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Clexane Heparin Thin Blood Bruises Prevent
I am on clexane (heparin) to thin my blood but i'm getting terrible bruises. What should I do to prevent this?
Blood test: Get a blood test to check your PTT top make sure your medicine is at the right level. ...Read more
Clexane: Clexane (known as Lovenox in the U.S.) is the brand name for enoxaparin. This medication is commonly used during pregnancy. Some doctors will switch back to unfractionated Heparin close to delivery since Heparin has a completely effective antidote, while enoxaparin's antidote is less reliable. Obviously, the OB doesn't want anyone to bleed excessively during delivery. ...Read more
Causes of dark thin blood? Had routine labs & my blood came out like water from a faucet. Typically thick. Now very bruised. Only take Nexium (esomeprazole) & enbrel
Probably OK: You are probably OK. The primary reason in blood draws that sometimes blood comes out quickly like flowing water and other times slowly like syrup has to do with the size of the vein and the size of the needle. Big vein & big needle the blood flows like water. Venous blood - that's the blood you want them to take - is dark. Enbrel (etanercept) could effect your platelet count. ...Read more
Large bruise on back of leg shelf fell on will taking baby asprin help prevent blood clots, during healing process?
Had shoulder stability surgery 12 days ago having extream pain and bruising on elbow been taking aspirin entire time to prevent blood clot?
Smart port would not give a blood return. She put heparin in it.Still didn't work, for my treatment. Was about to use a vein in my arm. What shoulddo?
Portacath infusaport: I would suggest that you have the nurse attempt the use of cathflo, also known as tissue plasminogen activator. Often the ports stop working due to some small clots inside the port, and this medication often dissolves the clot & allows the port to start working again. If this does not solve the problem, then get a venogram through the port to trouble shoot the problem . . . Usually it can be fixed. ...Read more
Unlikely: If you had a dvt, obviously that's why your doctor recommended you be on enoxaparin. While pregnancy is a state of increased possible thrombosis, the medication does help to prevent them. Follow your doctors instructions, exercise with light walking as much as you can, you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just discharged from the hospital after blood clots in both lungs, what is the heparin IV for?
I had total knee replacement five months ago still on walking stick did have Pe and then thigh haematoma from heparin then six lots of blood?
Last 4 days in hosp for blood clots that formed from putting screws in my leg. 72hr heparin sent home on Xarelto. Having anxiety could I throw again?
Chances low: take the xarelto as prescribed and continue regular follow up wth your doc. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more
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