Blood Clot from exercise Or a slip/fall injury?

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Was trying a new exercise in 2010. A few days later there was pain in my leg. It turned out to be two clots in my mid calf. I been through all 

All my SPECIALIST tell me it didn’t happen that way. Anyone else get a clot from a slip or Exercise? I’ve been through all the genetic blood testing. All can back negative.

They put me on Warfarin for 6 months.  1 1/2 years later I got a pulmonary embolism. So, now warfarin for life. 

I went today for a follow up scan. The clots are gone, but I do have scar tissue. They want me to remain on warfarin for life.

If this was caused by exercise/slip, is that a good reason to be on the meds the rest of my life?

Assuming it’s 100% sure it was caused by a slip.

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    I had my pe kn November of 2016 on thinners may 2017. Been taking aspirin and fish oil. Not sure how I got mine but maybe kicking a door. I have no genetic issues. My mom had a pe in her 30s was on 6 months then off thinners. Then she got another one sometime later on in life but she told me she didn't have a genetic issue either but my moms also hard to get the truth. My sister had a dvt last year was on for 6 months but hers could have been from gallbladder surgery. My understanding is once you get a second unprovoked clot the treatment is thinners for life. You have me worried I'm going to get another one.

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      Reading your comments, I think someone has made a boo boo somewhere in the medical profession, it looks like it is hereditary with you, mother, sister then you , coincidence or not ?

      ?Depending on the severity of the first clot I think determines the time on blood thinners, I'm on them for life, but then I could have a genetic problem, I honestly don't know as I was  an adopted child.

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      I don't have any blood clotting disorders. I don't know about my mom she says she does not but it's hard to get the truth. My sister had had surgery a few weeks prior to her dvt. She also does not have a blood clotting disorder. My mom was a waitress for about 30 years had 7 ceasections although I believe her pes were after all her kids. She was in her early 30s. My mother tends to exaggerate so I'd prefer to see her medical records to confirm but I can't. Also a year after my pe I saw a pulmonologist and he looked at my ct scan and said he couldn't tell if I had a pe because the scan was not great. I'm going to see if a family friend who is a radiologist can read it and tell me if I really have one. If I did have one its believed maybe because I kicked a door over 20 times extremely hard.

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      I was told too in the hospital mine were small and in the veins not the arteries. But the hospital I was in was really crappy.
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    Hi, 

    ?It's possible, as that's how mine started, I was working though at the time, painting, I thought I had twisted my leg the wrong way as I was down on my haunches and knees painting a lower wall and turned around for something, wasn't sore immediately , about 1 day later it felt like a strained muscle, I treated it as such myself, wasn't getting any better by week 2, not sore to touch but sore to walk on and causing a limp , I asked my GP in one of my regular follow ups in that second week, he agreed, a strained muscle. 2-3 days later I had to call an ambulance for a different problem, my angina, the paramedics asked me why was I limping, I explained it to them, arrived at the emergency department, was triaged, same question asked, why was I limping, explained again, triage nurse had a look at my leg, it was red and hot to touch, she informed me that she was concerned more about my calf muscle , redness and being hot to touch.

    D-dimer done, came back extremely high, contrast CT scan done, what they found was blood clots everywhere in both my lungs, they believe a DVT in that sore leg was the cause, now on blood thinners for life.

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