I would definitely speak with your doctor concerning this. Why did your doctor release you? Your obviously not completely well and also just because the doctor released you does not mean your not having pain.
The swelling is cause for concern with your history of DVT. I do recommend you go see your doctor.
If you feel your doctor is not treating your pain or addressing these important concerns you have maybe it is time to find a new doctor.
Please let us know how your doing:)
I spoke with my doctor and they said we might need to see a pain management specialist. I think she released me because she is a wound care doctor and the actal wound on the surface is healed but that is only a guess. I think there are some office politics going on as well.
The swelling from the DVT is not because there is another one but because at the time I had them it was three very large DVT that caused permanet valve damage. Therefore, the swelling will alway be there and does cause discomfort.
I am not sure if seeing a pain management specialist will really do much. I have never been but I don't want to pay and take the time for them to tell me to elevate my leg.
Does anyone have feedback on the pain management receommendation?
Pain management doctors will help you more than any other type of doctor. They deal with pain patients day in day out and keep up with the new treatments. I feel you would greatly benefit from seeing a PM doctor. Ask your doctor that released you to refer you.
What state do you live in? There may be another member from your area that has some recommendations on a good PM doctor in your area.
I live in San Diego, CA and would love a recommendation at this point.