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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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I just recently had gastric sleeve surgery. I was up waking

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I just recently had gastric sleeve surgery. I was up waking about a hr after surgery. My Dr gave me heparin before and after surgery. I had compression pumps on when I was in bed I was waking every 2-3hrs the first 24hrs and been remaining active. I'm on lovenox 40mg daily and wear compression stockenings. What are the chance of developing a blood clot and how long do I have to worry about developing one?
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Customer: O ok
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Customer: My mom had similar surgery 5 yrs ago and developed a PE 26 days post op and past away
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok great
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

The usual protocol is to continue the Lovenox for two weeks to four weeks and then quit. It depends a lot on someone's overall health before surgery. So long as someone remains active, there is not nearly as much chance of developing clots. The length of time can vary from individual to individual depending on their health before surgery and how active they are after surgery. I'm sorry about your mother, but that doesn't necessarily have any bearing on your own risk of a blood clot.

Please let me know if you have additional questions.

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