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A 33-year-old female asked about a 65-year-old female:

My mom is on xeralto for a dvt. she was prescription three weeks ago but her leg, ankle and foot still swell up. is that normal? is this a new clot?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Cardiology 40 years experience
Not unusual: Anti-clotting drugs are very important in treatment of patients with DVT to prevent another clot and to reduce risk of clot going to the lungs. However, this treatment really doesn't do anything for the clot that has already formed, which may take a long time to resolve. It calls for a doctor's attention if it is getting substantially worse, but stable swelling at this point is common.

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