Cranberry Juice and Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk after Hysterectomy
Cranberry juice is brilliant for helping to avoid and deal with urinary tract infections after a hysterectomy. It’s often recommended to those who suffer from cystitis; however if you are taking any drugs for thinning the blood, such as Warfarin, then you will probably be advised to avoid it.
This also applies to those who are screened for deep vein thrombosis whilst in hospital – some patients may be given an injection to prevent this happening if there is some concern about their risk.
Having a hysterectomy increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis for around 1 in every 250 women having a hysterectomy. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot which forms in the leg, it can move to the lungs causing pulmonary embolism.Therefore, you will not be able to take cranberry juice if you have been given a preventatitve treatment for DVT