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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Also known as Thromboembolism, Venous Thromboembolism

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  • Dvt postpartum

    I was diagnosed with a DVT 3 weeks after having a baby. I have been on rivaroxban for nearly 3 months. Yesterday I visited the specialist and he said I could stop treatment on Tuesday but the reoccurrence rate is high during the first 2-6 weeks after stopping treatment. I am know truely petrified …

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  • DVT diagnosed just two days ago. Now what?

    Sitting at home bit shocked. Got INNOHEP preloaded syringes. Worked out how to inject them. Ok. Now do l just lay still.? Do l try and walk around.? When will the pain die down? Will a bit just break off and kill me any minute?. Anyone out there know please?

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  • Worried about possible DVT

    Hi everyone, I am 22 years old. No history of blood clots in family or in myself. About a week ago my right leg started feeling strange. It felt kind of like a shooting nerve kind of feeling down my leg. That isn’t abnormal for me because I have health anxiety and sometimes I just get these …

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  • Terrified of DVT

    Ok so about a month ago, my right lower leg started aching below the knee for 2 days only at night. Then my whole calf area started feeling tight and achy especially around the right side of the lower part of my right leg. Now for about a week and a half, I’ve been having like really bad pain …

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  • Long term problems

    inhad a dvt 15 years ago. Resolved with blood thinners.   Then a p.e. Post operative resolved by lifetime warfarin regularly monitored. recently the calf has been a bit achey but no other symptoms i.e. swelling, heat, throbbing.  Feels like a sprain but i have anxiety and am concerned.  …

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  • Worried about a blood clot in my right leg

    It started a couple days ago, after I had a particularly stressful week at work: I had been feeling an ache in my right leg that was mild at first, but I could feel it in both my legs on and off before it kept to my right leg. When I put my weight on my right leg and bend it that is when the ache …

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  • DVT and exercise

    Newly diagnosed DVT in my calf, but it’s probably been there at least a month. Treatment as of today. Question—— I haven’t limited my activity at all bc I didn’t know about it. No pain and no shortness of breath.  I’m not running or anything like that. Assuming I can still walk around like …

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  • Smoking?

    My boyfriend has just been diagnosed with DVT he has been prescribed blood thinners.  He is a light smoker.  Considering the side effects of stopping smoking ie increased blood pressure should he stop or just keep it to a minimum.  He also has a very physical job should he farm some …

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  • Pulsing Grains of Sand Feeling Clots???

    A year ago I had a few yellow marks appear during times when I was overweight and very sedentary..had a ultrasound which showed nothing and at one point a ddimer...I was a nervous wreck for a good 3 or 4 weeks wondering what was wrong with me as the marks didn't just go away like a bruise on …

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  • Worried

    Hi my name is Maggie and I’m extremely worried for my 63 yr old mom. I took her to the ER 10 days ago as she just gotten back from a road trip and had been complaining about pain in the right calve and I also noticed bruising. She was diagnosed with DVT and has been on Xeralta since then. She saw …

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  • Sore knee following international travel

    Last year I had a right calf DVT and pulmonary embolism, now I'm on permanent thinners, so I know that the chances of a future clot are slim, but... Flew internationally on Wednesday, on Sunday woke up with a sore and swollen knee. Painful to walk on... I can't find any record of …

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  • Mislead regarding dvt

    So I am an active  44 year old female. I had a knee scope done in May and two weeks later was in er diagnosed with dvt. Upon ultra sounds two veins are completely blocked from knee down. I was referred to vascular surgeon who told me nothing he can do for me since it was below knee, return to …

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  • Remedy for skin discoloration due to dvt?

    Hello, I have had 3 episodes of clots in my legs and now have dark skin discoloration on my lower legs. It looks bad and I get comments when I wear shorts. Does anyone know of a remedy for this? Maybe a cream or something?

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  • Long haul flight 2 months ago

    Hey everyone! I visited my family in Canada from Tokyo about two months ago and had to endure two 14 hour flights. I'm 31 and had never thought about DVT or clotting before. I'm 100% healthy, on no medications, eat well, and have never had a problem. Have seen people getting up and moving …

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  • Suspected DVT

    My GP thinks I have a DVT. I have all the symptoms. He did a D-Dimer blood test came back negative but I have read that if there isn’t a piece of the clot broken off at the point of the blood being taken it might not show positive. This has been going on for a while first thought was cellulitis but …

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  • Worry about clot in the leg

    Hi all, i am 36, female with sendetary lifestyle due to work. The last 3 weeks i have pain in my calf sometimes moves slightly.  The pain feels as if im about to have a cramp. There is no swelling or redness. I also feel nerve pain in my foot when i walk - i've beeb feeling this for a …

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  • DVT and light smoking

    I was diagnosed with a DVT yesterday. I was taking the birth control pill and I smoke 3-4 cigarettes a day. I was prescribed Xarelto twice a day. I stopped the pill promptly. Is it still ok to smoke lightly or will this make my chances of DVT or PE stay high? I have a bad history of varicose veins …

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  • DVT Charley Horse

    I had a calf DVT almost a year ago. Was on xarelto for 3 months then advised to discontinue by hematologist. Did not feel there was a high risk. Last night I had terrible Charley horse in same calf while sleeping. Woke me up and still sore today. No other symptoms. Could just have been a bad cramp …

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  • Advice please

    Hi. A few days ago I started with pain in my buttock shooting down my leg. My doctor diagnosed sciatica but Monday night the pain in my calf was so bad I had to call an ambulance. Went for a scan and they found a small blood clot in my leg which has been causing the pain. I been put on blood …

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  • Compression stocking recommendations

    My husband has been given grade 2 Activa thigh length stockings after a second DVT but they are constantly falling down. I’ve bought a medical suspender belt for him but it’s not ideal.   Can any gents recommend a brand of stocking that is comfortable and doesn’t slide down please?

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  • Post DVT/PE

    Hello, im 24 years old and just over 2 months ago now I was admitted with DVT and PE. My treatment has been purely injections and oral tablet and luckily NO surgical intervention. I am currently on Warfarin and have been for the last 2 months. I have no post dvt/pe side effects other than anxiety …

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  • DVT WORRY

    In october 2017 I had a lump of blood vessels removed from my knee In April 2018 I travelled to las vegas - 10hr flight Its been a month since i flew, but For the past few days my leg has felt really strange (same leg had knee op done) - the only way i can describe it.  Its not massively …

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  • My legs where itchy , and so swollen at times the skin o...

    My legs where itchy , and so swollen at times the skin on my shins was red ,shiny and I felt my legs would burst, so uncomfortable. A visit to the surgery resulted in being told my B P was up. I do also suffer from water retention, hence the swelling. The nurse had a talk with my Dr. (I didn' …

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  • Blood Clots High D-Dimer and Chest CT High Anxiety Please Help

    Ok, so down a week on the celexa and nothing has seemingly changed..not feeling any better but not really surprising...What is surprsing, blood clots....It has been my main concern for about 4 days now and i can't seem to get over it like most stuff..I went to the er after a dull chest pain in …

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  • DVT - how much longer??

    I don't do ill. Don't get flu etc. But the last 3+ weeks have consisted of back pain/leg pain, severe anxiety attack and when I thought I was better and good to go my legged swelled massively. Went to docs who referred me to hospital as he believed I had DVT and gave me an injection in my …

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  • applying for health/travel insurance with a DVT

    Hi guys,  I'm 23 years old and had a DVT back in 2016, still currently taking warfrine! I have recently been offered a job in Florida having taken the 12 month contract and sent of all visa applications for a J-1 Visa...  the next problem I am facing in insurance to cover myself if …

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  • Blood clots?

    My ankle has been hurting for about 10 days. The veins around my ankle bone and the base of my foot look black and it is swollen and so painful. I went to the ER on Saturday and he said it was a blood clot but not to be too worried and sent me home, no blood work, no hands on exam. I went to the …

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  • Lump in my upper left thigh

    I went to the ER this morning due to a rashy lump on my leg since I had some symptoms of DVT, like tenderness, cramping, & pain that extended down to my foot. They asked about blot clot history, which I have none, then did a physical examination as well as an ultrasound and the doctor just said …

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  • Help please

    Let me tell you all my story. So last week Monday Feb 26-Wednesday Feb 28 I was out of town for school. Only an hour drive from home. On my trip for school we ate seafood both nights and raw oysters Tuesday night. Woke up a Wednesday and both my ankles and the top of my feet were swollen. Didnt …

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  • Advice please :)

    Hi I had unexpected Gallbladder removal surgery on 27.12.2017, about 3 weeks later I started to get a band like tightness in my left lower leg. There is no pain just a weird feeling like something is tight on my leg. I went to my GP and she referred me for a ultrasound for DVT, which came back …

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  • post thrombotic syndrome work/pip mobility uk

    Hi im 30 male uk and was diagnosed with DVT in my left leg in 2010, about 3/6 months later had multi pulmonary emboli in lungs and soon after pneumonia. Then in 2011  i was diagnosed with reoccurring clot.  Since that day my leg swells 4 to 5 inches bigger then my other leg after i stand …

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  • Veins in leg

    The veins in one of my legs behind the knee are visible and blue. You can see them easily and in my other leg behind the knee you can not see the veins at all. Behind the knee where you can see the veins there is a tiny bit of pain sometimes. I’m scared this may be DVT or something because it’s …

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