Like other DVT. Most of dvts occur with no known cause but with predisposing factors like stasis like in immobility, damage to lining of the vein like in cases of trauma or catheters in veins or hypercoagulable diseases. It should be treated the same with anticoagulant like Coumadin (warfarin) for 6 months.
Post dvt/pe 1 1/2 years. Started in lower saphenous vein and traveled up to upper and then to femoral vein. Last few days having pain in upper saph.
DVT sonogram. Puma: you probably had this test before if you had DVT in the past, but with symptoms you describe it is time to check for new clot or to ensure there is still not some lingering old clot there. This is the exam where they put the gel on your leg and follow the veins, looking at the flow and compressibility. The vein will not compress or show normal flow if there is clot. Read more...