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Painful spot on abdomen, area bruised. Cat scan showed varicose veins. History of DVT

About 3 weeks ago i noticed a painful spot on my abdomen that was red. I went to the doctor she ddid a cat scan that showed vericose veins and put me on an antibiotic . That area is now bruised. Then a few days later I developed an area on my side, then on my upper arm , then on my upper thigh and this morning on my forarm. These areas start out hurting and red then turn to bruised. I do have a history of DVT . All of these symptoms are on my left side.
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Hi, Thank You for posting at Health Care Magic.

DVT(Deep vein thrombosis) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein. All the symptoms you mentioned are caused by DVT and I think that the treatment is not complete. Because except the antibiotic for a few days you need to take in control the viscosity of your blood by blood thinners(anticoagulant). To determine the dose of anticoagulant you need an INR test. This test should be processed as soon as possible.

I wish you a fast recover an take care of yourself.
Answered: Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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