4 doctors weighed in:
For how long do I need to be on blood thinners?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: UNKNOWN
The duration of blood thinners varies based on the reason for which they were started.
For example, patients with an intial venous blood clot in the leg could result in blood thinners for 6 months. Patients with certain cardiac problems such as a valve replacement could require blood thinners for life.

In brief: UNKNOWN
The duration of blood thinners varies based on the reason for which they were started.
For example, patients with an intial venous blood clot in the leg could result in blood thinners for 6 months. Patients with certain cardiac problems such as a valve replacement could require blood thinners for life.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Thank
Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
In brief: Until you and your
Treating physician decide it is time to stop.
Why are you on blood thinners.? Is this the first time? Have other family members had similar problems? How serious was your problem? Alot depends on man y things.

In brief: Until you and your
Treating physician decide it is time to stop.
Why are you on blood thinners.? Is this the first time? Have other family members had similar problems? How serious was your problem? Alot depends on man y things.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors