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How To Stop Bleeding When On Blood Thinners
Call MD: Please let your doctor know asap! If the bleeding is bad, go to the er immediately. ...Read more
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
I take Coumadin (warfarin) and my gums are bleeding a little could this be caused by the blood thinner and what should I do?
Is it okay to take Motrin for relief from head trauma? I've heard that it can be called a blood thinner and those can increase bleeding in the brain.
Hepc n cirohsis, taking blood thinner acitrom, stopped for 4 days as bleeding from stool, found piles. Now INR is 1...Taking acitrom 2mg. Pl advice?
I had a bleeding ulcer. Severe. It was corrected twice. Now it's 5 weeks later. Is cranberry juice safe to drink or is it a blood thinner.
Dr say 5-10% chance of brain bleed from blood thinner meds is high risk? Mom has blood clots from fall in brain and DVT 1 dr says meds, 1, 1 not sure
Filter: It does appear that anticoagulant therapy would be risky in this situation. An alternative is to insert an IVC filter to prevent the blood clot from traveling from the leg to the lungs. Of course the attending physicians, who know all the findings, are best qualified to give advice in this case. ...Read more
Bleeding tongue: Take a tea bag, wet it and use it to apply pressure for 15-30 minutes (or dry sterile gauze pad) on the bleeding site. If it is still a problem you will need to see your dentist (and possibly your physician to check your BP and clotting time). ...Read more
If I have a green screen inserted do I still have to take blood thinners? I was taken off thinners cause my lungs were bleeding months ago
No that's its purpose: A greenfield filter is a screen placed in the inferior vena cava, the main vein returning blood to the right side of the heart. It is used in patients who are particularly vulnerable to pulmonary embolism, such as those diagnosed with deep venous thrombosis who, like you, cant be anticoagulated, to prevent venous emboli (clots) from entering the pulmonary circulation. ...Read more
If "blood thinners" are actually anticoagulants why can they cause easy under-the-skin bleeding with or without a bump or injury? More = worse for me
Lack of clotting: There three mechanisms to control bleeding into the tissue from injury, 1. contraction of blood vessels, 2 Platelet aggregation to form a plug at the site of injury to the vessel, 3. Blood clot formation. If any one these is less than normal bleeding occurs in the tissue. Anti-coagulants impair blood clotting and a side effect is bleeding in the tissue, or easy bruising. ...Read more
My dad started bleeding from ear a lot and is dizzy. Could this be a result of the blood thinners he is taking?
I'm on blood thinners, have a kidney infection, and have bleeding internal hemorrhoids. I was evaluated in the ER and sent home. I'm now bleeding more?
Mother in law has atrial fibrillation but cannot handle blood thinners (they cause her bleeding issues). What else can treat Atrial fib besides blood thinners?
Blood thinners are used mainly for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. There are numerous proposed personal scores/scales based on which they are recommended. The bleeding risk is usually the limiting factor in the use of blood thinners.
Atrial fibrillation treatment is a different topic and it involves mainly controlling the heart rate/ heart rhythm. ...Read more
Mom fell caused brain bleed 2+ months ago. Now has DVT distal peroneal. Treatment options? Blood thinners cause more brain bleeding? Mom is 79 yrs
IVC filter? I don't: Know if ur mom is prone to falling & brain bleeds; if so, anticoagulants (blood thinners) r not a good idea - it increases the risk of a fatal brain bleed shd she fall again in the future. A better option may be an IVC filter (Greenfield filter) which will trap DVTs & keep it from getting to the lungs; however it tends to cause swelling in the legs (side effect may be wrse than cure). TTYD 4 advic ...Read more
I'm taking new blood thinner. Eliquis, . Do I have to stop my osteo bi- flex with 5 loxin (boswellia)as it is a natural blood thinner?
Coordinate: Talk to your doctor (s). They put you on the thinner for a reason, and make sure you tell them all your meds. You need to be in a safe range, and interaction and additive affects can occur. ...Read more
With high blood pressure and blood thinners. How long would it take to bleed out from a horizontal laceration on the jugular?
Do not: Understand the reason for the question. If bleeding from the jugular call 911 especially if on blood thinner ...Read more
Had stroke 2 yrs back. Taking aspirin as blood thinner. Nw suddn blood clots appear in body & wipe away. Is aspirin responsible 4 it? Shld stop taking it?
Brief vacation from: Stop aspirin for 3 days and then resume ...Read more
Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?
I had a pulmonary embolism 4 months ago, they stop the blood thinner, it this mean I can have the risk to have a heart attack???
More info needed: Stopping blood thinners 4months after pulmonary embolism (PE)does not necessarily increase risk for heart attack. My concern would be the risk for another PE. Without knowing the details of your condition and treatment, we can not fully understand the risks in your situation. Best to talk to your doctor about the decision to discontinue blood thinners ...Read more
Re stopping pradaxa: how many days in advance my scheduled x-stop spacer implant back surgery should I stop taking this blood thinner? I take a 150mg capsule twice a day. I started this prescription on 11/17/2012 and prior to that I took 7.5mg Coumadin
A week: For aspirin, Plavix (clopidogrel) or non-steroidal anti- inflammatory use recommendation is 7 days preop. When on warfarin, when INR normalizes. For this drug, INR is not affected so one should use same guidelines as Plavix (clopidogrel) which is 7 days according to manufacturer. ...Read more
My father had pe treated by anticoagulants. Now has thigh bleeding his hemogloben dropped to 7.9 is blood transfer necessary?
If the bleeding has: Stopped probably not, but if he is still bleeding yes. In a stable situation below 7 is now the recommended level before transfusion in the absence of symptoms or ongoing bleeding. ...Read more
If you are on anticoagulants during pregnancy how do they prevent major bleeding during delivery? Wouldn't u bleed to death if your blood is thinned?
Not coumadin (warfarin): I presume you're NOT taking coumadin/warfarin which is absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy. I presume you must be on a low molecular weight heparin? It should be stopped as soon as labor begins. It will wear off in 8-12 hours and and can be reversed if necessary. ...Read more
Uncertain: There is very limited information. I was able to find 1 case report suggesting that garcinia prolonged the inr in a patient taking warfarin. No data on newer anticoagulants or anti-platelet agents. Since the exact contents of any "dietary supplement" preparation is not guaranteed, always be cautious when mixing supplements with potent medications like warfarin. ...Read more
Prevents clots: Blood thinners are any medications that inhibit steps in the pathway that leads to clotting. Aspirin and plavix, (clopidogrel) for example, inhibit platelet cells in the bloodstream from clumping together. Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood by inhibiting the proteins in the blood that lead to deposition of fibrin, which makes up the bulk of clot material. ...Read more
Depends on level: Depends on the level. Also I check more frequently when starting and once the level is therapeutic, at least once a month. ...Read more
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