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what are the dangers of having high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Bleeding: Bleeding.
Answered on Jul 11, 2013
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Dr. Ted King
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Bleeding: Excessive bleeding is the danger of too much coumadin (warfarin). Bleeding into the skin can cause bruising and pain. Into muscle can cause a hematoma and stiffness and could lead to a compartment syndrome. Into a joint, can cause swelling, stiffness, and pain. In the stomach and intestines, can anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding black, tarry stools and diarrhea. Into brain can cause a stroke.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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