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Is there anything that can be done for micro clotting in the ear vessles? I am on blood thinners.

Is there anything that can be done for micro clotting in the ear vessles? I am on blood thinners.

Micro-clotting: So why do you think you have micro-clots? A clot would cause cessation of blood flow and necrosis of tissue. What you might be seeing is some skin discoloration? ...Read more

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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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


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Headache for 3 days with no relief. Blood clotting disorder and haven't taken my blood thinner in months.

Headache for 3 days with no relief. Blood clotting disorder and haven't taken my blood thinner in months.

Get seen: A headache that's not your usual headache and that's this persistent calls for being seen. I'm hoping you don't have a thrombus in a dural sinus. ...Read more

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I have this blood clotting disorder an I take a blood thinner for it; what will happen when I go into labor to deliver my baby?

I have this blood clotting disorder an I take a blood thinner for it; what will happen when I go into labor to deliver my baby?

Talk to your OB!: Pregnancy and labor can increase your risk for blood clots. Certain blood thinners must be avoided when pregnant. Talk to you ob-gyne! ...Read more

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Fish oil is a blood thinner that doesn't help broken eye vessels. Is carrot juice also a blood thinner that doesn't help broken eye vessels to heal?

Fish oil is a blood thinner that doesn't help broken eye vessels. Is carrot juice also a blood thinner that doesn't help broken eye vessels to heal?

Neither do: Fish oil does prolong bleeding time but not significantly, unless used in high doses usually combined with other anticoagulants like aspirin. Carrot juice, a good source of beta carotene, insignificantly affects bleeding time. Now, your broken eye vessels would not be expected to heal faster with the above, but may slightly increase bruising occurrence, particularly with subconjunctival hemorrhage ...Read more

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Blood thinners prevent the formation of new clots, to allow the bodies anti-clotting mechanisms to break down actual clot more effectively. Correct?

Close enough: So called blood thinner prevent formation of new clots, but do not accelerate the breakdown of existing clots. There are other medications for that, i.e., thrombolytic medications. ...Read more

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My dad started bleeding from ear a lot and is dizzy. Could this be a result of the blood thinners he is taking?

My dad started bleeding from ear a lot and is dizzy. Could this be a result of the blood thinners he is taking?

Need eval: He should go to see a doctor and to check his inr. If his inr is high then blood thinner should be adjusted- perhaps it needs to be held and dose should be lowered etc. Also, importantly, his ear has to be examined to make sure there is no trauma etc. ...Read more

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Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

No: The blood thinners really do not " thin" the blood they alter the cascade of chemical events that lead to platelet clot formation.
So in reality the blood isn't thinner it just has a difficult time clotting.
THese drugs do not dissolve the vessels. ...Read more

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Hi is there any interactions between alcohol and blood thinners? Is it only dangerous if you fall or hit your head while intoxicated? Thank you

Hi is there any interactions between alcohol and blood thinners? Is it only dangerous if you fall or hit your head while intoxicated? Thank you

Drug interaction: Taking alcohol while on blood thinners may cause you to bleed excessively or internally, even without trauma.
Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I was hit incredibly hard in the head at basketball practice and I'm on blood thinners. Should I get checked out? My head still hurts and its 12 hours

I was hit incredibly hard in the head at basketball practice and I'm on blood thinners. Should I get checked out? My head still hurts and its 12 hours

Yes: Most likely to suffered a concussion, which would give you a headache + potential nausea/ vomiting, vision problems, dizziness, etc. It is not very likely, but you can, potentially, have a subdural hematoma given the blood thinners. It is safer for you to have a head CT to be sure ...Read more

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She has epilepsy n had a seizure last night She couldn't walk to go n fell n her head hurts bad. She is also on blood thinners. Should she n worried?

She has epilepsy n had a seizure last night She couldn't walk to go n fell n her head hurts bad. She is also on blood thinners. Should she n worried?

Need caution.: The blood thinners could promote intracranial bleeding in the presence of a head injury, and the pain could be a sign of problems. In this case, head to ER and get imaging. Also, ongoing epileptic seizures can be controlled, so, talk about this with your neurologist. Lastly anticoagulants and anti-epileptic drugs can have adverse drug interactions and this needs focus. ...Read more

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My father is having dental work done soon. He takes a blood thinner. To whom should he discuss it with, the dentist or his md?

Dentist first: The main criteria is- what kind of dental work? Not much of an issue for fillings. It’s mostly an issue for extractions, surgery, and perhaps periodontal (gum) treatment. The second criteria are concerns with any heart issues and not only blood thinning medications. It is important that your dad's dentist know his entire medical history and consult with his md. ...Read more

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Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

INR too high.: If your inr is 10 on warfarin, that is too high. You should talk to your liver doctor and cardiologist to decide what blood thinner you should be on for your mvr. For more info :
http://amansawmd. Com/2014/02/17/atrial-fibrillation-oral-anticoagulation-blood-thinner/. ...Read more

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Can an MRI of head done with and without contrast visualized blood flow through vessels in brain?

Can an MRI of head done with and without contrast visualized blood flow through vessels in brain?

MRI with contrast: Yes. This is an acceptable way to visualize the blood vessels of the beain. ...Read more

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What substance prevents blood clotting in blood vessels?

What substance prevents blood clotting in blood vessels?

Blood clotting: Blood Clots. Blood clotting, or coagulation, is an important process that prevents excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. Platelets (a type of blood cell) and proteins in your plasma (the liquid part of blood) work together to stop the bleeding by forming a clot over the injury. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

No: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelet aggregation. Platelets are cells in the blood that initiate the clotting process. Plavix (clopidogrel) doesn't thin anything: not plugs or blood or anything else. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing twitching of a nerve above my left ear (temporalis) area. I don't think its stress? Is it a blood vessel pressing the nerve?

I have been experiencing twitching of a nerve above my left ear (temporalis) area. I don't think its stress? Is it a blood vessel pressing the nerve?

See your PCP: Because even the seemingly simple medical problems can be very complicated. The symptoms can range from TMJ, coagulopathy to temporal arteritis. See your PCP for consultation, tests, proper diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Are their any blood vessels near the tragus part of the ear? I feel a swollen lump in that area could it be an anurysm?

Are their any blood vessels near the tragus part of the ear? I feel a swollen lump in that area could it be an anurysm?

Not likely: You are probably feeling a swollen lymph node. If you are sick it is related. If you are not and it hasn't gone down you should be checked out. While of course there are blood vessels there. It is quite unlikely that you have an aneurysm. You doctor's examination will help figure it out. ...Read more

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Lately, I've been hearing my heartbeat in my right ear. When this happens, I can sort of feel it in my ear as if the blood vessel is pumping and pushing against something. Help.

Lately, I've been hearing my heartbeat in my right ear. When this happens, I can sort of feel it in my ear as if the blood vessel is pumping and pushing against something. Help.

Audible heartbeat: I have heard patients complain about an audible heartbeat most commonly when they are anemic. It can also commonly occur with high blood pressure. Under rare circumstances it can be due to a vascular tumor near the ear drum. Please see a doctor and ask them to check your blood pressure, complete blood count, and auditory canal. If these are normal, further investigation will be needed. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis affect blood vessels in brain in any way?? if so, how? Can repeatedly blowing your nose hard affect eyes or ears. Or brain?,

Can sinusitis affect blood vessels in brain in any way?? if so, how? Can repeatedly blowing your nose hard affect eyes or ears. Or brain?,

Maybe: In some cases, migraine headaches can involve changes in cerebral blood flow. Interestingly, treating a type of chronic sinus disease known as vasomotor rhinitis with nasal anti-histamine results in desensitization of the TRPV1 receptor and can improve migraines. As for blowing your nose hard: this raises intracranial pressure and can cause ears to pop and even broken blood vessels in the eye ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus in right ear. I have been told there is no disease in carotid artery but the blood vessels are tortuous. Can I be cured?

I have pulsatile tinnitus in right ear. I have been told there is no disease in carotid artery but the blood vessels are tortuous. Can I be cured?

Know the cause first: Before you can be treated (or attempted to be "cured"), you need to figure out the cause of the tinnitus. Many possibilities include hypertension, medications, infection, Meniere's, etc. See your physician for a complete evaluation. You might be referred toa neuro-otologist or ENT physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/tinnitus. Html ...Read more

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Violently vomited once and every blood vessel in my face broke. Painful ears/throat and side from straining. Otherwise fine no symptoms of cold or flu?

Violently vomited once and every blood vessel in my face broke. Painful ears/throat and side from straining. Otherwise fine no symptoms of cold or flu?

Ans: Well more history is needed here. You could have eaten something contaminated? Hard to say for symptoms are to vague. But not unusual to disrupt the capillaries when there is a great pressure. ...Read more

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Will a hot pack or a cold pack be better for getting rid of dialited blood vessels? Eyes were white until June sinus/ear infection. What else helps?

Will a hot pack or a cold pack be better for getting rid of dialited blood vessels? Eyes were white until June sinus/ear infection. What else helps?

Depends if it's eye: Or ear you are talking about or sinuses. Best if you can have your PCP do a physical exam of your face, ears, nose, eyes, and throat and see what's going on! Never good to shot gun these things as it could be nothing, or it could be more serious and missed. Need to treat the cause of your dilated blood vessels. That will solve two birds with one stone! ...Read more

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How long do one shot of blood thinner stay in your system?

How long do one shot of blood thinner stay in your system?

I assume: You mean enoxaparin? It has a half life of 4.5 hours. In order to completely eliminate a drug, 5 half lives have to pass. This means 5x4.5, or 22.5 hours. Almost a day. Hope this helps! ...Read more