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Doctor insights on: Slow Blood Clotting Causes

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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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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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For what reasons will a bad liver cause edema and blood clotting?

For what reasons will a bad liver cause edema and blood clotting?

See below: Liver failure is associated with edema (anasarca and ascites) as well as coagulopathies. There could be a window of time when you are hypercoagulable before your clotting system fails. ...Read more

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What could cause random blood clotting without being on your period?

What could cause random blood clotting without being on your period?

Retained blood: Most clots passed from the vagina are accumulations of small amounts of blood over time, like overnight or caught in a fold of the vagina, before passing, with a patient increased physical activity.
The blood may be from "break through uterine bleeding", a lesion or sore on the cervix, or something from the vaginal wall.
All abnormal bleeding should be evaluated. ...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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What could cause elevated d dimer besides blood clotting? I haven't injured myself but my d dimer level is elevated and nothing was found in my chestCT

What could cause elevated d dimer besides blood clotting? I haven't injured myself but my d dimer level is elevated and nothing was found in my chestCT

Many causes: Elevated concentrations of plasma D-dimer can be caused by many conditions to include arterial (stroke, atrial fib, etc) or venous blood clots (DVT), pulmonary embolism, infection (sepsis/ inflammatory response), normal pregnancy, pre/eclampsia, malignancy, surgery, tissue necrosis, congestive heart failure, liver disease, intravascular coagulation. Advise following up with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes blood clotting? Why does my blood clot even while I'm on waferin and exralto? Is there other medication available in South-Africa?

What causes blood clotting? Why does my blood clot even while I'm on waferin and exralto? Is there other medication available in South-Africa?

Blood CLOTS: With the use of ANY anticoagulant.....it just takes longer and is less likely to occur spontaneously!! As far as I know, all the presently used anticoagulants are available in South Africa!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...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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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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What causes periods to last 14 days off 14 then back on ... Spotting all day and in the evenings 5pm -9pm heavy flow then spotting again with slight blood clotting?

What causes periods to last 14 days off 14 then back on ... Spotting all day and in the evenings 5pm -9pm heavy flow then spotting again with slight blood clotting?

Many possibilities: To get an accurate DX for this you will need to be seen, examined, and have some blood work done.
Please contact your health care provider and make an apt. ...Read more

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Can a trauma to the eye/forehead and head cause blood clotting in the brain?

Can a trauma to the eye/forehead and head cause blood clotting in the brain?

Yes: Yes, and it also can cause bleeding in a brain and death, if the head trauma severe enough to make you think of a blood clot go to er and get head ct. ...Read more

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How is blood clotting bad?

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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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: It's 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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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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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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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 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

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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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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. The 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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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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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