... fit 50 year old with a BMI of 23.My INR took 12mg/day to stabilize at the required level.My query is am I at risk of another one? should I be taking something stronger than aspirin as a preventative measure? thank you, Liz Tong
Hi Atherly; Normally after a DVT, the Docs dissolve all detected clots in the system and then put you on an anticoagulant to prevent the recurrence of clots. If the medication you have been prescribed is 'baby aspirin', then it is possible that your medical advisor believes that you had a one-off DVT. Since I have been put on 'WARFARIN" since a DVT in 2008 (I was 56), I find it easy to titrate the dosage so that PT-INR reading is within the limits. It would be a good idea for you to meet up with a Hematologist for more advice.
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