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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

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?

DVT/leg swelling: Swelling of the leg following DVT is due to the vein in the leg having a clot which is blocking the return of the blood. The amount of time required for the swelling to subside depends on many factors-the extent of the clot and the veins involved. Larger veins involved and more extensive clots will take longer to resolve. Sometimes the swelling could be permanent. See a vein specialist. ...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
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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

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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Do majority of people get swelling with a DVT? Or redness?

Do majority of people get swelling with a DVT? Or redness?

It depends: Swelling in the lower extremity can be caused by a DVT and it can be accompanied by redness. A thorough history and physical exam by your primary care doctor is probably warranted. If you suspect you have a blood clot, a prompt evaluation by your doctor or the emergency department would be suggested. ...Read more

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Was just diagnosed with DVT. Was put on Xeralto three days ago. Is it normal that my pain and swelling has already disappeared?

Was just diagnosed with DVT. Was put on Xeralto three days ago. Is it normal that my pain and swelling has already disappeared?

It's a Good Sign: Where was the clot? Resolution of DVT in anticoagulated patients is slow. The development of symptoms depends on the extent of thrombosis, adequacy of collateral vessels, and the severity of associated vascular occlusion + inflammation. While development of collateral venous drainage can occur rapidly, thrombosis damages the deep venous valves and may results in venous reflux & insufficiency. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 19 yrs old and last year I had a dvt. Will my swelling go away and when will I stop wearing compression socks?

Possibly never: If you had a DVT a year ago and continue to have swelling due to damage to the deep vein valves, you may have to wear compression hose for the forseeable future. There currently is no technology or treatment that can restore deep vein valve function, although many teams are working on the problem. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling of leg once DVT treatment starts?

Stockings: According to the national blood clot alliance, if you have had a deep vein thrombosis (dvt), it is common to have residual swelling in the leg after the initial treatment. Graduated compression stockings help increase blood flow in the legs and reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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Can swelling in leg with dvt cause dvt to get worse or detach an move?

Can swelling in leg with dvt cause dvt to get worse or detach an move?

DVT/leg swelling: The swelling in the leg following DVT is due to the clot blocking or impeding the return of venous blood leading to swelling. Leg swelling will not cause DVT or cause the clot to detach. If you have had a DVT there is a risk that swelling could be permanent. You should wear support hose, elevate your legs when possible, keep physically fit, keep the weight down and stay mobile. ...Read more

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A 53 year old man has a sudden pain in his rt leg with little swelling, does DVT suceptable please?

Yes: Pain in calf of leg and a little swelling raises suspicion of a dvt. Next step should be a non-invasive vascular lab study to detect a clot in the calf veins or higher veins. ...Read more

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Can DVT present without any complications after one week, will the swelling subside without any treatment?

Can DVT present without any complications after one week, will the swelling subside without any treatment?

Yes and possibly: A DVT can be present for some time with minimal symptoms and no complications such as pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lungs), but will not usually resolve completely without treatment. If you suspect you may have a DVT, you should see a physician/provider, since complications can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Occaisional swelling, discoloration, & pain in right arm & hand? Could it be dvt?

Occaisional swelling, discoloration, & pain in right arm & hand? Could it be dvt?

Seems unlikely.: Intermittent swelling is not characteristic of DVT since a clot would cause continuous swelling. Also upper extremity DVT is not as common as lower extremity DVT and usually is associated with an inciting event such as trauma, tumor, an IV or thoracic outlet syndrome. It would be very unlikely for your symptoms to be due to dvt. See a vein specialist for an exam. ...Read more

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I have an ache in my calf and pain in my ankle. Could this be dvt? There is no swelling or redness.

I have an ache in my calf and pain in my ankle. Could this be dvt? There is no swelling or redness.

Yes: Either Achilles pain (strain, tear) or DVT would be most likely. See a specialist for a simple scan that will determine whether a clot is present. Swelling and redness is present only about 50-75% of the time. ...Read more

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I have finished meds for dvt (fragmin)and still get occasional dull pain and swelling, is this normal?

Dvt: May be related to a post phlebitic syndrome. Vein can be scarred with some residual stenosis. Compression stocking may help. If symptoms are severe consider seeing vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Pain deep in my left calf with swelling. Made worse by walking. Developed after workout following a lot of sitting around. DVT or related to workout?

Pain deep in my left calf with swelling. Made worse by walking. Developed after workout following a lot of sitting around. DVT or related to workout?

Evaluation Needed: You should see your primary care, urgent care or emergency department soon. It might just be a pulled muscle but with swelling, tests need to be done to rule out DVT.

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Chance of dvt pain behind knee no swelling or heat or redness?

Chance of dvt pain behind knee no swelling or heat or redness?

Dvt: Localized pain behind the knee is not very common as a symptom of deep vein thrombosis. However doing a venous duplex ultrasound (Doppler-sonography) would identify and clarify this issue. Other issues could be localized knee problems, such as a Baker's cyst. If there is a recent history of airplane travel, then ultrasound would be recommended as there is risk of air travel related thrombosis ...Read more

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When does swelling from DVT go away? I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) and lovenox.

Dvt: Will solidify and become chronic in about 4-6 weeks. Will usually go away 4-6 months. But can have chronic vein scarring it valve dysfunction after. ...Read more

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I have swelling and pain with weird sensations in my legs. Sometimes warm & It comes and goes for the last month. Could it be DVT? Only 19.

I have swelling and pain with weird sensations in my legs. Sometimes warm & It comes and goes for the last month. Could it be DVT? Only 19.

No it is not DVT.: DVT or deep vein thrombosis is the clotting of the blood in the deeper veins of the extremity. It usually happen due to either a problem witht he blood's clotting mechanism or due to other factors externally. In majority of cases there is no pain or any other symptom due to the DVT.

Your symptoms needs to be checked by a doctor, but most likely this is not the DVT. Wish you good luck. ...Read more

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