I am a 40 year old female with no genetic predisposition for blood clots. On 9/4/16 I had a sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins on my left calf and three weeks after that I developed a superficial blood clot and DVT which is attached high in my tigh. The doctor told me I should be on the medicine (Xarelto) for three months and that he doesn't recommend talking it afterwards. Aside from being slighly overweight (BMI 27) I have no other risk factors. Have you been in a similar situation like mine where you had an event to trigger the DVT and have no genetic predisposition for DVT? Did you take Xarelto for 3 months only? Did you take something else afterwards? Did you develop new blood clots while and after taking Xarelto? Forgot to mention that I was told to wear graduated progression stockings 20-30. Thank you!
Has anyone been recommended to take Xarelto for three months only to treat DVT in leg?
Question posted by Kara2016 on 3 Nov 2016
Last updated on 1 January 2021 by 56ker60
I had an ablation of my left leg vein and developed clots upper thigh and behind knee. I took xerelto for 3 months. I have a history of DVT when I was in my 20’s from the pill. I have redeveloped clots after being off Xarelto and can’t afford it so I am on warfarin. It is now lifelong treatment and hopefully can get something else when I get Medicare. But if you have not had clots before the data says 3-6 months for initial DVT. The physician will make determination but you may ask him the rate of reoccurrence of clots. I don’t know if there is a lot of data b/c the ppl who did my ablation said it could not have been the cause, so not documented as such. I disagree as I did not have a problem since my 20’s and then after the procedure. Hope this helps.
I was given script for xalto.
I have small clot lower left leg after having knee replacement surgery..3 days into taking it..I broke out in welts /bumps itchy on my back..thought I'd been bitten..CALLED the nurse hotline..stated STOP taking it immediately..if had reaction... I'm no we on lebonox injections 2 days so far so good..then to warfarin..iv never had anything like this b4 in y life (72) I would never have had knee replacement had I known all this.,watch for the back breakout... goodluck
I had a DVT and PE after ankle surgery and immobility! I was on Xarelto for only 3 months since the doctors seemed sure it was related to surgery! I am off Xarelto for 50 days and so far so good! I take a baby aspirin every day but will switch to fishoil once my heartburn is gone all the way ! I did not wear compression socks! My doctor said there were no benefits in wearing them long term !
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