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Bumped Head Blood Thinners
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Mom has blood clotting disorder, hit her head pretty hard today.Says when she moves shes disoriented, dizzy & head pulsates. Concussion? Or worse?
I'm on coumadin (warfarin) with stable INR. Hit my head on the handle above car door. No bruise,bump,or selling. Some soreness. Could I have brain bleed?
Good Question: Procedures that were performed our presume that CAT scan in them or I would've picked up a blame brain bleed. While there is reports of a delay bring a lead within 24 to 48 hours this would be unusual. A careful history with attention to changes in cognitive status would be helpful and will determine whether a further evaluation is needed. Good luck ismy wishes. ...Read more
Head injury, fell from shower, hit head on toilet. Two days ago. Pressure sensation inside head. Nausea, no vomit. Can't focus. Should I worry?
Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?
Possible: Clots below the knee only usually do not cause symptoms or significant problem even if they dislodge as they are too small to cause . Some experts do not even recommend blood thinners for this kind of clots as they often dissolve on their own. You should continue full activity as normal as this hastens improvement. If you have a lot of symptoms then short course of blood thinner is seasonable.. ...Read more
I suddenly had broken blood vessels in my hand/wrist...followed by pain/slightly swollen....history of blood clots?
Don't worry: This is a common occurrence and we see often. Should feel better in a day or two. ...Read more
Leg bruise due to hitting steering wheel. On plavix (clopidogrel) and apple size hemotoma. Rice procedure?
It should resolve: On its own with the passage of time. If skin tense and limb painful, must have it looked it. ...Read more
Depends on level: Depends on the level. Also i check more frequently when starting and once the level is therapeutic, at least once a month. ...Read more
Epidural hematoma: Epidural hematomas also happen in the spine. Though most occur spontaneously they can occur after an epidural, spinal, or myelogram. This is usually due to the patient being on blood thinners or have conditions like vonwhilenbron's disease. It is a surgical emergency as paralysis will happen if the hematoma is not removed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had stroke 2 yrs back.taking aspirin as blood thinner.nw suddn blood clots appear in body & wipe away.is aspirin responsible 4 it?shld stop taking it?
Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?
Took blood pressure test, forearm veins pulsed hard. 2 in hemorage apeared under wrist. I am 24, 154/92. Concerns about ruptures, weakened veins?
Pulsating in back of head with pressure for 5 months now, blood clot? Aneurysm? Artery problem? Muscles? Head feels so off everyday...Please help me
Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Contact your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure, anemic, blood vessels contraction through parts of my head, and neck line throbbing. Should i be concern?
Yes: If you know you have high blood pressure and anemia, i assume you have been to your doctor and learned about your diagnoses. If that is the case, then you need to be concerned enough about things to follow your doctor's directions. If you haven't been to see you doctor, you should go. ...Read more
Right side head pressure over eyelid and forehead comes & goes ..21 wks preg . Blood press ok Hosp won't do CT scan ..worried of clot or tumor?
Explanation : You cannot do CT while you are pregnant. In some hospitals doctors use US As diagnostic tool. Discuss this with your doctor. It could be many other causes of this pain, not the tumor or clot. ...Read more
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