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Hi all, I'm new to the group. I'm a 49 yr old, previously fit male who had recently been tested for Factor V Leiden as both my sons have this and developed DVT's (in their 20's). By coincidence, before I got my positive results last year I felt pain in my right calf after a long haul flight. I was scanned for a DVT but this was negative. I returned to the hospital two weeks later when my calf swelled slightly and my d Dimer test was positive but still no DVT was found. I am still waiting for my vascular appointment. My health declined over a two month period and I visited my doctor weekly and kept being given medicine for gastric reflux.
I was rushed to hospital last week as a was in pain and couldn't breathe where a CT scan showed a clot in my left lung and several smaller ones in my right. I also had a chest infection.
I have started taking Rivaroxaban and I'm resting - my sons have tried warfarin and Rivaroxaban and the latter seemed to have less side effects.
I thought I knew enough not to get caught out but I've learnt I should have been more persistent and kept presenting at A+E as I should have taken more responsibility for my own health.
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