Doctor insights on:
Blood Clotting In Leg
My aunty has got blood clotting in brain and her right leg and hand are not working... Please tell me any solution? Will she be normal again?
If a doppler scan of arms and legs comes back negative for blood clotting, does that mean there are no blood clots in my body anywhere else?
No, but...: It's extremely unlikely. Unless you have other symptoms. It is possible the a small clot travelled to your lungs and would present as a pulmonary embolus. Ct is the best test for that. However, a blood test called d-dimer would be positive. If your duplexes and d-dimer are negative, it would be extremely unlikely to have a clot anywhere in a patient your age. ...Read more
Intermittent dull calf ache&shooting vein pain.brain&spine mri show herniated discs, bloodtest rule out blood clotting issue. On&off 4 few mths.ideas?
I have been off xarelto for 3days now from a bad broken leg a year ago. When does blood to start clotting again? Had a pe and i'm a little nervous.
When blood clots: It is not possible to accurately predict when a clot will happen. Decision is best done after you weigh the risks and benefits of staying on medication. ...Read more
I have had a blood clot in my leg. Can i still have blood test to screen for genetic family clotting tendencies?
Clot: yes if you are young with no medical problems , esp if there is no obvious reason for the clot ...Read more
Getting unexplained bruises on legs. Seen Dr who ordered blood tests including clotting. All results came back normal. What could it be? Worry or not?
Most likely no: Sounds like you had full evaluation. Just give time and see if the bruises resolve ...Read more
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
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
Blood clotting: There are proteins in our body such as thrombin, prothrombin, fibrin that play an important role in blood clotting, also blood paticles called platelets take part of coaguation. When the endothelium( inside lining of blood cell) is damage, there is a complex reaction that occurs between palelets, certains clotting factors which in turn prevent further blood loss from the damaged blood vessels. ...Read more