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Hi I had a previous dvt last year after I broke my ankle. I

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Hi
I had a previous dvt last year after I broke my ankle.
I am wanting to become pregnant, do I need to take anything? Am I high risk for another? I have test negative for clotting disorders.
Thanks

Hi,

Are you currently taking any medicines?

Any history of previous childbirth or this is your first time to get pregnant?

Are your periods regular?

Heavy and painful bleeding?

 

 

Thanks dear.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi,


first child


i have had a history of heavy, irregular spotting.


no medicines, no birth control

Hi,
Thanks for providing more information.

 

If you have had a history of DVT - deep venous thrombosis,unforutunately, yes pregnancy would put you at risk because the pregnancy hormones promote clot formation.

But that is without treatment.

If you have a preconception counselling visit with your ob gyn, they can actually start you on the newer heparin type medications to reduce your chance of developing a clot which will allow you to carry a pregnancy to full term with minimal risk.

So pregnancy is not contraindicated; you just have to be on medication, ideally before you conceive.

 

 

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