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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Blood Clotting Problems

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Why would someone with blood clotting problems be sent to a cancer doctor?

Why would someone with blood clotting problems be sent to a cancer doctor?

Heme/onc doctor: Many doctors who specialize in chemotherapy (oncology) also treat blood diseases (hematology) that are not related to cancerous conditions (most blood clots). Even so, cancer cells have abnormal dna that can lead to other systemic effects in the body as well as hypercoaguable states (blood clots). ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Blood Clotting Problems (Definition)

Blood clotting problems are problems with the blood that prevent normal clotting. These can be hereditary problems (such as hemophilia), or acquired, as in people ...Read more


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Are there birth control options for women with blood clotting problems?

Are there birth control options for women with blood clotting problems?

Yes: In general, birth control that contains estrogen (the typical combination birth control pills, the patch, the ring) increases the risks of blood clots, and thus women who have a hereditary condition that increases the risk of clotting (factor v leiden & others) shouldn't take estrogen bc, but other options don't have estrogen: the shot, the implant, iuds, progestin only pills, and are ok. ...Read more

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If I have spot of bright red blood on tissue in morning, do I have blood clotting problems?

If I have spot of bright red blood on tissue in morning, do I have blood clotting problems?

Not necessarily: The bleeding can be caused from a number of different things, sometimes a bleeding disorder--however that is rare. Your doctor would need to examine you to see what is causing the bleeding and exactly where it is originating. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke when on birth control pill, how risky are blood clotting problems and strokes?

Is it bad to smoke when on birth control pill, how risky are blood clotting problems and strokes?

Correlations: There is a distinct increase in risk of a stroke in those women who have a history of migraine with aura (classical migraine) who take birth control pills and also smoke. Why spend huge sums of money, get exposed to lung cancer or copd, or early heart disease, or as above, a stroke, and destroy your life? If you or close one smokes, get it stopped. ...Read more

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Could having B12 shots per week for a long time cause blood clotting and any heart problem?

Could having B12 shots per week for a long time cause blood clotting and any heart problem?

NO: There is no known toxicity from taking vitamin B12 in any dose by any method. However, B12 deficiency causes elevated homocsyteine which increases risk of heart disase and stroke. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-quickfacts/. ...Read more

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Blood clotting problem. What could it be? How long do the tests take to figure it out?

Blood clotting problem. What could it be?  How long do the tests take to figure it out?

Blood clot: If you are referring to blood test/ work-up, the results should be back within 2 weeks, in general. There are many factors that can make people to have blood clot- such as - post surgery, obesity, being on sterids or other medication- hormone/ ocp, testosterone, chemotherapy, cancer, hereditary problem/genetic mutation, etc, ). Wait for the result and discuss in detail with your hematologist. ...Read more

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My baby is having a problem with his blood clotting too fast and his white and red blood cells are low what could this be caused from

My baby is having a problem with his blood clotting too fast and his white and red blood cells are low what could this be caused from

Consult ped hematolo: Consult a pediatric hematologist we do not have enough information to answer your question we need detailed report of your blood count wbcs, rbcs, platlet count and other values and what you mean by blood clotting too fast. ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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