... The length of time isn't really a factor in blood clots. ... (7 replies)
... I know its been awhile since this affair for you. I like to know how this all turned out for you. Im currently in the same situation having the Jones fracture surgery in July 0f 2008 and now about 6 months later am still have severe swelling in the calve. I too had the concern and was tested for a clot but I tested negative. Just searching for any ideas to my situation. Thanks... (3 replies)
... to have a screw put in my 5th metatarsal. well while i was in the cast, i complained of bad pain in the back of my calf but they were not concerned. i had my cast off 4 weeks ago and my foot and calf are still really swollen but the pain has mostly subsided. ... (3 replies)
... Also if you have to go on stomwch ejectione to help keep from getting blood clots usually after being laid up for so lond drs put you on this. ... (14 replies)
... to deal with but I think that's because I had so many cast changes before I got the boot. ... (10 replies)
... Apparently I will have to be cast for 6 weeks then moon boot for 6 weeks then 2 months of physio. And I'll need to go on blood thinners to avoid possibility of blood clots . Any of you guys have to do this? ... (4 replies)
... Ruth- your to funny ! I said the same thing after I had my tubal haha (22 replies)
... My OS spoke about putting me on blood thinners before my surgery, in the end he didn't as I took a cancellation date and he said that he felt given my medical history etc I didn't need it. ... (22 replies)
... Thank you. I'll call tomorrow AM first thing. I've been considering blood clots, but trying to convince myself they aren't what I'm experiencing. But then I keep reading things on the internet. ... (5 replies)
... Levaquin is a powerful antibiotic. It would NOT be used to treat blood clots, it would be used for infection. But a thin black line doesn't quite sound like either one. ... (4 replies)
... Yeah, I guess it sucks to be the "lucky" ones with a DVT/PE!
Yes, they warned me about vitamin K. I typically eat green leafy veggies, so I'll have to stay away from them for a while.
I was at Brigham & Women's hospital in Boston, and they supposedly have one of the best pulmonary/clot programs there, so I'm glad to know that I was/is in good hands.
My only... (9 replies)
... Vito1281, yeah, I have been on coumadin for nearly six months. When I was in the hospital they performed an doppler ultrsound on my legs and found additional clots sitting there. After four months my Dr. ... (9 replies)
... eko, thanks for the reply.
Yeah, the doc told me I need to stay on Coumadin for 6 months. I asked her why it would take so long considering I don't have any genetic predisposition and this was simply a bad circumstance. She said that the duration of coumadin treatment is a hot topic amongst pulmonary physicians, and some believe only 3 months are necessary. However, she... (9 replies)
... You could have developed one when the accident happened...
You were lucky. I knew someone who had a leg cast on and when they went to remove it, there was a clot (unknown at the time) in that leg that went to his brain and killed him-father of 5 young kids...
When my mom was in the hospital, she suffered a PE as a direct result of someone undoing one of the leg cuffs... (9 replies)
... I had my husband ask the Dr. about if there was anything I should do to avoid DVT, not that I had a history of blood clots, but for some reason I was concerned, call it instinct. My husband was told not to worry about it, so I didn't. ... (9 replies)
... would try to take a deep breath. Needless to say, I went into the ER the following day and through some tests, was admitted for a pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot in the lungs. ... (9 replies)
... h going non surgical is that you don't have to run or play basketball to rerupture it something as simple as a misstep or stopping suddenly will do it, once the cast is off its unbelievable how weak and off balance you are for quite awhile. ... (6 replies)
... They can help prevent blood clots while you aren't fully mobile. Some drs. ... (13 replies)
... Initially I had a big splint or Jones Compression Cast for the first 12 days. Then, I had my stitches removed and replaced with steri strips. I then had a hard cast for the next seven weeks. ... (5 replies)
... had black patent leather sandals to go with the dress I planned to wear. Instead of those, I was lucky to be able to even be there. I had to wear one shoe and a cast on the other foot and had to sit in a wheel chair. ... (5 replies)