Hello there. I thought I would post to get some insight.
Since the beginning of last month, I have had a constant fear of DVT. It started when I felt fluttering sensations down my right calf. I tried to avoid it all, but I then noticed a swollen bruise and vein in the back of my calf, along with some light blue surface veins emerging. I freaked! I ran to the ER, and the doctor said "that isn't a DVT, it is a blood clot, but a superficial one. Just go look it up"
I should not have followed his advice. I freaked out when I seen the results, as DVT could have been a possibility. There was never swelling, redness, or intense pain, but I was still panicking terribly.
Fast forward two weeks, and the bruise is gone, the light veins still remain, and I am still uneasy. I was lying in bed and felt my left thigh, and it felt lumpy. I am overweight, so I thought it was just fat. I look down, and there is another bruise, with a bulging blue vein. Again, I went into overdrive, panicking like crazy, and ran to the ER.
I begged for a ultrasound, but the doctor would not authorize it as she said it is just a varicose vein caused by weight and to calm down. Since, I have found another vein on the same thigh, though it is not bulging, just blue. There is also discomfort on that leg along with a little gap or crease of sorts, but everyone tells me it is all in my mind. I can't sleep, I can't function, I am just a total mess. I can't go back to the doctor as I got my answer, and have no insurance to see a GP. I keep hearing there needs to be intense pain and swelling and redness is what I should be worried about, and to calm down and go live. I am such a mess. Every single pain or light soreness I feel immediately becomes associated, and I am at my wits end. No one seems to be listening, and I just want to curl up and cry. I have had the roughest emotional year of my entire life with the loss of my mother (who was my HA coach of sorts), and don't know what to do.
That last doc I seen said I need therapy, but I am just sitting, wasting away in worry, worried about having a PA at any time. I shouldn't have googled, but when I google, I don't just look for symptoms, I look for stories of survivors so I can see what they went through. Soreness was one and so was visable veins - varicose, and I am a 100% mess.