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Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
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Enoxaparin (Definition)

Enoxaparin is a blood thinner that is injected twice a day and has an excellent safety profile. It should be discontinued 24 hours prior to delivery if possible to decrease bleeding. Epidural anesthesia may not be able to be given to women on blood ...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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What to do if I have just been put on lovenox (enoxaparin) for a blood clot. Can I drink alcohol?

What to do if I have just been put on lovenox (enoxaparin) for a blood clot. Can I drink alcohol?

NO!!!!!!!!: Alcohol can enhance the effects of any anticoagulant drug, and can increase the chance of dangerous and even life-threatening bleeding. The person to ask these questions of is your doctor, who needs to know about your drinking history in order to treat you safely and effectively, and your pharmacist who is dispensing your medications. If you have an alcohol problem, get help for it. ...Read more

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I'm 28, no past hx. Do not smoke, no birth control. Have DVT in calf after car accident. How likely is it to get another blood clot while on lovenox (enoxaparin)?

I'm 28, no past hx. Do not smoke, no birth control. Have DVT in calf after car accident. How likely is it to get another blood clot while on lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Not likely: Possible, but not likely. This was a provoked DVT and the treatment is usually for 3 months. If you notice skin changes and or new onset leg swelling while on Lovenox (enoxaparin) let your doc know as soon as possible. Heparin induced thrombocytopenia is a rare complication of heparin or low molecular weight heparin treatment that may result in venous or arterial thrombosis. ...Read more

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I have a broken leg and missed my daily enoxaparin shot, for a whole 24 hours. Could a blood clot have formed in that time? I'm very worried.

Yes and No, probably: No! No one definitely knows.
Traditionally teaching is blood clots develop between 5-14 days. An injury to veins, or prolonged immobility from the injury can cause it. Drinking enough fluids, exercise your toes & knee/hip & breathing exercises help.
Being on enoxaparin but just missing a dose will probably not cause you a clot.
Better to see your doc, who can examine you. ...Read more

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After 3rd blood clot in lower left calf (dvt) resolved, my INR is still low after over 2 mos on enoxaparin injections twice daily- why?

After 3rd blood clot in lower left calf (dvt) resolved, my INR is still low after over 2 mos on enoxaparin injections twice daily- why?

Enoxaparin: Why do you check inr when you are on enoxaparin? Inr is not something to see or check when you are on enoxaparin. That level has nothing to do with enoxaparin. If you are also on warfarin/coumadin along with enoxaparin and your inr is still low now for 2 months- then you have to discuss with your doctor- perhaps the dose of Coumadin has to be increased and you should be more careful with diet etc. ...Read more

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How can blood clots dissolve?

How can blood clots dissolve?

Blood clot removal: Blood clots in general are removed naturally from the body. The body has a system of clotting as well as a system to prevent too much clotting. Whenever a clot is formed in the body over time the body will naturally reabsorb it. Sometimes doctors give medication to prevent the blood from being able to clot easily. ...Read more

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Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

No: Aspirin is used to prevent the formation of blood clots through the inhibition of aggregation of cells (platelets) that are part of the clot. Once the clot is formed, Aspirin is not very effective in dissolving it. This is because the clot has material incorporated in it that does not respond to the action of aspirin. ...Read more

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What kind of drugs are used to dissolve blood clots in coronary circulation?

What kind of drugs are used to dissolve blood clots in coronary circulation?

Drugs: The drugs we use to dissolve clots in the coronary circulation are called thrombolytics. There are several choices in this family that are effective. ...Read more

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Can blood clots dissolve on their own? And if so how can I help it do that.

Can blood clots dissolve on their own? And if so how can I help it do that.

Blood clots desolve?: Very slowly over time the body grow new vessels through the clot (known as recanalization). I'm not sure how you could increase the rate of the process. This process is currently being researched. ...Read more

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How often should someone who is on wafarin for the first time to disolve blood clots at home normally go to have their pt/inr level checked?

How often should someone who is on wafarin for the first time to disolve blood clots at home normally go to have their pt/inr level checked?

Warfarin: Protocols sometimes differ, but I ask my patients to check their inr 2x weekly until we get a good level 2 times, then once weekly a few more times, then once every 2 weeks a few more times, and then once monthly minimum. I increase the frequency again if I have to make any dose adjustments. The accp just recommended that stable patients can be checked every 3 months but I think that's too long. ...Read more

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Do blood clots melt in hand? I had a cut and let the blood form a gooey clot and I picked it up and it dissolved in my hand, what causes this? It cool

Do blood clots melt in hand? I had a cut and let the blood form a gooey clot and I picked it up and it dissolved in my hand, what causes this? It cool

Fragile: Recently formed clots are fragile and will disintegrate with handling.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

No: Aspirin can inhibit coagulation of blood in the legs, but once a clot forms it will not dissolve the clot. At that point "blood thinners" are the treatment. ...Read more

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Spent 2 days in icu with blood clots in both lungs. On blood thinner. Dr said will take 4-6 weeks to dissolve. Does this mean the clots can move still?

More info needed: Which blood thinner are you using? Activity level and general information should be given by your physician. Please contact your doctor to get specific answers. A lot depends on where the clots are and how big they are. Please make sure you have a good understanding of what is going on. Do not take chances! ...Read more

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S it normal to have blood clots during my period?

S it normal to have blood clots during my period?

Yes, but. ..: During menstruation, it is normal to pass some smaller clots (say, dime sized). However, if you are bleeding profusely or passing large clots, you might consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation. ...Read more

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What does blood clots mean?

What does blood clots mean?

"Blocked Pipes": Blood contains proteins which cause the blood to congeal when outside of blood vessels. This can be life-saving following trauma but can be life-threatening if the clotting mechanism is activated inside a blood vessel, leading to the obstruction of flow to the brain (stroke), heart muscles (mi), or lungs (pulmonary emboli), to name a few. Rx hinges on opening the blockage asap+/-blood thinners. ...Read more

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What case blood clots to form?

What case blood clots to form?

Thrombus: I trust you mean clots forming in blood vessels, called thrombi. Alteration in or more the following three things causes thrombus formation. 1. Alteration in blood flow, 2. Damage to the lining of blood vessel, called endothelium and 3. Increased coagulability of blood. The reference below provided professional explanation.
http://www. Nejm. Org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra0801082 ...Read more

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Are blood clots normal on a pill?

Are blood clots normal on a pill?

No: I assume that you mean to ask if it is normal to develop blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills (ocp).

The risk of developing blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, coronary artery thrombosis) is slightly increased in persosn taking ocp, however, this is not normal. The risks are particularly increased in patients with acquired or genetic clotting tendencies. ...Read more

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What can be done for blood clots?

What can be done for blood clots?

Prescription medicin: Blood clots are dangerous and a physician should be seen immediately. If the clot is in the leg a doppler test can confirm it and a physician will prescribe meds to thin the blood and help prevent it from going to the lungs. Initially you should not be active because you do not want to dislodge it and cause it to travel in your bloodstream. Blood thinners will be taken for at least 3 months. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with blood clots?

What risks are associated with blood clots?

Many: Some of the major risk factors are:
history of cancer, immobilization, recent trauma or surgery, obesity, pregnancy, estrogenic medications, congestive heart failure, diseases that alter blood viscosity (polycythemia, sickle cell disease), and inherited thrombophilias. ...Read more

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Looking for dr in okc that knows about blood clots?

Looking for dr in okc that knows about blood clots?

Search this site!: Depends upon what you need to know/do regarding blood clots. Artery or vein blocked? Treatment or prevention? Risk factors? Family history? There's a "find a doctor" function somewhere on this website - https://www. Healthtap. Com/#member/doctors/find_a_doctor/name/oklahoma city. Start w/family doctors & general internists. If that doesn't help, ask for referral to hematologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of women to have a lot of blood clots?

What are the causes of women to have a lot of blood clots?

Blood clot causes: 3 things cause clots: blood vessel injury, stasis, and hypercoagulability. The first refers to things like surgery, the second to slow blood flow due to immobility or compression on a blood vessel by things like a pregnant uterus, and the last to things that make the clotting system more active like birth control pills, hormone replacement, and hereditary problems that make the blood too thick. ...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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Lovenox (Definition)

Lovenox is a heparin which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more