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too young for thrombosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 27, 2007
  • 06:27 PM

Well, I´m 34, and quit smoking 6 months ago, but had thrombopletitis or whatever its called a few months ago. My vein got swollen and really painful in my calf. Now, I get weird throbbings and sharp pains in all of my extremities,
the problem is, I´m living illegaly abroad and have been for 16 years, which makes it rather difficult to get help. I do drink too much beer, but other than that, I am average height/weight, exercise, and have a good diet. My hands and feet are always cold and numb. Whats up?http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/icons/icon9.gif

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  • ehhh this is a very serious condition and you really should be on heparin/warfarin therapy for several months until a ultra sound shows that the blood clot is gone. If you absolutely cant get help do the following, stay off the cigarettes, drink plenty of water, take asprin 1 extra strength every day, avoid vitamin K containing foods such as green leafy vegetables, stop taking birth control and any other hormone therapy drugs. If you go untreated pieces of the clot could break loose causing PE, stroke heart attack and sometimes the failure and or damage to other vital organs. Make sure to research the symptoms of these episodes so that if you do experience problems you can go to the ER right away. Once this DVT has cleared get regular exercise and do not sit for long periods of time, bend your toes and more your legs a lot. You could also wear support stockings when sleeping. You really should be treated by a medical doctor but i thought i would give some advice just in case that is just not possible. If this keeps happening you may have a clotting disorder which requires an expensive blood test to detect. If you are already on warfarin therapy the weird sensations you are getting may just be side effects. This drug is known for that type of thing.
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