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Can you get a blood clot while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can you get a blood clot while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: Some patients may fail Coumadin (warfarin) and still develop clots. ...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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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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I'm 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

I'm 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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I have a blood clot in my left jugular vein I am currently on coumadin (warfarin). Can I get another clot? My right arm is swollen slightly.

I have a blood clot in my left jugular vein I am currently on coumadin (warfarin). Can I get another clot? My right arm is swollen slightly.

Warfarin: The purpose of the Coumadin (warfarin) is to allow the clot to reverb and prevent a new one. The arm swelling suggests there may be more than just jugular obstruction. Discuss with your doctor. ...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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What are the most absolute contraindications for a paitent that is undergoing Coumadin (warfarin) therapy to address a blood clot?

Rarely skin necrosis: There is an unusual reaction of skin necrosis to some people on warfarin -- any skin problems should be evaulated immediately. ...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 didn't 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 didn't 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

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Taking coumadin (warfarin) for a blood clot in my leg and I am feeling extremely nauseous today and I have a really bad headache started pills last night normal?

Taking coumadin (warfarin) for a blood clot in my leg and I am feeling extremely nauseous today and I have a really bad headache started pills last night normal?

This would not be: A normal response to the initiation of Coumadin (warfarin) and may indicate an allergy or something else/new that is wrong. You should bring this to the attention of your health care professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What would cause my therepeutic Coumadin dosage increase to reach my target inr? I have antiphospholipid syndrome, (diagnosed in 2002 after my eighth blood clot) my pcp used to check my pro. Time to see if I was threpeutic. I started going to a Coumadin c

What would cause my therepeutic Coumadin dosage increase to reach my target inr? I have antiphospholipid syndrome, (diagnosed in 2002 after my eighth blood clot) my pcp used to check my pro. Time to see if I was threpeutic. I started going to a Coumadin c

Ussually: Ussually the inr is considered to be adecuate between 2, 5 and 3, so I am not clear why is 4 or 5, or may be I am missing something. There are many reasons for changes in the dosage of nmedications, that go from the medication it self (produccion, quality, efficacy, byoavalilability etc etc etc) to issues with the patient, again metabolism, interaction with food, medications and behavior of the medication within the body. The important issue is to keep the inr in the propper range. ...Read more

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If someone is on Coumadin (warfarin) for a blood clot in the leg, which type of plasma protein is low?

If someone is on Coumadin (warfarin) for a blood clot in the leg, which type of plasma protein is low?

Not necessarily: A clot can be caused by prolonged sitting, or an injury to the leg with totally normal clotting factors and plasma proteins. Certain clotting disorders may predispose to clotting or bleeding. ...Read more

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Mom had massive p embolism & blood clot in leg due to leg procedure dr put on Coumadin (warfarin) & told to eat normal is that right ie vitamin k?

Mom had massive p embolism & blood clot in leg due to leg procedure dr put on Coumadin (warfarin) & told to eat normal is that right ie vitamin k?

Yes: I usually tell patients starting warfarin to continue their usual eating habits. When people try new diets, that is when the warfarin effect will change. How much vitamin K one eats is less important than keeping it consistent. So don't try a new salad diet for example, and don't try cutting out all vitamin K either. Just keep intake steady, which is easiest when following usual diet. ...Read more

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On Coumadin (warfarin) for four years. Had DVT left leg from fall. Second DVT left leg one year later. Today diagnosed with blood clot eye. Are the from first dvt?

On Coumadin (warfarin) for four years. Had DVT left leg from fall. Second DVT left leg one year later. Today diagnosed with blood clot eye. Are the from first dvt?

No: A DVT would have nothing to do with a blood clot in the eye. If they DVT dislodges, it goes to the lungs which is quite dangerous. A blood clot in the eye could certainly be related to the coumadin, (warfarin) however. Be sure they are following your Coumadin (warfarin) levels closely, and follow your eye doctors recommendations. ...Read more

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Is xarelta as effective in treating blood clots as warfarin?

Is xarelta as effective in treating blood clots as warfarin?

Xarelto: Yes. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is equally effective as coumadin (warfarin). Initially it was given only for irregular heart beat atrial fibrillation. Now the use is expanded to leg clot DVT and lung clot pe. The advantage of xarelto over Coumadin is that there is no periodic blood checkup for pt/ inr just like coumadin. It can be expensive & inconvenient. Can't monitor level & no antidote. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is on cumidin for blood clots what kind of vitiman k foods is he alowed to eat plus my blood level was at 3.71 is that normal?

My boyfriend is on cumidin for blood clots what kind of vitiman k foods is he alowed to eat plus my blood level was at 3.71 is that normal?

It depends: As to vit k foods Coumadin (warfarin) is an anti vit k so vit k foods should be avoided I suggest checking out the website webmd. Com to become knowledgable regarding coumadin (warfarin).
As to blood level im not sure why your blood level is important, if it is the level of the person taking Coumadin (warfarin) then its ytoo high and he should consult his physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Should I still be getting blood clots while on warfarin?

Warfarin: Most people who are adequately anticoagulated on warfarin will not be readily forming blood clots. ...Read more

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Is there anything else I should be doing for compound heterozygous mthfr, and I'm also on warfarin for blood clots?

Is there anything else I should be doing for compound heterozygous mthfr, and I'm also on warfarin for blood clots?

MTHFR gene: Read more on methylation here http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update. Html. ...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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