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I am on clexane (heparin) to thin my blood but i'm getting terrible bruises. What should I do to prevent this?

I am on clexane (heparin) to thin my blood but i'm getting terrible bruises. What should I do to prevent this?

Check the dose?: It is not uncommon to have bruises when use heparin, i think you should checked with your dr to adjust the dose, or check your blood to see if you have any other factors could do that? ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more


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Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Yes: Heparin keeps the blood from clotting both insider the body as well as for blood in a tube. ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch clexane for heparin? Pregnancy

Is it safe to switch clexane for heparin? Pregnancy

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

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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

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

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Had shoulder stability surgery 12 days ago having extream pain and bruising on elbow been taking aspirin entire time to prevent blood clot?

Had shoulder stability surgery 12 days ago having extream pain and bruising on elbow been taking aspirin entire time to prevent blood clot?

Stop the Aspirin: Hold off the aspirin, it has not been shown to significantly reduce risk of a deep vein thrombosis, but will cause you to bleed and bruise. At 26 your low risk anyway. The bruising should just absorb. Follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

Variable: Acute heart attack and surface clot quite quickly! atrial fibrillation/ mitral vale may develop more slowly. Heart failure and enlarged chambers. Heparin reduces progression, but natural clot lysis occurs over time naturally or with lyric agents. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can u die in pregnancy if on clexane (;anticoagulation) if had DVT in past?

Can u die in pregnancy if on clexane (;anticoagulation) if had DVT in past?

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 more

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Does Heparin lowers the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood?

Anti-coagulant: Heparin is an anti-coagulant (blood thinner). It doesn't have a direct effect on hemoglobin in the blood. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a vacsine with heparin or something like heparin to prevent stroke ?

Is it possible to get a vacsine with heparin or something like heparin to prevent stroke ?

No stroke vaccine: There is no vaccine for stroke. We use however, anticoagulants like Heparin and Coumadin (warfarin) to lower the risk of stroke in specific medical conditions like atrial fibrillation, clotting disorders of blood... ...Read more

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I have a bruise on the outside of my right ankle what can I do to help it if on heparin?

I have a bruise on the outside of my right ankle what can I do to help it if on heparin?

Be careful!!: When on Heparin or any bloodthinner, bruising will occur if you are not careful and almost any hard touches to the skin will cause bruising. ...Read more

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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?

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?

The answer lyes in-: -your treating physicians brain. Not going to find an answer here. This is a common complication of anticoagulant therapy. Follow the advice to a T. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

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