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it takes a long time for my blood to clot

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Variable.: With immobility or after injury, surgery, etc., can form in a short period os time, sometimes hours. May take longer - days or even weeks depending on ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possibly quickly: We often see pulmonary emboli (clots to the lungs) on the initial ct scan when patients arrive in the er. Sometimes, if you have an injury that causes ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
More info needed: Blood clots in veins are treated with different types of anticoagulants than blood clots in arteries. To make matters more confusing, some people refe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Can take weeks: But the medication prevents further clotting.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Starts immediately.: The blood in the extraction site begins to form a clot very quickly. The clot organizes, or becomes stronger over the next 12 to 24 hours, .
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
5-8 minutes: Well , that is the normal clotting time of blood in a glass tube, .It is a test called the lee-white clotting time. The normal "bleeding time" as meas ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
A half hour: A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is very common. Excessive bleeding ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Usually 7 to 10 days: If a vein is bruised this usually results in bleeding either under the skin to form a hematoma (trapped clotted blood) or from the skin directly. Vei ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Several factors: Determine how long heroin is detectable in the user's system. 1) height & weight : the smaller the person, the person, the longer it remains. 2) dura ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Figure 6 months: The bad news is that it will never completely return to its prepregnant state. It will however get better, and kegel exercises should help.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends : A small subconjunctival hemorrhage can clear up in a few days. A large one can last up to two weeks gradually turning green/yellow until it fades awa ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
1-2 weeks: Typically.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Depends on test: If your doctor has a laboratory in his/her office or complex, simple blood tests like salts, sugar, kidney & liver functions and urine tests may be re ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Gone in 2 days: Hcg has a half-life ((the time it takes for half of the amount in your body to disappear) of 23 hours. That means it should be virtually gone by 2-3 ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bone bruise: A bone bruise may take up to 6 weeks to heal.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
3-6 months/longer?: It depends on the cause of the clot. Most are on it for 3 months if have known cause. That may be extended to 6 months in some situations. If there is ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Months: With proper anticoagulation, it can be faster. Bt therapy usually for six months. Depends on extent and complete obstruction. Some early are lysed ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This is not uncommon. Keep regular GYN appointments for routine evals, more if these persists.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Quickly : In clinical trials most people resumed normal menstrual cycles almost immediately. Obviously some will vary and take longer.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Ans: Each cycle there is a shedding of the uterine wall. Most often completed in 5 to 7 days. But if the hormones do not surge enough may get this break th ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It can take weeks to go away completely.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Blood clot fatality: Depends on the size of the clot, number of clots, & their location: even a small clot in a critical area of the brain or in a coronary artery can rapi ... Read More

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