A 79-year-old female asked:
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mom fell caused brain bleed 2+ months ago. now has dvt distal peroneal. treatment options? blood thinners cause more brain bleeding? mom is 79 yrs

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
IVC filter? I don't: know if ur mom is prone to falling & brain bleeds; if so, anticoagulants (blood thinners) r not a good idea - it increases the risk of a fatal brain bleed shd she fall again in the future. A better option may be an IVC filter (Greenfield filter) which will trap DVTs & keep it from getting to the lungs; however it tends to cause swelling in the legs (side effect may be wrse than cure). TTYD 4 advic
Answered on Sep 12, 2015
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