Is this common
14 Jan 2012
Regardless of what anticoagulant you are taking, it is possible to get a DVT, PE, or both. It is one of the side effects that happen after surgery. The anticoagulant is used to reduce the risk of getting the DVT or PE. Have you had any more DVT's or PE's? If so, I would recommend that you see a hematologist so that they can test your blood.
A PE stands for pulmonary embolism. This is a blood clot(s) that travels to your lungs and blocks the main artery of the lung or one or more of it branches.
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Trying to find a drug that reduces pain during total knee replacement; sounds like Anster or Amstar?
drug name used by surgical nurse - pain reduced until the "Amster/Anstar" wears off after surgery
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