Maple Heights, OH
A 36-year-old female asked:
Is there anything i can do to help dissolve a blood clot in my portal vein? i am taking warfarin, allergic to heparin, & clot is delaying my surgery.
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Lerneranswered
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
No: You are doing everything correctly, assuming your inr is therapeutic. No form of anti coagulation has proven better than another for portal vein thombosis.
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Dr. Gregory Spitzanswered
39 years experience
Stay on meds: Your body will reabsorb a clot if it can although this is not always possible. Staying on anticoagulants will keep clot from propagating.
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimahanswered
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Not in chronic: Usually after few weeks of portal vein thrombosis there is nothing to do except taking warfarin . In acute cases within first two weeks a physician can place intra arterial catheter in your mesenteric (intestinal) artery and infuse t-pa ( clot buster) and that may help but really it is not the standard of care in most places in the country.
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Last updated Aug 28, 2020
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