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Safe Anticoagulants Pregnancy
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
If you are on anticoagulants during pregnancy how do they prevent major bleeding during delivery? Wouldnt u bleed to death if your blood is thinned?
Lupus and pregnanacy: Sle or lupus is less likely to cause serious problems in pregnanacy if the disease is well controlled before conception, especially if you are cared for by both a rheumatologist and "high risk" ob. Also presence of lupus anticoagulant can be managed suceesfully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. I have been on baby aspirin for 2months now, can I have a successful pregnancy on that alone?
See details: A low positive test is not clinically significant so no preventative therapy is needed. There is no evidence that low dose ASA has any value in this situation. ...Read more
I have been having recurrent miscarriages.I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. Can I have a successful pregnancy on baby aspirin?
Im on new oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban i feel very fatigued is it safe to take a vit supplement while im on this drug?
Yes but . . .: You need to discuss your concerns w/your prescribing doctor. Rivaroxaban is sold here in the states as xarelto (http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/rivaroxaban.Html). While it isn't affected by vitamin k (unlike warfarin), it's still a good idea to chat w/your family doc to discuss why you're feeling fatigued. You didn't mention why you're taking this drug. Atrial fibrillation can make you tired. So can blee. ...Read more
I have had 2 uedvts and i will be on anticoagulants for life regardless if cause is found. Can i switch to lmwh and get pregnant anytime?
Preconception: A history of DVT is a significant risk for pregnant women. The aim is preconception counseling with your doctor. Low molecular weight Heparin is used in pregnancy for women with this disorder and most do fine. Plan this with your doctor, don't surprise. They will appreciate planning with you. However, in general, pregnancy after DVT is not recommended. ...Read more
I recently had the test for lupus anticoagulant and it was postitive. What are the implications of this?
See below: Lupus anticoagulant (la) is an immunoglobulin that binds to phospholipids and proteins associated with the cell membrane. The disease name is a misnomer. La is actually a prothrombotic agent. The presence of la antibodies precipitates the formation of thrombi. The name derives from their properties in vitro, since in lab tests la causes an increase in clotting time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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