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How do you stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

How do you stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

Local pressure: Apply local pressure - there are cotton wraps called webril keep them at home they cost $2 at drug stores or job lot. Wrap with them once or twice and apply ace wrap not very tight for few hours this should stop the bleed - if this is fingers hold pressure. ...Read more

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Best way to stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

Best way to stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

Quik Clot or Vit. K.: A small cut can be treated with direct pressure or quik clot. A large cut may require reversal of the Coumadin (warfarin) with fresh frozen plasma or vitamin k. ...Read more

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How can you stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin (warfarin)?

How can you stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Hold pressure: Hold steady pressure, don't keep checking on it; at least 10 min. ...Read more

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I take Coumadin (warfarin) and my gums are bleeding what should I do can the Coumadin (warfarin) cause this?

I take Coumadin (warfarin) and my gums are bleeding what should I do can the Coumadin (warfarin) cause this?

Probably not: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner but your bleedin gums are probably from an infection in your mouth. Would be a good idea to get a dental check up. ...Read more

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My gums are bleeding and I take coumadin (warfarin). Can this be caused by the coumadin (warfarin). This has never happened before?

My gums are bleeding and I take coumadin (warfarin). Can this be caused by the coumadin (warfarin). This has never happened before?

Good oral hygiene: Coumadin (warfarin) can contribute to bleeding gums, but there could be other issues as well. Any irritant can cause bleeding gums so scrupulous oral hygiene is necessary. Have you seen your dentist recently? Also have you been checking your inr? If your gums are healthy and your Coumadin (warfarin) level is correct your gums shouldn't be bleeding. ...Read more

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If you get appendicitis while on Coumadin (warfarin) can they still do surgery? Is the surgery more risky from the chance of bleeding?

If you get appendicitis while on Coumadin (warfarin) can they still do surgery? Is the surgery more risky from the chance of bleeding?

Surgery can be done: In cases in which patients are anticoagulated with warfarin and need emergent surgery fresh frozen plasma transfusion and vitamin K can be used to reverse the anticoagulation effect by warfarin and decrease bleeding during and after surgery resulting from warfarin treatment. Every time there is a higher chance of bleeding there is a higher chance of adverse events and risk to the patient. ...Read more

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My period started today but im not hardly bleeding is this because im on Coumadin (warfarin) if so is this normal. I bleed a little then dry up why is that?

My period started today but im not hardly bleeding is this because im on Coumadin (warfarin) if so is this normal. I bleed a little then dry up why is that?

Not coumadin (warfarin): Coumadin (warfarin) is associated with increased bleeding, not decreased bleeding. The cause of the light flow may be something else for example pregnancy, other medications, thyroid disease, stress or other hormonal causes. ...Read more

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Having 8.8 level of Coumadin (warfarin) in the system could cause internal bleeding and cardiac arrest?

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Having 8.8 level of Coumadin (warfarin) in the system could cause internal bleeding and cardiac arrest?

Supratherapeutic INR: When you are on coumadin, (warfarin) in general your goal for the inr will be between 2-3. The higher the number the higher your risk for bleeding. Bleeding can occur anywhere in the body- including intraabdominal bleeding, bleed in the brain etc. So, you need to make sure you follow up with your doctor regularly, make sure you be careful with your diet and other medication. ...Read more

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I take Coumadin (warfarin) and my gums are bleeding a little could this be caused by the blood thinner and what should I do?

I take Coumadin (warfarin) and my gums are bleeding a little could this be caused by the blood thinner and what should I do?

See a dentist: The Coumadin (warfarin) could contribute to the bleeding gums. However, gum disease is the #1 cause of bleeding gums. Please see a dentist to have your teeth and gums examined. ...Read more

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On Coumadin (warfarin) for paroximal afib/tia in the past. Considering switching to palvix w/aspirin is this advisible? Is there a greater risk of bleeding?

On Coumadin (warfarin) for paroximal afib/tia in the past. Considering switching to palvix w/aspirin is this advisible? Is there a greater risk of bleeding?

It depends on: Your stoke risk....Bleeding risk are fairly equivalent. ..But given history of TIA this gives you a chads2 score at least 2 so anticoagulantsation would be the recommendation. ...Read more

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Can I get another stroke or AVN from my antithrobin III deficiency and protein S bleeding disorders even when on Coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I get another stroke or AVN from my antithrobin III deficiency and protein S bleeding disorders even when on Coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes but......: The idea is to reduce your risk of stroke. You should take some time to discuss stroke prevention with your neurologist the next visit. Set aside at least 20 minutes to get a better idea of the risks and benefits of taking Coumadin (warfarin) with your bleeding /clotting diathesis. Make sure when you confirm your appointment with the stroke specialist you let his staff know you will have lots of questions ...Read more

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Hv hep c, liver cirohsis, gall bladder stone, taking Coumadin (warfarin), bleeding through stools. Red colour...What could b the reason.?

Hv hep c, liver cirohsis, gall bladder stone, taking Coumadin (warfarin), bleeding through stools. Red colour...What could b the reason.?

Gi bleed: If you have chronic hcv infection, liver cirrhosis, and coumadin, (warfarin) you are at risk for GI bleed. Patients with liver cirrhosis likely have portal hypertension and low effective circulating platelets, which increased risks of bleeding. Coumadin (warfarin) will increase this risk. If you are bleeding suggest stop coumadin, (warfarin) go to the hospital for further evaluation and care. ...Read more

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I'm having hard dark brown almost black stools. No dizziness or elevated heart rate. No stomach pain. On coumadin (warfarin). Could it be internal bleeding?

I'm having hard dark brown almost black stools. No dizziness or elevated heart rate. No stomach pain. On coumadin (warfarin). Could it be internal bleeding?

Could be bleeding...: Coumadin (warfarin) is a powerful blood thinner. If the blood is thin enough, abnormal sites in the upper intestine can bleed and cause black stool or melena. Rapid pulse and dizziness might not occur, and there is seldom any pain. Immediate blood testing and a doctor's examination are essential! You should call your doctor now! Good luck! ...Read more

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Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

Yes! See Physician: If your warfarin level becomes too high your gums can bleed, in this case you would be at high risk of hemorrhage, seek medical help inmediately. If your gums are healthy due to regular visits to dentist and good oral home care, then no gum bleeding. ...Read more

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Will prednisone cause you to bleed more if you're on coumadin (warfarin)?

Will prednisone cause you to bleed more if you're on coumadin (warfarin)?

Not necessarily: Prednisone will increase y our risk for ulcers in your stomach but does not itself cause bleeding. Ulcers can bleed. Coumadin (warfarin) makes anything that will bleed, bleed easier. So, generally if you're on both it may be a good idea to be on stomach protective meds like anti acid medications. ...Read more

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I'm on coumadin (warfarin) with stable INR. Hit my head on the handle above car door. No bruise, bump, or selling. Some soreness. Could I have brain bleed?

I'm on coumadin (warfarin) with stable INR. Hit my head on the handle above car door. No bruise, bump, or selling. Some soreness. Could I have brain bleed?

Good Question: Procedures that were performed our presume that CAT scan in them or I would've picked up a blame brain bleed. While there is reports of a delay bring a lead within 24 to 48 hours this would be unusual. A careful history with attention to changes in cognitive status would be helpful and will determine whether a further evaluation is needed. Good luck ismy wishes. ...Read more

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I have a blood spot I n the right nostril. It occurs instantly and bleeding stops almost immediately. No pain. I take warfarin 5.?

I have a blood spot I n the right nostril. It occurs instantly and bleeding stops almost immediately. No pain. I take warfarin 5.?

Check INR: Small bleedings in patients taking warfarin are common and can be cause by blood being too thin. Check with your doctor the INR and need to adjust the dose of warfarin. ...Read more

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On lifetime Xarelto for LA. Should I suffer a major cut or internal bleed, wouldn't I be better off on Warfarin having a known reversal antidote?

On lifetime Xarelto for LA. Should I suffer a major cut or internal bleed, wouldn't I be better off on Warfarin having a known reversal antidote?

Not necessarily: Xarelto has a very predictable effect and isn't effected by diet like warfarin. Studies show bleeding is less likely with the new anticoagulants because if this. You are right that there is no reversal agent yet for Xarelto. If you are engaged in activities that put you at risk for injury (not a good thing on anticoagulants) warfarin would be safer. If you are stable on warfarin it's cheaper. ...Read more

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If a pt has an INR of 2.2 & a PT Test is 21.7 secs would there be an unacceptable risk of bleeding if the pt is given an IM injection? Not on warfarin

If a pt has an INR of 2.2 & a PT Test is 21.7 secs would there be an unacceptable risk of bleeding if the pt is given an IM injection? Not on warfarin

Not unacceptable.: Assuming that liver function is stable (INR is not increasing related to acute liver issue) then INR of 2.2 carries low risk of bleeding from IM injection. Would certainly be careful about where you are injecting and that injection is "required" rather than something that could be given orally or rectally. Generally surgeons can perform elective surgery when INR is less than 2.0 ...Read more

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On warfarin and have shut my thumb in my car door no external bleeding but painful. Should I be worried?

On warfarin and have shut my thumb in my car door no external bleeding but painful. Should I be worried?

Have it looked at: You did not say much but you could have bled under the nail and now there is much pressure causing the pain. That should be obvious when examined but you did not say. Your doctor should be able to see it. If the pressure in the digit is too much, it cuts off circulation too, so have it examined and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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On Warfarin - fell and hit head and side. Dr said no internal bleeding - just strained muscle. Can this influence INR as next test not for six weeks?

On Warfarin - fell and hit head and side. Dr said no internal bleeding - just strained muscle. Can this influence INR as next test not for six weeks?

Injury by itself: With all other things being stable, should not affect your INR. If you change your diet or take new medication to treat eht injury, this might affect the INR> ...Read more

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Had surgery 4 strangulated hernia 6/2/14. Placed on warfarin, but taken off 12/13/14, after negative Doppler, and D diamond test. Week later, had vaginal bleeding, and continues. Is this normal? 2 do?

Had surgery 4 strangulated hernia 6/2/14. Placed on warfarin, but taken off 12/13/14, after negative Doppler, and D diamond test. Week later, had vaginal bleeding, and continues. Is this normal? 2 do?

Talk to your doctor: If you were off Coumadin (warfarin) for a week, the bleeding should not be related to the drug. Coumadin (warfarin) goes away in 3-5 days. Were you started on another anticoagulant like pradaxa or xarelto. If you have had persistent bleeding you should see your surgeon and your OBGYN ...Read more

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Elderly friend was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with a problem re stomach lining. He had GI bleeding on 2 occasions which needed a transfusion. Is there a medical term for the condition? (No warfarin allowed)

Elderly friend was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with a problem re stomach lining. He had GI bleeding on 2 occasions which needed a transfusion. Is there a medical term for the condition? (No warfarin allowed)

Probably ulcer: But best to look inside the stomach with an endoscope. This is really not a big deal anymore. Better to know for sure where this bleeding is coming from.

Aspirin and other drugs may cause this too.

Actually, with so many other issues it will be prudent to check out the stomach with endoscopy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help please urgent. On warfarin, simvastatin and ranitidine for pe, ulcher and cholesterol. Start bleeding nose and mouth from 12 o clock till now?

Help please urgent. On warfarin, simvastatin and ranitidine for pe, ulcher and cholesterol. Start bleeding nose and mouth from 12 o clock till now?

Bleeding on warfarin: Get to a hospital emergency room right now. Absolutely do not wait. You are on warfarin and having abnormal bleeding. This is dangerous and needs to be evaluated and treated as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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I've been wanting to get my breast enlarged, but I've had pulmonary embolism, I'm off warfarin but is it safe, I do have tendency of bleeding more?

I've been wanting to get my breast enlarged, but I've had pulmonary embolism, I'm off warfarin but is it safe, I do have tendency of bleeding more?

Increased risk: You are at increased risk for problems. You need expert consultation with a hematologist to determine if you have any underlying medical problems that predisposed you for a pulmonary embolism. Then you need to give serious consideration about how important cosmetic surgery is in relation to your risk for a serious complication. ...Read more

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Do I have to stop taking Coumadin (warfarin) for a root canal?

Do I have to stop taking Coumadin (warfarin) for a root canal?

Coumadin (warfarin) and RCT: I have been practicing dentistry for over 40 years & have done over 1000 rct's with many patients on coumadin (warfarin). It has never been nor should be any problem. There is little or no bleeding with this procedure to even be a concern. Even with extractions and in consultation with cardiologist, I usually can manage simple extractions without a patient going off coumadin (warfarin). Ask your dds\md to confirm this. ...Read more

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If you have had only one atrial fibrilation episode and are on coumadin, (warfarin) when can you stop this medication?

If you have had only one atrial fibrilation episode and are on coumadin, (warfarin) when can you stop this medication?

Depends: That is a tough question and a matter of opinion. Whether you need Coumadin (warfarin) in the first place depends on the chad score (how many risk factors you have). If the afib was related to a temporary situation, such as surgery, it is more likely that the Coumadin (warfarin) can be stopped. Exactly when, is partly a matter of opinion. The longer you go without recurrence, the more likely it is safe to stop. ...Read more

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