I had an arthroscopy, breathing issues, diagnosed deep vein thrombosis right leg, now in left?
(30yo Male) A year ago, I had an arthroscopy on my right ankle to treat an osteochondral lesion of the talus. Days later, I was having breathing issues and had a pain my right calf. I was diagnosed with DVT in my right leg, multiple PE’s, and was given a 6 month course of Xeralto. I had this same operation again 2 weeks ago, only this time I was put on a prophylactic course of Clexane (120mg/day) for 1 week, then 20mg/day of Xeralto. Today I have the same ache in my LEFT calf. Is it at all likely to be DVT?
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A simple test can be done to reveal DVT if acute..let some one suddenly push your foot towards your body and squeeze your calf muscle if you got the worst pain ever then it is DVT …
Hotness and redness swelling are also signs..
this ache doesnt seem to be related to thrombosis. it may be nerve or muscular pain. u are already on anti thrombolytic therapy. dont worry.
IN DVT THE CALF MUSCLES ARE QUITE HARD TO FEEL AND TENDER.VENOUS AND ARTERIAL DOPPLER CAN BE DONE TO CONFIRM