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 for deep vein thrombosis

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

(Coumadin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
286
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Lovenox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
172
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Fragmin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (2)

Data from patients with deep vein thrombosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (7 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising fatigue
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Lovenox)
Perceived effectiveness
for deep vein thrombosis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising occasional low blood pressure 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Jobst Compression Stockings)
Perceived effectiveness
for deep vein thrombosis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty putting on
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Fragmin)
Perceived effectiveness
for deep vein thrombosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
deep vein thrombosis (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with deep vein thrombosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has deep vein thrombosis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 148 say DVT is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 19
30s 79
40s 150
50s 242
60s 161
70+ 81

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 222
Female 503

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