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Can I conceive again after DVT?

Q: I am 35 years old and gave birth to my son 2 years back. Fifteen days later I had severe leg pain and swelling. I went to my doctor and was informed that I was affected by DVT. I was under medication for six months. Can I conceive again?

A:Yes, you can conceive again. However, one has to remember that there is always increased risk of further DVT and Pulmonary embolism following a DVT. Also, that you should be investigated fully for Antiphospholipid syndrome and Thrombotic profile. The results may have bearing on the fetal health and maternal health. The results will also guide the treating doctor for the prophylaxis during the next pregnancy. You may need to have Low Molecular Weight Heparin for whole length of pregnancy, which could be expensive.

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