Hi Mary. I've had dvt since 86 so we are in the same boat. I don't think it ever 'goes away'. Mine was pretty severe and I always have trouble. Now I am overweight and don't think I can find support hose that would fit although I think it is time that I do something to help my symptoms. My leg swells and my shoe doesn't fit and it just gets tired and heavy. Mind you this was 13 years ago. My ankle is always black and nasty looking. My pants don't fit right because my leg is always so swollen. Haven't really seen a Dr. for a while. Suppose I better get with the program. My best friend just went to E.R. tonight for suspected clots in her leg and this has made reality come back to me and see how fragile our lives really are. Talk to me.