How to Prevent Blood Clots After Surgery?

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Can the compression stockings really work?
Yes, the compression stockings work to prevent DVT, the blood clot in the legs. When the blood clot is built in the leg vein, it may move to lung and obstruct the blood flow, cause serious problem. However, in some cases, doctors need to prescribe blood thinner to prevent blood clot from each part of the body.
I don't think it is still ok to take the aspirin just after surgery. Take it after your doctor's confirmation.
As always, post surgery medication should follow prescription. Aspirin can't be taken before surgery, because it works to interfere with blood clotting and may cause excessive bleeding during surgery. Post surgery, it's used in many cases to prevent blood clot. As said, it's post surgery, doctors will tell you what to take.
Can the compression stockings really work?
Yes, the compression stockings work to prevent DVT, the blood clot in the legs. When the blood clot is built in the leg vein, it may move to lung and obstruct the blood flow, cause serious problem. However, in some cases, doctors need to prescribe blood thinner to prevent blood clot from each part of the body.
I don't think it is still ok to take the aspirin just after surgery. Take it after your doctor's confirmation.
As always, post surgery medication should follow prescription. Aspirin can't be taken before surgery, because it works to interfere with blood clotting and may cause excessive bleeding during surgery. Post surgery, it's used in many cases to prevent blood clot. As said, it's post surgery, doctors will tell you what to take.
My mother just had some blood clots removed from her right calf, it is been about a week since the procedure and she feels shortness of breath and rapid heart rate, she has a follow up appointment this week but is this normal?  She is on new medication for this so we thought it might be the medication...
This is typical for pulmonary embolism. The possible reason is that the embolism in the leg runs to the lung via blood circulation. If the symptoms persist, go to the ER ASAP.
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