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Doctor insights on: It Takes A Long Time For My Blood To Clot

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What is the average time it takes for blood to clot?

What is the average time it takes for 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 more

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How long is it supposed to it take blood clots to form?

How long is it supposed to it take blood clots to form?

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

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How long does a blood clot take to occur after an accident?

How long does a blood clot take to occur after an accident?

Possibly quickly: We often see pulmonary emboli (clots to the lungs) on the initial ct scan when patients arrive in the er. Sometimes, if you have an injury that causes you to not walk well, the clot can develop over days to weeks. ...Read more

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How long it takes a blood clot to dissolve with medication?

How long it takes a blood clot to dissolve with medication?

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

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Your blood that's used for the blood patch go away after your spinal fluid regenerates itself? Is there long time risks? (Clots)...ect?

Your blood that's used for the blood patch go away after your spinal fluid regenerates itself? Is there long time risks? (Clots)...ect?

Blood patch 2.0: After a blood patch is placed, the blood patch resolves. There is no risk of a blood clot with this procedure. There are no long time risks. The blood patch resolves after the dura heals. This normally takes days or weeks. The CSF replaces itself in a few hours. ...Read more

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What does it mean if blood clotting results come back as slower than the normal range? (other than it takes longer to clot)

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

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How long do blood thinners take to clear a blood clot in the lungs?

How long do blood thinners take to clear a blood clot in the lungs?

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 more

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I had a blood clot come out of me as long as my first finger && this isn't the first time?

I had a blood clot come out of me as long as my first finger && this isn't the first time?

Normal variation: Occasional clots are not abnormal. However, it does mean more than usual bleeding and you are at risk of iron deficiency and anemia. You may wish to take oral iron supplements available over the counter. Take the pills with meals. ...Read more

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If there were a blood clot in the leg, how long would it take to become harmful?

If there were a blood clot in the leg, how long would it take to become harmful?

Depends: Depending on the size and loaction it is significant needed treatment. ...Read more