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I am getting a total knee replacement on October 24, 2015. I

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I am getting a total knee replacement on October 24, 2015. I am scheduled to have a hormone replacement therapy pellet placed on October 13, 2015. The doctor told me it is safe to do that right before my surgery do you agree?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

with any surgery, there is an increased bed rest time and risk for blood clot

certain issues increase your risks for blood clot such as surgery, bed rest, smoking, birth control pills, obesity

your doctors should have told you that a hormone replacement pellet can slightly increase your future risks for blood clots.

your total knee replacement can also increase slightly your risks for blood clots.

so there is a small chance you could get a blood clot after these two procedures.

they are still safe to do, but there are small increased risks

have you talked to your doctor about these small risks for blood clot?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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