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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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Is high blood viscosity (high HB and etc.) subject to blood clotting and death?

Is high blood viscosity (high HB and etc.) subject to blood clotting and death?

Polycythemia vera: yes, pcv is associated with increased risk of clots and possible death. ...Read more

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Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

No: The blood thinners really do not " thin" the blood they alter the cascade of chemical events that lead to platelet clot formation. So in reality the blood isn't thinner it just has a difficult time clotting. THese drugs do not dissolve the vessels. ...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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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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Why can't menstrual blood be used for blood tests instead of finger-prick blood?

Why can't menstrual blood be used for blood tests instead of finger-prick blood?

Different tissue: The blood in your vessels is what's supplying your tissues and responding right now to what's going on with you. Menstrual tissue contains blood and also a great deal more, largely dead debris. Would you bet your health on a lab test determined from this tissue? I don't think so. Grin and bear the needle stick -- even as a pathologist, I don't enjoy venipunctures but I know the value. ...Read more

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Blood coagulation work up (platelet aggregometry). Poor aggregation with collagen. What does this mean?

Platelets: Depends on what you have but it means your platelets do not get sticky when collagen is added to blood. Google this and then go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for platelet testing reviews. ...Read more

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What might full blood count and coagulation screen detect?

What might full blood count and coagulation screen detect?

Blood count: a complete blood count [CBC] measures red blood cell count, size and shape, which are proxy measurements for iron, Vitamin B-12 and folic acid, white blood cells which fight bacterial and viral infections, provide immunity, platelet cells which help with blood clotting. A coagulation screen detects problems with the production of proteins made in the liver that are required for clotting. ...Read more

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Is warfarin a blood thinner?

Rishi Kumar Dr. Kumar
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Is warfarin a blood thinner?

Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as well as anticoagulating factors (proteins c and s). Patients are typically "bridged" to Coumadin with another blood thinner like heparin. ...Read more

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Can anticoagulants and antiplatelet work on an already formed thrombus?

Can anticoagulants and antiplatelet work on an already formed thrombus?

Prevent: They prevent it from becoming larger and from loosening and ending up somewhere else. Follow advice of your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Why are blood clotting inhibitors commonly included into atherosclerosis treatment?

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Why are blood clotting inhibitors commonly included into atherosclerosis treatment?

Blood thinners: Heart disease comes in 2 flavors similar to plumbers & electricians. Atherosclerosis is blockage of arteries by cholesterol akin to clogged plumbing. So in addition to cholesterol lowering medications, we often recommend blood thinners such as aspirin etc to minimize abrupt blockage of arteries. We also use stronger blood thinners eg warfarin, in atrial fibrillation to prevent strokes. ...Read more

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Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

No: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelet aggregation. Platelets are cells in the blood that initiate the clotting process. Plavix (clopidogrel) doesn't thin anything: not plugs or blood or anything else. ...Read more

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Can your white blood cells be elevated when having general blood work done?

How high?: Need to know the count number and whether it is neuts or lymphs. The differential is broad and includes infection, drugs, stress of other illness and heavy smoking. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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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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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

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Which pain reliever is not a blood thinning agent?

Which pain reliever is not a blood thinning agent?

Many: Muscle relaxants (i.e. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) flexeril), neuropathic agents (gabapentin, lyrica), opiates (morphine, hydrocodone), Lidocaine and other local anesthetics, tyelenol, along with many other drug classes do not thin the blood. Aspirin is the most commonly used pain killer that will act as a blood thinner. ...Read more

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What might full blood count and coagulation screen detect?

Blood count: a complete blood count [CBC] measures red blood cell count, size and shape, which are proxy measurements for iron, Vitamin B-12 and folic acid, white blood cells which fight bacterial and viral infections, provide immunity, platelet cells which help with blood clotting. A coagulation screen detects problems with the production of proteins made in the liver that are required for clotting. ...Read more

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When you have a cancer fighting agent in your blood naturally, what is that called?

When you have a cancer fighting agent in your blood naturally, what is that called?

Not aware of any!: As such there is no known cancer fighting agent in our blood. But our immune system does play an important role and provides us some protection from developing cancer but it is not a complete protection and we are unable to measure this protective effect or factor, like you have wondered about. Perhaps in future we might be able to quantify such a immune protection factor(s). ...Read more

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I have a coagulation disorder. Glazmann's thrombasthenia. Which foods should I avoid? I know some foods are natural blood thinners. Thanks!

I have a coagulation disorder.  Glazmann's thrombasthenia.  Which foods should I avoid?  I know some foods are natural blood thinners. Thanks!

No games: Glanzmann's is a dangerous disease (its severity is variable) and you want to avoid specifically anything that interferes with platelet function. You've been warned about Aspirin and a few other drugs. The web is crawling with "pop" claims about "foods that interfere with platelet function" but these all seem to be reports of allergy that made platelets drop, rather than anything to worry you. ...Read more

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Blood coagulation work up (platelet aggregometry). Poor aggregation with collagen. What does this mean?

Platelets: Depends on what you have but it means your platelets do not get sticky when collagen is added to blood. Google this and then go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for platelet testing reviews. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on the role blood plays in disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Where can I find information on the role blood plays in disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Everything: Dic is a life threatening condition where you get clots in your circulation, usually triggered by massive inflammation from some underlying illness. The whole process takes place in the blood (ie circulation). All the clotting factors involved are in the blood. ...Read more

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Help docs, is increasing my blood coagulation and maybe even causing phlebitis (vein inflammation)?

Possibly: that sound very possible . i would need more information to provide more specifics ...Read more