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It Takes A Long Time For My Blood To Clot
5-8 minutes: Well , that is the normal clotting time of blood in a glass tube, .It is a test called the lee-white clotting time. The normal "bleeding time" as measured by making a small cut on the forearm and measuring the time for bleeding to stop is 2-9 minutes. How long something bleeds is affected by many things. A larger artery could keep bleeding unless pressure were applied on the area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable.: With immobility or after injury, surgery, etc., can form in a short period os time, sometimes hours. May take longer - days or even weeks depending on your blood coagulability (anility to clot) and the underlying reason for the clot to form. If you are on ant-coagulants or have had an injury and clotting is not rapid, you may have a clotting problem. In either case, seek medical evaluation to chec. ...Read more
Can take weeks: But the medication prevents further clotting.Get a more detailed answer ›
More info needed: Blood clots in veins are treated with different types of anticoagulants than blood clots in arteries. To make matters more confusing, some people refer to a hematoma (a collection of blood outside of a vessel) as being a blood clot. No medicines are used to dissolve hematomas. So you need to discuss this with someone who understands exactly what the situation is. ...Read more
Your blood that's used for the blood patch go away after your spinal fluid regenerates itself? Is there long time risks? (Clots)...ect?
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
Depends: Depends on the size, location and the general health of the individual and what medications the patient is placed on. Heparin is the gold standard but may be changing. There are many anti-coagulants. Coumadin is the mainstay for outpatient treatment. Newer meds may replace it for many reasons. Many clots are dissolved in 2-4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depending on the size and loaction it is significant needed treatment. ...Read more
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