OldNick wrote:No expert, but isn't DVT supposed to be a bad "bad thing"? I would be asking to see another doctor at the hospital, or get your GP to arrange something more useful. Maybe your guy does not consider anything serious unless it's dangling and bleeding a lot. Sounds wrong. from what little I know, clots below the knee are not considered as bad now, but above the knee are still thought pretty serious.
BTW reading the thread I just think "bugger me! What more?" Hope it all gets fixed ASAP.
While from everything I've read about DVT it is a problem that can become dangerous quickly.
However the spanner in the works in regard to starting the DVT treatment immediately was the kidney stone removal procedure I was booked in for yesterday as this would have been cancelled.
At least that has been done now, and while there still is a lot of blood in the urine this should clear up in a couple of days, and then if not DVT treatment immediately at least I should be able to start taking aspirin again.
Unfortunately the warfarin treatment used for DVT would more than likely keep me off the bike, and from what I have been told may last as long as 12 months.
My plan is to double up on the aspirin no warfarin and getting back on the bike, but I will have to see what my GP thinks about all that.