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Pain in calf

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 25, 2008
  • 07:24 PM

Last week my calf was swollen, cold and I couldn't walk on it. I went to the doctor and she thought it was a Bakers Cyst. She made me an appointment to see an Orthopedic to have it looked at. The Orthopedic took one look at it and said it looks like you have a blood clot. She immediately sent me to have an Ultra Sound and it came back confirming that I did have a blood clot. My GP started me on Lovenox and Coumadin that day. They did lab work and called me the next day to tell me that everything looked fine and set me up with a Hematologist. I saw the Hematologist today and he told me to get off the Lovenox and Coumadin that it was a Superficial Thrombophelbitis. My question is, how does one doctor go from a Bakers Cyst to DVT and then an other doctor say is Superficial Thrombophelbitis. I'm so confused as to who is right and if I really should be off the meds.:(

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