A 48-year-old male asked:
Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. is this safe to be on this..
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Radiology 48 years experience
Safer Than Not!: A recurrent pulmonary embolus could be fatal so i would suggest that the risk of bleeding associated with the warfarin is much lower than the risks of recurrent clot. Possible alternative would include placement of a filter in your ivc which has its' own possible complications.
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Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Warfarin duration: Depends upon the severity of your leg and lung blood clots , whether you have a family history of venous thrombosis, and whether the events were provoked by surgery or other factors or were spontaneous . Only your treating doctor can determine optimal duration of warfarin however . Warfarin, especially if well controlled , can be well tolerated throughout either long term or even lifelong.
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Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Warfarin: Its her risk-benefit ratio, and the reason that you are on the medication chronically is due to the history of any pulmonary embolism. I would discuss this with your primary care Dr. or hematologist.
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