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Old 09-20-2008, 01:20 PM   #6
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Re: DVT (deep vein thrombosis) blood clot

Hi, I am a 21 year old male. 5 years ago I suffered a massive DVT in my left leg and pulmonary emboli due to being hospitalized for a stroke. I am fairly healthy now, and take warfarin for my blood clot disorder. However, the DVT is still present and I wear a compression stocking to prevent some of the swelling. I am very active, as I run and play all sports. However, I am wondering if there is a way to remove the DVT or repair the veins, so that I do not have to wear this stocking for the rest of my life? I would greatly appreciate if anyone has any advice or potential treatments. The leg definitely improved in the first couple of months after the dvt, but the improvement has stopped. Is there any way to permanently remove the DVT?

Thank you,
JT