Im going to intestine surgery for colonrectal cancer but I get blod clots in right legs they stop me they stop me to surgery but i dont hav such time how can i recover my blood clots as soon as possible? or whats ur opinion abt ivc filter will u prefer it?
5 Apr 2012
Blood clots take a while to be absorbed by the body. What medication are you on for the DVTs? You should discuss with your doctorS what your options are, especially with the cancer aspect. You could have a temporary IVC filter placed to protect you during and after the surgery. However, you must make sure that you have it REMOVED. This is a major issue, so do not forget to have it removed. Your other option is a permanent IVC filter. This means you will be on Warfarin, Arixtra, Lovenox, or Xarelto for the rest of your life. Do you know how you got your DVTs? If not, you need to see a Hematologist right away. He will be a very important part of your team when you are talking with the surgeon. Make sure that these two docs are talking to one another even if you have to facilitate the conversation. What type of doctors have you been seeing?
5 Apr 2012
I am so sorry to hear of your conditions. I think this decision will depend on what your doctor says. I assume the surgeon knows about the blood clots doesn't he/she? If not be sure they know of any health problems you have before you have the surgery done. They have meds to break up clots so that may be an option for you, but you really need to discuss this with your doctor. None of us are qualified to give you a good answer as most are not medical professionals, just people suffering with one conditon or another. Good luck to you, & I hope all turns out well for you...
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