A 44-year-old female asked:
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spent 2 days in icu with blood clots in both lungs. on blood thinner. dr said will take 4-6 weeks to dissolve. does this mean the clots can move still?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: They've found a home. They're not going anywhere. And they can't hurt you anymore. It's 'the next one" that can be dangerous. That's the reason for the blood thinner. Your natural defenses will dissolve those nasty blood clots - just give it time.
Answered on Apr 28, 2015
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Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: Which blood thinner are you using? Activity level and general information should be given by your physician. Please contact your doctor to get specific answers. A lot depends on where the clots are and how big they are. Please make sure you have a good understanding of what is going on. Do not take chances!
Answered on Oct 5, 2014
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