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Blood clots in the leg and liver - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my ex husband has been diagnosed with blood clots in his legs and his liver is only functions at 1/2
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   may i know his age ?
User :   he is 48 non smoker, non drinker and is a long haul truck driver
Doctor :   liver disorders can reduce the production of clotting factors needed for clottinf regulation
User :   he has two clots one in each leg
Doctor :   and hence can result in clotting disorders
Doctor :   also his occupation as a driver, puts him in a same position with immobolisation for a lon time during driving
Doctor :   long time i meant
User :   he is resigning in the morning. Can this liver issue be reversed?
Doctor :   hence this increases his risk of clots even more
Doctor :   has liver functions been tested and a ultrasound of the liver done ?
Doctor :   if they are done, and they turn out to be normal, then no issues
Doctor :   the condition can be reversed
Doctor :   by anticoagulation for about 3-5 months
User :   not sure. he has had a dye test and he has had a great deal of blood tests done. his cell count is way off. and he said he was very tired all the time and has lost alot of muscle tone
Doctor :   that is seen with liver disease
User :   ok thank you very much for your help
Doctor :   you are most welcome
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