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My husband leads quite a sedentary life. We work from home, watch TV and then go to bed! (I do all the running around!) My husband is incredibly over weight, he lives his food. He also has gout, arthritis and high blood pressure.

For many years with the gout he has suffered with swelling in his feet, but recently (3/4 years) he gets a lot of pain in his knees. Now we'd just put this down to the arthritis and weight. 2 days ago about an inch below his knee, started to swell, quite badly. He's taken cocodamol, doesn't seem to be doing anything. I started googling and think (paranoia maybe) that he may have DVT. Now it's Sunday night, gp will be open tomorrow.... Do I panic more and get him to the hospital tonight, or leave it until the morning.... I'm getting very concerned now....he's a very very stubborn man!!! Any advice would be greatly received, thank you

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Hi ShuterSR

I have had 2 DVT s and I Ann absolutely paranoid about them.

My calves were hot and red and the pain when I stood up and put weight on it was excruciating.

These are not to be messed with so if you are at all concerned call an out of hours service or go to A @ E . DVT s can be very dangerous if left untreated.

However you can. Also get gout in any joint and symptoms are quite similar hot and red and painful.

But like I said don't mess about any concerns straight to A&E.

Hope all

Ok.

Take care.

Crusee

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He's never had got pain in his knee, this just seems so different compared to what he's had before.... I've got a gut feeling about this. I think I've convinced him to go to the gp now.

Thank you for replying Crusee

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You're welcome.

Just hope its not a DVT.and he will be ok soon,

Just make sure he gets to that GP.

Crusee

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He's off to see the gp today. How do they test for DVT and will he be hospitalised? Also how is it treated?

You can tell I'm new to this!!

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Hi ShuterSR

I was sent to outpatients where they did a scan on my leg to establish where the clot was.

I then had course of heparin injections approx 10 or 12. These were in the tummy but are not painful. I had to do my own after the first one rather than go to hospital everyday.

I was them put on warfarin for 3 months . But then I had a further DVT in my other leg and so I am back on warfarin for life.

Hope all will be ok let me know how it goes.

Crusee

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I Hope he got looked over. It is best in my opinion to keep moving, can you get a nurse or therapist to your home? Even 10 minute slow walks help. Does his Dr. Have compression stockings for him?

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