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Deep Vein Thrombosis All FAQ

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expand iconHow much time does DVT surgery take

The laser surgery for DVT treatment is a daycare procedure that does not take a lot of time to complete. The entire procedure gets completed in 20-25 minutes and then the patient can return home in a few hours. But conventional procedure of open surgery for DVT takes 2-3 hours to complete and atleast 2 days of hospital stay.

expand iconCan DVT lead to a stroke?

Yes, DVT can lead to stroke if the blood clot detaches from the walls of the veins. In such a case, the clot enters the bloodstream and reaches the brain. This results ina stroke which must be attended as an emergency condition.

expand iconIs DVT life threatening?
expand iconWho is at higher risk for DVT?
expand iconIs DVT surgery painful?

The conventional open surgeries for deep vein thrombosis can be quite painful. However, if you opt for the modern laser surgery for DVT, you do not need to worry as the entire procedure is minimally invasive and absolutely painless under the influence of anesthesia.

expand iconCan I avoid DVT surgery?
expand iconHow can I identify early signs of DVT?

The laser surgery for DVT treatment is a daycare procedure that does not take a lot of time to complete. The entire procedure gets completed in 20-25 minutes and then the patient can return home in a few hours. However, the procedure can take 2-3 hours and longer hospital stay in the case of an open surgery for DVT.

expand iconHow can I know if I have DVT?
expand iconIs it safe to exercise with deep vein thrombosis in leg?

Exercise can be extremely beneficial in case of blood clot in legs as it can stimulate enhanced circulation of blood. Just make sure that you do not indulge in rigorous physical activities or exercises that exert pressure on the lower body.

expand iconHow should I prepare for DVT surgery?

You need to do the following things to prepare for DVT surgery: ||-Inform the doctor about your medical history ||- Stop taking antibiotics or any other medication atleast 2-3 days before the surgery as advised by the doctor ||- Do not consume alcohol or nicotine in any form a 78 hours before the surgery ||-Eat light and fiber rich food that is easy to digest and does nor cause constipation

expand iconDo varicose veins cause DVT?

Varicose veins can act as one of the major contributors in the formation of DVT. In case varicose veins are not treated timely, the blood cells can clump together to cause blood clots, resulting in DVT.

expand iconCan DVT cure on its own?

In some cases, small clots present in the veins can disintegrate and dissolve on their own. But, if large or multiple clots are present, immediate medical treatment becomes necessary. Therefore proper diagnosis is needed to rule out the severity and best suited course of treatment.

expand iconWhich is the safest treatment for DVT?

The safest and most effective treatment for DVT is laser treatment. The laser treatment involves the use of laser pulses to vaporise the clots and cures DVT in a painless manner. Also, the chances of postoperative complications and recurrence of DVT is almost negligible for laser treatment.

expand iconWhat should be done to recover fast after DVT surgery?

To ensure a quick and smooth recovery after DVT surgery: ||-Get proper rest and sleep properly ||-Drink enough water throughout the day to ensure proper blood circulation ||-Refrain from indulging in exercises or activities that may strain the affected body part ||-Have a healthy diet and avoid processed and junk foods ||-Do not skip follow-up consultations with the doctor

expand iconIs it safe for me to travel with DVT?

Prolonged hours of continuous sitting can aggravate the condition of DVT and worsen the symptoms. Therefore, if you have DVT and you need to travel, you must discuss with your doctor and take proper precautions to minimize the risk.

expand iconWhat foods are good for DVT?

Following foods are good for DVT: ||-High fiber foods such as whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts. ||-Garlic and cayenne pepper ||-Citrus fruits such as orange, guava, kiwi, grapefruit, etc

expand iconIs it okay to massage legs with DVT?

It is not at all advised to massage legs with DVT. This can make the blood clot break free from the vein walls and enter into the bloodstream which can result in potentially fatal complications