Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Support Group

Deep-vein thrombosis, also known as deep-venous thrombosis or DVT, is the formation of a blood clot ("thrombus") in a deep vein. It can be caused by something preventing blood from circulating or clotting normally. Join the support group if you are coping with DVT and find others who are going through the same challenges.

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  • LissaB

    Compression Stockings

    I have 2 deep veins in my left calf with clot in them from Scleratherapy. Basically the clots are the length of my entire calf. Although I am now being treated with Xarelto. Because of my first doc, I didn't start it until 6 weeks after the clot was formed. The doc who did this seemed to think at 6 weeks old they are already chronic clots. hat do you think? I am hoping there is still a chance it...
  • I'm out. The change to this site is not user friendly at all, not easy to navigate and the regulars have already left. I have patience so I waited it out a bit longer than most. It doesn't seem the people in charge care much about the complaints at all. I have complained thru the dailystrength facebook page and even though they answer back nothing has changed. I know several others have done this...
  • mrsbigleg

    How is everyone doing?

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    It seems kind of quiet around here since the new site emerged. I've got two years in now (July) since my second clotting event- 2 DVT's left leg after long car trip. I'm not sure if I'm better or I'm just getting used to it. It definitely does take a mental adjustment to it all. I will forever be grateful for being able to read others experiences on this site. When I had the PE 23 years ago,...
  • LissaB

    Xeralto questions

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    I posted earlier with supplement questions. Well, I just saw another Vascular surgeon on Friday and she insisted I go on Xeralto. Turns out that the doctor that did my Scleratherapy and caused this mess (multiple DVT's in calf not one) wasn't be completely upfront about everything. Anyway, so I have on been on Xeralto for 2 and a half days and she also has me taking a baby aspirin with it...
  • Hi everyone,I was diagnosed with a DVT in my right calf two days ago and have been having a very hard time with it. The doctors said it's very small and in a place that is not likely to dislodge but aren't really sure what could've caused it. I'm a 27 year old female, non smoker, very active (6-7 days a week). I have been on the same birth control for 5 years so it seems very strange that I would...
  • Was diagnosed about a month ago with a 2nd DVT in my axillary vein (right upper arm), just a year after being diagnosed with my 1st DVT.I haven't been on the site in a few months and see it's changed! I would've updated my old thread but I'm not sure if I'll find it...For a quick rundown, I'm a 27 year old woman. My clots come from a genetic disorder called hyperhomocysteinemia. My 1st DVT was...
  • Hi, I am relatively new to this forum. I am only a month into my DVT in my left calf that was caused by the medical procedure Scleratherapy. I have started to notice slight pressure/swelling in my ankle and it seems like the pain has gotten worse at times not better. Especially, at the end of the day when I am in bed elevating my leg. Also, my veins are deep purple when I let the blood flow back...
  • LissaB

    Supplements

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    Also, does anyone take of have experience with Horse Chestnut? I think that is what it's called.
  • Hey folks I just wanted to reach out and find out what some of the sports you play or participate in on blood thinners? I am a 33 year old male that has been on Xarelto for the past two years due to a chronic DVT behind my right knee. So far it has not slowed me down too much and I continue to participate in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It was a little hard to adjust to the idea of no more football,...
  • LissaB

    DVT in calf..

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    I have a DVT in my left calf about half the length of my calf. It was caused by a medical procedure called Scleratherapy. I have only had it a month and I am wondering if anyone else out there has had a calf DVT. Mine is considered a chronic clot because it didn't dissolve. If anyone can share their experience. How the Dr treated your clot, what kind of damage/veins it caused? I have pain...
  • So I had a pe more than 8 years ago. I took warfarin for 10 months. They ran every blood test and I tested negative for all. The thought was that Yaz caused it since I started having funny feelings in my leg after taking it. I was clot free for at least 6 years. I felt some tightness in my lower right calf last December. They found a small dvt. Doctor said he mostly treated it because of my...
  • Thaisribeiro

    Coaguchek

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    I was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome in the year of 1999 and since I was diagnosed I use Warfarin. In 2006 I bought Coagucheck from Roche and I keep control the dosage of the medicine with it. This month I had a big Thrombosis in my left leg and I had to stay in intensive care unit for 15 days. I crossed check the blood tests from the Hospital and the tests I receive from Coagucheck and...
  • luvmyrebel

    odd sensations...

    I have been diagnosed with a DVT 2 years ago this September. I am doing fine. Blood levels are within goals. Watch what I eat and drink. My question in this. Has anyone ever had itching in the area of the blood clot? In past few weeks I have noticed that the upper thigh where my clot is located is itchy. I know where the clot is but when I look at it I can see a raised red type line running from...
  • Hi, I spoke with my doctor the other day about continuing xarelto. I have been on it for about 7-8 months. I take 20mg per day to prevent clots. He wants to move me to 15 mg per day to prevent clots, but also lessen the bleeding risk. Anyone else on 15 mg per day? Or have you heard of this alternative and it's effectiveness? Thanks, Nancy
  • Hi there, recently diagnosed with superficial short saphenous vein clot extending into popliteal vein, therefore DVT. Currently on rivaroxaban (xarelto) 15mg twice a day for three weeks, then 20mg once a day for another 3 weeks. I just turned 50, been flying for work for the last 25 years with no problems. Was extremely tired and flew to NYC in economy where I slept very heavy in upright position...