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

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. Read more...

What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin (warfarin). And today it was 4, 6. Usually around 1.5 have pancreatitis and blood clots

Prothrombin time. Pt and inr international normalized ratio are the personal chemical measures of response to coumadin-warfarin as a measure of the anticoagulation effects for example inr 2.5 - 3.5 is desired for a DVT or valve patient! Read more...

Blood clots in my leg and lung. So. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?

Tincture of time. You have developed a pulmonary embolism from a blood clot that forms in the legs (deep vein thrombosis). This complication is not uncommon in patients who are at prolonged bed rest or immobile. Treatment is with heparin and then coumadin (warfarin) to prevent development of new clots. The existing clots will be reabsorbed by the body, occasionally there are residual problems, but cannot be predicted ahead. Read more...
Anticoagulation. Anticoagulation with the Coumadin (warfarin) for 3-6 months is pretty much your best bet for treatment of those clots. I am guessing you were in the hospital at first and had overlapping injections for several days as well? Sometimes an inferior vena cava filter will be placed when there is some contraindication for anticoagulation, but other than that procedures aren't typically pursued. . Read more...