Re: how long to dissolve blood clots on coumadin
Sueso is correct; anticoagulants such as Coumadin/Lovenox/Heparin don't dissolve blood clots. They help your body to dissolve clots on its own, and can keep new clots from forming.
Sueso, I've never heard of a blood clot calcifying. I did a little Googling and I found information on blood vessels calcifying, but not the clots themselves. So I couldn't say for sure.
That being said, I have a clot behind my knee that's most likely permanent. Apparently it never completely dissolved five years ago, and was assumed to be gone once I felt fine after treatment. Now it's embedded into the vein and won't ever dissolve. Kinda scary.
Last edited by forevermoody; 11-14-2007 at 08:07 PM.