Some see a blood doc. Some see a vein specialist. Some get scans. Some don't. Xarelto for 3 mos. No 6 mos. Doesnt seem like there's a lot of info out there on this illness.
The dr you would see is determined according to the cause. You would see a blood doc if someone had recurrent clots, to make sure there is nothing wrong there. A vein doc if you need something done to your veins. Anti coagulants are an absolute necessity. The length of time is determined by the drug used, and the patients response to it. Medicine is an art, not a science. There is no way we are all the same, so treatments are different too. There is no plan that says for blood clots you always do this, that would work if we were robots, but we aren't. We function as individuals.
Hi BethSj. FYI, oral anticoagulants are the 9th largest (by category) consumed medication in USA. Since they are prescribed for many conditions (one of which is post DVT therapy), they tend to act and get reactions which vary by the hour !! The issue gets complicated because DVT cases are prescribed anticoagulants and other medication and both these are more often than not, incompatible with one another. The matter gets further complicated because of dietary preferences. However, a good Doc who knows you and your lifestyle well can tackle most of the complications. So, don't worry - there is a lot of life after DVT !!
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