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Vascular Surgery

Superficial vein throbosis

06/07/2006

Question:

Ive been diagnosed with a svt, the pain starts behind my knee and goes to below my calf..ive had 3 ultrasounds that have cleared me of dvt..ive been taking an asprin a day for the past 3 months, along with daypro..my calf is still swelling..my question is how long should it take to heal, and/or should i see a specialist..ive been dealing with my gp and it doesnt seem to be getting any better..ive had this pain since november of 06, with the diagnosis in january of 06..

Answer:

You may have other reasons for your swelling such as problems with the valves in your veins. I would suggest a venous ultrasound to evaluate the function of your valves in the deep and superficial veins of that leg. This would not normally be part of the DVT study. Good luck!

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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