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How Do You Prevent Blood Clots After Surgery For Cancer
I'm getting a surgery for medial malleolus fracture. I have no other medical issues and take no other medicines. Should i take aspirin to prevent blood clots?
Not a bad idea: Medial malleolar fx surgery is performed under tourniquet. Hence, no increased blood loss risks whether you take Aspirin before and/or after surgery. Trauma studies have confirmed that continuing Aspirin through the peri-op period does not increase risks for these type surgeries, but can reduce potential thromboembolic events. Although blood clot risk is small, it is not unheard of. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery i was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery i was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t
This was: Probably Lovenox to help reduce the risk of developing blood clots in your calves. Usually given in the abdominal wall as a sub q injection. Check with the ordering physician as to the length of treatment recommended and the proper administration of lovenox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had a blood clot in my lung after peritoneal cancer surgery, does it mean that something went wrong during my surgery?
No, probably not: You do however, at least, 2 significant risk factors to have blood clot- i.e.- cancer and surgery. Patient with cancer who undergoes major surgery like yours- have a really high risk for development of blood clot- that can go up as high as 40%. Other risk factors also include age, ascites, surgery for > 2 hours, low Albumin level, smoker, cancer burden/presence of metastatic disease etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had shoulder stability surgery 12 days ago having extream pain and bruising on elbow been taking aspirin entire time to prevent blood clot?
Rare: But following the treatment regiment is key to prevention. For low risk surgery early movement (walking) is the most important advise. For larger surgery where you remain in bed for a while, medications and leg pumps may be used for prevention. Getting up and out of bed as early as possible is still important however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can blood clots be treated ? I have blood clots , one in each leg , one in my left arm now. Dr has given me injections of exnoxaparin for the next few days I have been talke Coumadin 5 sense october when they found blood clots in me after surgery.
When : When they are very fresh--less than two weeks old--clots can often be dissolved or mechanically broken down using a variety of techniques. However, these approaches are usually contraindicated in a patient who has recently had surgery. With older clots, like yours, blood thinners like Coumadin are the usual approach. A patient who develops a lot of clots in multiple areas of the body needs to be evaluated for an abnormality in the clotting system. Have you been seen by a hematologist? If not, that would probably be an appropriate next step for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 weeks after outpatient orthoscopic surgery for medial meniscus tear should I still be concerned about blood clots? Can CT scan show clot?
Usually not unless..: Arthroscopic knee meniscectomy surgery is a relatively quick, benign procedure. It is performed at times with a tourniquet. Blood clots rarely occur after it. Some people have predisposing factors (smokers on birth control bills, clotting disorders). Keeping the leg active can prevent it as well as taking baby aspirin. Ultrasound evaluation is best for diagnosing a clot. If concerned c your doc. ...Read more
Ok... I have surgery in two weeks.. Will taking Plan B today put me at risk for blood clots during or after surgery ?
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