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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a life-threatening situation, where blood clots form in one or more deep veins in the body. The symptoms are swelling of legs, painful and tender legs, the skin of the leg turns red, and swollen and red veins appear on the leg. This blood clot can break loose and travel through the bloodstream and block the blood supply to vital organs.

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What is cardiac dysfunction? Please explain.

Query: Hello doctor,I need to know about cardiac dysfunction. I was told it was found on venous Doppler looking at DVT. What all information can you tell me about the blood vessels having a pulse and it being a cardiac dysfunction? That is all I was left with until the cardiologist consult.  Read Full »

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to DVT or deep vein thrombosis is a condition where blood clot accumulates in lower limb veins due to prolonged bedridden state, reduced physical activity, after a major surgery or fracture of bones. These blood clots can often dislodge and go through the right heart to b...  Read Full »

Please comment on the treatment and Doppler result of my mother for DVT.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from DVT which was diagnosed just yesterday. I want a second opinion on her treatment and Doppler results. The doctor said that there is no need to admit her in the hospital and he prescribed Rivaroxaban 15 mg twice daily for 21 days along with Ibuprofen 400 mg. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The following are the answers of your asked questions. Yes, your mother has been put on the best anticoagulant medication. Rivaroxaban and Apixaban are the best anticoagulant oral drugs. Enoxaprin is injectable anticoagulant drug to treat...  Read Full »

Is Xarelto the only treatment option for pulmonary embolism?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old male. I have been taking Xarelto for about a year-and-a-half due to a pulmonary embolism that I had. They were very small. I have done every test including the factor 5 and the conclusion was my constant driving. My biggest fear is obviously getting another blood clo...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Xarelto is the brand name for the generic drug Rivaroxaban. It blocks the activity of certain clotting factors in the blood. It is used to prevent or treat deep vein thrombosis in which blood clots form in the deep veins of the legs. This can lead to pulmonary embol...  Read Full »

Burning pain in my legs worsens on sitting. Is it due to varicose veins?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have had pain in both of my legs when sitting for about 12 years. The pain starts 15 minutes after sitting and it is pretty bad. There are itchy and burning pain between my calves and ankles and it feels like my legs are squeezed in this area. At the same time, ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Preethi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Leg pain can have so many causes but from your history of aching after sitting suggest a possibility of DVT (deep vein thrombosis). DVT is the formation of a blood clot in a deep leg vein (blood vessel). The pain is typically a burning or cramping sensation. Immobilit...  Read Full »

What can be done for foot pain while moving feet to left, upward and back?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had foot pain while moving my feet to the left and upwards or back since last night. A similarly uncomfortable feeling started to happen to me before some time (like sudden foot muscle or vein cramps or pain while standing up from sitting). Before, when I was awake and just when...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to ask some questions regarding your condition. What work do you do? Do you stand a lot of time? Is there any recent history of bed rest? What medicines are you taking nowadays? Do you smoke? Swelling in the foot or leg, pain on movement and pressure may be due t...  Read Full »

I have factor V clotting disorder. How to prevent having a blood clot?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male with factor V clotting disorder. How can I prevent blood clot?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most people with factor V Leiden never have any symptoms. But, some are at a higher risk of getting blood clots, especially in the leg or the lungs. When clots do occur, they can cause, warmth, redness, pain, and swelling in the leg. These are symptoms of a condition ...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the risks associated with PCS in anesthesia-induced surgery.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from pelvic congestion syndrome. I just wanted to know if there are any risks with anesthesia such as blood clot, renal failure, potential embolism or death? I am asking this, because I was scheduled for a surgery in the next four days. The surgery would be a three hour ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pelvic congestion can potentially lead to complications like thrombosis. The degree of risk is contingent upon the nature of the surgery you're undergoing, of which you haven't provided specifics. Could you please clarify if the diagnosis of pelvic congestion was determi...  Read Full »

Why have my veins become bright blue in some places?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I do not smoke, drink socially, not on birth control, and my period started today. My veins became bright blue today and appeared in places they usually are not noticeable such as the chest and posterior part of forearm. None of them are raised, just insanely bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The veins over the forearms or the armpits and chest which have become prominent and visibly seen (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are unlikely to be related to PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or your menses. Most likely the cause being decreased subcutan...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in my right leg. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 59-year-old female. I underwent a radical mastectomy one and a half years and underwent regular checkups every six months. Recently I had pain in the right leg, from the knee to the ankle region. I got an entire medical checkup done. They showed high TSH levels and also high urea ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the reports posted (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Many of the reports posted were normal, so to make it easy for you I will comment on each of abnormal ones and what to be done for them. Urine routine showing 10-15 white blo...  Read Full »

I have no sensations in the front of my feet. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I was involved in an MVA about a year ago. I ended up breaking my ribs, sternum, pelvis and fracturing my L5-S1 vertebrae. After the accident, I could move my ankles. Even after the surgery, I could move my ankles and I had no pain in my feet or lower legs. About 15 days into recovery, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the image provided by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is a fracture of the sacral vertebra at the level of the L5-S1 disc. It is important to note that at this level, there are nerves passing through the small foramen between L5 and S1 v...  Read Full »

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