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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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What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin (warfarin). And today it was 4, 6. Usually around 1.5 have pancreatitis and blood clots

What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin (warfarin). And today it was 4, 6. Usually around 1.5 have pancreatitis and blood clots

Prothrombin time: Pt and inr international normalized ratio are the personal chemical measures of response to coumadin-warfarin as a measure of the anticoagulation effects for example inr 2.5 - 3.5 is desired for a DVT or valve patient! ...Read more

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Im on blood thinners and my blood count went from 2.5 up to 3.2, what caused this to happen? I've been on Coumadin for a year and a half because of blood clots in my lungs, what does the blood count mean? What is the meaning of 2.5 for example, please e

Im on blood thinners and my blood count went from 2.5  up to 3.2, what caused this to happen? I've been on Coumadin for a year and a half because of blood clots in my lungs, what does the blood count mean?  What is the meaning of 2.5 for example, please e

The : The laboratory test you seem to be describing is called an inr (international normalized ratio). The inr measures the time it takes for your blood to clot and compares it to a normal average. The higher the inr, the longer it takes blood to clot. If the inr is too high, there is a risk of uncontrolled bleeding. The inr helps in monitoring the dose of blood thinners. In people not on blood thinners, the inr is about 1.0. For patients on blood thinners, the inr should generally be between 2.0 and 3.0 for treating blood clots in the lungs. The appropriate inr should be individualized for each patient. An inr can be too high; a number greater than 4.0 may indicate that blood is clotting too slowly, creating a risk of uncontrolled bleeding. An inr less than 2.0 may not provide adequate protection from clotting. If you are on blood thinners many drugs can affect bleeding/clotting risk such as: aspirin, ibuprofen, antibiotics, and birth control pills. Do not take any prescription or nonprescription medicines without first talking to the doctor who follows your inr test results. Foods high in vitamin k can affect blood clotting. Broccoli, lettuce, spinach and liver are all high in vitamin k. It is important to consume a consistent amount of these foods to avoid changes in your bleeding/clotting risks. It is important to have follow up blood tests regularly and to know your medication dosage and inr. Report any unusual bleeding or bruising to your physician. ...Read more

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Blood clots in my leg and lung. So.. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given.. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?

Blood clots in my leg and lung. So.. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given.. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?

Anticoagulation: Anticoagulation with the Coumadin (warfarin) for 3-6 months is pretty much your best bet for treatment of those clots. I am guessing you were in the hospital at first and had overlapping injections for several days as well? Sometimes an inferior vena cava filter will be placed when there is some contraindication for anticoagulation, but other than that procedures aren't typically pursued. ...Read more

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Can blood clots be treated ? I have blood clots , one in each leg , one in my left arm now. Dr has given me injections of exnoxaparin for the next few days I have been talke Coumadin 5 sense october when they found blood clots in me after surgery.

Can blood clots be treated ? I have blood clots , one in each leg , one in my left arm now. Dr has given me injections of exnoxaparin for the next few days I have been talke Coumadin 5 sense october when they found blood clots in me after surgery.

When : When they are very fresh--less than two weeks old--clots can often be dissolved or mechanically broken down using a variety of techniques. However, these approaches are usually contraindicated in a patient who has recently had surgery. With older clots, like yours, blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) are the usual approach. A patient who develops a lot of clots in multiple areas of the body needs to be evaluated for an abnormality in the clotting system. Have you been seen by a hematologist? If not, that would probably be an appropriate next step for you. ...Read more

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I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) for blood clots to legs. Since taking med i started having stinging, burning and numbness to both legs. Is the med causing this?

I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) for blood clots to legs. Since taking med i started having stinging,  burning and numbness to both legs. Is the med causing this?

Unlikely: The warfarin itself is unlikely to be causing your leg symptoms. The discomfort may be due to change in circulation from the blood clots themselves. ...Read more

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Can i still get another blood clot of I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can i still get another blood clot of I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

Absolutely: While a theraputic Coumadin (warfarin) level reduces your risk of a clot, it is still possible to form thrombus while on coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

Rid of clots: Your body gets rid of blood clots with antithrombotic factors in your blood. While the clots are being broken down, you must take medication to prevent clots from growing. Warfarin alternatives are apixaban and riveroxaban. Their drawback is they are not as easily reversed if a bleeding problem occurs. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I take other than warfarin to get rid of my blood clots in my leg?

Please tell me what can I take other than warfarin to get rid of my blood clots in my leg?

Anticoagulants: We have both IV and oral anticoagulants. Your doctor can discuss with you which one(s) are appropriate for you. Warfarin has the longest track record. Some new ones are on the market and being marketed heavily. ...Read more

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Is it still possible to get blood clots (dvt, pe) while on warfarin? Have factor v leiden. Suffered DVT and pe 18 months ago. Inr 2.5 last check.

Is it still possible to get blood clots (dvt, pe) while on warfarin? Have factor v leiden. Suffered DVT and pe 18 months ago. Inr 2.5 last check.

Warfarin failures: Warfarin failure syndromes while in the therapeutic range are uncommon and occur ~1-2% of patients per year. They are less likely due to thrombophilic conditions and more due to highly inflammatory or thrombogenic conditions such as cancer or anti phospholipid syndrome. There are new oral anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban and dabigatran that are FDA approved for VTE and do not require monitoring ...Read more

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Dose Coumadin (warfarin) help with blood clot i ling?

Dose Coumadin (warfarin) help with blood clot i ling?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that works to block production of some of the building blocks used in blod clotting. It needs to be monitored regularly due to the fact that the levels can very in the body, affected by foods you eat, interactions with other medications, and your own metabolism. ...Read more

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Might somebody have another blood clot while taking the drug coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes.: There are some patients for whom Coumadin (warfarin) does not adequately anticoagulate (thin the blood), and thus these patients may require alternative medications. Discuss with a hematologist to gain a better understanding as to what options exist. Sometimes this is an indication for placement of a filter device to catch a DVT from becoming a fatal pulmonary embolism (pe). ...Read more

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Is it possible for Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent me from having a blood clot?

Is it possible for Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent me from having a blood clot?

Only helps: There are few if any absolutes in medicine. In certain circumstances like atrial fibrillation pulmonary embolus, and DVT can decrease but not totally eliminate the risk. However just taking Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent any blood clot may present greater risk of bleeding and not be helpful. Consult with your doctor, Coumadin (warfarin) can be very dangerous or lifesaving. ...Read more

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I was on Coumadin (warfarin) for 6 months for jugular blood clot and was taken off. Ultrasound shows it is still there. Is it okay to fly?

I was on Coumadin (warfarin) for 6 months for jugular blood clot and was taken off.  Ultrasound shows it is still there. Is it okay to fly?

Vascular surgeon: I feel strongly that a vascular surgeon who knows all the findings in your case should be the one to answer this important question. ...Read more

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My mom had a blood clot last year.She was on Xeralto but it didnt shrink the clot.She is now on coumadin (warfarin) and her blood is getting thicker. Why?

My mom had a blood clot last year.She was on Xeralto but it didnt shrink the clot.She is now on coumadin (warfarin) and her blood is getting thicker. Why?

Difficult to adjust: coumadin (warfarin) is difficult to regulate and is affected by diet activity and many drugs. The target specific anticoagulants (TSA) are much easier to manage. Thicker blood means her dosing needs to be adjusted. If the TSA was not effective I wonder if it was dosed and managed appropriately. Discuss this with your health care professional. The science on this is clear. ...Read more

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

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