Questions to Ask Your Doctor
If you've been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, there are several key questions that you should ask your cardiologist during your next visit. These questions will ensure that you and your doctor have discussed your major risk factors so that you can become or stay as healthy as possible.
- What are the risk factors for deep vein thrombosis?
- If I've had a deep vein thrombosis, should I be screened for any blood-clotting disorders?
- Can a clot in my legs travel to my lungs?
- How can I prevent blood clots in my legs?
- For how long should I take a blood thinner such as coumadin?
- Am I a good candidate for alternatives to coumadin, such as rivaroxaban?
- I've had a deep vein thrombosis, should I be screened for cancer?
- Is deep vein thrombosis hereditary?
- Does a deep vein thrombosis limit my mobility?
- Since I have deep vein thrombosis, should my family members be screened for blood clots too?