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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Heparin: is a naturally occurring anticoagulant produced by basophils and mast cells. In therapeutic doses it prevents the formation and extension of blood clo ... Read More

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Zero: Heparin is not a normal constituent of blood. Even when Heparin is administered for therapeutic purposes, its effect is measured by testing for activa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Subq: Most Heparin injections are administered subcutaneously or intravenously.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Prevent clots: Heparin prevents the blood from clotting.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
51 years experience Cardiology
No: prevent new ones: The traditional 'blood thinners' prevent the formation of new clots, but do not dissolve existing ones. That is left to the body's own natural defenc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
A serious illness: A small number of patients taking Heparin develop an antibody that activates platelets and induces consumption of platelets and bleeding disorder. See ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
51 years experience Cardiology
Anticoagulants: Warfarin is a blood thinner in the form of a pill & usually takes 3 to 4 days to work wheras Lovenox (enoxaparin) is an injectable drug & it works rig ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Heparin keeps the blood from clotting both insider the body as well as for blood in a tube.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not much: Heparin needs to be injected to be effective, under the skin or in a vein. That being said, wash it off quickly if it happens again!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Lovenox (enoxaparin): Taking Lovenox (enoxaparin) can cause bleeding, bruising, allergic reactions, hair loss, osteoporosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Lovenox (enoxaparin) & bones: Yes, long-term use of Lovenox (enoxaparin) over many months is known to cause bone loss. If this is a concern, a different anticoagulant shot known as ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
It doesn't: Only heparin can cause this
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
What is question?: "Using heparin together with enoxaparin may increase the risk of bleeding, including severe and sometimes fatal hemorrhage. Talk to your doctor if you ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Heparin: Stroke presentation with atrial fibrillation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Heparin.: Use of fondaparinux in pregnancy should be limited to those women who have severe allergic reactions to heparin, including heparin-induced thrombocyto ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Lovenox (enoxaparin) vs. heparin: Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) & enoxaparin (lovenox or lmwh) both prevent blood clots by indirectly inhibiting the function of 2 important clotting fac ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
13 years experience Cardiology
Anticoagulant ion: Heparin has no effect on inr values; it works via a different mechanism.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
It stops clotting...: ...Without damaging or killing blood cells.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Low molecular weith: Heparin is used as an anticoagulant. In low doses the intent is to prevent clotting. In full dose it is used to treat an established clot. If is gi ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
UEDVT: There are new drugs, pradaxa, rivaroxaban and apixaban which are approved for ledvt, they could be tried for ue. I haven't seen any ue studies with t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
To prevent clotting: This avoids blood cells sticking together.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Serena Chen
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
This is a myth: There is a lot of misinformation about Heparin and Lovenox (enoxaparin) out there. These are injectable blood thinners that can be helpful for women ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: Because warfarin is a vitamin k antagonist and affect production of proteins needed for blood clotting, whereas platelets are product of blood cells.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No: Coumadin (warfarin) effects on extrinsic pathway of clotting factors not on platelet count or function.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: Bleeding, including internal bleeding is a risk with both medications. Therefore both and make anemia worse if there is internal bleeding in the stoma ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: They can be - it depends on the indication. The risk of bleeding will be increased but the risk of clotting will be lowered. It's a judgement call. Th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: A blood thinner like Heparin is required to treat some conditions like blood clots, which can be life-threatening. It can increase bleeding so it is v ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It should not: If you are taking an appropriate dosage of Lovenox (enoxaparin) and keep your coagulation functions within normal you should not be bleeding ; other u ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
An anticoagulant: Used for conditions that cause or predispose someone to abnormal coagulant states such atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves or clots in leg or ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
No: Aspirin is used to prevent the formation of blood clots through the inhibition of aggregation of cells (platelets) that are part of the clot. Once th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Ok: Morphine all routes possible- oral, im, iv coumadin oral heparin sub cutaneous and iv, not muscular in general insulin subcutaneous and iv.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Effects of heparin: In the short term, Heparin can cause bleeding and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (a dangerous allergic reaction causing low platelets and blood clot ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
IV Hydration: No and yes. This is a safe amount of fluid as long as you do not have renal failure. The Heparin does go into your vein. But, this medication does n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It sounds like: You re getting good advice and this is a complicated set of circumstances. Work with your OB team to manage everything carefully.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A perinatalogist. : A perinatalogist takes care of women with very high risk pregnancies which is what yours would be. You also want the doctor taking care of your warfar ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Heparin dobutamine: Not in the same bag for IV delivery . They can be given simultaneously iv.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Protamine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/protamine.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Purpose of question?: Heparin (unfractionated, ufh, or low molecular weight, lmwh) helps prevent blood clots (venous thromboembolisms, vte) such as dvts and pes. Increased ... Read More

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