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HI Customer Thanks for the question.
Unfortunately the answer is variable depending on the indivdual situation
Where was the clot, at what level? Apparently you are home now, were you in the hospital? Have you had this before? What did the Dr. feel caused the clot? Were you treated with inyermittant compression? Do you wear compression hose? Did the Dr. give you a time table as to of your treatment? Please get back to me with answers to the questions. Some times the swelling stays indefinitely depending on the cause and the individual I will look for your response. Regards, ***** *****
HiCustomer Thanks for the answers..
Your leg may be swollen for some time, perhaps to some extent indefinitely. The aim of the treatmentis first and foremost. prevent clotfrom extending or breaking off and forming an embolus which could go to the lung causing a pulmonary embolism which can be very serious. Swelling off the leg is a secondary concern. Some things can be done later after the danger of extention and/or embolism is gone or minimal.
At some point diuretics and elevationmay help.
I hope this answers your questions to your satisfaction. If so please click on Accept, other wise get back to me with more questions or information. Regards, ***** *****
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