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My Name is Mumtaz Ali, I am from Ishaq Muhallah Mingora Swat, Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. I have been serving in the Police Department Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa Swat, Pakistan since 23rd June 2008. I am 37 years Old and
Healthy. I have played the Games of Sports Cricket, Football and Hockey. In
the year of 2010 when I was performing my Police Duty at Tehsil Matta Swat
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one night I was going to my House situated in Mingora
Swat, I felt sharp Pain in my Right Foot. My leg had become fully swollen.
When I reached to my House, I showed my Leg to my Father. Thereafter we
started Medical Treatment of my Right Leg. I went to Emergency Room and I
visited many Doctors. The Doctors advised me X-Ray of the Right Foot but
the X-ray was clear. For 05 Months I visited many Doctors but they failed
to diagnose my disease. After four Months when I visited Dr. Purdil Khan
(Senior Medical Officer Saidu Group of Hospital) he advised me Doppler
Ultrasound including INR (PT,APTT) after completion of these Test, it was
found that I have Chronic DVT in my Right Foot. The Dr. Purdil Khan (Senior
Medical Officer Saidu Group of Hospital) advised me to use Warfarin and he
also advised me to obtain INR (PT,APTT) at the end of every week. After
using Warfarin for three Months I was freed from DVT but my Leg was still
swollen. Later on in the Year of 2012, I felt Pain and Swelling in my left
leg, at that time I didn’t use any Warfarin and my DVT Clots dissolved
itself in Just one Month. Thereafter in the year of 2014, I once again felt
Pain and Swelling in my right leg. I went to visit Dr. Purdil Khan (Senior
Medical Officer Saidu Group of Hospital) he once again advised me Doppler
Ultrasound including INR (PT,APTT), after completion of these Test, it was
found that I have Chronic DVT in my Right Foot. He immediately advised me
to use Warfarin and he also advised me to obtain INR (PT,APTT) at the end
of every week. When I stated Warfarin for three Months, my Left leg became
swollen when I obtained my Doppler Ultrasound, it was found that there was
chronic DVT in my left leg. I started using Warfarin for two years.
Thereafter my DVT/PE was fully dissolved. I was free of DVT for more than
one year but a few months ago I once I once again felt severe pain and
swelling in my both leg including abdominal and back pain when walking. I
visited Dr. Zahoor (Cardio Vascular) Northwest General Hospital Peshawar
Pakistan. He advised me to obtain Doppler Ultrasound of both Legs including
Abdominal Ultrasound. According to the finding of Doppler Ultrasound it was
found that I have chronic DVT in Femoral Veins Bilaterally. The Dr. Zahoor
(Cardio Vascular) Northwest General Hospital Peshawar Pakistan advised me
to use Xarelto on Regular Bases for 03 Months. My job is very tough and
Hard but I perform my Duty with chronic DVT in Femoral Veins Bilaterally.
Hello, I am thankful for your cause. I too had a blood clot during my pregnancy due to May-Thurner Syndrome. I had severe lower back/hip pain for over a month. It was so severe I had to stop working. Medical staff told me that “pregnancy hurts.” Without going into unnecessary details. I wound up in the hospital very ill and in so much pain I couldn’t function. With your platform I thought you may like to know my symptoms especially since no medical personnel thought a blood clot was a possibility. Severe lower back/hip pain was my only symptom. I am so sorry for your loss and thank you for using your loss to save others.
My name is Martin R. Lemieux. Now the age of 34, I’ve been dealing with deep vein thrombosis (DVT’s) since I was the age of 18. It has been 16 years now not knowing whether this would be the day one of my old clots would rise to the occasion, branch off and go up my circulatory system into my lungs, or heart.
I was a completely healthy 29 year old male living a very active lifestyle. I maintained an active lifestyle my whole life and enjoyed working out, playing basketball, golf, and many other sports. I love fitness and sports and watching as well.
A year-and-a-half ago I developed a blood clot in my left leg (behind the knee and down into the calf). I’m fine now, and there were no complications. However, early blood tests indicated that I have Factor II, a blood condition that may slightly increase the risk of clots.
My name is Caitlin, I'm 18 years old. I'm from New York and this past fall moved out to Los Angeles for College. Everything was great, making new friends, seeing new places, enjoying my freedom and independence. I had just gotten back to school after I was home for two weeks for Christmas vacation.
I was seriously injured when I slipped and fell in Upland, California on March 8, 2008, while visiting there from my home in Arizona. I was rushed to the emergency room (ER) of the nearest hospital where the ER doctor diagnosed fractures of my left tibia and fibula in my lower left leg.
I was a second-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, and on my second day of rounds at a nearby VA hospital. Penn's philosophy was to get students seeing patients early in their education. Nice idea, but it overlooked one detail: Second-year students know next to nothing about medicine.
My beautiful daughter Kenzie passed away on May 3, 2004 of a bilateral pulmonary embolism. She was 14 years old, only 40 days away from 15. She was counting the days until she could get her permit.
In 2003, I twisted my ankle. I've twisted and broken my ankles numerous times throughout the years but this was different. The pain was excruciating. I couldn't walk or drive, my calf swelled to the size of a watermelon with a 1000 bees stinging the back of my calf.