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Anything serious involved with the clotting factors?

Anything serious involved with the 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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Clotting Factors (Definition)

In cases of severe bleeding during delivery, blood transfusions or other clotting ...Read more


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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.

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

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Bloods and a little clotting when my husband wiped?

Bloods and a little clotting when my husband wiped?

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

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How is blood clotting bad?

How is blood clotting bad?

PE/DVT: If a blood clot develops, it can travel to other parts of the body and cause a blockage of major vessels. In the lungs, this is called a pulmonary embolism. In the legs, its called a deep vein thrombosis. These can be life threatening emergencies. ...Read more

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How to control the blood clotting?

Not possible: First you need to evaluate why you are clotting. Mostoften this is just heavy bleeding and then there are multiple solutions depending upon your desires regarding pregnancy, etc. See your gyn. ...Read more

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Describe the process of blood clotting ?

Complex: Its a complex process, not enough space here, this youtube video might help you understand it..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yjme5umyvy. ...Read more

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How does adrenaline affect blood clotting?

How does adrenaline affect blood clotting?

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

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How do you prevent abnormal blood clotting?

How do you prevent abnormal blood clotting?

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