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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?
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
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 & 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 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?
3 weeks ago while in the hospital for asthma i was given routine heparin shots in the stomach. The bruises that haven't healed are itchy. Normal?
Yes: Yes, blood has some inflammatory substances that can provoke itching. ...Read more
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