Deep venous thrombosis-- how long will it take to dissolve
Asked Jul 5, 2008, 10:40 AM
I hope someone can help me with a question. I live in Scotland and need some help please. I have a friend who has Gastric Bypass surgery and ended up with a DVT in Leg leg located near the fermoral artery. She was on Heparin and is now on waffarin( blood thinner) . She is at home now but has had a follow up Ultra sound which show that it has not got smaller and is still located near the femeral artery.
Her leg is very oedamatous ( looks like a watermelon) and her ankle is also swollen. I would like to know how long it will take for the DVT to dissolve. And what is her prognosis and what is her long term outcome likely to be. Is she going to be at risk of it returning and how long will it be before she can return to work. She works mainly in an office and sits for a long time during the day.
Thank you so very much for any help