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can anticoagulants and antiplatelet work on an already formed thrombus?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Prevent: They prevent it from becoming larger and from loosening and ending up somewhere else. Follow advice of your prescribing physician.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Are blood clots in pregnancy dangerous for the baby?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
They can be: Blood clots in your leg or lungs can be a problem for both you and your baby. If you develop clots in the lungs it can decrease the amount of oxygen you can get to your baby. If you have clots in one place, you can also get them in the blood vessels going to the uterus. This can also decrease the oxygen and nutrients to your baby. Be sure to take your medications if you have blood clots.
A 26-year-old member asked:

With my history of DVT will I miscarry from a blood clot?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Depends: Your risk of a miscarriage may be increased. It depends on what the reason for the DVT was. Did you have a thrombophilia workup? There are some conditions that cause dvts that we give blood thinners during the pregnancy.
Dr. Ted King
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The tendency for your blood to clot too easily is called thrombophilia. There are many thrombophilias that can be identified with blood tests. Some thombophilias are associated with miscarriage. The most common thrombophilia that can cause a miscarriage and also blood clotting is antiphospholipid antibodies. It is worth knowing if that was the cause of your blood clot or not.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Need more info: Can't answer based on limited info. Liver problems usually lead to bleeding problems so taking blood thinners might hurt you.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What could happen from an overdose of blood thinner?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician?

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