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Blood And Clotting Factors
It's all serious.: There is nothing funny about an unintended clot! not sure exactly what the question is. There are many diseases both inherited and acquired of the clotting factors and related proteins. ...Read more
My doctor prescribe Eliquis.I began to bruise for no reason soon after.The doctor checked all clotting factors/times, everything is in the normal range.He didn’t adjust dose after the results. Yet I still bruise for no reason.Should I be worried?
Bruise : If the bruise is minimal I would not worry but if they become worse you need to see your doctor again ...Read more
What can thin blood aside from prescription medicine? My husband has a clotting disorder that drs can't diagnose. They have tested for all of the factors, sickle cell, etc... No diagnosis. He was on Coumadin (25 mgs/day) & his level went from .9 to 1.
Difficult issue: A dose of 25 mg of Coumadin (warfarin) is way more than what is effective in most people. It is not uncommon to not be able to find the cause of clotting disorders. There are other anti-cogulants on the market, however given the difficulty in managing your husband's clotting disorder, he may require evaluation and management by a hematologist specializing in coagulation disorders. ...Read more
Blood on paper: If the blood was not mixed in with the stools it may have been from hemorrhoids. However it's abnormal and must be investigated as other possibilities include tumor, diverticulosis, anorectal fissure or inflammatory bowel disease. Have him consult his physician who will arrange for proper investigation of rectal bleeding as this rectal bleeding must be explained. ...Read more
Complex!!!: Look up blood clotting cascade online.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood on Period: Yes. Absolutely normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several ways: Adrenaline (epinephrine) constricts blood vessels to decrease the blood flow to a cut or wound, so the blood trying to clot there has an easier time doing so. Epinephrine is believed to activate or encourage platelets to do their clumping and clotting actions. Epinephrine is also thought to activate blood clotting chemicals to help form clots with the fibrin and other particles in the blood. ...Read more
Vitamins: The clotting system is very well self-regulated; there is little you can do to change it. About the only thing that matters is that some clotting factors depend on the presence of vitamin k in the diet; if there isn't enough, the production of clotting factors will go down, and your blood won't clot normally. That's how Coumadin (warfarin) works - it interferes with the function of vitamin k. ...Read more
Blockage: When a fistula clots, which they unfortunately do, it can not be used for dialysis since there is no flow. We are pretty good at clearing up the clot ( "declotting" the fistula) so it can be used again. Sometimes the fistulas are still working but lined with clot. As long as the access needles can be inserted and used this should be no problem. Typically clot forms when there is a blockage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if blood clotting results come back as slower than the normal range? (other than it takes longer to clot)
Need more info: What blood tests? What were the results? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. All lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context. ...Read more
Would uedvt caused by physiological issue (tos) be less concerning than if caused by clotting disorder of blood in terms of recurrence chance?
Yes if corrected: The clot needs treated to prevent migration to lungs in the short term, but if the anatomic trigger/focus is corrected/removed, then yes, less concerning, as anticoagulation can likely be stopped as recurrence risk would go back to baseline for population, but tos surgery can be a major big deal. Best of luck. ...Read more
Had full blood test and now been asked to go back to doctors as blood clotting test is not normal. What could this mean? I go back tomorrow morning.
Not enough info: There are many test that are related to clotting. The most basic is the platelet level. This is most likely test done on a 22 year olds basic labs. However if you went in w a specific complaint that they ordered more specific labs for then it would be hard to say. I encourage you to try and get a good nights rest and discuss in the morning with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my periods 15 days before and after that again blood was clotting so i thinked that my date came again but it was not so it came only for while?
Irregular periods: Has this ever happened before? If so, you may want to see a doctor, otherwise this one time event might be related to a brief hormonal imbalance without clear reason. Hopefully it doesn't happen again. If you're bleeding severely though and making large clots that cause dizziness then see a doctor asap. ...Read more