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Is it possible for Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent me from having a blood clot?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care

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There are few if any absolutes in medicine.
In certain circumstances like atrial fibrillation pulmonary embolus, and DVT can decrease but not totally eliminate the risk. However just taking Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent any blood clot may present greater risk of bleeding and not be helpful. Consult with your doctor, Coumadin (warfarin) can be very dangerous or lifesaving.

In brief: Only helps

There are few if any absolutes in medicine.
In certain circumstances like atrial fibrillation pulmonary embolus, and DVT can decrease but not totally eliminate the risk. However just taking Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent any blood clot may present greater risk of bleeding and not be helpful. Consult with your doctor, Coumadin (warfarin) can be very dangerous or lifesaving.
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