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

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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 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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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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Blood clotting problem. What could it be? How long do the tests take to figure it out?

Blood clotting problem. What could it be? How long do the tests take to figure it out?

Blood clot: If you are referring to blood test/ work-up, the results should be back within 2 weeks, in general. There are many factors that can make people to have blood clot- such as - post surgery, obesity, being on sterids or other medication- hormone/ ocp, testosterone, chemotherapy, cancer, hereditary problem/genetic mutation, etc,). Wait for the result and discuss in detail with your hematologist. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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How long does it take to get factor v blood work and other predisposition to clotting tests back from kaiser lab? Thanks

How long does it take to get factor v blood work and other predisposition to clotting tests back from kaiser lab? Thanks

Results: Hypercoagulation lab testing is extensive and can take up to a week or more for results. Sometimes the results are complicated, but the question is "what is your risk for another clotting event" and "how long should you be treated". However, if you have a blood clot currently, the diagnosis and treatment should happen quickly. Be well. ...Read more

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How much time a blood clot in brain will take to dissolve?

How much time a blood clot in brain will take to dissolve?

DEPENDS!: Depends on the site, the size and the cause Also on associated conditions such as blood pressure. most hematomas clear in about a month or so ...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 (warfarin) 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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How long does it take for a blood clot to form after getting a tooth pulled?

How long does it take for a blood clot to form after getting a tooth pulled?

Minutes: A healthy adult should form a clot within minutes after a tooth has been extracted. If the patient is on medication such as Aspirin or other blood thinners, the clot may take longer to form. The patient should contact their dentist if bleeding doesn't stop and no clot is formed. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will dry socket take to set in if I lose my blood clot?

Can someone tell me how long will dry socket take to set in if I lose my blood clot?

About 3 days: Dry socket usually becomes symptomatic approximately 3 days post-extraction. Chances of a dry socket are based on habits (smoking), the management of the surgical site, and which tooth was removed (dry socket is incredibly rare on extraction of upper teeth, most common for lower molars). See your dentist immediately if you suspect a dry socket so that a sedative dressing can be applied. ...Read more

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Could having B12 shots per week for a long time cause blood clotting and any heart problem?

Could having B12 shots per week for a long time cause blood clotting and any heart problem?

NO: There is no known toxicity from taking vitamin B12 in any dose by any method.
However, B12 deficiency causes elevated homocsyteine which increases risk of heart disase and stroke.
See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-quickfacts/. ...Read more

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Pain in left upper thigh only does it if I stay in bed a long time. Could it be a blood clot???

Pain in left upper thigh only does it if I stay in bed a long time. Could it be a blood clot???

Unlikely: It is not likely to be a clot but it is not feasible to give a more meaningful opinion without examining you. If the symptom persists, it would be prudent to consult your doctor.
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When is it reasonable to suspect blood clot on a leg? Noticed small segment of vein on leg that is little darker than usual. I do sit for long time...

When is it reasonable to suspect blood clot on a leg? Noticed small segment of vein on leg that is little darker than usual. I do sit for long time...

Deep vein clots: Clots in the deep vein system are the ones of concern. May be found from inactivity or restriction of venous flow from constriction or compression or dehydration or related to other illness. Need to watch for pain, swelling, discomfort when walking or moving foot/ankle. If concerned need venous dopplers and physical exam ...Read more

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I have a blood clot in my calf, and the Dr. Prescribe Xarelto, is it anything to make it dissolve, how long does it take to dissolve? I keep elevated

DVT Treatment: Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis has three aims:
To stop the thrombus from breaking off and becoming a pulmonary embolus, to stop the thrombus from growing larger & reduce chance of more DVT. Please call your treating MD to discuss your treatment, he may also want you to wear compression stockings but you should coordinate through your treating MD only. Good luck.
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How long does it take for new blood clots to form? Doppler scan showed clear of leg clots 6 months ago. Worried that they might be coming back already

How long does it take for new blood clots to form? Doppler scan showed clear of leg clots 6 months ago. Worried that they might be coming back already

Any time: New clots can form at any time. If someone has had blood clots in the legs before, it is common for the legs to swell and be painful even if no new clots have formed. If leg pain or swelling returns, it is best to see a health care provider to determine what is happening. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a blood clot to harden after a tooth extraction?

A half hour: A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is very common. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for thirty minutes. It will form a blood clot. Repeat as needed until bleeding is stopped. Take care. ...Read more

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Blood clot falling out after wisdom tooth surgery. How long does this take?

Protect bloodclot: Most surgeons would like you to do all you can to protect the blood clot from coming out! Leaving the blood clot intact promotes good healing and good bone repair in the socket! ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

Variable: Acute heart attack and surface clot quite quickly!
atrial fibrillation/ mitral vale may develop more slowly.
Heart failure and enlarged chambers.
Heparin reduces progression, but natural clot lysis occurs over time naturally or with lyric agents. ...Read more

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How long does blood clot in the lung take to break down? Do you need to take warferin for full 6months?

Take as directed: Blood clots usually dissolve within a couple of weeks, but that's not the reason to take warfarin. The drug is intended to prevent new clots from forming, especially in deep leg or abdominal veins -- not to dissolve the initial clot that caused pulmonary embolism. Follow your doctor's advice about duration of treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the bleeding to stop once the wisdom teeth are out. Is there something I can do to clot the blood?

How long does it take for the bleeding to stop once the wisdom teeth are out. Is there something I can do to clot the blood?

A few minutes: It takes 10 to 15 minutes for a blood clot to form with the help of a gauze pack over the extraction site and gentle pressure. Repeat every 15 minutes if there is still bleeding. Oozing can occur for 24 hours which is normal. Do not disturb the clot and DO NOT GARGLE OR RINSE WITH ANYTHING FOR 24 HOURS. ...Read more