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Is aspirin an alternative to warfarin? I have had 2 uedvts and I need anti coagulation for life.

Is aspirin an alternative to warfarin? I have had 2 uedvts and I need anti coagulation for life.

It's not: Aspirin, although, used for anticoagulation, is drastically different from warfarin. It acts upon platelets preventing their aggregation, whereas warfarin acts upon clotting factors (proteins) in the liver, therefore being much stronger in its ability to thin blood. For DVT prophylaxis warfarin is indicated and Aspirin is not. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Anti Coagulation Drug (Definition)

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What are some of the side effects of testosterone therapy and anti-coagulation therapy?

What are some of the side effects of testosterone therapy and anti-coagulation therapy?

Side effects: I presume you are a male on testosterone replacement. There are risks and benefits and lab studies should be done every three months.

Testosterone by injection is far less expensive than other options for testosterone but that might be the treatment of your doctor's choice now that you are on anticoagulation therapy. ...Read more

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An 89 yr male had heart attack 1mth after stroke he is in Afib taking clopidogrel aspirin. Hospital doctor wants to give a third anti-Coagulation, Risk?

An 89 yr male had heart attack 1mth after stroke he is in Afib taking clopidogrel aspirin. Hospital doctor wants to give a third anti-Coagulation, Risk?

Anticoagulantion: An anticoagulation alone is enough. The only reason plavix might be needed is if there was a recent coronary stent. No need for all three, that would significantly increase bleeding risk ...Read more

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What types of drugs an foods interfere with the coagulation test of prothrombin time?

What types of drugs an foods interfere with the coagulation test of prothrombin time?

Depends on: Circumstances. In a normal person, usual drugs and foods do not affect pt measurably. In patients on warfarin, foods both prolong pt, e.g., grapefruit, or shorten it, e.g., green leafy vegetables. Many drugs affect pt, e.g., birth control pills, isoniazid, anti-fungals, antibiotics, and many other drugs metabolized through cytochrome p450 system, and barbiturates and alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm in AF also CAD. Now taking pradaxa, may be change into plasmin (anti-coagulant drugs from china, Lumbrokinase)?

I'm in AF also CAD. Now taking pradaxa, may be change into plasmin (anti-coagulant drugs from china, Lumbrokinase)?

Pradaxa vs lumbrokin: I would NOT recommend this - while Pradaxa is costly - it comes with the approval of the FDA along with extensive testing for efficacy and safety. From my research Lumbrokinase is derived from earthworms and is still considered investigational. I would be leery of any medications obtained from off shore (NO I do NO work for big Pharma) their safety and efficacy are unproven. ...Read more

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How soon after cervical cold coagulation can I masturbate?

How soon after cervical cold coagulation can I masturbate?

Cryosurgery: I think you are referring to cryosurgery of the cervix. This is a procedure done for cervical dysplasia. If this is what you referring to then there are no restrictions regarding masturbation after this procedure. ...Read more

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What is the normal INR level. And what does coagulation activity percentage mean?

What is the normal INR level. And what does coagulation activity percentage mean?

INR: Normal INR is 1.0 not sure about second part of your question...Are you on blood thinners? Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What blood tests would I need to determine if my blood coagulation is normal? Or if it is thick from hereditary issues or medical issues.

What blood tests would I need to determine if my blood coagulation is normal? Or if it is thick from hereditary issues or medical issues.

Many tests: I would start with PTT, PT/INR and plattelets. For the hereditary clotting disorders there are many tests and unless you have had a clot they are probably not necessary. If people in your family have had blood clots then find out what disorder they have and you can be tested for that. Testing for all possible clotting disorders is extremely expensive. ...Read more

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Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Yes: Heparin keeps the blood from clotting both insider the body as well as for blood in a tube. ...Read more

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Which vitamins or mineral will help coagulation?

Which vitamins or mineral will help coagulation?

Vitamin K: Vitamin k is a necessary participant in synthesis of several proteins that mediate both coagulation and anticoagulation. Vitamin k deficiency is manifest as a tendency to bleed excessively. Indeed, many commercially-available rodent poisons are compounds that interfere with vitamin k and kill by inducing lethal hemorrhage.
Lack of vitamin c, the basic defect of scurvy, does not affect coagulation. ...Read more

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How are blood coagulation and blood clotting different?

How are blood coagulation and blood clotting different?

Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more

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What are coagulation factors produced by the human body?

Factors I to XIII: There are 12 coagulation factors, named by numbers, except that there is no factor VI.
You may consult this site for more info:
http://www. Essentialhaematology6.com/tables/chapter24.pdf ...Read more

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Why is lee-white coagulation test rarely done now a days?

Why is lee-white coagulation test rarely done now a days?

Better test avail.: It is not used these days because the APTT (activated partial thromboplatiin time) is more accurate to measure coagulation problems in the intrinsic pathway. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples of inherited coagulation disorders?

Can you tell me examples of inherited coagulation disorders?

Yes: A coagulation defect changed world history. Queen Victoria passed it to her daughter Alice, who in turn passed it to Alexandra, wife of Czar Nicholas, whose son Alexii was a bleeder--and they fell under the influence of Rasputin, ignoring the affairs of state. Carrier women are not affected; their normal factor VIII gene on their other X-chromosome makes up for the abnormal gene. ...Read more

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What increases blood coagulation?

What increases blood coagulation?

Three issues: 1. Injury to blood vessels.
2. Change in blood flow.
3. Hypercoagulable state, e.g., following trauma. ...Read more

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Blood coagulation status require bleeding time?

Blood coagulation status require bleeding time?

Risk of bleeding: Bleeding time is no longer used as it is a poor predictor of bleeding risk, clotting time is too crude a test, prothrombin time tests the status of one branch of the coagulation pathway. Usually pt and PTT and platelet count are used as screening tests to assess risk of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Who treats disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Who treats disseminated intravascular coagulation?

ICU?: Most patients with dict are usually very sick and in the intensive care unit. Intensivists/critical care doctors would be main person. Since this is a blood disorder, often times hematologists are involved as well. ...Read more

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What does disseminated intravascular coagulation mean?

What does disseminated intravascular coagulation mean?

Consumption: It is a consumptive clotting problem with many causes where your blood clotting factors form clots apothem break them down constantly causing your body to loose its ability to form clots where needed. ...Read more

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What exactly is disseminated intravascular coagulation?

What exactly is disseminated intravascular coagulation?

DIC: Blood clots (coagulation) forming all thoughout (disseminated) your body's circulation (intravascular). There are many things that can cause list - more than I can list here. ...Read more

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What can I tell my wife with disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Take her to ER: If your wife has disseminate intravascular coagulation you ought to get her to an er right away, better yet call 911. ...Read more

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation. How long does it take to treat it?

Coagulation: The management of acute and chronic forms of disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic) should primarily be directed at treatment of the underlying disorder. Often, the dic component will resolve on its own with treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: disseminated intravascular coagulation?

What is the definition or description of: disseminated intravascular coagulation?

DIC: This is a condition where the body's normal blood clotting and thinning mechanisms are disrupted and small blood clots form in the small vessels. These numerous clots cause consumption of the body's clotting factors and then bleeding occurs. Infection is the most common stimulus for this process. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a layman's explanation for disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Does anyone have a layman's explanation for disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Clotting & bleeding: Dic causes two opposite problems: blood clots when it shouldn't, then abnormal bleeding occurs. The blood has enzymes to cause clotting--if you have a small cut, the blood clots naturally to help stop bleeding. In dic, abnormal clotting happens; clots form in the small blood vessels all over the body. When all the clotting enzymes get used up, it's a setup for bleeding. ...Read more

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Hi, if you drink too much alcohol will it thins or thicken your blood? What are the effects on coagulation? Thank you

Hi, if you drink too much alcohol will it thins or thicken your blood? What are the effects on coagulation? Thank you

No effect, but...: Alcohol itself has no effect on blood clotting. Of course long term excess alcohol can damage the liver, and in advanced cases (cirrhosis) blood may clot less readily ("blood thinning"). ...Read more