Tinzaparin

terrylynnishere
on 9/6/17 4:20 pm

I am just wondering if anyone post-op didn't do the daily injections for blood clots.

Vertical sleeve, Sept 15

(deactivated member)
on 9/6/17 4:54 pm

Sorry but what? Is this at TWH as well? I heard about this from another specialist!

terrylynnishere
on 9/6/17 5:37 pm

I was under the assumption that everyone was prescribed a blood thinner after bariatric surgery. You give yourself injections in the belly at home for whatever amount of days the surgeon decides. For me it's 7 days. Trying to get my head around it for next week.

Vertical sleeve, Sept 15

Carmaneel
on 9/6/17 6:03 pm - Toronto, Canada
VSG on 08/25/17

I only had to do the injections while I was in the hospital. I wasn't sent home with any additional injections.

FYI - They inject into your lower abdomen fat or the back of your arm. It doesn't hurt but it does cause bruising.

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oneatatime
on 9/6/17 6:19 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

Hi terrylynn,

It could depend on your centre. I was injected with enoxaparin twice a day in the belly while in the hospital (TWH) but not given any blood thinners to go home with.

Like the poster above me mentioned, it doesn't hurt but it causes bruising. My poor tummy is still bruised all over!!!

Oh well, eyes on the prize. :)

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SweetRide1
on 9/6/17 6:49 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

I'd be surprised if it weren't prescribed at the very least while in the hospital. Abdominal surgery is one of the surgeries where blood clots are quite common. The last thing we all need are blood clots on top of everything else we will be dealing with.

I had a DVT several years ago and spent a year on blood thinners.

I will be loaded to the gills with blood thinners post op I am sure.

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Caff
on 9/6/17 7:45 pm

I just had a DVT and embolism this past April, and will be on injections for two weeks post-op. I was hoping they'd presribe something oral but no luck.

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terrylynnishere
on 9/7/17 3:34 pm

Ouch, but you will get through it. I have decided to stop being a baby about it, and try to be brave lol

Vertical sleeve, Sept 15

Caff
on 9/10/17 9:54 am, edited 9/10/17 2:54 am

Thanks! A few years ago I had to do daily injections for another condition. I did this for over a year, so luckily I know what to expect.

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Insert Fitness
on 9/7/17 3:33 am

I think it varies from patient to patient and the different centres. I had a blood thinner in my IV while in hospital (1 night) but nothing when I was sent home.

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