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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Arthrotec for treatment of thrombosis



i was dignosed with thrombosis, the venous doppler showed a clot in one of the small varicose veins on the inner part of lower leg. no DVT was seen. in 1999 i was treated for same condition, at that time i was given a regiment of fragmin and warfarin for 2-3 weeks. This time i was given Arthrotec for 2 weeks and told to rest my leg. Will this fix my problem or only delay it from happening again.


From what you described, there does not seem an indication for full dose anticoagulation with heparin and coumadin. I cannot determine whether you will have a recurrence, but the treatment is appropriate.

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Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University