Green Bay, WI
A 29-year-old male asked:
Are superficial clots treated in the same manner as clots of the deep veins, such as the use of blood thinners?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gotvaldanswered
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Generally no: That is a difficult question to answer without knowing the location and extent of the clot, but the general answer is no. Only deep clots are typically treated with strong blood thinners such as warfarin or Xarelto. Superficial clots are usually treated with aspirin only along with compression stockings, warm compresses, anti-inflammatories, & observation with repeat ultrasound to ensure improved
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Dr. Shoaib Shafiqueanswered
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
No: They are treated with warm compresses and anti inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen
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Last updated Feb 3, 2018
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