I went in early to make sure that I could be done with this part of the day before I saw my doctor with the results at 10:30. I was in and out of the hospital x-ray rooms in 45 minutes! Really efficient!
However, efficiency put aside, I went in with the hope that the DVT in my leg had cleared and that I could stop using Warfarin and wearing a medical compression stocking every day.
The report-back by the doctor that did my sonar was not what I had hoped for. The report is as follows:
“This study was compared with a previous study performed on 28/2/2013. At the level of the previous deep venous thrombosis  of the left superficial femoral vein, a thrombus is once again noted with no signs of recanalization… Left SFV thrombosis, unchanged in appearance from previous ultrasound, with no signs of recanalization.”
I will the doctor in about an hour’s time. I expect him to simply continue the course as I have been.
- At the top image it can be seen from a front view how the vein doesn’t compress when pressure is applied, indicating that the clot, which stretched about 12 inches, has not dissolved.
- From a side view the same can be seen.
So, this is the story thus far. Once I am done at the doctor I will report back on what he suggests we do from now.
The doctor that did the sonar said that she didn’t think that a DVT that was as extensive as mine would have cleared after 3 months, and that I probably have to carry on with my treatment for some time.