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What causes swelling in legs and skin discoloration and how can they be treated ?

shortly after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis i had a dvt/pe. have been on coumadin since jly. when discharged from hospital i was on 1 mg, currently taking 7 mgs. still have shotness of breath and fatigue. dr keeps saying it takes time. what could be going on. also concerned about the swelling in legs, and skin discoloration
Asked On : Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Hi, your ulcerative colitis has nothing to do with dvt. DVT is due to vascular pathology due to clotting prolem and hence your doctor has put you on anticoagulant. This medicine needs to be taken for a longer lenth of time but results are good. Foods containing fat and or oils need to be minimized. Cardiac problem , if any, needs to be diagnosed early so that breathing problem can be taken care. Talk to your Physician and ask him any further investigations are required to evaluate cause of dvt.
Answered: Sun, 28 Aug 2011
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Looking to your complain there are all the chaces of small pulmonarymembolism.Submit for X-ray chest and if needeed CT chest and advise from
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Answered: Sun, 7 Aug 2011
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