for micro-dichotomy at 7:30 AM yesterday morn in Chicago. Had been in severe pain with his back…noticed ankle pain night before & then at hospital before they took him to OR. His wife asked him if he told Dr…hadn’t so when they did tell them about pains, they sent him for vein test…found long superficial clot in vein fr ankle to just above knee. Debate…operate or not. Past pain so severe decided to go ahead. Able to remove part on nerve but disc empty?, cushion gone & almost gone on next disc! Future something in order, but think siatca pain gone. After what to do…can’t give him thinner! Blood Dr, family Dr & surgeon come to decision of a filter, The interventional RA places filter through neck…all goes seemingly well. Plan is to start on xarelto ? on Monday…a little too soon one Dr thinks. My son released the next day… goes home…talked with him last eve…a bit loopy but said a rather simple surgery turns into a nightmare!
    It is now the next day or evening…An hour ago his wife called…said my son felt clot getting bigger today & went back to hospital… he was right, the re-test showed. Dr’s not agreeing on solution…but finally settle on low dose heparin shot to keep it from growing. Keeping him in hospital…starting thinner Monday. Need advice or re-assurance or where to head from here. They are young, inexperienced, and healthy or he was …and they are in these Dr’s hands totally. Possibly they trusted family Dr on their selections….with no serious background checking They are in a community hospital .. checking healthgrades last evening…only one star for back surgery…what does that even mean! They love it because its a mile from home in Geneva, Il. Moms can’t interfere …especially from afar. Your thoughts? I’ll wait until after this crisis before I get to my husbands blood clot… he’s OK for now!

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      I would suggest a second opinion in a large teaching hospital. We have a method to send in records for second opinion or would be happy to see your son here – if not here – please seek a second opinion from a large teaching hospital in Ill. The fact your son and husband are having clots warrants expertise by a thrombosis center that could look at causes, including genetic in nature. A second opinion is always a good idea when facing health issues. We do it for big purchases, but sometimes don’t think it is OK to do the same for ourselves when facing medical issues. Let us know if we can help you or if your son/his wife wants to talk to a nurse – they can reach our Resource Nurses by phone, chat or webmail at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/heartnurse betsyRN

  • Carolyn

    Hello,
    my name is Melissa, from U K, and I want to express my gratitude for the extensive work you have done over the past week. It was a pleasant feeling a lot of warmth and peace flowed through to me I believe. I felt immediately calmer when the you cast the magic spell and the feeling stayed with me through-out the next couple of weeks. I wish to convey that I have received my results this morning. I was shy to return the talisman to nature and I must tell you I could feel a pulse from it. Or a slow rhythmic juddering. A vibration even, to the extent I can hold it; and I feel the imprint of the vibration in my hand when I take it out again, as this is my first ever experience doing anything like this I feel the need to record every moment of it. I look forward to the next chapter in this my spell and help work.Prophet Lord you are the best i will always be great-full to you. solutionoflovespelltemple@gmail.com

  • Carolyn

    Hello every one out here
    Am Lucenira Ferreira, from Brazil, I have be married for nine years my husband and i where living happily and just two months ago my husband meant his ex girl friend whom he had in school days and all of a sudden he started dating her again and he never cared about his family again all he does is to stay late at night and when he come’s back he will just lie to me that he hard some fault with his car,there was this faithful day i caught the both of them in a shop,i walked to them and told the girl to stay of my husband and when he came home that evening he beat me up even despite the fact that i was pregnant he was just kicking and warning me to never point a finger on his girlfriend again,i have suffered too much in the hand of a cheating husband but thank to Dr iayaryi whom i got from a blog site after a long search for a real spell caster i was so happy that he fulfilled all what he said in just less than three days after the spell was cast they quarreled and he broke up with the girl and his senses are fully back and he now care and love me like he have never done before and if you are their suffering from a broken marriage or your husband or ex cheats? you can email (driayaryi2012@hotmail.com) his spells are pure and very powerful without any doubt.

  • Lee Marie Lee Marie

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  • cannon shelly

    Good day.Compliments of the season to you all out there.. I am so full with joy as i write this post right now.. i really have had an en-counted with a real spell caster who is so true with is word and he does what he says he will do. He is the realest of all spell casters out there.. so genuine and true. I want to thank High priest ozigididon for all he had done for me within the short time i met him.. he has really made my end of year a memorable one and has made me know that there is still hope. Thank you once again for bring back my lost love and making my life sweet and better.. I am so happy for the divine turn around he brought to my life. friends out there.. search no further for fake and scam spell caster, the real one is highpriestoziigididon@gmail.com and his name is High priest ozigididon, Contact him today and share your problems with him and i am so optimistic there will be a solution to that problem when been brought to High priest ozigiididon. highpriestozigididon@gmail.com

  • http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com/ Rosie Smith

    My name is Rosie Smith. To cut a long story short I tried about 3 different spell casters over a period of 3 months and all they wanted was more & more money and kept coming up with excuses as to why the spell wasn’t working. Just when I was about to give up I came across several good testimonies of Dr. Oyinbo over the internet. I contacted him and he promised to restore my faith back into spell casters, that they are real and love spells do actually work. I was very sceptical after several scam spell casters. Mine wasn’t a simple spell but Dr. Oyinbo went above & beyond his way to look for extra money when extra work was required. Always called & txt on time. Replied to emails on time. Only asked for half the spell money as initial payment. My partner had walked out on me one day with no explanation …. I was devastated. When I was about to give up hope, Dr. Oyinbo words guided and encouraged me, and then he was back 3 days after the spell was cast. I recommend Dr. Oyinbo extremely highly. Dr.oyinbo you are a gifted man and I will not stop recommending him because he is a wonderful man. If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster, Try him anytime, he is the answer to your problems. You can contact him on ( prophetoyinbojesus@yahoo.com or prophetoyinbojesus@yahoo.com) or call him +2348074066640. He is the best caster that can help you with your problems. He restored my faith and I AM FINALLY HAPPY.

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  • Mike Olivia

    This is my testimony about the good work of a man who helped me..My name is Olivia Jane Mike, and I base in London.My life is back!!! After 8 years of marriage, my husband left me and left me with our three kids. I felt like my life was about to end,and was falling apart. Thanks to a spell caster called papa Justus who i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I was searching for a good spell caster that can solve my problems. I came across series of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. There was one particular testimony I saw, it was about a woman called grace,she testified about how papa Justus brought back her Ex lover in less than 72 hours and at the end of her testimony she drop papa Justus e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give papa a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 3 days, my husband came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before. papa Justus is really a talented and gifted man and i will not to stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man…If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve that problem for you. Try the great papa Justus today, he might be the answer to your problem. Here’s his contact:
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  • Dr Uwa

    Hello friends! My Name is Wendy from Canada i have had a lot about Dr aluda on his good work, for bringing back lost relationship but i never believe because so many spell caster scam me because of my husband who left me and three kids over a year and two months. so a good friend of mine introduce me to Dr aluda just because my condition was so bad and the responsibility in my matrimonial home was more than me. my husband left me to another woman just because i don’t have male child for him. so i email Dr aluda and told him everything, he told me not to worry that my husband will come back and i will have a male child for him. he only told me to believe on him that after casting the spell my husband will come back immediately and beg for forgiveness. he real did it for me and my husband come back to me in the nest two days. i was very happy and thanks Dr aluda. so, i was in this situation (April 18 2014) i told Dr aluda that i will start shearing his testimony to every one in the word if he make me to have a male child to my husband. and he also did it as am shearing this testimony to every one out dear, that am with my new bouncy baby boy. now i believe that i am the happiest woman on earth because Dr aluda restore my life in my matrimonial home you can thank him for me or email him for urgent help in any bad situation i promise you he will also help you; his email address is aludaspelltemple@gmail.com

  • sabrina mark

    I have been married for 4years and i have a break up with my husband 3months ago and i was worried and so confuse because i love him so much. i was really going too depressed and a friend directed me to this spell caster Dr. KALA on his email (kalalovespell@gmail.com) and i made all my problems known to him and he told me not to worry that he was going to make my husband to come back to me and in just 48hours i receive a call from my husband and he was appealing that i should come back to the house. I have never in my life believe in spell but now he has just helped me out to be a fulfill woman and i am now so happy. All Thanks to DR KALA and if you also want to have your Husband back to yourself here !! his email again is KALALOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM i am so happy to testify of your work and kindness..

  • Henry Nancy

    Hi all I will never forget the help of DR Olokum do to me in my married life. I have been married for 4 years and my husband and I love each other dearly. after 3 years of our marriage my husband suddenly change he was having an affair with a woman outside, I realize that time I was praying for divine intervention thing became more serious I told my pastor about We prayed but nothing happened. My husband just came home one day to pick up and me and the guys went to her lover was at this point I was confused about what to do again because I lost my husband and my marriage too. I was checking my emails in the office when I saw someone share their testimony of how Dr Olokum help with her marital problems so I contacted the email jayema priest told him my problem and told me to be assured that i have come to the right place that I fill out some information about my self I did after 30 unless he called me again congratulating me that my problems are solved within 48 hours. told me what went wrong with my husband and how happen.that that my marriage will be restored but will make a donation to the orphanage loose anything home my heart told me. to my great surprise my husband came to my office on her knees begging that I should find a place in my heart to forgive him, I ask him quickly that I have forgiven him.friends not appropriate, why it is not very difficult DR Olokum work try giving surprises because I also bring back her husband. contact him through LAVENDERLOVESPELL@YAHOO.COM

  • Favour Luke

    Am here not only to testify but also to encourage people in the world facing marital, relationship and financial problem etc about the great works of Dr olta of oltaspelltemple I was lost in love with my husband until a lady snatched him away from me with an evil spell. Then I cried out to my bosses wife and she told me about how she faced a similar problem and gave this great mans contact to me and I gave him all the items he needed for the spell and now am happy again living in love with my family.I employ you to contact this man, your story of pain will change within days and you will be smiling like I am today. Once again am grateful sire contact him on his email via oltaspelltemple@gmail.com or call +2347068897198

  • Favour Luke

    Am here not only to testify but also to encourage people in the world facing marital, relationship and financial problem etc about the great works of Dr olta of oltaspelltemple I was lost in love with my husband until a lady snatched him away from me with an evil spell. Then I cried out to my bosses wife and she told me about how she faced a similar problem and gave this great mans contact to me and I gave him all the items he needed for the spell and now am happy again living in love with my family.I employ you to contact this man, your story of pain will change within days and you will be smiling like I am today. Once again am grateful sire contact him on his email via oltaspelltemple@gmail.com or call +2347068897198…

  • Simmons Flora

    Today has being the most happiest day of my life after 1 year of sadness and sorrow without being with the one i love, i tried all my possible best to make sure i make my lover happy but it never seems to work out well it was like am doing everything in vain but all thanks to Dr OSAUYI for coming to change all my worries and sadness to Joy. i knew the great man when i read some wonderful reviews about Dr OSAUYI how he has helped a lots of people on there relationship problem i was reading a magazine which then i saw great testimonies as well which then i decided not to waste time because i have missed my lover so much i decided to contact him and share all my problem with him which then he told me not to worry that he assures me that within 48 hours everything would be sorted out i believed Dr OSAUYI so much because i believe he can’t fail me but truly Dr OSAUYI never failed me a man that stand on his worlds is really a man,my husband who left me for good a year plus replied my text and returned my calls and asked me to please forgive him i was so happy am so grateful to Dr OSAUYI for what he has done for me if you are there pass the same problem or any kinds of problem just contact the great man on OSAUYILOVESPELL@YAHOO.COM call his mobile number +2347064294395…

  • Simmons Flora

    Today has being the most happiest day of my life after 1 year of sadness and sorrow without being with the one i love, i tried all my possible best to make sure i make my lover happy but it never seems to work out well it was like am doing everything in vain but all thanks to Dr OSAUYI for coming to change all my worries and sadness to Joy. i knew the great man when i read some wonderful reviews about Dr OSAUYI how he has helped a lots of people on there relationship problem i was reading a magazine which then i saw great testimonies as well which then i decided not to waste time because i have missed my lover so much i decided to contact him and share all my problem with him which then he told me not to worry that he assures me that within 48 hours everything would be sorted out i believed Dr OSAUYI so much because i believe he can’t fail me but truly Dr OSAUYI never failed me a man that stand on his worlds is really a man,my husband who left me for good a year plus replied my text and returned my calls and asked me to please forgive him i was so happy am so grateful to Dr OSAUYI for what he has done for me if you are there pass the same problem or any kinds of problem just contact the great man on OSAUYILOVESPELL@YAHOO.COM call his mobile number +2347064294395….

  • Fatima

    Does anyone know about shots on your tommy before surgery that will prevent blood clots?

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Fatima – Patients who are in the hospital, may be on bedrest or not as active as normal. The lack of activity puts one at risk for getting a blood clot inside a vein (venous thrombus). This can cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or travel to your lungs, Pulmonary embolus (PE) which can be life threatening. To prevent this, patients may be given a shot in their belly of low dose heparin, which causes the blood to not clot as easily. Patients may also be told to wear compression stockings and walk as soon as they can to improve circulation. Hope this answers your question, betsyRN

  • jason s.

    Thanks for the informative post. I have a question in regards to my wife who has recently suffered from a P.E. which as of yet is unknown why but from a specialist I believe is a hematologist it could be Antiphospholipid syndrome but further testing would need to be done to confirm the first test in a few moths. MY concern now is she is worried because of pain in her lungs similar to what she had before diagnosed with the P.E. after going to the family doctor and having a CT scan done they cant find anything. Who should we seek for a second opinion or what specialist should we be referred to.

  • matt

    I’m 27 years old and in good shape. Just found out that I have a blood clot in my right leg. (DVT). I was rushed out of the hospital because I have no health insurance. But they gave me a prescription to fill which was for Coumadin and lovenox. A grand total of $1200. Luckily I had the money for that. But what my question and concern is. Should I still go about my daily routine our should I not be walking on my leg. Every time I get up and walk around my leg feels like it’s going to blow up and the pain is excruciating. Am I putting myself more at risk for embolism if i walk around? Does it not matter? HELP!

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Matt – what did the discharge instructions state about activity? First of all – with your Coumadin and Lovenox, you will need to be in contact with your physician/Primary Care for regular blood work and guidance on dosing. I am hoping you have a primary care doctor who can follow you with this – it is VERY important. Here is a page on DVT that may help you – http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/hypercoagstate/hic_Deep_Vein_Thrombosis_DVT Your questions are good and needs to be answered by your doctor. The hospital who discharged you should answer your questions without extra charge – see if you can get a hold of the doctor who is listed on your discharge instructions and follow up with your primary care. betsyRN

  • jtrowbrid

    Does taking Fortesta (testosterone gel) increase risk by a large amount?

  • Pam

    Three years ago I had a very bad cough that was 24/7 for 7 weeks and then found out that I had a blood clot in my lung but had no other symptoms, it was just found by luck with a replacing doctor in my office. I ended up in the hospital for 6 days, and a few months later I had a halter monitor for 48 hours and was told that I have AF & am seeing a heart specialist once a year and am on Warfarin. I have had a cough now for 8 weeks & am feeling fine like before and was just wondering about the chances of a clot again. My INR readings have been within the normal range, a few times I was at 3.2 & 3.4, but normal otherwise. About two weeks ago I also had intense pain all of a sudden in my left leg for 2 days for no reason, should I be concerned at all?

    • Carrie

      YES YES YES you should be very concerned pain in your leg is a BIG sign you may have developed a DVT in your leg (blood clot) thats where most blood clots come from as well as your cough thats another sign as well. I have had two PE and they have no idea what caused mine I tested negative for all clot disorders and im 34 and do not smoke and not over weight. Im on xalralto a fairly new blood thinner but its AMAZING no bad side effects and you dont have to have your INR levels checked EVER it does it on its own its soo much better and healthier than Coumadin and less hassle not h aveing to get your INR levels checked all the time and worrying about keeping your levels right. GO SEE A DOC SOON please and ask about switching to Xalralto its soo much safer and effective! Let me know how things went when u go and find out! GOD BLESS!:-)

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  • Linda

    I knocked my leg back in sept 2014 I still have pain in the area I knocked but also my knee clicks and I have pain in my hip and groin area it’s been four months now and still painful , what do you advice I do ?

  • Carrie

    Hi everyone My name is Carrie and I wish I could get an answer for why I had my PE had one when I was 21 a massive bilateral PE in both lungs caused me to flat line and get TPA to treat it. Well they said it was from the ortho Vera birth control patch but now 12 years later im 34 and had a small PE in my right lung and currently taking Xalralto 20 mg but this small PE caused an infarction in my lung this time but funny thing is I tested negative for EVERY blood clotting disorder and I do not smoke. So anyone have a idea why i had this happen agin Id love some help finding out. THANKS

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  • Trinadee

    Is it normal to have blood clots on your second period at 14

  • Ashley

    I’m 18 years old, I’m a cashier at kmart. One night I woke up with a charley horse didn’t pay any attention to it and went back to sleep. For the past week I’ve had a throbbing pain in my calf in my left leg, I have tingling in my toes and tightness in my thigh and random pains in my thigh and and my calf. No swelling or redness just the pain. Could it be dvt? Do I need to be worried?

  • Susie K.

    I am a 63 year old woman. I fell 4 days ago and had to get stitches on my knees. Two days after my fall I am getting a bad pain in my left leg. The pain is approximately 4 in. above my knee and Putting weight on the leg is very painful. I’ve tried heat, cold and stretching. Could it be a blood clot?

  • Jessica

    I recently had a blood clot in my lung. I am taking Xarelto. Is there any chance I could get another blood clot while on the medicine? I’ve been having the same chest pains.

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      If you are having the same type of chest pain – you need to follow up with your doctor. Please give him/her a call to evaluate you. betsyRN

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  • Nikki

    Hi, I am a 41 yr old female. I had a pulmonary embolism 6 months ago due to birth control pills and have been on the blood thinner Arixtra ever since. I am doing well and my hematologist said I can stop this month. My problem is, I sit all day at work which “could have” contributed to the PE. I get up as much as I can but my legs still get achy. Is there some type of gel cushion or something that I could sit on that would help the blood to keep flowing? My Dr’s told me the PE I had was VERY serious and I could have easily died. Don’t want a replay of that, if the sitting would contribute.

  • Laura Reynolds

    Does physical therapy aggravate residual clots in the tibial artery?

  • julia

    I had blood clots in both legs was sent to the hospital, where I sat all by myself, a nurse came in every few hours and gave me a pill. The next morning came a doctor came in and said he signed my discharge papers, the test results weren’t back yet, but he didn’t foresee any problems. End of story, I went to another doctor .This time I was given something like a sonogram it showed deep vein thrombosis, and that was that . I am 65 years old and don’t know what to do, it must not be too serious no one cares.

  • Banns

    I have just come of a plane 11hours ago, I have a lump near my calf with severe pain.
    What should I do

  • Scott Baine

    I was hit head on by a car that ran a stop sign and my leg developed a DVT,it took a wile to really show up but when ot did I about died. It become unbareablly painful and was behind my knee rate above my calf muscle. It got to where I could not sleep or even lay down and was hurting where my skin and bone and tendons was close to each other at the surface like being ripped open by razor blades.but before this I kept telling my doctor for weeks and weeks after the wreck I felt something was wrong with me like I had sludge in my body and I was stopped ip and not getting am enough blood flow,sure enough my heart was starving for blood.i should have been put on blood thinner because of blunt force trauma I later read about for preventative measures so that this would not happen.they took me off blood thinner 6 months later and six months after that I went back in with bi-pumonary embolisms and buddy that ain’t no fun bit here I am I am still kicking some how bit I don’t want to be on blood thinner all the rest of my life now!

    • The_Beating_Edge_Team

      Scott – thanks for sharing your story. You may want to talk to a specialist in blood clotting to get an opinion – unfortunately you may need to be on a blood thinner. As you can see from your own experience, the alternative is not fun – PEs can be life threatening. Also – always listen to your body. If you are feeling something is not right and your doctor is not listening – get a second opinion. Hope you are feeling better.

  • Brenda Byrd

    On April 22 2015 I had knee surgery I went in three days 4 days later in alot of pain and told my doctor something was wrong. Am in a lot of pain and my calf hurts something awful . He said it might be a blood clot and sent me on my way. I went into my normal doctor and she sent me in for a Ultra sound right away and it came back normal. two weeks later i was in the hospital with 4 blood clots 2 huge ones in my left lung one in the right lung and one in my liver. My\By the time she got to me it was to late. The ER doctor told me if i would have waited any longer i would have died. Am 41 years old and now on Warfarin i had to also take the shots in the stomach for the first week.

  • karen allsop

    Hi I have type two diabetes and have just had my metformin dose doubled. It is also now in my blood :( but of late i have been getting like a vibration sensation in my left leg in the calf arear at the back, it also feels like cramp is trying to kick in but it doesnt, the skin feels warm to the touch, and the vibration happens at least five times a day. I am a little worried that there could be a blockage :( any help/advice would be much appreciated many thanks in advance

  • sharon6358

    On June 3 I had surgery on my acl. 13 days post I could not take the pain any longer as my entire leg nearly doubled in size. I went straight to the ER and they did a ultrasound right away. They told me that I have a long clot spanning from my ankle to my mid thigh in 3 sections. They gave me a shot and blood thinners. Three days later I was discharged with a script for xarelto. At first it seemed as though It was working fine but I fell like it has just plateued. Swelling is down, now I have “liquid” in my leg that just goes where gravity takesity depending on my laying/standing position. I need crutches to walk because if I put 100% weight on my leg veins start to bulge and burn like crazy. I cannot stand for more than 30-1hr, the pain from the swelling and bulging veins are too much. Now I find new symptoms of severe cramping in the middle of the night and now it seems as though it’s traveling to my right leg. I dont feel like it’s getting better…now the im terrified that i will not have any quality of life as I’m constantly in pain.

  • tom H

    My husband had DVT in the leg below the knee. Now he is feeling pain above the knee and you can see the Dean popping out where you can see like little bubbles spots. Does that mean that he could have more above the knee. He was taken off coumadin cause they said that he couldn’t be on it more then a year.I can see this being bulging above the knee is it more dangerous one is above the knee them below the knee and can they take the clots out?
    Thanks
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