Question: My son, healthy, fit 47 yrs. lives abroad where med help is not the best. He has a torn calf muscle ( a week ago) and has done R.I.C.E. and rest and does not expect to do sports for a long time .He has no known circulatory issues.Our concern is DVT. How long post injury
does that remain a concern?. He has been taking small amounts of aspirin
.The sole of his foot is bluish and there is some swelling around the ankle. He is able to flex his foot with care and gets up and around regularly. We worry that a "by the book" prophylactic of Coumadin
or newer anticoagulants might be improperly used and cause a bleed, especially in combination with aspirin.