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Comment from: Mkakish , 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 11

I have my DVT in my left leg. I had it from a long flight. At that time I felt my leg was stiff, and started to hurt. I went to my DR. who checked it and gave me pain pills. I took the pills for a couple weeks, but my leg swelled and my right chest started hurting. My leg was checked (by ultra sound), and found out the clots. They gave me Lovenox shots, and started me on warfarin. Nobody mentioned anything about my chest pain. A week later I started feeling gurgling in my lung. At the hospital hey gave me steroids and other medications. I was lucky, the clot in my lung was dissolved. I am taking warfarin, and have to take it for the rest of my life.

Comment from: mw, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I had a total knee replacement. Within a few days I noticed that the area was puffy so I went to see my surgeon. I had a staph infection. I had to stay as quiet as possible while I was on antibiotics. About three months after the surgery, I noticed that my foot was swollen. I went to my regular doctor and was told I had gout. When I disagreed with him he ordered gout tests. They were negative. I asked for some other tests, but was told that it was normal after surgery to have swelling. Three weeks later I went back to the doctor and this time I was told I had a lymph gland problem. I went to the E.R. and they checked me for a heart attack. Those tests were negative. Two weeks later, my leg was swollen from my toes to my groin. My surgeon immediately ordered an ultrasound. I have DVT in my right leg from my groin to my toes. I have clots in my lungs, and one was getting ready to go into my heart. I was hospitalized for a week. Do doctors not know about clots? I will be on warfarin for a long time.

Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 23

I was in a car accident. I went to the ER to get check out they did several x-rays didn't find anything. Three days later I went to bed my leg was in pain around the knee. The next morning I could barely walk. I talk with the nurse she told me that the doctor will get back with me this went on for three weeks the doctor never got back to me. Finally they told me a have appointment on the first of September. I talk with my PCP to her what was going on. I asked her for some pain meds she told me she couldn't do that and never checked me. I left there in severe pain. The following Monday was labor I was in so much pain so I sought out another doctor on that Tuesday, I told him what's going on, he respond said it sound like look like a clot and he sent me immediately to get a ultrasound. I am glad that I followed up on my own health if I hadn't I could have been dead today. I am on blood thinner it has been six months.

Comment from: B_Jones, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 27

I am a 64 y/o male with a history of Leukemia (CLL). I am currently experiencing my third set of DVTs and second round of pulmonary emboli. I have a large clot in my upper leg which has totally occluded my femoral vein. I also have two large pulmonary emboli, one on each lung which has involved all four lobes of the lungs. I was started on Heparin in the hospital as well as 5 mg of Coumadin.

Comment from: SPB, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

I am 24 years old and I was diagnosed with DVT during my seventh month of pregnancy. One night my leg swelled up really bad and it was so hard. I couldn't bend it, let alone walk, and the pain was so indescribable. I stayed in the hospital for a week and my form of treatment is a blood thinner called Lovenox.

Comment from: Michael, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 10

I am a 61 year old man and just experienced a blood clot in my lower left leg. There was a small lump on the back of my leg behind my knee and my calf and foot were red and very swollen. The doctor instructed me to take a full aspirin ASAP to thin my blood. The aspirin resolved symptoms in a few hours. A sonogram is scheduled for today to make sure there is no deep vein problem.

Comment from: speedmjack, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 04

I went fishing and came home and lay down and got up a few hours later to find that my leg was swollen up. The wife and I went to the hospital and had a CT scan done and there it was in my leg “ deep vein thrombosis.

Comment from: Deck, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 01

After reading the information on Deep Vein Thrombosis I though the pain around my right knee was sure to be a blood clot as it matched all the symptoms from the article. We made the trip to the emergency room and to my relief the doctor determined that it was gout and prescribed anti-inflammatory medications, which I expect will sort the problem out over the course of the evening.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis - Symptoms

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