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My friend is in the hospital with a blood clot in her lung. She has beent she be responding to the blood thinners by now, what's going to happen now?

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Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Should be fine!

The second one forms a clot the body starts to break down.
The blood thinners only prevent more clots from forming. The question is where did it come from. Does your friend use birth control pills? Any other risk factors need to be determined. The clot will resolve over time and she will need to be on blood thinners for sometime. Look at accp guideline for dvt/pe. New medications out there.

In brief: Should be fine!

The second one forms a clot the body starts to break down.
The blood thinners only prevent more clots from forming. The question is where did it come from. Does your friend use birth control pills? Any other risk factors need to be determined. The clot will resolve over time and she will need to be on blood thinners for sometime. Look at accp guideline for dvt/pe. New medications out there.
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