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Old 05-13-2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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dangers of blood clots after surgery

Does anyone know how long you are in danger of developing a blood clot after prostate surgery? Did any of you wear support stockings and for how long?

Also, how many of you had a jp drain after surgery?

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Old 05-16-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: dangers of blood clots after surgery

I had a massive pulminary embolism 10 days after RP in 2006. Also had large blood clots in both legs 2 days after that which caused nerve damage in both of them.
Was wearing compression stockings when i left the hospital.
Still wear them and always will.
Everyone should discuss blood clots with their doctor before an operation.

 
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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Re: dangers of blood clots after surgery

I'm so sorry to hear about your problem!
What concerns me about my son is we have to fly 2 hours from the airport to our destination, then ride home by car for another hour. He is wearing compression stockings and has been since surgery May 10. Any suggestions?

 
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Re: dangers of blood clots after surgery

I was told not to sit or stay in the same position for long periods of time. As best you son can especially on the plane ride try and get up and walk around to keep the blood moving.
Keeping active as soon as possible after surgery always helps.
At home they had me trying to prop up my legs so they were higher than my heart when i was laying down.

Hoping for the best for your son.

 
Old 05-17-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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Re: dangers of blood clots after surgery

You have given me great pointers!

Thank you very much for your suggestions!

 
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