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Vitamin k clot

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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nope: Vitamin k is not thrombophiic.
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Almost . . .: I can see the logic in that question, since we often prescribe mild blood-thinners (e.g., aspirin) to prevent coronary clots. However, someone with a ... Read More
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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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Vitamin K: Phytonadione is the chemical name for "vitamin K". Vit K contains two natural vitamers: Vit K1 and Vit K2. To make things more complicated, Vit K2 i ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
44 years experience Pediatrics
No substantial proof: An article in the Journal of the A A of Dermatology (10/06) concluded: “the evidence that topical vitamin E alone improves the appearance of blemishes ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: leafy green vegetables are a good source of vit k. it depends on the source.

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