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Doctor insights on: Can Dehydration Cause Blood Clots

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How severe does dehydration have to be to increase chances of blood clots? Mild dehydration? If that's only risk factor is it a high risk ?

How severe does dehydration have to be to increase chances of blood clots? Mild dehydration? If that's only risk factor is it a high risk ?

Blood clot: Dehydration can blood thick and increase viscosity which causes stasis of blood flow resulting in venous clot. It's not high risk feature if it is the only factor. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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My 15 year old girlfriend is taking warfarin for a blood clot and has burning face, dehydration, shivering, loss of appetite. What does this mean ?

My 15 year old girlfriend is taking warfarin for a blood clot and has burning face, dehydration, shivering, loss of appetite. What does this mean ?

Shivering and: loss of appetite in a 15 year old girl can be due to a kidney infection especially if preceded by burning on urination or associated with flank / back pain. The burning in the face may be a manifestation of a fever (check temperature). It would be appropriate to see a doctor or at least discuss these symptoms with the doctor who placed her on the coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What are the causes of women to have a lot of blood clots?

What are the causes of women to have a lot of blood clots?

Blood clot causes: 3 things cause clots: blood vessel injury, stasis, and hypercoagulability. The first refers to things like surgery, the second to slow blood flow due to immobility or compression on a blood vessel by things like a pregnant uterus, and the last to things that make the clotting system more active like birth control pills, hormone replacement, and hereditary problems that make the blood too thick. ...Read more

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Can butrans patches cause blood clots?

Can butrans patches cause blood clots?

Shouldn't: Butrans is an opioid, which are not known to cause blood clots. In addition, the package insert for Butrans does not include clots as a potential side effect. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots months after birth?

What causes blood clots months after birth?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy increase your risk of DVT even after you deliver. This risk will go back to your pre-pregnancy risk within 6 weeks ...Read more

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Could high amounts of sodium cause blood clots?

Could high amounts of sodium cause blood clots?

Clots and sodium: In general clots are not affected by high amounts of sodium. If one were to get dehydrated, which would predispose them to potentially having blood clots, and the person's sodium may appear artificially high on blood testing. However, the high sodium itself is not directly causing the clotting. ...Read more

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What can cause large blood clots during menstration?

What can cause large blood clots during menstration?

Yes, but ...: During menstruation, it is normal to pass some smaller clots (say, dime sized). However, if you are bleeding profusely or passing large clots, consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation. Hormones, fibroids, polyps are common causes. A pelic exam and ultrasound are the next steps. Treatment options will depend on your future fertility plans. ...Read more

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Having thick blood can cause blood clots and what other complications?

Having thick blood can cause blood clots and what other complications?

Depend what the caus: Cause of it is , i assume you are being seen by a hematologist and have had a proper diagnosis , if u haven't u need evaluation by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Can getting a nutritional iv or iv of any kind cause dangerous blood clots?

Can getting a nutritional iv or iv of any kind cause dangerous blood clots?

UNLIKELY : Unlikely to cause blood clots unless left in too long or you have an underlying clotting disorder. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

Common: You probably mean fistula. For hemodialysis? Blood clots are common and can be removed with a balloon catheter, by a trained interventional doc. Usually no obvious reason but anatomy, blood flow and hypercoagulability testing are checked. Usually all tests normal.

Certainly you want to discuss your specific case with your doc. ...Read more

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What's the cause of itchy blood clots on the thighs ?

What's the cause of itchy blood clots on the thighs ?

Phlebitis: Superficial phlebitis is usually caused by local trauma to a vein. Superficial phlebitis may or not have a blood clot form to cause the pain and inflammation. In the legs, superficial phlebitis can be associated with varicose veins. Inactivity (blood pools in the veins and tends to clot if a person is inactive for a prolonged period of time);
trauma, and blood clotting abnormalities. ...Read more

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My period has lots of blood clots. Is this dangerous? What causes this?

My period has lots of blood clots. Is this dangerous? What causes this?

Anemia: Blood clots usually implies heavy bleeding and puts you at risk of iron deficiency anemia. You may wish to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements to prevent anemia and discuss it with your doctor at your next visit.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What can cause large blood clots?

What can cause large blood clots?

Blood: Large amount of blood will cause large clots.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal blood clots?

What causes abnormal blood clots?

Multiple conditions: Genetic deficiencies, inmobilization, hormones, bedridden condition for what ever cause mostly in sick hospitalized patients as well as any surgery & others. ...Read more

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What are some causes of blood clots?

What are some causes of blood clots?

Go to WebMD: Your question is to broad for this forum. We only have 400 characters. Visit webmd. ...Read more

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Does frequently flying cause blood clots?

Does frequently flying cause blood clots?

Maybe: Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem ...Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to blood being made more coagulabel...Drinking fluids, wearing compression hose, leg exercises and walking during flight all contribute to preventing this problem. ...Read more

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How frequently do blood clots cause death?

How frequently do blood clots cause death?

Blood clots.: Blood clotting is a normal protective mechanism when there is bleeding. Abnormal blood clots cause damage depending onthe site and therefore the mortality varies. Blood clot in the leg veins may lead to pulmonary embolism and death. Blood clot in the brain atery causes stroke. ...Read more

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What could suddenly cause multiple blood clots?

What could suddenly cause multiple blood clots?

Many possibilities: There are many risk factors for blood clots. Immobility, trauma , surgery and other illness. There are also dozens of inherited medical conditions like factor V leiden mutation, protein S, and C deficiency and many more that increase the risk of blood clots. Previous blood clots is another risk factor. Multiple blood clots usually associate with a combination of the more serious risk factors. ...Read more

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What would cause white blood clots during mestrsul cycle?

What would cause white blood clots during mestrsul cycle?

Yeast?: Clumps of white discharge could me normal vaginal discharge or it could be a sign of a yeast infection. If you are having itching or irritation of the vagina or vulva, please see your doctor to get examined and treated. ...Read more

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Can inactivity cause formation of blood clots? I'm pretty much healthy but i'm sedentary, although I try to do at least 20min of exercise every day.

Can inactivity cause formation of blood clots? I'm pretty much healthy but i'm sedentary, although I try to do at least 20min of exercise every day.

Yes: Yes it can. Although multiple factors go into a clot formation. Just keep it moving! Just walk around every 20-40 minutes. ...Read more

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Do steroid shots cause blood clots?

No: Steroids are not known to cause blood clots under normal circumstances. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

Long list of causes: There are a lot of possible causes and risk factors of blood clots in the legs. Here are some:
- long periods of sitting
- prolonged bed rest
- inherited clotting diseases
- any kind of injury or trauma
- cancer
- smoking
- obesity or overweight
- family history of blood clots
- blood draws or catheters in veins, including pacemakers
- birth control pills
- congestive heart failure
- ibd. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg ?

What causes blood clots in the leg ?

Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the thigh?

What causes blood clots in the thigh?

DVT: Deep venous clots in the lower extremity most commonly happens in the setting of inactivity, following injuries, surgery.
It may happen with some underlying cancer and some deficiency in blood clotting factors.
Any time the diagnosis should be considered in the given context and clinical setting. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the milk glands?

If I understand you: Correctly, bloody nipple discharge should be medically evaluated with your doctor. Are you describing that you are breast feeding currently? Then it could be mastitis, but should still be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more