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ive had a blood clot in my lung for almost a year now im on

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ive had a blood clot in my lung for almost a year now im on a blood thinner and my doctor says there is no other way of getting rid of it i want to know is any thing i can do please help sign greg
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Brims replied 5 years ago.

Dr Brims :

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Dr Brims :

What blood thinner are you on?

Customer:

warfarin

Dr Brims :

Why do you want an alternative?

Customer:

well are you there

Dr Brims :

Why do you want an alternative?

Dr Brims :

Is it helping?

Customer:

cause im 39 and i cant move around that much i cant take walks like i use to

Dr Brims :

The only other options are surgery, which is quite risky and reserved for life threatening situations

Customer:

so that means im gonna have this for the rest of my live

Dr Brims :

No, the clot should shrink and you should not have to take it forever

Customer:

they say its the same size since july of last year and i have to be on it for the rest of my life

Dr Brims :

I see, if it is not shrinking you still need to be on a blood thinner

Customer:

yes i know and know i have a murmur and it really kills me not in that sence doc

Dr Brims :

I am sorry to hear that

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

yes im here it really sucks fore give me you know im willing to take the risk of getting rid of this blood clot surgery it might help a little

Dr Brims :

Surgery may help

Customer:

but my doctor says there is no way and i think hes wrong

Dr Brims :

What type of doctor is he?

Customer:

im sorry i for got

Dr Brims :

Okay, then you may consider seeing another doctor, like a pulmonologist

Customer:

thank you well see what happens

Dr Brims :

You're welcome

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