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I have had 2 DVT's in the left popliteal vein since October

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I have had 2 DVT's in the left popliteal vein since October 2015. I was first given xarelto but after 3 months I developed a 2nd DVT. Then I was put on Innohep which I've being taking since February. I'm now on warfarin aswell for the last 3 weeks. My INR was 1.1 when I started it, it went up to 1.2 and is now back down to 1.1. How is this possible?? Should I be checked for something else?? My GP says he has never seen this happen before. I've just turned 33, and the cause of the first DVT was put down to the pill and smoking.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.
I have seen this many timesyou simply need a higher dose of warfarin
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The warfarin dosage has been increased after each blood test which is every four days.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.
Sometimes people just need a really high dose
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.
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