Villagemaid wrote:Would you suggest getting an ultrasound? Maybe I'll go back on my bloodthinners TWICE a day.
Isn't it crazy that we'd be making these decisions ourselves? Right down to how much anticoagulation to take and for how long? Which blood thinner are you on? If it's Plavix, it's antiplatelet, not anticoagulant, and I don't have the knowledge base to know if that has an effect on a potentially already existing clot.
For myself, when I am treated, I plan to follow Dr. Sclafani's schedule of follow-up ultrasounds at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 and every 6 months thereafter. And I would react with the same urgency and concern if I experienced a return of symptoms as I do whenever I read about it here. Does that help? I can't give actual medical advice, because I am not qualified and because I know some people are choosing not to pursue post-treatment follow-up care because it isn't available locally and the expense of travel.