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You don't give enough details. Different things cause blood clots. I had one in my leg years ago. Didn't have to stay on warfrain. Now, I have AFlib. It's caused by uncontroled blood pressure and our diets. On warfrain the rest of my life. Watching what I eat - limit Vit K foods. I'm doing good!
Hi beni23kenz! Welcome to Drugs.com!
Different things can set up conditions in which you might experience blood clots such as birth control pills, being seated for too long with your feet flat on the floor, long airplane travel, etc. Some people have a predisposition for clotting. Tests can be performed to try to find out why you had a Pulmonary Embolism and/or if you're predisposed to this condition. I'm much older than you & had my PE when I was 52. I'm a woman whose mother had several episodes with PE's as well. So, there can be a bit of genetic influence too.
Good luck to you, beni23kenz! All the best!
from Wendy :)
Hi Beni... Liver Lips basically said everything I would say at this point... but you did seem to not finish your question... is there something else u would like to ask??? Take care of yourself on the Coumadin and with all that having a blood clot entails... Merry Christmas... pup
You need to see a hematologist. (S)he will order a long list of blood tests to determine if you have a blood disorder that predisposes you to form blood clots. Some of the tests should be: Total Iron Binding Capacity, PAI1PCR, MTHFR DNA Mutation by PCR, Factor V Leiden DNA by PCR, Protein S Activity, Protein C Activity, Factor VIII, and several others. I hope this helps.
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