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Do Blood Clots Prevent Pregnancy
Complications: Women who are prone to forming blood clots may have a hard time carrying a pregnancy. Blood clots can cause complications for the fetus because of interference with blood flow through the placenta, for example. If you have a history of blood clots and wish to get pregnant, you might consider speaking to your ob/gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I am about to start using the patch (birth control) what are some natural ways to prevent blood clots while on the patch?
Thrombosis: Clots are rare in 22 year olds (actual age?) and especially so on patches (vs. Pills.) is there a reason, such as a known clotting disorder, you are worried about clots? If "yes" then you need consultation and probably something more than natural intervention. Taking a daily baby Aspirin (not the adult strength) can also be a good intervention. ...Read more
Can women with no known blood issues take a aspirin a day during and after pregnancy to prevent blood clots? I'm afraid of getting pregnant and clots
Not recommended: Aspirin is prescribed for some very specific issues in pregnancy; however, its not recommended for general use. In the first trimester, aspirin use is concerning for increased pregnancy loss and even congenital defects. In the third trimester it can cause premature closure of an important vessel in the babies heart. You shouldn't use it unless you are prescribed it by a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
Whats going on? Okay so last tuesday i took a pregnancy test and it said positive so i stopped taking my birth control and yesterday after sex i was in a lot of pain and was spotting and i today i descovered blood clots in my urine.. I really don't know
You : You should definitely give your doctor a call as soon as possible. 20-30% of women will have some vaginal bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. First trimester bleeding can have many causes such as: threatened miscarriage - bleeding, but the fetus is still alive inside miscarriage - lost pregnancy ectopic pregnancy - a pregnancy which implants in the fallopian tube molar pregnancy - abnormal tissue developing instead of a fetus post-coital bleeding - bleeding after sex from a sensitive cervix trauma or infection unrelated to pregnancy - small cuts or tears in the vagina or an infection such as pelvic inflammatory disease since some of these can be dangerous and since vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is always considered abnormal, you should call you ob/gyne doctor for any bleeding. They will be able to check you and treat you appropriately. Good luck! ...Read more
Can aspirin 3 times a week along with birth control be enough to prevent blood clots and not too much to cause internal bleeding?
It can: But you need to be monitored for both, as well as liver abnormalities. ...Read more
In order for stroke to happen in pregnancy would your BP have to be really high or a blood clot? if i monitor my BP &watch for DVT could i prevent it?
Stroke in pregnancy: There is an increased risk of stroke during and soon after pregnancy, however, most cases are due underlying blood disorders, heart problems, vascular abnormalities, that likely one would know about and be monitored for more closely during pregnancy. High blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, also are risks, so YES, keeping BP controlled is very important! Tell your OB about leg swelling. ...Read more
Early in pregnancy went to ER and heard hb maybe 3 -4 weeks bleeding and blood clots how do you the differance in misscarriage& blood clot? Normal?
Be seen: This cannot be determined from your description. You need to be seen and obtain an ultrasound. Take prenatal vitamins in any event. ...Read more
What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance
Small: Rates of pre-eclampsia are fairly small - around 3-4%. While pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for stroke, actual chance of having a stroke is very small. Available data indicate 11-30 cases of stroke per 100, 000 deliveries. Pre-eclampsia a well-recongnized condition and can be effectively controlled. You should let your doctor know about your concerns and let them follow you closely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm afraid I have a blood clot. What are symptoms of blood clots in the calf? I gave birth 9 months ago and was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy.
DVT: The most common symptoms are pain, swelling, discoloration, pain on flexing foot upward, and the feeling of rope-like blood vessel and especially if only one foot. Some of these signs and symptoms are shared by many problems. If you have the risk, go to your doctor and be diagnosed fast, as the complication of pulmonary embolus can be devastating. ...Read more
Some prevention tips: Blood clots are more likely to happen in people with a genetic or medical problem that increases the chance of clots developing. Avoiding dehydration and spending long periods of time sitting (like in long car or airplane trip) or spending too much time lying in bed (if sick or after surgery) will reduce the chance of blood clots forming ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay active: Inactivity is a major risk factor for blood clots in the legs. Also, recent surgery, especially any kind that will make you immobile for a while is a common cause. Usually, surgeons will give medicine to prevent a clot, like heparin. Certain medicines like estrogen in birth control pills also can cause clots. If going on a trip, make sure to get up every hour or so and move the legs. ...Read more
Not really: Aspirin works to inhibit platelet function, but is not an anticoagulant like Coumadin (warfarin) or heparin. Depending on why you are taking Aspirin and your risk factors, it can be more beneficial that the bleeding risk. But that requires more of an individual balancing of risk/benefits. ...Read more
What's the difference between blood thinners and prevention of blood clots? what's the generic name ex. anti-coagulant?
Same thing: Blood thinner is a lay term for anticoagulation to prevent formation of blood clots in circulation. Common drugs are heparin, warfarin, thrombin inhibitors and factor Xa inhibitors. Another category of drugs are platelet inhibitors. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bloodthinners.html ...Read more
Does lyme disease and Co infections increase the risk of blood clots? And if so by how much? I take 3000 mg fishoil a day would that prevent issues?
Definitely not: Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses should not increase the risk for blood clots. See a hematologist if you suffer from clots. There are things that CAN be done - like no smoking, avoiding birth control pills (estrogens), avoiding long stationary periods (sitting on a plane), avoiding injury to legs/veins, etc. Fish oil is a supplement - probably won't help this situation at all. See an MD ...Read more
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