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chronic dvt's

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  • Posted By: deedee0420
  • April 18, 2007
  • 00:49 AM

I have had dvt's since I was a kid at the age of 17. I am now 42. I just got out of the hospital after 8 days. 5 days in the critical care unit. I have an ulcer right above my ankle, that won't go away and I have continuous pain. Went to a vascular dr. who said he might be able to help. The procedure he wanted to do could only help, not make me worse. He put stents in the main vein in my groin, hoping to bring some blood flow tothe bottom where the pain and ulcer were. Two days later, i had excruciating pain. Went back to dr. on monday when he did a CAT Scan and a Doppler Ultra Sound only to reveal dvt's. Went back to the dr. the next day when he finally admitted me to hospital. It seems the stents he put in were completely clogged with clots. I had another procedure done, back into the original site where he did angioplasty. Again, nothing but clots. Had a Foley catheter put in and another cather put in the bottom of my leg administering clot busting medicine. 8 days later I left the hospital. That was just a month ago. I am back to work and in extreme pain. Dr. says there is nothing more they can do for me. I have to learn to live with this pain and severe swelling. I am on 10 mg of coumadin, and go once a week for a PT test. They cant seem to regulate the coumadin. With all the modern medicine in the world. I can't believe that at 42 year old, I have to live with the pain and swelling and limited mobility I have. Can anyone help??????????????

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