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Blood Clotting Problems In Children
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
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
Yes: In general, birth control that contains estrogen (the typical combination birth control pills, the patch, the ring) increases the risks of blood clots, and thus women who have a hereditary condition that increases the risk of clotting (factor v leiden & others) shouldn't take estrogen bc, but other options don't have estrogen: the shot, the implant, iuds, progestin only pills, and are ok. ...Read more
There is a distinct increase in risk of a stroke in those women who have a history of migraine with aura (classical migraine) who take birth control pills and also smoke. Why spend huge sums of money, get exposed to lung cancer or copd, or early heart disease, or as above, a stroke, and destroy your life?
If you or close one smokes, get it stopped. ...Read more
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
I was recently told I have a blood clotting problem? How many types of clotting problems are there?
Pretty large variety.
You should ask your doctor about seeing a hematologist. ...Read more
My baby is having a problem with his blood clotting too fast and his white and red blood cells are low what could this be caused from
Consult ped hematolo:
Consult a pediatric hematologist
we do not have enough information to answer your question
we need detailed report of your blood count
wbcs, rbcs, platlet count and other values and what you mean by blood clotting too fast. ...Read more
I have lupus, and I also have problems with my blood clotting very fast. No dr jas figured it out why it clots so fast, couldn't afford to go to Mayo.
?: Don't believe you need to pay for your condition, don't know as well if you exhausted other tertiary care facilities where you live, as big institutions or teaching hospitals, who can refer you to Mayo or NIH, just keep your follow up with your specialists, have a second or even third opinion, it's your right, wish you wellness ...Read more
Blood clotting: The best way to learn about this is wikipedia. There is no such thing as brief explanation. Of blood clotting. ...Read more
Rephrase question: It's not clear what the issue is. Are you passing blood clots with your period? ...Read more
Homework: This is a homework question found on multiple discussion boards. The clotting factors are mostly zymogens that are activated by other members of the cascade. This doesn't lend itself to being explained in 400 words but you can find full discussions once you understand what a zymogen itself actually is. ...Read more
Clotting factors: Your blood contains clotting factors that allow you to clot after your endometrial lining has been shed. THis prevents you from losing endless blood and controls the amount of bleeding you experience ...Read more
Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more
It's negligible: Alcohol interferes just a bit with platelet function but it's minor. If you haven't done grisly damage to your liver, your clotting factors will function normally. Wishing you the best -- hoping you can deal with the terrible challenges facing you. Be strong, have faith in the power of goodness, and work hard to recover and find real happiness. ...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
Polycythemia vera: Yes, pcv is associated with increased risk of clots and possible death. ...Read more
Depends on the type: Of disorder. There is a large number of clotting disorder, inherited and acquired, that require individualized treatments. Please specify the disorder you wish to know about. The choices range form vitamins, blood components, medications, recombinant proteins etc. ...Read more
Comments: Do not know what you wish to find out, but YOU cannot on your own dissolve a prior blood clot within brain. However, in the first few hours of a stroke or brain blood vessel blockade, a drug called t-PA (thromboplastin activator), can be administered via vein or artery, and can help open the blocked blood vessel. ...Read more
Legs and lungs: Venous blood clots usually form in the deep veins the legs causing pain, and swelling. If the clot breaks off and reaches the lung, embolus, it may cause sudden chest pain, shortness of breath, cough with blood sputum. If the clot is large enough, it may cause sudden death. ...Read more
Depends: Disorders causing defective/inadequate clotting may be referred to as bleeding diathesis and each disorder has its own name, e.g., hemophilia, von willebrand disease, itp etc. Excessive clotting disorders may be called thrombophilia but each type of disorder has its own name, e.g. Leiden factor v mutation, prothrombin mutation, ttp etc. ...Read more
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