In treating deep venous thrombosis (DVT), the main goal is to prevent a pulmonary embolism (PE). Other goals of treatment include preventing the clot from becoming larger, preventing new blood clots from forming, and preventing long-term complications.
The treatment of DVT and PE are similar. In both cases, the primary approach is anticoagulation (blood thinners). Other available treatments, which may be used in specific situations, include thrombolytic therapy or placing a filter in a major vein (IVC).
Gosh, very sorry to hear this. I can't imagine that they don't want to treat you at all! That would not work for me. Can you get a second (or third) opinion? I would absolutely consider doing this! Are they planning to remove the ovarian cyst? Over 5 cm they normally will. I'm worried about you! You should be on blood thinners unless you are planning to have surgery (for the ovarian cyst). Clot busting drugs are also used. Compression stockings are the norm! I think you need some further guidance! Let me know how you are doing!
Wondering how you are are? Has there been any update?