Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)


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Comment from: Bratpat, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 23

I was recently diagnosed with multiple blood clots (deep vein thrombosis) in my entire left leg and one DVT that traveled to my right lung. The lung clot dissolved, however, I still have quite a few in my left leg. My leg hurts very badly all the time and this is part of the blood clotting disorder. I have protein S deficiency. I also am very dizzy and I’m not sure if it’s from the circulation or the medicine I’m on, Eliquis. I wonder if there is any treatment to help with pain.

Comment from: PerkyPenguin, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: August 22

A few weeks ago I was out walking and was suddenly taken seriously short of breath. I struggled home and went to the local Urgent Care Centre. I was admitted to the hospital and stayed in 2 nights. I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism that moved from right leg to left lung. I was given medication (apixaban to thin the blood and bisoprolol fumarate) and all symptoms are gone. I am breathing and waking normally. Right leg is still swollen 3 weeks later from the deep vein thrombosis and no treatment other than to keep it elevated and keep walking.

Comment from: sandy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I had a blood clot in my upper leg area last summer. After 6 months on Xarelto it was gone, but I recently had stomach surgery and now have phlebitis in the top of my right leg next to my knee and in the same leg as the deep vein thrombosis (DVT). I was told to take Motrin several times a day, but it scares me, I do not want to start bleeding again.

Comment from: Michelle, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 14

My husband found out the he has a blood clot in his leg and all the doctor says is to take Coumadin. I wish we knew how else to get rid of the deep vein thrombosis.


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