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if you have blood clots in the leg and lungs should you abstain from sex, currently on blood thinners for 2 months?

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Dr. Howard Greller
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No: Having a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism) and leg (deep venous thrombosis) shouldn't stop you from living your life, as long as you are appropriately being treated with the blood thinning medications. If you experience chest pain, or shortness of breath, you should stop and seek care immediately. Also, there is an increased bleeding risk, so keep it "simple.".

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