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What's the appropriate treatment for a DVT (blood clot) in lower left leg?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anticoagulation bloo

Dvt should be treated with blood thinners to prevent clot progression, stabilize the clot, and prevent possible pulmonary embolism.
The time frame for treatment will depend on initial clot location, and the presence of pulmonary embolism.

In brief: Anticoagulation bloo

Dvt should be treated with blood thinners to prevent clot progression, stabilize the clot, and prevent possible pulmonary embolism.
The time frame for treatment will depend on initial clot location, and the presence of pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on details

A dvt's treatment depends on where it is located.
If it involves only the calf veins and not the proximal deep veins (like the popliteal vein), then it may be treated with short term anticoagulation. If it involves the deep veins, six months of anticoagulation is standard. Of course, "appropriate" treatment must be individualized to each patient based on their medical risk factors. Details matter!

In brief: Depends on details

A dvt's treatment depends on where it is located.
If it involves only the calf veins and not the proximal deep veins (like the popliteal vein), then it may be treated with short term anticoagulation. If it involves the deep veins, six months of anticoagulation is standard. Of course, "appropriate" treatment must be individualized to each patient based on their medical risk factors. Details matter!
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anticoagulation.

Treatment would consist of anticoagulation with 6 to 12 months of blood thinners.
I would also strongly recommend the use of compression stockings to reduce risk of future problems. A physician also needs to try to determine if this was a "provoked" or "unprovoked" dvt. If there was no obvious cause then further work up maybe needed.

In brief: Anticoagulation.

Treatment would consist of anticoagulation with 6 to 12 months of blood thinners.
I would also strongly recommend the use of compression stockings to reduce risk of future problems. A physician also needs to try to determine if this was a "provoked" or "unprovoked" dvt. If there was no obvious cause then further work up maybe needed.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6-12 MONTHSOF BLOOD

Thinners.

In brief: 6-12 MONTHSOF BLOOD

Thinners.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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