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Doctor insights on: Blood Clotting Problems

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
43 doctors shared insights

Blood Clotting Problems (Overview)

Blood clotting problems are problems with the blood that prevent normal clotting. These can be hereditary problems (such as hemophilia), or acquired, as in people who take blood thinners.


Dr. Liawaty Ho
43 doctors shared insights

Blood Clotting Problems (Overview)

Blood clotting problems are problems with the blood that prevent normal clotting. These can be hereditary problems (such as hemophilia), or acquired, as in people who take blood thinners.


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If I have spot of bright red blood on tissue in morning, do I have blood clotting problems?

If I have spot of bright red blood on tissue in morning, do I have blood clotting problems?

Not necessarily: The bleeding can be caused from a number of different things, sometimes a bleeding disorder--however that is rare. Your doctor would need to examine you to see what is causing the bleeding and exactly where it is originating. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
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How can I get treatment for a blood clotting problem?

How can I get treatment for a blood clotting problem?

Hematologist: You need to see your primary care doctor who could refer you to a hematologist or can order tests by himself. ...Read more

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Why would someone with blood clotting problems be sent to a cancer doctor?

Why would someone with blood clotting problems be sent to a cancer doctor?

Heme/onc doctor: Many doctors who specialize in chemotherapy (oncology) also treat blood diseases (hematology) that are not related to cancerous conditions (most blood clots). Even so, cancer cells have abnormal dna that can lead to other systemic effects in the body as well as hypercoaguable states (blood clots). ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
Once
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Blood clotting problem. What could it be? How long do the tests take to figure it out?

Blood clotting problem. What could it be?  How long do the tests take to figure it out?

Blood clot: If you are referring to blood test/ work-up, the results should be back within 2 weeks, in general. There are many factors that can make people to have blood clot- such as - post surgery, obesity, being on sterids or other medication- hormone/ ocp, testosterone, chemotherapy, cancer, hereditary problem/genetic mutation, etc, ). Wait for the result and discuss in detail with your hematologist. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

heme test stool
daily
dietary changes
3x day
stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once