No treatment is required if you do not have symptoms.
If you develop blood clots, your doctor may prescribe blood thinners (heparin followed by warfarin). Higher-than-usual doses of warfarin may be needed.
The outcome is usually good with appropriate therapy. Some patients have difficult-to-control clots with recurrent symptoms.
Call your health care provider if you notice symptoms of a blood clot, which include swelling or redness in the leg, shortness of breath, or pain, numbness and pallor in an arm or leg.
Harris ED, Budd RC, Genovese MC, Firestein GS, Sargent JS, Sledge CB. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology. 7th ed. St. Louis, Mo: WB Saunders; 2005.
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