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    1. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Home Treatment

      Home treatment for deep vein thrombosis focuses on safety while taking anticoagulants because of the increased risk for bleeding. Anticoagulant treatment for a first episode of deep vein thrombosis usually lasts for 3 to 6 months. While you are being trea

    2. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Surgery

      Surgical removal of a blood clot resulting from deep vein thrombosis is usually considered only in rare cases where the clot is very large and blocking a major blood vessel, causing severe symptoms.

    3. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Topic Overview

      Thrombolytic medicines,such as streptokinase,urokinase,or tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA),interfere with the action of thrombin,which is needed to form blood clots. These medicines help to dissolve blood clots and may be used to treat pulmonary embolism in life-threatening situations. Research continues on the best use of thrombolytics to treat pulmonary embolism. All ...

    4. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Topic Overview

      Specially fitted compression stockings are designed to treat or help prevent blood clots from developing in deep leg veins. These stockings are available from a medical supply store with a doctor's prescription or over the counter at some pharmacies. There are generally two types of compression stockings used for leg deep vein thrombosis. The type recommended will usually be based upon one of ...

    5. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Cause

      Learn about deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and what causes it.

    6. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Medications

      Read about drugs used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

    7. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Topic Overview

      What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein,usually in a leg. A DVT is dangerous because the clot can break loose,travel through the bloodstream,and block blood flow to the lungs ( pulmonary embolism ). Without treatment,this can be deadly. Why does travel raise your risk of DVT? Sitting still for 4 or more hours slows down the blood flow ...

    8. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Topic Overview

      What is post-thrombotic syndrome?Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or deep vein blood clot. After a while, this blood clot (usually in your leg), can damage the vein.Damage to the vein can lead to more pressure in the veins. The increased pressure can cause long-term problems such as swelling, skin damage, and painful sores (ulcers) near the ankle.PTS can be a long-term problem that lasts for years. PTS is also called postphlebitic syndrome.What are the symptoms?Symptoms of post-thrombotic syndrome include: Brownish discoloration of the skin. Itching, swelling, slow-healing sores, and pain in the area. Fragile skin on the area, which bruises easily. The skin may be dry and may peel. How is it treated? You may need to wear specially fitted compression stockings to treat PTS. These may help with pain and swelling. If you have sores, you may need medicines and bandages to help the sores heal. Your doctor may prescribe pain medicines. Propping

    9. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Compression Stockings: How to Use Them

    10. Doppler Ultrasound

      A Doppler ultrasound test uses reflected sound waves to evaluate blood as it flows through a blood vessel.

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