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

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can take awhile

It can take months.
Wearing compression stockings right away will help but it is essential to wear the stockings for at least wo years to help to decrease your chance that the swelling might never go away.

In brief: Can take awhile

It can take months.
Wearing compression stockings right away will help but it is essential to wear the stockings for at least wo years to help to decrease your chance that the swelling might never go away.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Dvt

Swelling is due to vein clot not allowing vein blood flow return As time progresses and the clot resolves the swelling will resolve Also collateral channels will develop and also resolves the swellings

In brief: Dvt

Swelling is due to vein clot not allowing vein blood flow return As time progresses and the clot resolves the swelling will resolve Also collateral channels will develop and also resolves the swellings
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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