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How long does it take swelling from DVT to go down?

How long does it take swelling from DVT to go down?

Varies: Dvt results in a clot in a deep vein. The larger vein, usually the longer it takes for the swelling to resolve, and sometime, the swelling will be permanent. Large veins such as the iliac or femoral tend to have more swelling than smaller veins such as the popliteal or tibial. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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How long does it take for non severe swelling from a DVT to go down whIle taking xeralto?

How long does it take for non severe swelling from a DVT to go down whIle taking xeralto?

Selling: The swelling will usually resolve over 1-2 weeks, depending on the size and location of the clot. However, some patients will develop post-thrombotic syndrome. Please see ur medical provider to follow ur symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take swelling in leg to go down after warfarin started for a dvt?

How long does it take swelling in leg to go down after warfarin started for a dvt?

Swelling: As the dvt starts to resolve or collateral veins take over the function,the swelling will improve Anticoagulants do not dissolve the clot ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for severe swelling in the legs from a DVT to go away?

Please tell me how long it takes for severe swelling in the legs from a DVT to go away?

It may never go away: Swelling in the legs following an acute DVT can take several days to weeks to resolve if properly managed with anticoagulation and use of compression stockings. An often ignored consequence of DVT is post-thrombotic syndrome, which often includes leg swelling, and occurs because of damage to the veins which had a dvt. This is also managed by compression, however, will never go away. ...Read more

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How long could it take swelling in leg to go down after DVT diagnosis and warfarin started?

How long could it take swelling in leg to go down after DVT diagnosis and warfarin started?

Several months: After starting warfarin the blood clot can no longer grow. The body will start to break down the clot within days. It takes months to have the clot reabsorbed or for the process to make an opening through the clot so blood can get through again. Swelling will be visibly less in a few weeks but it could be 6 months before the leg is back to normal. Occasionally, the swelling persists indefinitely. ...Read more

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How much time it takes to compelety clear swelling in your DVT affected leg?

How much time it takes to compelety clear swelling in your DVT affected leg?

Sometimes forever: Many people fully stabilize in a few months. Elevation, stockings, medications. Some have mild chronic stasis and edema for life. The worst get post phlebitic syndrome and a difficult course. Pay attention early. ...Read more

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How can lower legs edema caused by cardiac issue be treated? How long the edema/ swelling will goes away? And, how to reassure that it is not DVT?

How can lower legs edema caused by cardiac issue be treated? How long the edema/ swelling will goes away? And, how to reassure that it is not DVT?

Leg elevation,: sodium and fluid restriction, diuretic meds, and inotropic meds. Usually takes some time for it to go away, few days to weeks, even if optimally treated. DVT is usually unilateral and painful/tender. If edema is bilateral, occurs spontaneously in a patient with heart failure, and is not painful/tender, it is most likely not DVT. Ask your doctor for details. ...Read more

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7 mnths ago broke ankle 3 places. Surgery w/plate & 5 screws 4 fibula & 2 screws in ankle. Got dvt, major swelling when standing too long. Normal?

7 mnths ago broke ankle 3 places. Surgery w/plate & 5 screws 4 fibula & 2 screws in ankle.  Got dvt, major swelling when standing too long.  Normal?

Rest and elevate: Swelling may last a long time following surgery. Rest and elevate to minimize the swelling. Have it evaluated by your surgeon and get their advice. ...Read more

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Recently have noticed left leg swelling after prolonged sitting at work​. Had Doppler done, no DVT. Leg feels tight, like calf is contracted. Causes?

Recently have noticed left leg swelling after prolonged sitting at work​. Had Doppler done, no DVT. Leg feels tight, like calf is contracted. Causes?

Calf swelling: You are eating too much salt most likely cause If you do the DASH for 2 weeks it will go away if too much salt. Recommend you get the DASH Diet for Hypertension DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076 . ...Read more

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Hi, flying long haul 3 flights (5, 14 & 3 hrs each) journey 4 weeks after ankle sprain. Am mobile, minimal swelling, allergic to aspirin. Dvt risk?

Hi, flying long haul 3 flights (5, 14 & 3 hrs each) journey 4 weeks after ankle sprain. Am mobile, minimal swelling, allergic to aspirin. Dvt risk?

Take precautions..: There is always a risk, even for people without an ankle sprain. Try to keep mobile, even on the plane. Walk, or at least stand, multiple times per flight. Stay hydrated and try not to kink you leg from sitting too long. ...Read more

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How long does it take for deep vein thrombosis to go, is it normal for the swelling to get worse ? Thankyou

Can take a long time: Sometimes clots never disappear. If the clot is not gone in 6 months, it is considered to be permanent. Swelling can get worse, especially if you develop post thrombotic syndrome (pts). A dr. Vichen said, you need to be on anti-coagulation. Also wearing prescription compression stockings for two years is essential in helping to prevent pts from occurring. ...Read more

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When will pain and swelling and pain go down from dvts after starting blood thiners?

When will pain and swelling and pain go down from dvts after starting blood thiners?

DVT: Varies. Most pain from DVT will go down pretty fast in a matter of days. Swelling may stay a little longer. However, it is not unusual for swelling/pain to remain in the leg for awhile. Compression stockings may help post thrombotic syndrome by increasing blood flow in your legs to reduce swelling/pain after appropriate blood thinner. ...Read more

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Can you have no swelling with a DVT ?

Can you have no swelling with a DVT ?

Dvt: Possible but unlikely. The swelling occurs with a DVT due to blockage of the vein by blood clot not allowing venous blood flow return ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more