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Anti Platelet Ab Direct
Different Actions: Anticoagulants are medicines which keep the blood from clotting by action on factors in the blood which are needed to stop bleeding. Oral examples would include warfarin and a new agent pradaxa. Anti-platelet medications interfer with platelet function making them less "sticky" hence less likely to cause a thrombus. Oral examples would include aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) and effient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm wondering why are anticoagulants lesser effective than anti-platelet aggregation drugs in arteries?
Can Lexapro (escitalopram) be taken with plavix, 81mg asprin and 5 mg lisiniprol? I read it may incr. Ssri levels and anti platelet effects. What does that mean?
Use with caution: As with all meds, use is determined by balancing benefits against potential adverse rxns. You're right on both counts: there is incr. Ssri levels and more anti-platelet effect. Beware of abn. Bleeding/bruising. Hyperreflexia and tremor can occur. Rarely, more serious effects like anxiety, agitation, tachycardia and altered thinking (serotonin sydrome). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whether New oral anticoagulant drugs (pradaxa 150 2x/day) may be combined with anti-platelet drugs (Plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg/day)?? I'm in Af also CAD??
Yes: Be carful about bleeding because there is no antidote for these new agents. ...Read more
My father 72yr with paroxysmal Afib and hypertension, s.creatine 1.56 taking cordarone (amiodarone) 300, metoprolol 75, anti platelet should he change to anticoaglnt?
Platelet count in 2009 was 233, in 2011 was 176 and in 2013 is 158. Mono % is 12.5 and ab mono is.
Ok results (bulimic)? Lymph 28.6 Total Bil 0.3 gluc 62mg carb diox 23 mpv 10 eos 4.4 ab mono 0.88 phos 5.1 ALT 31. Platelets were up to 670 now @537.
Lab values: Taken out of context, these lab values are fairly meaningless. Every lab has a normal range for these tests. It is more helpful to have the ranges available to determine if the test is in range for that lab. The one lab that is most off to me is the lymphocytes that appear to be twice the normal range as what j think is normal. Have you had a cold recently? Any fevers? Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Daughter nosebleed 2xday. Hem 12 ab Mono-0.86 lymphoc 24.4% hematocrit 35.8% seg neutrophils 65.9% platelets 639 mpv 9.5 large platelets present. Ok?
Clotting problem: Her hb. And platelets are normal but her PT PTT needs to be checked and all the clotting factors should be checked so the bleeding due to clotting problem should be checked also local exam and cauterize the bleeding vessel in the mean time saline nose drops and a humidifyer might help ...Read more
Wbc=11.5, platelet count=424, ALT=183, AST=137, GGT=50, neutro=36, lymph=47, ab lymph=5.41, ab mono=1.27, ab eosin=0.69. should I be worried?!
Hard to say: Submissions to the site should include a description of the problem such as symptoms, duration, events and supportive data. This lab is not particularly notable for anything. Yet without information on why it was obtained, that is all I can say. ...Read more
32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?
Several ways: Low platelets can be caused by several things. Medications, other illnesses, liver disease. Itp is an illness in which the body destroys platelets. Iron deficiency can cause a mild or moderate decrease in platelets. You should see a hematologist to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I read over exertion can lead to slight elevation of platelet due to dehydration. How come fasting for 12 hours doesn't affect platelet count result?
Depends: Traditionally, fasting for bloodwork does not require you to not drink water. In fact, you're encouraged to drink water in order to maintain normal hydration while you are restricting other electrolytes and sugar which could cause aberrant values. Technically the dehydration cause by refraining from liquids may potentially be sufficient to falsely elevate both the hematocrit and the platelet count. ...Read more
No need to divide: The nucleus is present in cells that divide or continue to transcribe new genes into RNA and ultimately translate them to protein. Platelets are shed from larger cells called megakaryocytes, and have all the proteins and chemicals they need for their entire life, so no need for a nucleus. ...Read more
My six month baby had a platelet count 450thou/ul, we repeated CBC after a month and got the answer 485thou/ul, didn't have cold, should we worry?
Clumping together: Platelets are sticky cells thus they can stick and clump together. As a result of platelet clumping, platelet counts reported by automated counters may be much lower than the actual count in the blood because these devices cannot differentiate platelet clumps from individual cells. ...Read more
Control bleeding: Platelets monitor blood vessels and if there is injury, stick to the site of injury (adhesion) and then release chemicals that attract other platelets (release reaction). Other platelets respond by being drawn to the area of injury and attaching to the growing platelet plug (aggregation). Activated platelets also provide a surface that supports blood clotting (coagulation). ...Read more