Tuesday, May 14, 2019


My doctor put me on 15mg of Xarelto twice a day for 21 days to get rid of the clots. He said after that he'll switch me to a lower dose to make sure I don't get more. Apparently cancer can cause clots.

6/7/19 Oops! I never published this entry. I must've hit save by accident instead.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Clot CT

These are the results of my clot CT.  I'll have to see what my oncologist wants to do. He mentioned anticoagulant meds but I don't know if it's pills, injections or what. My next scheduled appointment is on Monday.

There is adequate opacification of IVC and abdominal and pelvic venous structures. There is confirmed thrombus within the right common iliac vein which is near totally occlusive but not totally occlusive and extending into the right internal iliac vein which shows totalocclusion. The thrombus within the common iliac extends for a length of approximately 8.2cm. These veins are enlarged due to thrombosis which is probably acute to subacute. Thrombus extends just into the origin of the right external iliac. The external iliac is otherwise opacified without evidence of filling defect. Common femoral, profunda femoral veins are patent without filling defect. No filling defects noted within the right iliac vein. Renal veins appear unremarkable.

Monday, May 6, 2019

CT scan results

I had another CT scan on May 2. The results showed the tumor is shrinking but also shows a possible clot in my hip. I get to have another CT tomorrow to find out for sure.

 There is radiopaque matter extending over the pelvic organs. This includes the uterus and bilateral adnexal masses. Bilateral adnexal masses have decreased in size. That on the right measures 4.6 x 3.4 cm, previously 5.9 x 4.9 cm. That on the left measures 6.1 x 4.0 cm, previously 7.8 x 6.2 cm. There is calcification along the anterior peritoneal cavity just to the left of the midline. Colon is decompressed. Radiopaque matter extends along the left paracolic region and into the pelvic region. There is suggestion of a 5 cm filling defect within the right common iliac vein which is enlarged. This stenosis not appear to be totally occlusive but appears likely to represent thrombus. There may be extension into the right internal iliac vein.