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Diabetic having painful lumps on the thigh. DVT diagnosed through CT scan. Remedy for pain?

My 65 year old type II diabetic mother has very hard lumpy places on the inside of her leg just above her knee which is extremely painful. I have consulted dr. s and they have no explanation other than it appears to be superficial and not deep enough to be a dvt . CT scan and ultrasound revealed DVT in opposite leg on blood thinners. What could these masses be, what can be done to relieve the pain?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
The lumps which your mother has on her thigh has many possibilities.common ones include; thrombsed vein as she is having in opposite leg,a lipoma,neurofibroma and finally boil that is infection of hair follicle.A good physical examination is essential to determine what exactly these lumps are.For pain she can take pain killer like ibuprofen or paracetamol.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Any lump needs to be examined - for proper diagnosis.
Many medicines (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) for pain could be dangerous because of drug interaction with warfarin - usual blood thinner, given for DVT. Never give ANY drug without consulting her doctor.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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