A 41-year-old female asked:
I was diagnosed on monday with dvt. i received medication, xarelto. i want to know must i wear compression stockings or must i wait for my doctor?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Wait: Now that you have a Dvt, it would be safer to not wear compression hose on the side with the clot until approved by your doctor.
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Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Compression hose: there is no contraindication to wearing the compression stocking
for years it was recommended to prevent clot adherence to valves in the vein to prevent pstphlebitic syndrome
recently this has been called into question but again early use is not a problem
260 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 22, 2018
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