I have attached my blood report, my doctor suggested me Warfarin sodium daily and a skin-tight sock and he said that may be I have to take it for a lifetime. What would you suggest? Please reply as soon as possible.
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Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:
1. It appears you have suffered from deep vein thrombosis. Due to this, your protein C and S values are low.
2. Once thrombosis has been seen, future risk of thrombus formation is present.
3. Yes, you will need to take Warfarin for life to prevent future risk of thrombus. Get evaluated with a maintenance INR of 2-3.
4. Stockings beneficial. Avoid immobility for long, especially surgeries or long travel.
5. Risk of bleeding more during injuries, and inform concerned doctor regarding surgeries about being on Warfarin therapy.
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