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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