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Hello, I had an ovarian cyst the size of a melon 6 months ago, it was 27 x 20 cms and I looked 9 months pregnant. The cyst was pressing on blood vessels in my back, blocking the blood flow and the result was a very swollen left leg and clots to my lungs. These showed up on a CT scan, I had no symptoms, except discomfort in my HUGE leg. I had surgery in November, cyst removal and a TAH in case cancer was present. It wasn't and I had my post op meeting with my surgeon this week. No more treatment so I am thrilled! He wasn't prepared to confirm that I should stop the apixaban though, "the physicians put you on it, so I don't feel well placed to tell you to stop." I don't want to seem ungrateful but.......I want to get back to where I was now!!
The swelling in my leg went down within days of the operation and I feel good but I can't ride my horse or do stuff I used to for fear of a fall or other injury. Should I just stop it? I have another 4 weeks supply which I am willing to finish but hope that I can stop after that! I have been told the clots just disperse, is nearly 6 months long enough? (The hospital don't do further CT scans it seems, they just expect clots to dissolve over time.)
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