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Blood clots and Warfarin help please

(4 Posts)
Itsallabout Tue 23-Apr-13 09:18:50

I wondered if it was possible to still get blood clots if you are taking Warfarin?

Thank you

Madsometimes Tue 23-Apr-13 09:44:05

Yes it is. Warfarin reduces the risk of clots by increasing the time that blood takes to clot. So an INR of 2 means your blood takes twice the time to clot compared to an average person.

It doesn't eliminate clotting altogether, because that would probably kill you. It also doesn't thin the blood. Blood remains the same viscosity.

Itsallabout Tue 23-Apr-13 09:53:01

Thanks so much Mad, I kind of thought it was possible.

Think I need to go get my-self checked over.

Madsometimes Tue 23-Apr-13 10:48:46

Good luck. Hope you get the all clear.

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