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What is done for a blood clotting disorder?

What is done for a blood clotting disorder?

Depends on the type: Of disorder. There is many clotting disorder, inherited and acquired, that require individualized treatments. Please specify the disorder you wish to know about. The choices range form vitamins, blood components, medications, recombinant proteins etc. ...Read more

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Blood Clotting Disorder (Definition)

A disease which cause the blood to be ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a blood clotting disorder?

What are the symptoms of a blood clotting disorder?

Legs and lungs: Venous blood clots usually form in the deep veins the legs causing pain, and swelling. If the clot breaks off and reaches the lung, embolus, it may cause sudden chest pain, shortness of breath, cough with blood sputum. If the clot is large enough, it may cause sudden death. ...Read more

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What can a woman with a blood clotting disorder take?

What can a woman with a blood clotting disorder take?

Not a matter for: Self treatment. Excessive clot formation may due to many underlying causes, that need to be investigated to craft the appropriate treatment. Please discuss the issue with your doctor. Please see this site for more info.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001120.htm. ...Read more

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Will they let me in the army if I have a blood clotting disorder?

Will they let me in the army if I have a blood clotting disorder?

Military standards: "Current or history of coagulation defects (286) to include, but not limited to von Willebrand’s Disease (286.4), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (287), or Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (287.0), is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/blood.htm ...Read more

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Do you have to avoid any particular foods if you have a mild blood clotting disorder?

Do you have to avoid any particular foods if you have a mild blood clotting disorder?

Are you on coumadin (warfarin)?: No unless you are on blood thinner like Coumadin or warfarin. If you are on coumadin, then you need to make sure that you watch out your diet and being consistent with your diet -especially for food that contains high amount of vitamin k- like vegetables etc. Your doctor should be able to gude you regarding diet seletion if you are on coumadin. ...Read more

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What is a blood clotting disorder called?

What is a blood clotting disorder called?

Depends: Disorders causing defective/inadequate clotting may be referred to as bleeding diathesis and each disorder has its own name, e.g., hemophilia, von willebrand disease, itp etc. Excessive clotting disorders may be called thrombophilia but each type of disorder has its own name, e.g. Leiden factor v mutation, prothrombin mutation, ttp etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clotting disorder in a toddler.?

What are symptoms of blood clotting disorder in a toddler.?

Many: Swollen or red arm or leg or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Also, changes in the color of the skin. And most importantly family history of clotting problem. Too many to list... ...Read more

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What can be done for a toddler with a blood clotting disorder?

What can be done for a toddler with a blood clotting disorder?

Hematologist: A hematologist should be parted of your child's health care team and will develop an individualized plan, along with lots of education. ...Read more

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Can you smoke pot with a blood clotting disorder? Does pot make it better or worse?

Can you smoke pot with a blood clotting disorder?  Does pot make it better or worse?

Unknown: Pot shouldn't affect most clotting disorders.
However, it might make you not care about it....... ...Read more

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If my antiphosplippid anti body test was clear does that mean I don't have any blood clotting disorder? Or is it still possible to have one?

If my antiphosplippid anti body test was clear does that mean I don't have any blood clotting disorder? Or is it still possible to have one?

Still at risk: It's one of several tests, and picks up only 1 entity. Chances are you were screened for all the common ones (V Leiden, deficiency in S and/or C, antithrombin 3 deficiency, many of us are skeptical about homocysteine and a few of the others). What it really means is that we aren't going to give you treatment to make your blood less coagulable since this doesn't improve your odds. ...Read more

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Would blood clotting disorder in father cause baby loss?

Would blood clotting disorder in father cause baby loss?

Need more info: What blood clotting disorder? Whose father? Your father or baby's father? Please note that about 25% of pregnancies are lost spontaneously without any disorder in any father. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help with the blood clotting disorder abbreviated as mthfr?

MTHFR Gene mutation: If you'd like to do more reading on the health effects of mthfr gene mutation, here's a great article ... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.html. ...Read more

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Do you have an increase chance of miscarriage with a blood clotting disorder?

Do you have an increase chance of miscarriage with a blood clotting disorder?

Yes: Certain ones do increase your risk for a miscarriage. You may be a candidate for a small dose of a blood thinner that you take as soon as you become pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the blood clotting disorder that kids have that just shows up as frequent nosebleeds?

What is the blood clotting disorder that kids have that just shows up as frequent nosebleeds?

Any bleeding problem: Any problem that causes abnormal ability to clot can cause nosebleeds. This can be from hemophilia, or many other bleeding disorders as well. ...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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A mild blood clotting disorder that is hereditary? Are there genetic tests both parents can take?

A mild blood clotting disorder that is hereditary?  Are there genetic tests both parents can take?

What disorder?: If one has a clotting disorder, and he/she would like to know if it is hereditary or not- he/she would need to complete some work-up. See a hematologist and discuss whether it is necessary that she/he (not the parents) get the full comprehensive clotting work-up. (the tests are for the patient and not for the parents. ). ...Read more

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I Pass frequent blood clots for day or two during period the size from very small to dime to quarter size sometimes.is this blood clotting disorder?

I Pass frequent blood clots for day or two during period the size from very small to dime to quarter size sometimes.is this blood clotting disorder?

No, but it is a sign: Of excessive bleeding and you may be iron deficient. Please consult your doctor to have your hemoglobin checked. Even if you do not do that, it would be prudent to take oral iron supplements available over the counter. ...Read more

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If I had a blood clotting disorder(thrombosis) or hemmorraging disorder. Would I know by age of 25? I had 3 surgeries and upper endoscopy with biopsy

If I had a blood clotting disorder(thrombosis) or hemmorraging disorder. Would I know by age of 25? I had 3 surgeries and upper endoscopy with biopsy

Hemorrhagic more: Then thrombotic issues would have become obvious by now, given your history. As a young person, having gone through these procedures you not likely to have a genetic thrombotic issue, but most thrombotic disorders are acquired and often affect older people with other diseases. ...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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I have a blood clotting disorder and every now and the my elbow hurts and swells up for now reason the get a big purple bruis there.what is it?

Need more info: When you say blood clotting disorder, I wonder if you mean "bleeding disorder." Specifically, if you have a big bruise it sounds like you have bleeding at or in the elbow. Next time please include your specific diagnosis with the question. Be well. ...Read more