"Professional care for DVT"

About: Western General Hospital / Clinical haematology

(as the patient),

On a flight to London, I developed a DVT (blood clot in my leg). I struggled on, flew home, and only 2 days later went to my GP, who referred me to the Western General in Edinburgh, where a scan revealed the DVT. 4 days under observation, while medication took effect, then a period of blood testing at my GP, and a lifetime course of Warfarin.

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Response from Customer Relations and Feedback Team, NHS Lothian

Dear Luckybiker

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on Patient Opinion. It was fortunate that your DVT was diagnosed quickly and treated. I know it is not ideal to be on Warfarin for the rest of your life but hopefully it will prevent further issues and keep you well.