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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Internal Jugular Vein Clot

05/14/2010

Question:

How dangerous is a clot in the internal jugular vein. what prevents it from moving while blood thinners take time to do their work?

Answer:

The risk of the clot going to the lungs is low, although it can happen. Most people do well on blood thinners.

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Response by:

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