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dvt 3 weeks after giving birth. help

(8 Posts)
Thumbwitch Sun 30-Jun-13 14:27:00

Presumably you've either been in hospital or still are - the doctors will treat you for the clot and give you warfarin, which is fine to have while breastfeeding.

My family has Factor V Leiden thrombophilia, and my Dad has had 3 DVTs - none have killed him, because he goes to the doctor when he has symptoms and gets treated. Despite having had 3 DVTs and being nearly 80, he's still not permanently on warfarin (although some people would be).

My sister and I both had to have clexane injections throughout our pregnancies, and whenever I fly I have it as well; plus we cannot use the normal OCP but have to use progesterone-only pills (if we bother).

It's a nuisance and I expect that you would be recommended for testing for thrombophilia (a tendency to make blood clots) - if no one suggests this to you, then please ask your GP to get you tested. It will help you to know so you can limit any future risk.

TracyK Sun 30-Jun-13 14:17:52

I went into hospital with mine. Ds was bout 4 weeks old. Was given warfarin and kept in for 3 or 4 days iirc. Could still bfeed while on warfarin, but couldn't get any scans.

cooper44 Sun 30-Jun-13 14:15:02

Hi what treatment are you on? I had a pulmonary embolism as a result of DVT.
You will be fine and very closely monitored I imagine.
As a result of mine I was first on warfarin then clexane through pregnancy. Now I have a baby aspirin each day for life. No other symptoms or side effects since.

Elibean Sat 29-Jun-13 13:56:42

Poor you, joanna0211, it sounds scary - last thing you need with a new lo.

Firstly, congratulations on the birth of your baby smile

Secondly, I don't know anyone who has died of a dvt, but I have seen a few people on MN over the years who've had one, been treated, and been fine. But it is scary, obviously.

Have you tried running a search on old messages? I'd do one for you, but have dd2 shouting...worth a try though, because I definitely remember women with the same problem in the past.

Hope the doctors are reassuring you - I imagine you are on blood thinners, and once you're being treated your risks go way down (at least, they do with a stroke, so I imagine similarly for a clot).

Good luck, will check back later x

yamsareyammy Sat 29-Jun-13 13:30:49

No, no experience.
Am partly bumping this for you.

What do the doctors say?

joanna0211marie Sat 29-Jun-13 13:27:15

Deep vein thrombosis- blood clot in the leg

yamsareyammy Sat 29-Jun-13 13:18:06

what is dvt?

joanna0211marie Sat 29-Jun-13 13:01:26

Im terrified of dying, has anyone else had this and how did treatment go etc

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