A 44-year-old member asked:
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what could happen from an overdose of blood thinner?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding: If you are referring to warfarin, it can cause severe bleeding. If aspirin, bleeding and kidney problems. Be very careful with all blood thinners. One needs to be monitored for symptoms and signs of bleeding. If there are concerns, contact your provider.
Answered on Nov 7, 2020
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
↑ed Bleeding NotThin: Blood viscosity is primarily due to surface adhesiveness of red blood cells. Blood viscosity is ↓ed in anemia (RBCs farther apart), but this is not healthy. All the agents commonly referred to as "thinners" either ↓ blood clotting or stimulate blood clot destruction proteins. Thus all are anti-clotting agents, do not ↓ blood viscosity; are recommended to ↓ clots inside blood vessels, & ↑ bleeding.
Answered on Sep 28, 2018

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It can: If you bleed into the leg it can cause pain. That happened to one of my patients. However, not an overdose. Hope this helps.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
If it was: Your warfarin there could be major issues. Get with your doc straight away for intensive inr monitoring.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Blood thinners.: The person could develop bleeding problems.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
None proven: Many herbal blood thinners have been studied and not found to be effective and safe.

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