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The REHAB DEPARTMENT => DVT and Pulmonary Embolus => Topic started by: gingerbaby1114 on March 31, 2009, 03:11:01 PM

Title: pain after being diagniosed with a dvt
Post by: gingerbaby1114 on March 31, 2009, 03:11:01 PM
My husband just came out of the hospital after being in a week. He is being treated for  a DVT with Coumidine. He still complains of pain in his lower leg. He said it feels like a charlie horse. I just wanted to know if this is normal until the blood clot disappers or is he going to have pain the rest of his life.
Title: Re: pain after being diagniosed with a dvt
Post by: 9darlene93 on April 02, 2009, 12:20:27 AM
I had multiple abdominal surgeries (six but whose counting) in the 2004-2006 time period and developed a large number clots in both legs after the third surgery within a 3 week time period. I had calf pain and swelling in only one leg which was the clue for the surgeon to send me for Dopplers. I was on Coumadin until a few months after the last surgery and now am only on an aspirin a day. I don't remember when the calf pain went away but it did for me. After the discovery of clots, I was then told to wear thigh high compression stockings which I did for I think about 6 months but then have switched to knee high compression stockings. I continue to wear the compression stockings and was told I only needed to when I am on a long plane ride or am on my feet a lot. It is just easier to wear them all the time and my legs don't feel tired at the end of the day.  I am on this forum due to a TPF injury but thought I could share my past experience. Hope this was helpful.

Darlene
Title: Re: pain after being diagniosed with a dvt
Post by: kittent1211 on October 08, 2011, 07:10:51 PM
Did he have surgery on that leg?  If he did the pain  could be from the surgery not the DVT.   I had knee surgery 5 years ago and still experience aching in my shin even 5 years post surgery.  If the pain is from the DVT then I would expect it to go away soon after the DVT goes away.  The cumadin does not get rid of the blood clot, the goal of the cumadin is to prevent a second blood clot from forming.