Deep vein thrombosis

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What is deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the development of a blood clot in a major deep vein in the leg, thigh, pelvis, or abdomen. The blockage of venous blood flow generally causes swelling and pain in the affected area.

Common symptoms reported by people with deep vein thrombosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with deep vein thrombosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (43)
Treatment name(s)

(Xarelto)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (35)
Treatment name(s)

(Lovenox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
13
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (6) deep vein thrombosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
fatigue (4)

Data from patients with deep vein thrombosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with deep vein thrombosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Perceived effectiveness
for deep vein thrombosis (20 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising hair loss 9 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (43)
Treatment name(s)

(Xarelto)
Perceived effectiveness
for deep vein thrombosis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
blood pooling in limbs bruising 4 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (35)
Treatment name(s)

(Lovenox)
Perceived effectiveness
for deep vein thrombosis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising injection site bruising 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Perceived effectiveness
for deep vein thrombosis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty putting on pain from knees to feet 2 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (6) deep vein thrombosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation sleepiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for deep vein thrombosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with deep vein thrombosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has deep vein thrombosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 24
30s 75
40s 138
50s 198
60s 117
70+ 44
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 48
30-39 years 46
40-49 years 53
50-59 years 34
60-69 years 11
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 295
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from DVT patients who have completed their condition history
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