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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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I have a deep vein thrombosis in my right leg since late

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I have a deep vein thrombosis in my right leg since late January. It came from swollen lymph nodes due to prostate cancer diagnosed for 6 months as shingles.
Anyway I've been on Fragmin since then and I think I'm getting bowel bleeding. I'm awaiting a colonoscopie. I'm 80 The leg feels fine. I wear a tight stosking and am quite active. Could I be taking too much Fragmin ?

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How much bleeding do you have and when did it start?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
About week ago I noticed red in the water under the stools which were loose. Like if I drink too much beet juice. I went to the hospital emergency who did a finger exam and pretty well ruled out colon cancer. Should I reduce the Fragmin ?

Yes, I think if you were my patient I would recommend you decrease the fragmin

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