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Could I have to be on blood thinners for life after a dvt?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: No
For a single event (first clot) the national standard is 6-12 months.
For a second event the standard is lifelong bloodthinner.

In brief: No
For a single event (first clot) the national standard is 6-12 months.
For a second event the standard is lifelong bloodthinner.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: Probably not
Although the recomendations for anticoagulation after the first episode of unprovoked DVT are that someone not be on blood thinners for life, it is possible that your doctor might recommend something different from that.
Everyone is different and the circumstances surrounding developing a DVT are sometimes unique. You doctor's recommendation will depend on your specific circumstances.

In brief: Probably not
Although the recomendations for anticoagulation after the first episode of unprovoked DVT are that someone not be on blood thinners for life, it is possible that your doctor might recommend something different from that.
Everyone is different and the circumstances surrounding developing a DVT are sometimes unique. You doctor's recommendation will depend on your specific circumstances.
Dr. Ted King
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