I injured my leg and developed a bloodclot. I'm an 18 year old female. Is there a cure? I cant walk.

I hurt my knee badly. When I went to the doctor he prescribed me pain killers and a knee brace. The swelling was really bad and didn't change a week later, although he assured me I'd be fine in five days. A second doctor discovered it was a blood causing the swelling. He did an x-ray, but all he found was a superficial bloodclot on the medial side of my left knee. I can actually see it. My leg is still swollen. I can't bend it or put weight on it. I haven't been able to walk in two weeks.

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Answered by Vein Treatment Clinic

It is important that you are evaluated by a board certified vein specialist doctor with duplex venous Doppler (venous ultrasound) or if your symptoms do not improve or worsen or other symptoms appear you should go to the nearest emergency room to be evaluated again using ultrasound to check the venous system of the lower extremities. Depending on the location of the clot, it might be necessary to start you on anticoagulation medication to help your body dissolve the clot and also prevent any other clot formation. If the clot is not in the deep system or near the deep system, it is also important to follow up on it with ultrasound to prevent any complications.

Published on Nov 13, 2017

Answered by Vein Treatment Clinic (View Profile)

It is important that you are evaluated by a board certified vein specialist doctor with duplex venous Doppler (venous ultrasound) or if your symptoms do not improve or worsen or other symptoms appear you should go to the nearest emergency room to be evaluated again using ultrasound to check the venous system of the lower extremities. Depending on the location of the clot, it might be necessary to start you on anticoagulation medication to help your body dissolve the clot and also prevent any other clot formation. If the clot is not in the deep system or near the deep system, it is also important to follow up on it with ultrasound to prevent any complications.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

A superficial blood clot/bruise will take time to resolve. It's a difficult area as there is movement. I would recommend you massage with a bruise cream such as Dermaka 3+ times, apply low heat for 10-15 minutes as often as possible. You may need to see an orthopedic surgeon if the pain persists.

Published on Nov 10, 2017

Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

A superficial blood clot/bruise will take time to resolve. It's a difficult area as there is movement. I would recommend you massage with a bruise cream such as Dermaka 3+ times, apply low heat for 10-15 minutes as often as possible. You may need to see an orthopedic surgeon if the pain persists.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Superficial thrombophlebitis is treated by anti inflammatory agents, compression and warm compresses, and it usually resolves over 2 to 3 weeks and you should be able to get back to normal when the phlebitis resolves. Some patients take longer than others to improve. You should also have a venous ultrasound to ensure that you do not also have a DVT.

Published on Nov 10, 2017

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Superficial thrombophlebitis is treated by anti inflammatory agents, compression and warm compresses, and it usually resolves over 2 to 3 weeks and you should be able to get back to normal when the phlebitis resolves. Some patients take longer than others to improve. You should also have a venous ultrasound to ensure that you do not also have a DVT.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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