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What is the treatment for deep vein thrombosis?

I am a 26 year old woman with one diagnosis of a DVT on December 1. I was on birthcontrol and was in a big boot due to a torn tendon. I was in the hospital for 3 days and was allowed out once I was able to use Lovenox. I was on (I think) 7 mg for a week. Since then I have been going between 4 mg and 5 mg of warfarin. As of right now, I am on 4 mg, 5mg, 5 mg, repeat. I was wondering how long I may need to continue this. I am no longer on bc and my tendon has healed completely. The warfarin does not seem to be regulating my blood I am basically always at 1.7 or above 3.
Fri, 8 Jul 2016
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If the anti coagulants are not working to their desired effect., then other alternative is surgery, open or endo thrombectomy through dormia basket.Your doctor can advise you better.
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General Surgeon Dr. Pawan Kumar Goyal 's  Response
DVT is to be treated by anti coagulants like enoxaparin,warfarin.INR has to be monitored daily.For it's effectiveness I N R has to be one and a half to two times from its normal. It may take 6-12 weeks for recanalization of veins.
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