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5.5 months post dvt.Coumadin (warfarin) therapeutic.30-40 comp stocking worn daily.2nd ultra sound in two weeks.Dvt unknown cause.What can I expectgoing forward?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to say

You are doing all the right things: stocking , anticoagulation.
Have all your symptoms resolved? That is a good sign. No known cause makes it hard to predict.

In brief: Hard to say

You are doing all the right things: stocking , anticoagulation.
Have all your symptoms resolved? That is a good sign. No known cause makes it hard to predict.
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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

If this is the first episode dvt, then you maybe able to be off medication after 6 months or so, if this is the 2nd episode, you are looking at high chance of taking blood thinners for the rest of yoir life.
Also if you have a blood dso that can cause blood to clot, that can be an indication for lifetime anticoagulation as well.

In brief: It depends

If this is the first episode dvt, then you maybe able to be off medication after 6 months or so, if this is the 2nd episode, you are looking at high chance of taking blood thinners for the rest of yoir life.
Also if you have a blood dso that can cause blood to clot, that can be an indication for lifetime anticoagulation as well.
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Dr. Jason Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Depending upon the ultrasound findings, you may be able to stop coumadin (warfarin).
Your physician may have you see a hematologist to discuss the risks of stopping Coumadin (warfarin) and the possible alternative medications.

In brief: Possible

Depending upon the ultrasound findings, you may be able to stop coumadin (warfarin).
Your physician may have you see a hematologist to discuss the risks of stopping Coumadin (warfarin) and the possible alternative medications.
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