Friday, July 19, 2013
I have been having reoccuring leg issues - Always same leg.
Finally I have an answer - I have Deep Vein Thrombosis behind my knee and for a couple of inches above and below are others - or same - not really sure.
So I am now being treated with Heparin and Warfarin. At least know I have an answer which makes some sense.
Not sure how this will affect weight loss - Cant exercise until the clotting ratio of my blood is correct - Still in the learning phase. So if anyone can tell me more I would be grateful.
When can I exercise, pain management, compression stockings - I am sure I will get answers from doctors but everything is just too confusing at moment - Injections, tests, organising things.
Anyway I have an answer.
JanetteB553 asked about diagnosis - I have included my answer here.
Hopefully it can help others.
I went to the doctor - and said I think I have a DVT..
They asked why - I said that I had a pain in one leg with no apparent muscular cause.
My leg is swollen, hot, and discoloured with surface veins than I have never seen before. I had bruised that day my rubbing a vein.
I also mentioned that my Father had had a Pulmonary embolism.
They use a WELLS score so I got 1 for the leg, 1 for the obesity, 1 for the family history - A 3 WELLS score is likely DVT. So they then booked me in for an emergency ultrasound which detected the DVT issues straight away.