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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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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


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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?

Varies: It can go down in a matter of days to weeks or months or never. There is a condition call "post phlebiits syndrome" and the leg can be swollen for prolonged periods of time. I have patients with swelling for years after one or more clots in the veins of the legs. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Blood Clot In Leg (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the body, often in the legs. It can occur if a person stays still for a long time, and may either occur without any symptoms or may result in leg ...Read more