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Blood Clotting Problems (Definition)

Blood clotting problems are problems with the blood that prevent normal clotting. These can be hereditary problems (such as hemophilia), or acquired, as in people ...Read more


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If I have spot of bright red blood on tissue in morning, do I have blood clotting problems?

If I have spot of bright red blood on tissue in morning, do I have blood clotting problems?

Not necessarily: The bleeding can be caused from a number of different things, sometimes a bleeding disorder--however that is rare. Your doctor would need to examine you to see what is causing the bleeding and exactly where it is originating. ...Read more

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Why would someone with blood clotting problems be sent to a cancer doctor?

Why would someone with blood clotting problems be sent to a cancer doctor?

Heme/onc doctor: Many doctors who specialize in chemotherapy (oncology) also treat blood diseases (hematology) that are not related to cancerous conditions (most blood clots). Even so, cancer cells have abnormal dna that can lead to other systemic effects in the body as well as hypercoaguable states (blood clots). ...Read more

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Are there birth control options for women with blood clotting problems?

Are there birth control options for women with blood clotting problems?

Yes: In general, birth control that contains estrogen (the typical combination birth control pills, the patch, the ring) increases the risks of blood clots, and thus women who have a hereditary condition that increases the risk of clotting (factor v leiden & others) shouldn't take estrogen bc, but other options don't have estrogen: the shot, the implant, iuds, progestin only pills, and are ok. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke when on birth control pill, how risky are blood clotting problems and strokes?

Is it bad to smoke when on birth control pill, how risky are blood clotting problems and strokes?

Correlations: There is a distinct increase in risk of a stroke in those women who have a history of migraine with aura (classical migraine) who take birth control pills and also smoke. Why spend huge sums of money, get exposed to lung cancer or copd, or early heart disease, or as above, a stroke, and destroy your life?
If you or close one smokes, get it stopped. ...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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How can one prevent abnormal blood clotting without taking any drugs?

Be careful: If you need drugs for clots take them. If not, then omega 3 supplements and supplements like cinnamon and grape seed extract can thin blood. ...Read more

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My baby is having a problem with his blood clotting too fast and his white and red blood cells are low what could this be caused from

My baby is having a problem with his blood clotting too fast and his white and red blood cells are low what could this be caused from

Consult ped hematolo: Consult a pediatric hematologist
we do not have enough information to answer your question
we need detailed report of your blood count
wbcs, rbcs, platlet count and other values and what you mean by blood clotting too fast. ...Read more

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I have lupus, and I also have problems with my blood clotting very fast. No dr jas figured it out why it clots so fast, couldn't afford to go to Mayo.

I have lupus, and I also have problems with my blood clotting very fast. No dr jas figured it out why it clots so fast, couldn't afford to go to Mayo.

?: Don't believe you need to pay for your condition, don't know as well if you exhausted other tertiary care facilities where you live, as big institutions or teaching hospitals, who can refer you to Mayo or NIH, just keep your follow up with your specialists, have a second or even third opinion, it's your right, wish you wellness ...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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Can you briefly explain the process of blood clotting?

Can you briefly explain the process of blood clotting?

Blood clotting: The best way to learn about this is wikipedia. There is no such thing as brief explanation. Of blood clotting. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood clotting. What are the different stages?

I'm having symptoms of blood clotting. What are the different stages?

Rephrase question: It's not clear what the issue is. Are you passing blood clots with your period? ...Read more

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What is the role of zymogens in blood clotting?

What is the role of zymogens in blood clotting?

Homework: This is a homework question found on multiple discussion boards. The clotting factors are mostly zymogens that are activated by other members of the cascade. This doesn't lend itself to being explained in 400 words but you can find full discussions once you understand what a zymogen itself actually is. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood clotting during menstration?

What is the cause of blood clotting during menstration?

Clotting factors: Your blood contains clotting factors that allow you to clot after your endometrial lining has been shed. THis prevents you from losing endless blood and controls the amount of bleeding you experience ...Read more

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How are blood coagulation and blood clotting different?

Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more

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What number of types of blood clotting disorders are there?

What number of types of blood clotting disorders are there?

Too many to list: The clotting disorder may result in poor clotting or excessive clotting. Both can be hereditary or acquired. Commonest lack of clotting disorder is induced by physicians prescribing so call blood thinners. ...Read more

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Anti blood clotting effect of alcohol. How many hours, days does the effect last? Thanks

Anti blood clotting effect of alcohol. How many hours, days does the effect last? Thanks

It's negligible: Alcohol interferes just a bit with platelet function but it's minor. If you haven't done grisly damage to your liver, your clotting factors will function normally. Wishing you the best -- hoping you can deal with the terrible challenges facing you. Be strong, have faith in the power of goodness, and work hard to recover and find real happiness. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility of blood clotting in head without internal and external injury?

Yes: Do you mean a bleed or clot in or around the brain? Yes, they can occur without trauma. Blood thinners, coagulation disorders, strokes, tumors, aneurysms, certain vasculopathies, and vascular malformations can all cause intracranial bleeding without trauma. ...Read more

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How does adrenaline affect blood clotting?

Several ways: Adrenaline (epinephrine) constricts blood vessels to decrease the blood flow to a cut or wound, so the blood trying to clot there has an easier time doing so. Epinephrine is believed to activate or encourage platelets to do their clumping and clotting actions. Epinephrine is also thought to activate blood clotting chemicals to help form clots with the fibrin and other particles in the blood. ...Read more

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Is high blood viscosity (high HB and etc.) subject to blood clotting and death?

Is high blood viscosity (high HB and etc.) subject to blood clotting and death?

Polycythemia vera: Yes, pcv is associated with increased risk of clots and possible death. ...Read more

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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 a large number of 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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How can I dissolve blood clotting in brain?

How can I dissolve blood clotting in brain?

Comments: Do not know what you wish to find out, but YOU cannot on your own dissolve a prior blood clot within brain. However, in the first few hours of a stroke or brain blood vessel blockade, a drug called t-PA (thromboplastin activator), can be administered via vein or artery, and can help open the blocked blood vessel. ...Read more

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Does high mpv effect blood clotting factor?

No: No it can be normal or reactive if rest of the blood counts are normal nothing to worry about. ...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 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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Contraceptive pill and what is its effect on blood clotting?

Contraceptive pill and what is its effect on blood clotting?

Increase risk: It is one of the known risks of taking birth control pills that there is an increased risk of blood clots. Especially if a woman also smokes and or has other medical conditions like diabetes obesity and genetic risk factors for clotting as well. ...Read more

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How is blood clotting bad?

PE/DVT: If a blood clot develops, it can travel to other parts of the body and cause a blockage of major vessels. In the lungs, this is called a pulmonary embolism. In the legs, its called a deep vein thrombosis. These can be life threatening emergencies. ...Read more

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What causes blood clotting?

What causes blood clotting?

Blood clotting: There are proteins in our body such as thrombin, prothrombin, fibrin that play an important role in blood clotting, also blood paticles called platelets take part of coaguation. When the endothelium (inside lining of blood cell) is damage, there is a complex reaction that occurs between palelets, certains clotting factors which in turn prevent further blood loss from the damaged blood vessels. ...Read more

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How to control the blood clotting?

Not possible: First you need to evaluate why you are clotting. Mostoften this is just heavy bleeding and then there are multiple solutions depending upon your desires regarding pregnancy, etc. See your gyn. ...Read more

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Describe the process of blood clotting?

Complex: Its a complex process, not enough space here, this youtube video might help you understand it. Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=8yjme5umyvy. ...Read more

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Why would I be going on three weeks of random blood clotting?

Assuming vaginal?: Assuming this is vaginal, there are many causes of vaginal bleeding. If it continues, see your physician. Testing includes blood work, ultrasounds and possible taking a sample from the lining of your uterus. ...Read more

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How do you prevent abnormal blood clotting?

How do you prevent abnormal blood clotting?

Vitamins: The clotting system is very well self-regulated; there is little you can do to change it. About the only thing that matters is that some clotting factors depend on the presence of vitamin k in the diet; if there isn't enough, the production of clotting factors will go down, and your blood won't clot normally. That's how Coumadin (warfarin) works - it interferes with the function of vitamin k. ...Read more

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Do blood clotting disorders run in the family?

Do blood clotting disorders run in the family?

Depends: Some blood clotting disorders are genetic (passed through your family); while others are acquired. The answer to your question depends on the specific type you're asking about. Wish I could be more helpful. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having blood clotting on fistula?

What are the consequences of having blood clotting on fistula?

Blockage: When a fistula clots, which they unfortunately do, it can not be used for dialysis since there is no flow. We are pretty good at clearing up the clot ("declotting" the fistula) so it can be used again. Sometimes the fistulas are still working but lined with clot. As long as the access needles can be inserted and used this should be no problem. Typically clot forms when there is a blockage. ...Read more