Deep Vein Thrombosis - Treatments

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Published: May 26

My ordeal actually began in mid January 2010 but wasn't diagnosed until March 2010. I had the tingling and swelling but my doctor attributed it to sciatica since I have lower back issues. I flew from IN to VA where I worked for two months. The day after I returned home, my leg was still swollen, achy, had red areas that were warm, and I had a little trouble breathing as well. I went to my doc's office, the nurse practitioner took one look at my leg and said it could be a blood clot. She suggested possibly a bug bite or a sprained ankle but I could tell she strongly thought it was a clot. I went to the local hospital, got it checked, and to my surprise, she was right. There were actually three areas where the clots could clearly be seen on the picture. I was admitted and that night had a CT scan which found clots in my lungs too. I spent only from Friday night to early Monday afternoon there on an IV of Heparin and started taking warfarin pills which I am still taking. I've been getting my blood checked every 2 - 4 weeks for over a year now too. Like Venus Williams said, I feel lucky to be alive..

Published: January 15

My right leg began aching and cramping at night to where I had to get out of bed. Within a few days my toes were blue and very swollen! I went right to the podiatrist. She set an appointment up with the surgeon 3 p.m. the same day He had to put 3 stents behind my knee but there were blood clots at the base of my toes, my knee and groin area. I’m already showing signs of having the problem again..