am I to develop one while on a blood thinner? Can anything be done if I do get another one? My PT is kept around 3 since I am at high risk for clots. Just a fyi.
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My research shows the use of a blood thinner as being the primary tool listed for both prevention of and treatment for a pulmonary embolism.
Under the heading of "Pulmonary Embolism", Wikipedia lists "Anticoagulation" as item #1 under "Treatment".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonary_ ... oagulation
Of course, we know that prevention is definitely to be preferred over treatment. So, under the heading of "Prevention", The Mayo Clinic's article also lists the use of an anticoagulant as item #1 on its list. But, it does add several others that may also help.
You'll probably want to review the Mayo article's list if you don't know all of those items already. You may be able to implement some of them into your personal lifestyle and thus lower your risk. It also makes a person feel good if they see that their doctor has already advised them about those things. If in doubt about the use or validity of any of them for your individual circumstances, however, you should always ask your doctor.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pulmon ... prevention
I'm just a non-professional with an above-average amount of medical research in his layman's background, but HTH.
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