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does eating ice thin your blood

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Sort of: Anticoagulants do not thin blood, it is just a term used for the benefit of lay persons. It is a complicated issue to address in this forum. Try this ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
An example may help: Heart-attacks are frequently caused by the rupture of a plaque in an artery in the heart. A clot forms over the injury but this also occludes the ves ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Effective: Anticoagulation is effective however options are limited in pregnancy. Anticoagulation reduces risk of abnormal clotting in most, however does not eli ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Yes but...: Yes but nothing is perfect. We always have to weigh risk vs benefit. If we are aggressive with anticoagulant you are unlikely to have clots. If too a ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maia Hightower
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: The INR is a measure of how thin your blood is. When alcohol effects your INR it is causing your blood to become more thin. A low INR means that your ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
See your doctor: If you are taking blood thinner and have signs of either a red rash you need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure you do not have a hem ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
That's silly: Food choices have essentially no effect on coagulation parameters. A few vitamin-K-rich foods should be avoided if you are taking coumarin as an antic ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not really: Aspirin and nsaids affect platelet function and are considered to "thin" the blood. Acetaminophen does not significantly impact platelets or clotting ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Thin blood: This is not a medical term. It is used by people to refer to blood in a patient treated with anticlot drugs so that the blood doesn't clot normally. F ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
39 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Ibuprofen inhibits platelet aggregation which is part of the blood clotting process so patients on Ibuprofen have a higher bleeding risk.

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