It depends, to some extent, on where the clot is.
It is possible to have a deep vein thrombosis
that is so far down the leg, is so small, and is in such a small vein that we might treat it with anti-inflammatory medicines and compression
stockings. If the clot is in a larger vein and is bigger, then we treat those with blood thinners
for a minimum of 3 months and use compression stockings too.