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Unread 01-30-2002, 08:30 AM
Previous blood clots (dvt) now on medication to thin blood

Has any one out there been on blood thinners because of dvt's prior to having TAH. I was told I will have to stop the blood thinners prior to surgery Feb. 11 th then start them after the surgery. Any one been through this? Any information would be great!!

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Unread 01-30-2002, 10:49 AM
Previous blood clots (dvt) now on medication to thin blood

Cathi, you might want to consider posting this one on the post-op board as well, I'm pretty sure some of the sisters over there have posted having DVT's, or maybe look up "blood clot" of "dvt" on the search for specific past threads.
Good Luck with your upcoming surgery. I think almost all people on coumadin or heparin must stop before surgery. Even BCP's and many many other meds are stopped well before surgery.
And to all the pre-op sisters-----to help prevent, remember to do your leg excersises, point and flex your feet etc etc and deep breathe and cough regularly to avoid blood clots and post-op pneumonia, no matter how bad you feel. I forced myself to, by doing the excerises given to me at my preop. I did notice though the staff doesnt remind you to do that, so it's up to you (well in some places maybe)
Good Luck again !!
Unread 01-30-2002, 01:13 PM

I am 8 weeks post op (tvh) and have been taking blood thinners for 7 years now.
I was put into hospital on the sunday Dec 2nd, and was operated on the Wednesday Dec 5th. I was put in early to be taken off Warfarin (blood thinner) and to be placed on Heparin. They will check your blood levels daily to make sure they are right for the surgery, if they arent right they will put off your surgery for the next day or until they are right.
Are you going to have a general or what, they wanted to do a spinal on me but couldnt find the space between the bones. So I ended up having a general.
After surgery they kept me on Heparin till my Warfarin levels came up to the right level. So at a stage I was taking my med's (warfarin) and also getting Heparin through an IV. They doubled my dose of warfarin the first couple of days.
I was out of hospital the 8th Dec, so all up around a week I was in the hospital.
Needless to say I came through the surgery with flying colours, every day I feel better and better.

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