365telugu.com online news,Hyderabad, April 22, 2022: Doctors at KIMS, Kondapur cured a puerperal woman who presented with blood clot (DVT-Deep vein thrombosis) in her Left leg just after a month after giving birth to her baby with severe swelling and unbearable pain. Doctors cured her without using medicines through a rare process and saved from her misery. Dr Venkatesh Bollineni, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, KIMS Hospital, Kondapur, gave details in this regard. “A 30-year-old woman from Anantapur district developed Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) about a month after giving birth.
Generally, in such cases, we give very powerful injections (Alteplase) and break those clots who are not getting relieved from symptoms with blood thinners. But if we give such injections to the puerperal women, the chance of bleeding is high (post-partum haemorrhage – PPH) and risks of removing the uterus are even high. On the other hand, if we do not remove the clots, severe pain and swelling will remain which are lifestyle limiting. They make it impossible for her to carry on their safe motherhood activities. In some cases, these clots have the risk of entering the lungs and may have severe consequences.
In this situation, state-of-the-art technology is very useful. In this case, we have used a new technology called Penumbra Aspiration Catheter System available at KIMS Hospital, Kondapur which is only available in very few places. Through this, we were able to remove the entire clots in the veins through the suction method (Aspiration Thrombectomy) without the use of highly potent medicines -Alteplase. So, in just two days, her swelling leg and severe pain were almost reduced, and she was near normal.
By the time she came to the hospital, her leg was swollen and was in tremendous pain unable to carry on motherhood activities. As a result, her normal life was greatly affected, not being able to take care of baby, and not being able to breastfeed the baby. We have been able to bring her back from such an ordeal to normalcy,” explained Dr Venkatesh Bollineni.