Deep Vein Thrombosis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my deep vein thrombosis?
  • What is the treatment for this blood clot? Medicine? Surgery?
  • Am I at risk for pulmonary embolism?
  • Am I at risk for having another blood clot in the future?
  • Do I need to take an anticoagulant to prevent blood clots? For how long?
  • Do I need to make any lifestyle changes to reduce my risk of blood clots?
  • Is it safe for me to travel?
  • Does deep vein thrombosis increase my risk for other health problems?

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/04