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    Old 02-16-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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    how long does it take to dissolve blood clot

    how long does it take to dissolve blood clotin the lung? My husands in the hospital, they gave him heparin for for 5 days then put him on oral coumadin.they havent ran any test except blood work on him all that time. is that normal?

     
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    Old 02-25-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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    Re: how long does it take to dissolve blood clot

    Hi, I'm 25 and had a PE as well 6 months ago... They five you Heprin to help try to dissolve the blood clot, and Coumadin to keep the blood thin so prevent future clots, and to help the body naturally dissolve the clot on it's own..

    The time it takes varies, but could be weeks, or months.. When you are first on Coumadin and have recently taken Heprin, they have to check the blood every 6-12 hours (varies) to check to make sure it's not too thin, etc.. So yes the constant blood work is normal..

    As for after the hospital, if the clot was surgery related, he'll probably be on Coumadin for 6 months.. He'll probably have blood work twice a week, then once a week, then usually every 2 weeks to check INR (Thickness and clotting times)....

    I hope this info has helped.. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

     
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    Re: how long does it take to dissolve blood clot

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    they havent ran any test except blood work on him all that time. is that normal?
    Are you sure they haven't? They should be checking his INR quite frequently, as well as testing him for any type of clotting disorder.

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