So I am 27 and I had bilateral PE in 2013. At the time I was on combination birth control, had driven four hours one-way and back (so 8 hours) and taken a trip to DC by plane. At the time of the PE's I was placed on Warfarin and had to decrease my exertion. Only on Warfarin for 3 months. I also had all of the anti-coagulation testing done with nothing else mentioned about them. I decided to see a hematologist for information about pregnancy due to the thought is was hormone based and a 2nd opinion on the situation. He at this time almost 2 years later tested me again. Because he found abnormal results from my original testing. He suggested I start warfarin again and continue lifelong.
Now I am wondering if since I have only had one clotting experience if I should be on lifelong therapy.