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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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Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin also called as warfarin is a medication commonly used to prevent blood from clotting. It requires monitoring of inr (international normalized ratio) to make sure that dose is adequate for patient and disease entity ...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 with fresh frozen plasma or vitamin k. ...Read more

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Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

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

If you get appendicitis while on Coumadin 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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I take Coumadin and my gums are bleeding a little could this be caused by the blood thinner and what should I do?

I take Coumadin 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 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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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 for a week, the bleeding should not be related to the drug. Coumadin 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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On Coumadin 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 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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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more