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How To Stop Bleeding When On Blood Thinners
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
Local pressure: Apply local pressure - there are cotton wraps called webril keep them at home they cost $2 at drug stores or job lot. Wrap with them once or twice and apply ace wrap not very tight for few hours this should stop the bleed - if this is fingers hold pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a hem bleeds, how do you keep it from bleeding onto the shower floor if you take one after defecating? Will standing slow the bleeding down?
Bleeding: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more
If you are on anticoagulants during pregnancy how do they prevent major bleeding during delivery? Wouldnt 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
Is it bad to smoke when on birth control pill, how risky are blood clotting problems and strokes?
Correlations: There is a distinct increase in risk of a stroke in those women who have a history of migraine with aura (classical migraine) who take birth control pills and also smoke. Why spend huge sums of money, get exposed to lung cancer or copd, or early heart disease, or as above, a stroke, and destroy your life? If you or close one smokes, get it stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medication can I take safely whilst going through the perimenapause to control my bleeding and if I have high blood pressure ?
Clarify?: Are you bleeding heavily and want to treat that? If this is your question, a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud would be a good solution. It thins out the uterine lining so one has very light, or no, periods. Also it does not contain estrogen, and does not affect your blood pressure. Another solution for heavy bleeding is an "endometrial ablation". Talk with your doc to discuss these and other options. ...Read more
I take Coumadin (warfarin) and my gums are bleeding what should I do can the Coumadin (warfarin) cause this?
How frequently do you pass blood clots during your period. Accident when changing bc of a blood clot?
Let's say I do have a blood clot, will quitting smoking while taking aspirin everyday make the blood clot start to go away?
How to handle heavy menstrual bleeds when on Xarelto and Plavix (clopidogrel)? Need to take it for the rest of my life (APS+DVT). Unmarried. Not sexually active.
Complex: First let me wish you wellness,you will need to work closely with your gynecologist snd hematologist to find the best way to handle this problem, drugs that control heavy menstrual bleeding might interact with Plavix/Xarelto,you need as well to tell any doctor who treats you for any condition that you are on those drugs as the potential for drug-drug interaction or even drug-food interaction is hi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long before hydrochlorothiazide works? My blood pressure was just a little high, so my doctor put me on just hydrochlorothiazide to see if it will work without other blood pressure drugs. How long before my blood pressure will go down?
Usually within days: Within a few days you should start to see an effect -- but, hctz, hydrochlorothiazide, is not a strong drug. Your best way to lower BP is to not exceed 1500 mg of salt per day and to exercise 30 minutes daily assuming your doctor is ok with these recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various approaches: Generally your periods are lighter when you are on the birth control pill, and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud will also give you lighter periods. The drug lysteda, 2 pills three times a day, can also decrease the flow, and if fertility is not an issue endometrial ablations are very effective. ...Read more
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