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Hypercoagulability In Children
Hypercoagulable: One of the functions of the blood, when appropriate, is to create clots. Hypercoagulable means that the blood is forming clots too often, and inappropriately. This can happen for many reasons due to a genetic disorder or from autoimmune disease or post-surgery or even pregnancy. ...Read more
Usually genetic in which certain parameters in the blood are lacking leading to blood clotting Over the last decade there has been many blood parameters to look at, e.g. Factor V Leiden, protein c s deficency, antiphospholipid, lupus May run in families Treatment once thrombosis occurs is ...Read more
Hypercoagulable: Nobody knows if one has hypercoagulable problem or not until episode/s of blood clot in the venous or artery occurs. Symptoms will be related to the location and how extensive is the blood clot- leg pain/swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness/headaches etc. An unusual location or a very extensive blood clots, or recurrence episodes would be suspicious for hypercoagulable problems. ...Read more
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Usually genetic in which certain parameters in the blood are lacking leading to blood clotting
Over the last decade there has been many blood parameters to look at, e.g. Factor V Leiden, protein c s deficency, antiphospholipid, lupus
May run in families
Treatment once thrombosis occurs is usually blood thinners lifelong ...Read more
That depends: Depending on the situation and the type of hypercoagulable condition, you may need to be on short trek our lifelong anti coagulation. Prophylaxis, or preventive measures are increased when you have elective procedures. You should be assessed by a hematologist our vascular specialist. Sound conditions are also inherited and may be appropriate to have family assessed as well ...Read more
I would recommend: You discuss this with your hematologist and with your gyn. Hypercoagulability is nothing to play around with. I also suffer from hypercoagulability and have suffered the ravages of this condition. Make sure that you have proper consultations whenever you are thinking of making a decision along these lines. Best wishes. ...Read more
A variety: Especially if you have had a blood clot form in a peripheral vein, or lost an unborn child, your physician may wish to screen you for a variety of known, fairly common genetic mutations and an autoantibody group that make the blood clot somewhat more easily than normal. The information's good to have though there's uncertainty about how to treat most of these folks. Good luck. ...Read more
Not really: There are certainly natural entities that are known to make us more likely to bleed, such as garlic. But if you truly have a medically diagnosed hypercoagulability disorder, then you need to be treated with appropriate prescription medications. ...Read more
Can you use something other than warfarin for hypercoagulable states for somebody who had cerebral infarcts?
If it is thought that the cerebral infarcts are a result of a hypercoagulable state, then other medications besides warfarin can be used.
Aspirin is often used after a stroke to prevent another, as are Plavix (clopidogrel) and aggrenox.
Other blood thinners more along the lines of warfarin are the heparins, arixtra, and some newer drugs like Pradaxa and xarelto, but these are only approved in atrial fibrillat. ...Read more
Clotting vs Bleeding: Hypercoaguability means the blood is more prone to clotting than usual. Some people develop deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or other blood clots, and when they are tested, they have positive results for one or more tests, so-called thrombophilia testing, that are more common in people with multiple blood clots. The opposite problem is a bleeding disorder, which implies the blood doesn't clot well. ...Read more
Opposites: Hypercoagulability results in blood clots forming in blood vessels due to increased tendency of the blood to clot. In bleeding disorders, the flood fails to clot when it should and results in abnormal bleeding due to even minor trauma or spontaneously. ...Read more
History of clots and stroke. Off blood thinners since 2008. Hypercoaguable state of undetermined origin. Pain in arm pos. Radial artery. Is asprin ok?
Are you on Warfarin?:
We can not advice if you should be taking aspirin as do mot know what treatment you are on for your condition. Are you taking Warfarin (Coumadin) for it
Dscuss with your doctor or Hematologist if you should or not ...Read more
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more
Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more
Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more
Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more
Ringworm is actually not caused by a worm at all, but is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin called tinea. People can get a tinea infection from skin to skin contact with an infected person or pet or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, and combs.
Clotrimazole is the generic name for the over the counter cream that treats ringworm. Apply 2-3 times a day for a few weeks until the lesion disappears completely and then some. Keep it covered for the first day of treatment (or longer if you want to) to prevent spread. Your child will need to see his doctor for a stronger medication if the ringworm is on his scalp, continues to spread after treatment at home or if it doesn't get better after 4 weeks of treatment at home. ...Read more
Inherited or steroid: The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubin levels than formula-fed ones). If inherited it is a recessive gene. ...Read more
Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more