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Your husband will also be prescribed medication that helps prevent blood clots.
So, taking estrogen-containing CHCs increases the body's estrogen levels, and therefore increases the risk of a blood clot.
Most patients are on blood thinners for two to four weeks, since blood clot risk doesn't disappear once you leave the hospital.
Kate was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with a blood clot on her lung - also known as a pulmonary embolism - and a deep vein thrombosis in her leg.
A blood clot of known cause, with the cause now eliminated, within the previous two years
This conservative treatment failed and therefore surgery for blood clot evacuation and cystorrhaphy seemed necessary.
For every hour spent sitting, the risk of a blood clot increases by 10 per cent and there are around 60,000 potentially fatal blood clots recorded in Britain each year.
Dr Hosni says that a patient who has just had a total knee replacement (TKR) should spend at least ten days in hospital, in case he develops a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the leg.
A complication can occur in some cases where part of the blood clot breaks off and travels to the lung.
It turns out he had a blood clot in his arm so he is going to be out for a number of months.
Of 562 complaints reviewed by Bloomberg News, the vast majority of users alleged the patch caused deep-vein thrombosis, or blood clots in the legs, and pulmonary embolisms, or blood clots in the lungs.
Some people who develop blood clots deep in leg veins receive plain heparin, which can prevent subsequent, sometimes-deadly clots.