Can Excess Sleep Cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clot) ?

You know that excess sitting can cause a DVT, but what about sleep? How much sleep is too much sleep when it comes to causing a blood clot in your vein? Read more…

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Does Microscopic Colitis Increase DVT Risk?

Do you have microscopic colitis and fear getting a DVT? “Some inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory bowel diseases, specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are associated with increase in clotting state,” says Matilda N. Hagan, Read more...

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Very Swollen Leg 4 Days after Hip Replacement Surgery

So the leg suddenly swells up four days out from hip replacement; does this mean a deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? After my mother’s hip replacement surgery (fracture repair), I thought that the surgical leg looked Read more...

DVT Symptoms, Hip Replacement Surgery|

Why a Positive D-Dimer Is Not Always a Blood Clot

Learn why you shouldn’t panic if you learn an elderly loved-one’s D-dimer test came back positive and indicates a blood clot. The D-dimer blood test is to screen for a blood clot, and doctors routinely Read more...

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How Often DVT Kills an American

The rate at which a deep vein thrombosis kills an American will floor you. If anyone ever says that DVTs are rarely life-threatening, you’d better ask yourself what they’ve been smoking, because every year in Read more...

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Can a DVT Go Away on Its Own?

. A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be deadly, but does this mean it can’t go away on its own? If you suspect a DVT, get to the emergency room, because a deep vein thrombosis Read more...

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Birth Control Pills: Blood Clot Risk in Nonsmoking Women?

How likely can birth control pills cause blood clots in nonsmoking women? You’ve often heard that birth control pills raise blood clot risk in women who smoke. But what about blood clot risk in nonsmoking Read more...

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Tall Women’s Health: Higher Blood Clot Risk on Airplanes

Tall women have a higher risk of blood clots during air travel than do medium height women.         “Prolong travel can put a person at a 2-4 fold increased risk of a DVT,” Read more...

Air Travel & DVT, DVT Risks, DVT Symptoms|

Does DVT Risk Increase with Cast or Splint?

Wondering if your risk of deep vein thrombosis goes up if you must wear a cast or a splint? It most certainly does. This affirmation comes from the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Read more...

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What if Patient Gets DVT While on Coumadin (Warfarin)?

Is it possible for someone to get a deep vein thrombosis while on the blood thinner coumadin (Warfarin), and if so, why? For this article I consulted with Dr. Kurtis Kim, MD, a vascular surgeon Read more...

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One Calf Swollen, Hurts, Red: Possible Causes

A doctor points out many possible causes (some very serious!) of swelling, pain and redness in just one calf. If a calf is swollen, red and painful (hurts, aches, or feels crampy), especially if there’s Read more...

Calf Pain, DVT Symptoms|

How Many People Get DVT Who’re Not on Blood Thinners?

Out of 900,000 annual U.S. cases of DVT, how many patients are not on Coumadin? To find out how many people who develop a deep vein thrombosis were not on blood thinners such as Coumadin Read more...

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How Long Does It Take DVT to Form from Bed Rest?

Dr. Kevin Casey explains the time lapse for DVT to form from bed rest. I consulted Dr. Casey, MD, FACS, for this article. He’s a vascular surgeon from San Diego, CA. How long might it Read more...

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Can You Get a Blood Clot (DVT) from Lifting Weights?

A vascular surgeon answers the question of can lifting weights cause a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). Many bodybuilders and those who lift weights want to know if weight lifting can somehow cause a DVT. Read more...

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Would a Large DVT Always Have Symptoms?

Can you actually have a large blood clot (DVT) growing inside you but yet not have any symptoms at all? Wow, this is very unnerving because it's true. For this article I consulted with Dr. Read more...

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Can DVT Cause Swelling only in the Ankle?

A physician answers the question: Can a DVT cause only the ankle to become swollen? For this article I consulted with Dr. Moji Gashti, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Read more...

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Can a Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Permanent?

A vascular surgeon responds to the question of if a DVT can become permanent. For this article I consulted with Paul Lucas, MD, surgeon with the Vascular Center and director of the Vascular Laboratory at Mercy Hospital Read more...

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Can Chronic Stress Cause a DVT?

A vascular surgeon is asked if chronic stress can actually trigger a deep vein thrombosis. For this article I consulted with Paul Lucas, MD, surgeon with the Vascular Center and director of the Vascular Laboratory at Mercy Read more...

DVT Risks, DVT Symptoms, Stress & Anxiety|

Can Compression Stockings Cause a DVT to Break Off?

A doctor answers the question if compression garments can trigger dislodging of a DVT. For this article I consulted with Paul Lucas, MD, surgeon with the Vascular Center and director of the Vascular Laboratory at Mercy Read more...

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How Long (Length) Can a DVT Be?

A doctor explains how long a DVT can measure in length; no wonder a breakoff can cause a massive fatal pulmonary embolism. Perhaps you’ve always thought that a DVT, a blood clot in a deep Read more...

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