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Had stroke. Having blood clot in groin. leg swollen. On medicines. Further treatment?

My wife has had a stroke - 28th Dec 2012 and now it has been diagnosed that she has a blood clot high up in the groin . Her leg has been swollen for approx 3 weeks and doesn t appear to be going down. I understand she is being treated with warfarin and simvastatin. It appears that no one is really interested in furthering her treatment or doing anything else. The strange situation is that she has been transferred from the main stroke ward into a stroke rehabilitation ward (still within the hospital). However she is now considered as an outpatient and if anything goes drastically wrong she has to go through the A & E department which happened when the leg first became swollen. She was returned after a couple of days to the rehab ward. What I want to know is, is there further treatment that should be considered
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

As long as your wife is under treatment for the stroke and is on medications and is under the care of rehabilitation doctors, I do not see any necessity for further treatment. In fact, she is getting the best care that I can see from what you have written, unless you are missing something. I would not give the clot like appearance on her groin too much attention, however I would have you bring it to the notice of the rehabilitation doctor. I wish you the very best in your wife's recovery.

I hope this helped. Take care and have a lovely day !
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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