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Can I get another blood clot while on blood thinners?

Can I get another blood clot while on blood thinners?

Yes: Although anticoagulants are supposed to treat blood clots by allowing the body to resolve them, and are supposed to prevent further clot formation from occuring; this can occur albeit rarely. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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


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My dad has blood clot in his leg, and he won't take blood thinner, is there any way to fix the blood clot?

My dad has blood clot in his leg, and he won't take blood thinner, is there any way to fix the blood clot?

Not best approach. : Interventional procedures called thrombolysis can direct clot busting medications at the clot. However, anticoagulation with blood thinners after these procedures is a must. If your family member has concerns about bleeding then they should talk to their physician. Patients who cannot be treated with blood thinners may need to have an ivc filter placed to prevent pulmonary embolism. It does nothing to stop the formation of new clot however. ...Read more

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Any prescribed blood thinner does not wear down a blood clot in the majority of cases. Care to reply?

Any prescribed blood thinner does not wear down a blood clot in the majority of cases. Care to reply?

Body does it: There are 'clot dissolving' drugs which directly break up clots, but most traditional 'blood thinners' simply prevent additonal clot being laid down, while the body's natural defenses dissolve existing clot. ...Read more

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If an elderly person breaks a hip then develops a blood clot in the lungs, how would a blood thinner save his life?

If an elderly person breaks a hip then develops a blood clot in the lungs, how would a blood thinner save his life?

2nd clot: If that person lives long enough to start a blood thinner (ie, they don't immediately die with the first blood clot), the issue becomes preventing a second, fatal clot. That's where treatment with blood thinners are important: preventing the second, fatal clot. Moreover, the first clot will gradually dissolve on blood thinners over time. ...Read more

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I am on blood thinner due to recurrent blood clots and a pluminary embolism several years ago. Can i drink any alchohal at all during this time?

I am on blood thinner due to recurrent blood clots and a pluminary embolism  several years ago. Can i drink any alchohal at all during this time?

Yes, you can: Once in a while, it is ok to take one small drink, but not in binges. You have to be extra careful of any fall, trauma or head banging. Bleeding in brain is disastrous and you really don't want it. Thanks. ...Read more

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How long does leg swelling last? Im taking blood thinner for blood clot?

How long does leg swelling last? Im taking blood thinner for blood clot?

Swelling: It depends on the cause of the swelling. If all due to the clot it could be weeks or never. If other cause, depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Spent 2 days in icu with blood clots in both lungs. on blood thinner. Dr said will take 4-6 weeks to dissolve. Does this mean the clots can move still?

More info needed: Which blood thinner are you using? Activity level and general information should be given by your physician. Please contact your doctor to get specific answers. A lot depends on where the clots are and how big they are. Please make sure you have a good understanding of what is going on. Do not take chances! ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause i'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

Blood clots: Depending on how bad your clot was the leg could be larger forever. Though some of the swelling will go down. I don't know how long you have had this but it could be months before it improves. Your doctor can recommend pain meds based on what medication you take. ...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