- What does DVT feel like?
Yesterday morning I got back from a very long flight. 8hrs, 2hrs to refuel, then another 13hrs.Posted 4 years ago
I was in economy class and am 5’11” so not overly endowed with legroom.
On the way there I wore my silly socks and was fine, forgot to put them on the way back.
Today I have very painful calves, both of them right at the top, really finding it hard to walk, but oddly enough riding a bike to and from work made it better temporarily, moving in general seems to help even though it hurts to do it.
Anything to worry about or is it just a bit sore because I was sat still and cramped up for so long and I just need to stop being a wuss?hairyneepMember
Probably nothing to worry about BUT get to A&E ASAP (like now) to be on the safe side. Pain in the calves is a classic symptom, other symptoms could be breathlessness, chest pain and hot calves.
I was diagnosed with a DVT last year following a knee injury in Spain and then travelling home with my leg in a cast. I had no symptoms at all, it was picked up on and MRI scan, they called me at 8pm and told me to get to A&E straight away. I was devastated when they first told me but once I got used to the idea of being on tablets for 6 months it was fine.Posted 4 years agofeltMember
Used to live in Aus. And made numerous flights like that. First time, I wore the silly socks, after that, didn’t bother. Main thing is to keep ‘working’ your legs, walk around the plane, stretch, etc.
You’ve only given it 24hrs after a long flight to have a ride. 🙄
If it’s no better in the morning, go to your docs, just to be sure.Posted 4 years agohugh jardonMember
Please don’t leave this!
My brother had a DVT following an op on his ankle and a period of immobility, as he got up to go upstairs to bed it moved into his lungs and he collapsed, paramedics were unable to help 🙁
That was 6 years ago, so whilst I can’t tell you what a DVT feels like, I could give you an insight on how it left my Mum & Dad feeling, me, two other brothers, his wife and two young son’s.Posted 4 years ago
No thinners, no.Posted 4 years ago
They said usually 3-4 days to get me booked in for an ultrasound and said if it was that long they would give me a warferin (sp?) injection as a precaution but because of the positive blood test they bumped me up the list and got me scanned in a couple of hours so no injection given.
Do you think I should take a couple of asprin just in case? Can’t do any harm to take them unnecessarily can it?footflapsSubscriber
Guy in the local cycling club got DVT in his calf, the clot broke up and blocked an artery in his lung, so a 1/3 of one lung was starved of oxygen and died. He was on warafin for a couple of years. Said the worst bit was they left the dead lung section in situ and it felt really odd. On the plus side his haemoglobin adjusted to make up for the loss of lung, so he was still an aerobic monster, just has a haemocrit over 50% now.Posted 4 years agoStoatsbrotherMember
That’s the way most of them are found these days. But the process is we calculate a wells score to look at the probability first, and if it is low- moderate we then do a d-dimer. If that is negative we leave it there, if positive we give clexane or rivoroxaban to start treatment, pending a USS (ultrasound scan). If that is positive, warfarin or a NOAC drug. If negative reassure and stop treatment.
This is all much smoother and means less time in hospital than 20 years ago.Posted 4 years ago
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