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Safe Heparin Pregnancy
I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?
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
Yes: Heparin, a blood thinner, is used in pregnancy for a number of different conditions. There is unfractionated Heparin and low-molecular weight heparin(lmwh). Both are given as shots. Neither cross the placenta and do not have any affect on the fetus. Unfractionated Heparin requires more monitoring than lmwh. The blood thinner to avoid in pregnancy is Coumadin which can cause birth defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clexane: Clexane (known as Lovenox in the U.S.) is the brand name for enoxaparin. This medication is commonly used during pregnancy. Some doctors will switch back to unfractionated Heparin close to delivery since Heparin has a completely effective antidote, while enoxaparin's antidote is less reliable. Obviously, the OB doesn't want anyone to bleed excessively during delivery. ...Read more
Warfarin: Warfarin is a drug you shouldn't be using during pregnancy. Heparin is safer because it doesn't cross the placenta and affect the fetus. But why do you need these anticoagulants? That cause may increase the risks of pregnancy and put you into a high risk group. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with doctor: Not sure what a&c means. Mthfr mutation is very weakly associated with miscarriage. If you are heterozygous then blood thinning medicines are not indicated. If you are homozygous then possibly. Ask about a fasting homocystine test. Your age of 41 is also a risk factor for miscarriage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an anticardiolipin antibody and am 4 weeks pregnant when will i need to begin taking heparin in order for my pregnancy to have the best chance?
For pregnancy for someone with history of uedvt...What is diff b/w heparin and lovenox? Why would one also be on baby aspirin?
Heparins, etc: Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) can be given IV or sq (as prophylaxis) and was used historically and is used now especially if want to turn on/off and be able to reverse it (w/ protamine). Enoxaparin (lovenox) is a low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh) that can be given subcutaneously (sq) for prophylaxis or treatment. Aspirin is used more to prevent arterial (mi, tia, stroke) not venous clots. ...Read more
What are the risks in taking lovenox /heparin during pregnancy? What if baby aspirin is taken as well?
Heparin: Plain Heparin and Lovenox (lmw heparin) can both cause easy bruising and bleeding, even hemorrhage, decrease in normal platelet numbers, bone thinning - scary stuff - but usually are very safe. The trick is never to use them without a clear benefit to outweigh the risks, and always monitored under a specialist care. ...Read more
I am taking progesterone, estradiol, aspirin, heparin and hCG injections in my first trimester of pregnancy?
Okay?: That's a lot of medicine, but you haven't asked a question. What do you want to know? ...Read more
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