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How Does Adrenaline Affect Blood Clotting
Several ways: Adrenaline (epinephrine) constricts blood vessels to decrease the blood flow to a cut or wound, so the blood trying to clot there has an easier time doing so. Epinephrine is believed to activate or encourage platelets to do their clumping and clotting actions. Epinephrine is also thought to activate blood clotting chemicals to help form clots with the fibrin and other particles in the blood. ...Read more
Assuming vaginal?: Assuming this is vaginal, there are many causes of vaginal bleeding. If it continues, see your physician. Testing includes blood work, ultrasounds and possible taking a sample from the lining of your uterus. ...Read more
Homework: This is a homework question found on multiple discussion boards. The clotting factors are mostly zymogens that are activated by other members of the cascade. This doesn't lend itself to being explained in 400 words but you can find full discussions once you understand what a zymogen itself actually is. ...Read more
Clotting factors: Your blood contains clotting factors that allow you to clot after your endometrial lining has been shed. THis prevents you from losing endless blood and controls the amount of bleeding you experience ...Read more
Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more
Vitamins: The clotting system is very well self-regulated; there is little you can do to change it. About the only thing that matters is that some clotting factors depend on the presence of vitamin k in the diet; if there isn't enough, the production of clotting factors will go down, and your blood won't clot normally. That's how Coumadin (warfarin) works - it interferes with the function of vitamin k. ...Read more
Depends: Some blood clotting disorders are genetic (passed through your family); while others are acquired. The answer to your question depends on the specific type you're asking about. Wish I could be more helpful. ...Read more
Blockage: When a fistula clots, which they unfortunately do, it can not be used for dialysis since there is no flow. We are pretty good at clearing up the clot ("declotting" the fistula) so it can be used again. Sometimes the fistulas are still working but lined with clot. As long as the access needles can be inserted and used this should be no problem. Typically clot forms when there is a blockage. ...Read more
Polycythemia vera: Yes, pcv is associated with increased risk of clots and possible death. ...Read more
What does it mean if blood clotting results come back as slower than the normal range? (other than it takes longer to clot)
Need more info: What blood tests? What were the results? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. All lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context. ...Read more
Had full blood test and now been asked to go back to doctors as blood clotting test is not normal. What could this mean? I go back tomorrow morning.
Not enough info: There are many test that are related to clotting. The most basic is the platelet level. This is most likely test done on a 22 year olds basic labs. However if you went in w a specific complaint that they ordered more specific labs for then it would be hard to say. I encourage you to try and get a good nights rest and discuss in the morning with your doctor. ...Read more
If my antiphosplippid anti body test was clear does that mean I don't have any blood clotting disorder? Or is it still possible to have one?
Still at risk: It's one of several different tests, and picks up only 1 entity. Chances are you were screened for all the common ones (V Leiden, deficiency in S and/or C, antithrombin 3 deficiency, many of us are skeptical about homocysteine and a few of the others). What it really means is that we aren't going to give you treatment to make your blood less coagulable since this doesn't improve your odds. ...Read more
My dad was diagnosed with two types of facial neralgia and a few different blood clotting disorders. I don't have nething he has but cld I get it later?
No and maybe: As far as the neuralgia goes, it is unlikely you will "inherit" a tendency to get that specifically. Some diseases can have neuralgias (shingles, diabetes, etc), so be aware of any risks for them. Clotting disorders, however, are often inherited, and some may not manifest right away. If his clotting problems are not due to meds, then you should talk witha physician to fully assess your risk. ...Read more
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