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I have has blood clots 2 times. 1st time I had over 30 of them

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I have has blood clots 2 times. 1st time I had over 30 of them in both lungs with no signs of them being DVT first. Doctors thought it was from chest trauma( I has a skateboard accident and slammed my chest). 1 year later to the day I had a few blood clots in 1 lung and they found 1 DVT in my right calve. I HATE taking Warfarin everyday for years now for it makes me go numb in limbs when I sleep, I have no protection from the sun and I now have a 50/50% chance at best of NOT having a stroke. Is this going to be my condition for life or is there a better way ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

I can help you today.

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

Hello

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

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JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

anyone here ?

Dr. Rick :

hi

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

whats next

Dr. Rick :

Warfarin is the best treatment for you. The other, more invasive option, is to have a umbrella placed into your inferior vena cava to catch clots

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

so im gong to be like this for life unless they can figure out why im haviong clots ?

Dr. Rick :

yup.

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

i have had so many blood test's with no answer

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

any other idea's ?

Dr. Rick :

I know....how did the ones with the THC turn out?

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

not good at all

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

no answer

Dr. Rick :

I think you are getting state of the art treatment for clots....as you know a large clot to the lungs can be fatal....not worth messing with.

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

just no known case like mine

Dr. Rick :

sorry about that.

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

ok

Dr. Rick :

Are you still working on the RK question too?

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

yes

Dr. Rick :

ok. Anything else I can help you with on this question?

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

any answer why i still have TCH ?

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

no

Dr. Rick :

Way out of my area of expertise, sorry :(

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

ok

JACUSTOMER-3100l26v- :

thank you

Dr. Rick :

Ok.....I'll jump back over to the RK question then...it has been a pleasure chatting with you

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