Tag: DVT

Travel During Pregnancy

Travel During Pregnancy

Many women travel when they are pregnant and there is no reason why that shouldn’t be the case. But take a few precautions, don’t go too early or late in your pregnancy, find out about medical facilities at your destination and have good travel insurance with adequate cover. In a normal pregnancy most women feel [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Symptoms and Treatments for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Symptoms and Treatments for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis, also known as DVT, usually develops in the larger veins in the lower part of the leg and the thigh. Blood flow is blocked by a clot and pain and swelling develops. If the clot moves into the bloodstream this is known as an embolism and this can travel to the heart, [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Recovering from a C-Section

Recovering from a C-Section

The C – section recovery takes place over a number of stages. The length of time you will be in recovery can vary from two to four hours. It depends on the type of anesthesia you were given – regional or general. If it was a general anesthesia you were given it may be you [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Venous Thromboembolism

Venous Thromboembolism

Venous thrombosis is the presence of a blood clot within a superficial or deep vein and the resultant inflammation in the blood vessel wall. Thrombosis most commonly occurs in the legs, but can also occur in the arms. Signs of thrombosis include tenderness in the involved veins, presence of a palpable “cord” in the leg, [...]

September 29, 2011 More