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How Do You Prevent Blood Clots After Surgery For Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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 (enoxaparin) 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 (enoxaparin). ...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
What Surgery?: We can not answer without knowing what king of surgery and for what. Since it has been 3 weeks and whatever surgery you had. I suggest you call your surgeon and ask him/her if you should be concerned. And ask him/her if you need to be examined. You may resubmit the question but better you ask this from your doctors ...Read more
Hypercoagulable: Virchow was 1st scientist who made a link b/w thrombogenesis and carcinogenesis. Cancer cells increase inflammation at site of cancer and metastasis and by recruiting platelets and other cells increase the risk, also cause release of tissue factor, sometimes there is direct tumor blocking the lymphatics causing stasis and cancer pts aremore sedentary. Some chemo drugs and port also increase risk. ...Read more
Elevate several fold: You are asking about the risk of blood clot in patients with cancer. The risk is increased several fold over normal people. Cancer cells themselves are making substances that help them move through the blood stream then stop and make more cancer cells. This favors clot. Patients with cancer also tend to have less activity as the cancer advances which also favors clot. ...Read more
I am a 29 yr old female with hemorrhagic cysts, with small blood clots around themovarian cancer. What can I do to get better?
My friend has terminal cancer not long to live he has blood clots all over what else can we expect?
My husband had prostrate surgery in march 2011 and has now started passing black blood clots in his urine?
My friend has terminal cancer been told he has only 6 weeks he has blood clots all over what else can we expect?
Can't predict: Your friend may be dead when you get this note, or may last a year. There is no predicting these things. Cherish every minute you have with him. ...Read more
My wife's having a cesarean I'm just worried about surgery and blood clots. This will be her second cesarean are they safe?
Based on situation: If an aneurysm or ateriovenous malformation has caused problem, surgical repair may be life saving. If a subdural or epidural hemorrhage, best to decompress unless very small and stable. If intracranial bleeding, may be far safer to be conservative, and not operate. But all situations are different and management decisions should vary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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