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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Arthrotec for treatment of thrombosis

06/30/2008

Question:

i was dignosed with thrombosis, the venous doppler showed a clot in one of the small varicose veins on the inner part of lower leg. no DVT was seen. in 1999 i was treated for same condition, at that time i was given a regiment of fragmin and warfarin for 2-3 weeks. This time i was given Arthrotec for 2 weeks and told to rest my leg. Will this fix my problem or only delay it from happening again.

Answer:

From what you described, there does not seem an indication for full dose anticoagulation with heparin and coumadin. I cannot determine whether you will have a recurrence, but the treatment is appropriate.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University