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small clot below the knee
Started by Kathy
Posted: January 16, 2010 at 02:00
I was told I may have small clot in my peroneal vein which is only partially occluding the vessel. I was sent home ( as I was told that the clots below the knee very rarely move) and told to take an aspirin a day, elevate my leg, and use warm compresses to my lower leg. I will see a vascular specialist on Monday. Concerned about waiting the 2 days without anticoagulants. Anyone else have this experience?

Thanks for your help,
Kathy
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Re: small clot below the knee
Reply #1 by Mike
Posted: January 16, 2010 at 19:45
*Having the same experience now, but I'm a little ahead of you. After a 16 hour drive, I had my DVT diagnosed and had a doppler ultrasound (both) on the same day (Jan 2). I, like you, was told to have a followup ultrasound 2 days later. Between that time I moved my foot while I was sitting, did light stretching, stood up often, took aspirin, etc. I also took it upon myself to take extra omega 3's, garlic, ginko and drink plenty of H20 (addl. to my daily multi vit).
*When I went back, my DVT in my calf had not moved or become larger. Also, even though there was blockage I was still getting blood flow. This was good. I was told to have another ultrasound a week later. I had this done yesterday (1-15) that it remained the same. I will be going back in another 2 weeks for another ultrasound followup.
*The moral to the story is that I have had no prescription blood thinners for 2 weeks now. This was partly my choice, because the time-line of use is too long for my taste, and I don't care for the possible side effects. I am an active person (like to run, work out, etc.) So all of the "stillness" is killing me (I did do a Tae-Bo workout the other night = cheat).
*No two people are the same, so do whatever your MD thinks is best. I am going to be looking into any natural foods/supplements, etc., that may help reduce the fibrinogen buildup on the venous side, and help dissolve the clot. Research is not clear on the best method of addressing below the knee DVT's, so I'm going to look for things that make sense. In the end, it will probably just clear up on it's own. Good luck!!!
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Reply #2 by Mike (again)
Posted: January 16, 2010 at 20:01
Oh, I found this interesting story. There is also a link at the bottom of the story to track his progress to date. This story is similar to ours, but his clot was a little more proximal. It's worth the read. Just copy the address and paste into the address bar of your browser. I'm not sure if this forum will allow it to show up as a link or not.
--> http://www.dvtforum.com/index.asp?action=success
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Re: small clot below the knee
Reply #3 by Mike (again x 2)
Posted: January 16, 2010 at 20:06
I seemed to have given you the link right back to this page. Sorry, my brain must not be getting enough blood (ha). Here is the correct one, and you should just be able to click on it:
http://www.hentzel.com/clot.htm
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Reply #4 by speedyturtle
Posted: January 17, 2010 at 01:05
Hi,

My clot was about 12cm long in the gastroc vein, only partially
occlusive, and not very dense since I started treatment 5 days after
clot formation.

I was treated with a great sense of urgency by all involved, which at
the time was startling, but with hindsight I am very glad that my GP
and the ultrasound clinic gave me their utmost attention.

I was immediately given priority in the ultrasound clinic, even though
they were fully booked for that day. Within 1 hour of diagnosis I had
started a course of 10 Clexane injections and warfarin treatment. By
that afternoon I was in compression socks.

After about 3 days of treatment the pain was considerably reduced.
After about 3 weeks I had very little discomfort at all and resumed my
full physical training program, which is quite extensive.

Three months later I am now off warfarin, I feel fully recovered to
pre-DVT levels, and hopefully that will be the end of my DVT
experiences.

I attribute my relatively rapid recovery to the fact that the DVT was
diagnosed and treatment started before the clot had time to grow in
length, become denser and more occlusive. Until I started treatment it
was definitely growing as the pain was becoming more severe with every
day. I have read some research which indicates that if treatment of a
DVT is started within 6 days of clot formation, treatment outcome is
very favourable and risk of post thrombotic syndrome is greatly
reduced.

Cheers,

Sally
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Re: small clot below the knee
Reply #5 by Kc
Posted: August 31, 2012 at 21:41
Did any of the cases of dvt consist of swelling, redness, or burning? My father
has all of the other symptoms.
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Re: small clot below the knee
Reply #6 by Chris
Posted: August 31, 2012 at 22:30
YES!
Go to an ER and have this checked out today!
If he does have a new active clot it is a medical emergency. He could
die from a blood clot that cuts loose and reaches his lungs. this
needs to be treated seriously and determined if he does in fact have a
clot. Tell the ER you are concerned he has a blod clot in his leg
based on these symptoms. They will see you fairly quickly. If he has
any pain in his chest or is coughing up blood call an ambulance.

Best of luck to you and I hope it is a false alarm but do not take
that chance with his life. The ER will figure it out, that is what
they are there for.

If it turns out to be a clot, go to this link and consider enrolling
him in this study. They can remove blood clots.
http://www.attract.wustl.edu/join-dvt-study

best of luck

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Reply #7 by sue
Posted: November 2, 2012 at 08:38
i had a fall 14 weeks ago, my knee has never recovered,and swelling, redness and aching and burning in the foot remains.yesturday dr found a clot below the knee, no treatment till next week after another doppler. do i stay off this or what do i do. do i wear compression stockings or not.
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Reply #8 by Trish
Posted: June 15, 2013 at 22:31
I have just been diagnosed with DVT. My foot actually would turn colours
like blue, red, black, and purple. I was experiencing chest pain every time
I would get up and move around. I actually lost the use of my right leg from being in
a hospital as a result of some bad medications I was put on. When I finally left that
place and got proper medical treatment, the ultrasound showed DVT. I also had
severe swelling in my foot and unbearable pain. I am now taking injections for 10
days and then have to follow up with my family Dr. I am trying to now move my foot
now that I am off thses bad drugs the former hospital had me on.
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Re: small clot below the knee
Reply #9 by Trish
Posted: June 15, 2013 at 22:34
I have just been diagnosed with DVT. My foot actually would turn colours
like blue, red, black, and purple. I was experiencing chest pain every time
I would get up and move around. I actually lost the use of my right leg from being in
a hospital as a result of some bad medications I was put on. When I finally left that
place and got proper medical treatment, the ultrasound showed DVT. I also had
severe swelling in my foot and unbearable pain. I am now taking injections for 10
days and then have to follow up with my family Dr. I am trying to now move my foot
now that I am off thses bad drugs the former hospital had me on.
You need medical attention the Dr told me if I didn't have treatment minr could have
traveled up to my lungs and it would uave been life threatening.
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