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blood colt in artery left leg my doc put me on plavix and asprin will i be ok till i see vasculer doc in 3 weeks

A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Vit K: The pathway of clotting where vit k works is different from the platelet pathway where Plavix (clopidogrel) and Aspirin work. While not disconnected, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brooks Mick
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Injury to artery?: I assume the anti-coagulation is to be temporary and that some other clotting propensity has not been discovered. It is probable that the initial cat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vascular damage: and clotting disorders, can increase the risk of developing post procedure blood clots. Thrombophilias, (clotting disorders), inborn tendency for blo ... Read More
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Dr. Guy Lancellotti
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not likely: unless you are on Coumadin and your INR is sub therapeutic if you are on 2 blood thinners, it is unlikely to develop a DVT likely a bruise from a trau ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Ask your doctor: It would be best to ask you doctor since they will know what medication you are currently on.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Not really: Best medicine remains Coumadin (warfarin) or Heparin or lowmolecule weight heparins like Lovenox etc.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Complicated issue: There are other options, like statins, drastic changes in diet and life style, stenting of the artery and perhaps more. However, you need an in-person ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Freid
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Bleeding risk: Individually these meds increase risk for bleeding, this risk increases when used in combination. That said, they are usually prescribed in combinatio ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Unlikely: Without a clotting disorder, and on thinners it would be unlikely to develop a new clot. You should discuss this with your treating doctor for further ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
General fatigue and: weakness are known side effects of clopidogrel (Plavix). Other potential causes could be the procedure itself sapping your strength, a post-procedure ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Stent: Glad you have not had a problem. Get back on the daily aspirin and you should be fine.
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