Anyone has similar situation taking bloodthinner longer than 6 months that the clot is still there

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I'm on Warfarin since end of last May because the CT showed a smallish blood clot in my lower right lung after my chest infection last year on the same side, a year earlier I had another chest infection on my left lung. I had a lung perfusion scan last November which showed that the perfusion is not normal at the bottom of the right lung, and 2 weeks ago I had another CT scan which shows that the blood clot is still there, but the other parts of my lung healed. So is anyone noticed that after taking any type of bloodthinner longer than 6months and the blood clot is/was still there? I am only 34 years old so quite young and my body is quite strong.

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    I go for my next ct scan in april to see if my blood clots are still in my lungs i will post then. Sorry i cant help now.
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    Hi Erika . I had blood clots in both sides. Been on Apixaban for coming up to 6 months. Not hada checkup since. So will ask for a scan as have no idea if clots still there. Will keep in touch. Hope you recovering energy wise. I still have bad days if I try to do too much. lizziex
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    I have not had this experience with clots in the lung, but with clots in the leg. I had such a large clot in my femoral vein that it would never dissolve and the blood has had to find alternative pathways around it. I was told that in these cases, the clot becomes covered in tissue so is contained rather than dissolved. However, a couple of years after the DVT, I had multiple clots in the lungs.sorry I can't help more than thst.

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      It's over two years since my PE and in some ways, I am still recovering. My lungs sound clear to the doctors so I just assume the clots are gone. I attended pulmonary rehabilitation which helped me regain some of my fitness but I still have a way to go before I'm really fit again. I have never "recovered" from the DVT - I have post thrombotic syndrome and just had months of treatment for a venous ulcer. I'm on rivaroxaban and wearing a compression stocking for life now. I'm glad I'm an old enough not to care about my hideous leg!

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      Sorry to hear you have really had a rough time. I am 64and have always kept fit so this came as a complete shock. I guess I just have to accept that maybe this is as good as it will get.Take each day as it comes. At least I am retired and can slow everything down. Take care thanks for info.xx
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