I have just been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis. Do I need to take blood thinners for the rest of my life?
Maybe not. If you have an unprovoked DVT and a family history of clotting, there is a very good chance that you have a thrombophilia. As dr. Hansen said, in that case you need to have blood tests to assess whether that is the case or not. If you have a thrombophilia, you may need to be on blood thinners for the rest of your life. On the other hand, if you have had your first episode of a DVT and there.
Depends. Mostly on location of the clot combined with your history, work up, family history. If it is a first clot in th caf with no other significant history no, .
No. If this is your first clot national guidelines recommend 6-12 months of blood thinner.