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What does it mean to be hypercoagulable?

What does it mean to be hypercoagulable?

Hypercoagulable: One of the functions of the blood, when appropriate, is to create clots. Hypercoagulable means that the blood is forming clots too often, and inappropriately. This can happen for many reasons due to a genetic disorder or from autoimmune disease or post-surgery or even pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Cooper
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Hypercoagulability (Definition)

Usually genetic in which certain parameters in the blood are lacking leading to blood clotting Over the last decade there has been many blood parameters to look at, e.g. Factor V Leiden, protein c s deficency, antiphospholipid, lupus May run in families Treatment once thrombosis occurs is ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of hypercoagulability?

What are the symptoms of hypercoagulability?

Hypercoagulable: Nobody knows if one has hypercoagulable problem or not until episode/s of blood clot in the venous or artery occurs. Symptoms will be related to the location and how extensive is the blood clot- leg pain/swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness/headaches etc. An unusual location or a very extensive blood clots, or recurrence episodes would be suspicious for hypercoagulable problems. ...Read more

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What should I know about hypercoagulability?

What should I know about hypercoagulability?

Blood protein abnorm: It causes your blood to clot prematurely. Some protein deficiencies lead to this and others are activated by sedentary lifestyle, smoking, oral contraceptives and certain malignancies. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypercoagulability?

Thicker blood flow: Usually genetic in which certain parameters in the blood are lacking leading to blood clotting
Over the last decade there has been many blood parameters to look at, e.g. Factor V Leiden, protein c s deficency, antiphospholipid, lupus
May run in families
Treatment once thrombosis occurs is usually blood thinners lifelong ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get hypercoagulability?

Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get hypercoagulability?

Genetic: You didn't do it, it is inherited. There are many types of causes. Usually genetic. Your doctor can fine tune the diagnosis and preventive treatment to prevent thrombosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypercoagulability?

That depends: Depending on the situation and the type of hypercoagulable condition, you may need to be on short trek our lifelong anti coagulation. Prophylaxis, or preventive measures are increased when you have elective procedures. You should be assessed by a hematologist our vascular specialist. Sound conditions are also inherited and may be appropriate to have family assessed as well ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypercoagulability?

What is the treatment for hypercoagulability?

Treatment Hypercoag: First and foremost, resolving the underlying cause of the hypercoagulability is the most important. If that has been addresssed, or if for whatever reason cannot be resolved, the next step is to use blood thinning medications like warfarin or heparin. ...Read more

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What happens if you take Plan B and have hypercoagulability?

I would recommend: You discuss this with your hematologist and with your gyn. Hypercoagulability is nothing to play around with. I also suffer from hypercoagulability and have suffered the ravages of this condition. Make sure that you have proper consultations whenever you are thinking of making a decision along these lines. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hypercoagulability - thick blood tests?

Hypercoagulability - thick blood tests?

A variety: Especially if you have had a blood clot form in a peripheral vein, or lost an unborn child, your physician may wish to screen you for a variety of known, fairly common genetic mutations and an autoantibody group that make the blood clot somewhat more easily than normal. The information's good to have though there's uncertainty about how to treat most of these folks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for hypercoagulability work?

Not really: There are certainly natural entities that are known to make us more likely to bleed, such as garlic. But if you truly have a medically diagnosed hypercoagulability disorder, then you need to be treated with appropriate prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can you use something other than warfarin for hypercoagulable states for somebody who had cerebral infarcts?

Can you use something other than warfarin for hypercoagulable states for somebody who had cerebral infarcts?

Yes: If it is thought that the cerebral infarcts are a result of a hypercoagulable state, then other medications besides warfarin can be used.

Aspirin is often used after a stroke to prevent another, as are Plavix (clopidogrel) and aggrenox.

Other blood thinners more along the lines of warfarin are the heparins, arixtra, and some newer drugs like Pradaxa and xarelto, but these are only approved in atrial fibrillat. ...Read more

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What are hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders?

Clotting vs Bleeding: Hypercoaguability means the blood is more prone to clotting than usual. Some people develop deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or other blood clots, and when they are tested, they have positive results for one or more tests, so-called thrombophilia testing, that are more common in people with multiple blood clots. The opposite problem is a bleeding disorder, which implies the blood doesn't clot well. ...Read more

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How do hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders differ?

How do hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders differ?

Opposites: Hypercoagulability results in blood clots forming in blood vessels due to increased tendency of the blood to clot. In bleeding disorders, the flood fails to clot when it should and results in abnormal bleeding due to even minor trauma or spontaneously. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders?

Doctors, what is the difference between hypercoaguability and bleeding disorders?

Clotting / bleeding: Hypercoagulable means that there is an increased tendency to clot. This can predispose one to developing DVT or pulmonary embolism. Bleeding disorder is just the opposite. People with this problem have an increased tendency to bleed such as in hemophilia. ...Read more

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Why plasmapheresis is used to remove factor viii; could this be useful in a procoagulable state?

Why plasmapheresis is used to remove factor viii; could this be useful in a procoagulable state?

No.: Plasmapheresis removes all the clotting proteins, including factor viii, but the body rapidly replaces what is taken out. Usually all proteins are back to their usual levels within 24 hours. This would not be long enough to provide meaningful anti-coagulation. ...Read more

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History of clots and stroke. Off blood thinners since 2008. Hypercoaguable state of undetermined origin. Pain in arm pos. Radial artery. Is asprin ok?

History of clots and stroke. Off blood thinners since 2008. Hypercoaguable state of undetermined origin. Pain in arm pos. Radial artery. Is asprin ok?

Are you on Warfarin?: We can not advice if you should be taking aspirin as do mot know what treatment you are on for your condition. Are you taking Warfarin (Coumadin) for it
Dscuss with your doctor or Hematologist if you should or not ...Read more

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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. ...Read more

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What is category x drug?

What is category x drug?

Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www. Empr. Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more

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What is topical medicine?

Outside: It's a medication or substance that goes on that outside such as creams, ointments or drops. ...Read more