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Ankles swollen after using Xarelto and currently being on Hydroclorothiazide

Good afternoon I was told back in Aug 2013 that I have Factor 5 Leiden thrombophilia. The doctor put me on Xarelto for 6 months now and has taken me off and to start using aspirin again. The doctor states that they do not like to keep on medication no longer then 6 months. But I m still on Hydrochlothiazide 25 mg every other day and my ankles are still swollen. I asked the doctor how will I know if I get the blood clots again and his response was I will know. Should I find a hematology & oncology? This scares me!
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
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Hi,

Well, there are simple ultrasound tests for the clot. Actually, the physician is not as good as the tests to tell if there is clot there. Furthermore, the switching medications---nobody does that. I cannot comment but these are not normal practices.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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