A 42-year-old female asked:
Read that pe's are almost always present with dvt. I have non occlusive throm behind left knee, no symp. Can taking xarelto also treat pe's if presnt?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Siegel answered
37 years experience in Pulmonology
X does treat PE ; DV: According to your history you do not have a deep vein thrombosis nor a pulmonary embolus and therefore use of xarelto in your case would only risk bleeding complications. Xarelto inhibits one of the coagulation proteins. Would suggest working with your doctor to check for deep vein thrombosis with venous doppler and lung scan for pulmonary embolus before considering xarelto or use of anticoagulant.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!