Hi and thanks for posting.
I am so sorry to hear about this blood clot that happened shortly after surgery. It is rather unfortunate that the treating doctor forgot to investigate this.
What specific blood thinner is she using? If it is warfarin
, then it is a contra indicated drug to take in pregnancy
as this has been linked with developmental abnormalities. It is only considered when the benefits are way higher than the risks.Please, make available this information to your OBGYN
I don't understand why she has been on this drug for so long. Treatment is often short and more so because the cause of the clot was known. lifelong treatments are for persons with recurrent clots without any clear know cause to it. Please, ask the doctor what are the specific reasons for still continuing with the medications at this point.
I hope this helps and provides ample information for you to act on. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for follow up questions if need be. I wish your sister well. I honestly wish that she makes it amongst those who take this drug during pregnancy and have no problems.
Dr. Ditah, MD