Al RMedicaloker recovering from blood clots in his legs and lungs: " whack-a-mole" 

by Ramya


Al Roker says he's recovering after he was hospitalized last week for blood clots in his leg and lungs.

Does Al Roker have blood clots? 

Blood-thinning medications are commonly used to prevent blood clots from forming or getting bigger

How do you heal a blood clot fast? 

Symptoms typically improve within a few days of starting the anticoagulant. Most patients with DVT or PE recover completely within several weeks to months without significant complications or long-term adverse effects.

Do most people recover from blood clots? 

Most people are fully healed from a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) within a few weeks or months.

Can you recover from blood clots? 

Life goes on after you've been diagnosed with a blood clot. While it may take time to recover, there's no reason why you can't continue to live the life you love.

Can you lead a normal life after a blood clot? 

250,000 cases of potentially deadly blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis or DVT, occurred each year between 1966 through 1990. 900,000 cases per year are now suggested by recent scientific modeling and public health statistics

Are blood clots more common now?

Approximately 60% of patients will recover from a leg DVT without any residual symptoms, 40% will have some degree of post-thrombotic syndrome, and 4% will have severe symptoms. The symptoms of post-thrombotic syndrome usually occur within the first 6 months, but can occur up 2 years after the clot.

Will my leg go back to normal after DVT? 

It is important to start treatment right away for DVT. It takes about 3 to 6 months for a blood clot to go away.

How long does it take for a blood clot to dissolve with blood thinners?