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Dr. Shahrooz Eshaghian
15 years experience Hematology
Blood thinner: Depending on the clot, your doctor can prescribe a blood thinner (various kinds) vs no treatment.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
PCP: It is better to consult your PCP and let her/him decide if additional investigation is warranted. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
DVT: For DVT or clots in the veins , you should get tested with duplex ultrasound and if positive then get blood thinner like Heparin then Coumadin (warfar ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Anticoagulation?: The real ethical question is the extent of therapeutic intervention in the face of dementia. If the cognitive issues are severe, one might wonder abo ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
Depends on clot type: It depends on whether the blood clot was in an artery or vein; since you describe swelling, seems likely it was a vein. Unfortunately, many times the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
6-12 MONTHSOF BLOOD : Thinners.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
DVT: The treatment is anticoagulants like heparin/coumadin. If there is contraindications to anti coagulation, or if it is ineffective, sometimes an infer ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Leg cramps: Its worth continuing the magnesium supplement as we only measure extracellular levels but the intracellular levels may be reduced. If cramps occur in ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood thinners: Usually, three or more months of blood thinners, such as warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin, are the treatment of choice. The exact medicine and duratio ... Read More
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