DVT on the left leg?

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Needle feeling, also like ripping skin, or thorn imbedded in left shin

Knee replacement 6 days ago, female, 74, 215 lbs. cancer survivor lymphodema in left leg, afib treated with eloquis, flecinide twice daily,  thyroid treated, blood pressure treated, depression  treated

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Your symptoms are caused by deep vein thrombosis. You need to take eliquis to relieve the clot. Also, you need to have lower extremity vascular ultrasound scans regularly.

DVT occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis signs and symptoms can include:

  • Swelling in the affected leg. Rarely, there's swelling in both legs.
  • Pain in your leg. The pain often starts in your calf and can feel like cramping or soreness.
  • Red or discolored skin on the leg.
  • A feeling of warmth in the affected leg.

According to your signs and symptoms, it might be DVT. You can take an ultrasound, CT or MRI scan to confirm the cause.