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does vitamin k clot blood

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Clotting vitamin: Vitamin K is used routinely in the newborn as they lack Vitamin K and can be used for Warfarin overdose. Generally Calcium is given with Vitamin D. As ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Clotting factors: Vitamin k is used to create several factors in the clotting cascade (the system that ends in a blood clot). If vitamin k isn't there, then those facto ... Read More
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Bleeding: Vitamin k is a vital component of several clotting proteins, and a deficiency will make your blood thinner. Interestingly, when we place a patient on ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO!!!: Vitamin K is ESSENTIAL for good health and your baby could have bleeding problems if you are deficient. While lack of Vit K increases bleeding, taking ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: I usually tell patients starting warfarin to continue their usual eating habits. When people try new diets, that is when the warfarin effect will chan ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: Vitamin k counteracts the effects of Coumadin (warfarin) but does not cause blood clots.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
K doesn't cause clot: While Vit K is needed for blood to clot, avoiding K doesn't reduce the risk of clots! The only reason to avoid is if you're on warfarin as K can inter ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
21 years experience Pediatrics
No known time: Vitamin k is important in the body for the formation of coagulation factors which will ultimately aid in the coagulation process. It's administration ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Coumadin (warfarin): if you are taking Coumadin (warfarin) then you are right. If you take such good then have your INR checked and then take those foods on a consistent b ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Vitamin K: If you only have high blood pressure, vitamin K is not going to worsen blood flow and may even help. Vitamin K needs to be avoided if you are on blood ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Who,what,when?: There are some important details missing from this question. Who are your referring to (more an age question than specific person)? What did they inge ... Read More

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