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I have a DVT in my right calf, it has been 2 weeks. I am now taking Coumadin, 5mg one day and 2 1/2 the next. I am now experiencing pain in my gums/teeth when I chew. Is this pain related to the Coumadin?
Because Coumadin® (warfarin) keeps the blood from clotting, people who take it are susceptible to bruising. It may be that you had mild problems with your gums, before taking the Coumadin, that have been complicated by your new medication. Possibly this is leading to some bruising of your gums.
The first visit should be to your doctor to make sure that your INR is within the range for your deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Chat with him or her about your gum pain. If there's nothing notable, see your dentist for a complete exam.
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
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