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A 29-year-old male asked:

After beginning treatment with anticoagulants for a dvt how long should i expect before seeing moderate improvement of swelling in lower leg? i stand most of the day but am continuing to wear compression stockings?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Indefinitely: Up to few months from the initial episode acute symptoms may improve at least partially, up to half of cases develop post-thrombotic syndrome with chronic pain and swelling.

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