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Dr. Barbara Toppin answered:

After having a DVT where clot is behind knee, is it better to wear compression stockings below knee or above?

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Once a diagnosis has been made, and anticoagulants(blood thinners) have been started and the patient's condition is stable , the MD may recommend ambulation (walking) and compression stockings to prevent other clots. The stockings are graduated in pressure starting at the ankle. The MD most familiar with you current condition should be consulted on thigh high or knee high hose.
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Dr. Neil J. Halin answered:

Have Pain in the back of my knee, no swelling redness or warmth, havent injured it; could it a blood clot or dvt?

Could be a cyst

You can get an ultrasound to look for "bakers cyst".
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Take aspirin if i think I have a blood clot in leg dvt? Pain on inner leg just above knee, and hurts when palped. Is it safe to wait till tom for Dr.

Ultrasound

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Aspirin won't hurt, but it won't dissolve a thrombus (clot) if that is what you have. You should see a doctor ASAP and get an ultrasound. If you do have a clot and it breaks free, it could travel to you lungs and cause serious problems (pulmonary embolus). It may not be a clot after all, but I wouldn't want to take any chances.
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Dr. David Wong answered:

History of dvt w/vinecava filter tightness above knee w/swelling in calf n ancle itching behind the knee and aching on lovonox 120subQ2x day new clot?

Possible

Pruritis
Unfortunately, though rare, you can still develop a clot even on medication. The filter doesn't prevent clot it just prevents it from shooting up to the lung.
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Dr. Naresh C. Rao answered:

Nov 7 acute calf DVT after ankle sprain on Warfarin and Physio now, can I wear 15-20 knee stockings & ride the bike? INR 1.9 & 1.5 this week, target 2

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DVT is not a common complication after ankle sprain, so understanding your state of coagulability (i.e.- ability to clot) from your physician is important. Exercise is usually prohibited until INR is successful maintained after DVT. Please consult your physician.
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DVT diagnosed from thighs to knees multiple clots.protein deficiency. improvd on medication. Is it life threatening. can he procreate. n lead nrml lyf?

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DVT can be a life threatening condition if untreated and it progresses to pulmonary embolism. That is why anticoagulation is critical. Patients who are hypercoagulable due to genetic issues certainly can have children and live a normal life -- they will need to take some precautions while on anticoagulaton, however
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

What else can cause random pain behind your knee besides a DVT with no bumps or redness? Had 2 negative d dimers last month, knees ache

Knee problems

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Knee problems typically cause pain in that area.
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I have DVT, PE 2 yrs ago, take blood thinners & wear compression stocking. Have bad low back pain last 24 hrs & large bruise behind knee. Advise pls.

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Sounds like you need a physical examination and blood work to recheck your INR level in your blood. You probably have a hematoma (blood collection) behind your knee. Sometimes these need to be drained. An exam is important to make sure you are not having neurological changes related to the back pain that might also mandate intervention. Don't delay!
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Dr. John Landi answered:

Post DVT compression stockings do I need to wear 24 hrs?

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The role of compression stockings is to help to squeeze the calf veins to improve the venous return of blood to the heart and prevent venous stasis. When ambulating, the calf muscle pump does this. When recumbent, the calf muscle pump is not working. I, therefore, feel that compression hose should be worn while sleeping to improve the venous return. A lesser compression could be used at night
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