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A study that looked at 2000 people with DVTs found that those who only had one episode of blood clot formation could stay on warfarin for a limited time period of 3 to 6 months.
Here is a link to the articles that discuss this issue (they are a bit technical :(
Title: Annals of Internal Medicine
Author: Douketis JD et al. The risk for fatal pulmonary embolism after discontinuing anticoagulant therapy.
2007 Dec 4;147(11):766-74
Title: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Author: Lloyd NS et al. Anticoagulant prophylaxis to prevent asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis: systematic review and meta-analysis.
2008 6(3):405-414 doi:10.1111/j.1538-7836.2007.02847.x
You, however, have had two clots. The research doesn't really discuss your particular problem. With the advent of a second DVT it is likely that you have a clotting disorder. If you have not done so already I suggest you have a complete workup by a hematologist and then, after this workup, discuss with her whether or not you need to be on blood thinners for life.
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