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LOVENOX question

Postby rosalinda » Thu Jul 25, 2013 02:47 pm

I went to get my 3rd and final opinion yesterday with a local Peri. I am having my IUD removed next month, and she would like to me to be on lovenox 40mg once a day starting next month, and switch to twice a day once I get pregnancy. Here are my questions:

- how did you avoid the bruising?
- did you have any extra bleeding because of the lovenox? any other issues?


thanks for any help.


- Rosalinda
-Elissa, January 2007: stillborn at 25 weeks, severe PE, IUGR, reverse-end diastolic flow
- Chronic hypertension as of November 2007
-missed miscarriage Feb 2009
- Ismael Jaden, June 2010, 36 wks, oligohydramnios & rising BP's, my wonderful little man & the love of my life
- Janelle, September 2011, 24wks, 3days. complete placental abruption & DIC, stillborn
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Re: LOVENOX question

Postby aln0304820 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 04:59 pm

I'm currently pregnant & have to do lovenox injections once per day. I give injections around my belly button (you use the center of your belly button as a clock per se) & I do have some bruising, less than the size of a pea, but it is significantly less than when I used to give injections elsewhere on my belly. I also haven't noticed any other complications either.
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Re: LOVENOX question

Postby angieb » Mon Jul 29, 2013 09:07 pm

I was on it for 2 pregnancies. The bruising was always hit and miss for me, no real way to avoid it that worked consistently. I had no issues with bleeding.
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#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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Re: LOVENOX question

Postby cmccaffrey » Tue Jul 30, 2013 01:44 am

I've been on lovenox/enoxaparin/heparin a few times and really the bruising is inevitable, but like angieb said, it's hit or miss. I learned that if I injected really slow on the love handles I got less bruising. If I was more careless or more in the middle of my belly, it was usually worse because there was not as much fat there to absorb the medication. I never had issues with bleeding(not even postpartum), but I think I was extra careful. I avoided razors and only had waxing done the entire time.

Good luck!
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