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Saw my doc, does not think i have cellulitis, so i need a stat dvt. what do i do until it is scheduled?

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Dr. Creighton Wright answered

Specializes in surgery

Today: Ultrasounds are available 12 hours a day almost everywhere venous duplex is the name.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Martin Tyson answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Rest: If you have leg swelling, calf pain and risk factors for DVT such as recent surgery, immobilization, clotting disorder etc, and your doc is concerned enough to rule out a dvt, best would be to avoid mobilizing too much, rest so that the clot, if present , does not move, and you could take an Aspirin daily.

Answered 11/7/2015

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Dr. Amar Dalsania answered

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Rest : I'm assuming you meant stay venous duplex ultrasound. I would rest, not manipulate your affected extremity and get that test done asap so that you can start treatment if there is a dvt.

Answered 1/29/2017

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