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Unprovoked pulmonary embolism. Small low burden. Been on thinners for 4 months absolutely NO risk factors. Should I come off?

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Dr. David Fox
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In brief: It depends

A pulmonary embolus triggered by surgery or a mild risk factor such as estrogen therapy, long-distance travel, non-surgical hospital stay may be treated for 3 months, rather than 6 or 12 months.
A pulmonary embolus that was unprovoked is treated for 6 to 12 months or long-term. You should consult with your doctor for a specific recommendation. Good luck. David Fox, MD, FACS www.foxvein.com

In brief: It depends

A pulmonary embolus triggered by surgery or a mild risk factor such as estrogen therapy, long-distance travel, non-surgical hospital stay may be treated for 3 months, rather than 6 or 12 months.
A pulmonary embolus that was unprovoked is treated for 6 to 12 months or long-term. You should consult with your doctor for a specific recommendation. Good luck. David Fox, MD, FACS www.foxvein.com
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