Hey everyone. It is time for my paranoia question of the month. My DVT was diagnosed 7 months ago (Sept 14, 07), three days in hospital on Lovenox and have been on Coumadin since. DVT in thigh from groin to knee, in at least 2 or more veins in that area. Ultrasound after months 0-3 showed hardly any change - main vein from knee up thigh completely blocked and other vein in groin starting to see blood flow. Ultrasound after months 3-6 showed blocked vein had opened a little for blood to start running through length of clot. It also showed several new collateral veins growing in that leg. I'm thinking if there was so much improvement from months 3-6 that there should continue to be more dissolving from months 6-9, as I'm still on Coumadin (although I know it doesn't dissolve the clot)? My left thigh is still a bit more swollen than the right, and the lower leg is redder/darker than the right one. I am assuming it is darker b/c the clot is still not finished dissolving? There is now less pain in the lower leg and VERY little swelling there, although I do still feel a little pressure in the lower leg, but there is more noticeable intermittent pain in the thigh. In my paranoia state, I have been doing a lot of research on post-thrombotic syndrome. I am wondering if any of you "old-timers" (meaning those of you with DVT that is not newly diagnosed) think I am dealing with PTS or if it is just my leg continuing to dissolve this clot? Do you think this thigh might continue to go down? It doesn't swell up, it just hasn't gone all the way down from diagnosis day. My hematologist seems to think if the calf area went down, the thigh should eventually. Everything I read seems to say if the clot is still changing it might be too soon to diagnose PTS but I want to know what all of you think since we are the ones dealing with the DVT nuisance.
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