Quick question... How long before the swelling goes away. I was diagnosed with a DVT in my thigh 5 weeks ago today. After I noticed the swelling I immediately went to the emergency room where they confirmed I had a DVT. The hematologist put me on heparin and 2 days later put in a vena cava filter. 5 days after I innitially was diagnosed, the doc switched me over to coumadin then I was released to go home 2 days later. That was 4 weeks ago but my leg is still swelling to double size if I am up more than an hour or two. I lie back down an it takes about 6 hours for my leg to return to normal size. I wear thigh high Jobst. Anyone have a similar experience that can tell me how long I can expect the swelling to go on? My hematologist doesn't seem to be too alarmed. He ordered a second ultra-sound and extensive blood as a precaution. My concern other than the swelling is the fact that I have already missed a month of work and cannot go back until the swelling goes away. My company has disability insurance but I am getting tired of staring at the ceiling!