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Citrus Heights, CA
A 38-year-old male asked:

Why after elevating my leg or waking up in the morning and then stand up does my dvt leg turn red?therapeutically on coumadin (warfarin) for 3 months.

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
A number of things: Increased arterial flow, venous congestion, and possible early post thrombotic syndrome. If you aren't wearing graduated compression stockings (30-40 mm hg, knee high), you should be. Studies have shown that you need to wear them for two years after your clot.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
When u stand up: The blood is pooled to the dependent or lower areas of your legs below the clot thus the redness. Best wishes!

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