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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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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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