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How do you prevent blood clots after surgery for cancer?

How do you prevent blood clots after surgery for cancer?

Drugs & mobility: Treatment with anti-coagulants, "blood thinners", early mobilization and use of pneumatic compression of calfs are usual preventive measures. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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How to prevent blood clots after a laminectomy?

How to prevent blood clots after a laminectomy?

Venous thrombosis : The easiest way to prevent thrombosis (blood clots) is to maintain hydration and ambulate early. Leg muscle contraction massages the veins and helps prevent blood pooling in the extremities. Leg compressive stockings and a device to help keep the blood from pooling while you are recovering in the hospital help. If you are at increased risk, anticoagulation may be required. ...Read more

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What can I do for blood clot prevention during long car ride?

What can I do for blood clot prevention during long car ride?

Stop and walk: Take regular breaks, and get out and stretch and walk. Aspirin has not been shown to be very effective in preventing these clots. If you are prone to getting clots , check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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How long after a tissue donation do I have to take medications to prevent rejection?

How long after a tissue donation do I have to take medications to prevent rejection?

Generally: for tissue donation (as compared to organ donation) no medications are needed to prevent rejection as the tissues are irradiated thoroughly and go through a very strict process so no blood or blood products are present on them when they are transplanted. Therefore, there is no chance of "rejection". ...Read more

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How long after a 2nd C-section and tube tie do you have to worry about complications? Like blood clots bleeding organ damage etc

How long after a 2nd C-section and tube tie do you have to worry about complications? Like blood clots bleeding organ damage etc

CSection follow up: Great question. Assuming you had no complications and no injury to your bladder or ureters, post operative infection and wound healing problems, generally we use a thirty day window when we screen for things such as postoperative or post anesthesia blood clots. As far as organ damage, given the above caveats, after thirty to sixty days, i would not consider you at any increased risk. ...Read more

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Does taking hrt's after hysterectomy always increases your chances for breast cancer and how long do u have be on them before that happens.

Does taking hrt's after hysterectomy always increases your chances for breast cancer  and how long do u have be on them before that happens.

Not always but often: Hrt does increase the chances of breast cancer . No current consensus among medical community on who can safely take hrt and for how long with those chances that are inconsiderable comparing with benefits of hrt. If however you have a family history of breast cancer, or had it before yourself, or you are white or hispanic with low bmi , taking hrt may be a bad idea. See medical oncologist to disc. ...Read more

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What happen if i stop or forget to take my xarelto for 1 week or longer? How fast do a blod clot grow up with stent treatment?

What happen if i stop or forget to take my xarelto for 1 week or longer? How fast do a blod clot grow up with stent treatment?

See below: Xarelto prevents blood clots. It is not given to prevent clots in a coronary stent. It is given for atrial fibrillation to prevent cardiac clots or in patients with clots in legs or the lung arteries. So, if you forget it for a week clots can develop in these other areas. Plavix (clopidogrel) or effient and aspirin are used to prevent coronary stent clots. ...Read more

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After breast cancer operation, what medications do you have to take?

After breast cancer operation, what medications do you have to take?

Br CA meds: That depends. If tumor er+ you may be offered antiestrogen pill for 5-10 yrs. Chemo is a medicine that may be needed mostly IV but some are oral. Medical oncologist will help you decide what's next. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a coagulation defect that caused dvt. After Coumadin (warfarin) therapy, can I get pregnant without complications?

What to do if I have a coagulation defect that caused dvt. After Coumadin (warfarin) therapy, can I get pregnant without complications?

Complicated issue: You should not be on Coumadin (warfarin) if you are trying to be pregnant. Pregnancy increases the risk of clots and you may need to be Heparin type anticoagulant during pregnancy. It is not an issue for self treatment and you should discuss this issue with your doctor before you plan to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Why could cause a patient go unconscious for days after having surgery to remove blood clot?

Possibley due to low: Removal of blood clot would not on its own cause prolonged unconsciousness.Complictions related to low o2 caused by the clot could.There are many other causes which i'm sure your doctors will look for. ...Read more

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How can dr tell if cancer has returned after auto sct if blood work is off for 6-12 months after a transplant. What do they look for?

Depends: This depends on the type of cancer that required a stem cell transplant. Different cancers are tested for differently. For instance, leukemia can be looked for by blood testing, bone marrow testing. Lymphoma can be looked for by physical examination, ct scanning, pet scanning. Myeloma is evaluated by blood testing and/or marrow testing. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had breast reduction and blood clot operations then the other the next day how long to recover?

What do you suggest if i had breast reduction and blood clot operations then the other the next day how long to recover?

Discuss with Surgeon: You will need to discuss postoperative care regimens/recovery time with the involved surgeons. You will find that every surgeon has a different “protocol”. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell trait,am I at more of a risk for blood clots or embolism? If so how can I prevent them?

I have sickle cell trait,am I at more of a risk for blood clots or embolism? If so how can I prevent them?

Minor risk: Your greatest danger comes from non-pressurized aircraft and anything else that lowers your oxygen tension substantially. You also need to know that you can't concentrate your urine and retain your sodium as well as other folks, so be careful exercising in the heat. The increased thrombus risk is minimal. Keep your legs active especially on long plane flights. ...Read more

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Dr, if my hemoglobin is 11, do I still need blood transfusion for a myomectomy fibroid surgery -after surgery i mean?May you please help.

Probably not: Depends on how much blood you lose during the surgery, but if you are starting at a healthy 11, chances are you will not need any. Good luck! ...Read more

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8 hour drive to Texas. How often should I stop to stretch legs and prevent risk of blood clot?

8 hour drive to Texas. How often should I stop to stretch legs and prevent risk of blood clot?

Every two hours: You should take a break every two hours or more often. Drink enough water so that you urine is watery and you need to pee in about two hours. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent developing blood clots when traveling?

What can I do to prevent developing blood clots when traveling?

Nattokinase/Vit E &: There is significant risk of blood clots in the legs on long flights, which can travel to the lungs. Walking some every hour or two should help. Drink lots of fluids. Wobenzym, vitalzym, nattokinase & lumbrokinase are the most effective natural blood thinners (any one of these is adequate). Other supplements that prevent clots include vitamin e, garlic, ginger and turmeric/curcumin. ...Read more

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Do you have to worry about DVT complications from a clot forming after a blood draw when you're on birth control?

Do you have to worry about DVT complications from a clot forming after a blood draw when you're on birth control?

No: That is not a common concern. While a small blot clot can form in a vessel after a blood draw - it would be a superficial thrombus, it would not be a DVT. ...Read more

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How long do you have to go off blood thinners before you can get your gallbladder out? Is there a greater chance to get a blood clot?

How long do you have to go off blood thinners before you can get your gallbladder out? Is there a greater chance to get a blood clot?

Yes: It is routine problem , surgeon coordinates with medical team , if feasible blood thinners are briefly discontinued and will administer again few hrs after surgery. ...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