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What to do after diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in your leg?
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Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Requires treatment
Deep vein thrombosis carries the risk of pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lung) or chronic post-thrombotic symdrome (swelling, pain) if not treated.
Depending on the size, length and duration of the clot treatment might include anticoagulant drugs or a catheter treatment to remove the clot. Depending on the location of the DVT a filter might be placed to prevent passage to lungs.

In brief: Requires treatment
Deep vein thrombosis carries the risk of pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lung) or chronic post-thrombotic symdrome (swelling, pain) if not treated.
Depending on the size, length and duration of the clot treatment might include anticoagulant drugs or a catheter treatment to remove the clot. Depending on the location of the DVT a filter might be placed to prevent passage to lungs.
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: Don't go to bed
A common myth about deep vein thromboses (dvts) is that must stay at bedrest once the diagnosis is made.
You do need to be treated with anticoagulants and you also need to wear prescription graduated compression stockings (ted hose aren't adequate) for 2 years. This has been shown to decrease you risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome by 50%.

In brief: Don't go to bed
A common myth about deep vein thromboses (dvts) is that must stay at bedrest once the diagnosis is made.
You do need to be treated with anticoagulants and you also need to wear prescription graduated compression stockings (ted hose aren't adequate) for 2 years. This has been shown to decrease you risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome by 50%.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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