Patient Comments: Deep Vein Thrombosis - Treatment

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Comment from: Lookingforhelp, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

I just went to a vascular surgeon today for my deep vein thrombosis. I had pain in my calf a few days after a knee scope. I have been on blood thinners for two months and the pain in my leg is unbearable. They also did an ultra sound to eliminate any clots above the knee. Today the surgeon told me there is nothing further he can do. I can return to work immediately. Keep in mind I can't touch my calf and standing or any pressure on my calf kills me. I feel lost as my foot also hurts and tingles.

Comment from: wearywife, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 15

My husband is being treated with Eliquis for a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) behind the knee where he had replacement surgery on 9/21/2015. The last two days he has had more swelling in leg than usual and pain is not relieved by pain medicine.

Comment from: maggie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

Nineteen years ago I developed femoral, pelvic, and lung (pulmonary embolism) clots and was placed on heparin drip then Coumadin. About 3 weeks ago I was prepared for pelvic fracture surgery. I was taken off Coumadin, given Lovenox for about a week, for deep vein thrombosis. I had surgery. Post operation I was given Lovenox. I developed a severe hemorrhage and received at least 8 units of blood (PRC-packed red blood cells) and many units of plasma. I was taken back to surgery to remove a huge hematoma. Then I was given heparin. All were discontinued at discharge. Three days later I developed left calf pain. Four days after discharge, an ultra sound was done and a clot was found behind the left knee and descending. I was placed back on Lovenox for 8 days.

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