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Taking Blood Thinner
How come I didn't get my period since taking blood thinner medication. Almost 3months now on xarelto 20mg?
Complicated: Irregular periods are very common in women in there 40's. I assume if you have just started blood thinners then you recently had some new health problem. Stress, being sick can cause a later cycle. If pregnancy is a concern then take a test. This is important on a medication like warfarin. If you continue to miss menstrual cycles then discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Swelling: It depends on the cause of the swelling. If all due to the clot it could be weeks or never. If other cause, depends on the cause. ...Read more
Hello. What are the safest antibiotics for use by seniors with congestive heart failure taking blood thinner medication?
Antibiotics: The antibiotics should be prescribed based on the underlying infection and presence of a culture sensitivity report. Certain antibiotics can affect Coumadin (warfarin) level more then others such as macrolides, sulfa drugs etc and pharmacovigilance is warranted in elderly CHF patients. ...Read more
Hepc n cirohsis, taking blood thinner acitrom, stopped for 4 days as bleeding from stool, found piles. Now INR is 1...Taking acitrom 2mg. Pl advice?
Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?
What can I do to get rid of a blood cloth in my neck when im also taking blood thinner and what causes them. This is what's wrong with my mother.?
Avoid catheters: Blood thinner will prevent progression of clots to larger size prevent them from breaking into pieces then going to the lung which is rare in neck dvt, they do not dissolve clots. Avoid inserting lines or catheters in the neck veins as possible and if needed they have to be removed as soon as possible. ...Read more
Cirohsis and heart disease, taking blood thinner for heart...can I get my wisdom tooth (extreme pain)extracted and what precautions do I take?
Yes: Co-ordinate with your doctor and or hematologistwhen your blood thinner is going to be stopped and whether you will need short term anticougulant ...Read more
If I had stomach cancer I only took chemotherapy an taking blood thinner an now I'm 3 weeks pregnant what are the odd of me carried the baby?
Talk to oncologist!!: Pregnancy can cause certain cancers to grow more aggressively, so it is important for you to talk to your oncologist about the risks of carrying your pregnancy to term. Unless you were recently on chemotherapy the risk of miscarriage should be low except for your age and medication which are moderate risk factors. ...Read more
Hello. What are the safest antibiotics for use by seniors with congestive heart failure taking blood thinner medication? As an example, if a patient had a bladder infection, which antibiotics are least likely to have an adverse reaction with blood pressu
All Drs, NPs, PAs: You should tell all your healthcare providers and be sure they are aware whenever you are prescribed a new medication or change in dose. The most common blood thinner, warfarin or coumadin, is a tricky medicine that interacts with many medicines. This could affect the potency of the other medicine and/or the thinness (measured by the inr) of the blood. ...Read more
Yes: Because you are on blood thinner and your blood is thin you can bruise very easily which is not a big problem, usually it becomes a problems if you are bleeding from your mouth or in stool, in that case your inr sould be checked and you should see a doctor. I would not worry only with bruising, it will say on the medicine side effect sheet also. ...Read more
Please, I asked this 4 times & the "answers" failed to address my stated question...What are options to control very heavy periods when taking blood thinners? Use xtra heavy overnight maxis & have to change them every few hours. I'm 23 & want kids.
Specific questions require further information that is addressed in conversation with a physician. Opt to do a virtual consult or speak with your physician so the full details of what you are experiencing can be addressed and a personalized treatment plan can be created.
I had a knee operation last monday. Is it safe to smoke weed, though taking blood thinners and painkillers? (not strong ones)
Why smoke weed? Your: Doctor gave you a prescription for pain, use it only as needed. Medical marijuana was legalize mainly for those with terminal illness. Never is it a good idea to smoke it! The respiratory side effects are even enough to warrent no smoking, . ...Read more
What are the dangers of taking blood thinners and drinking alcohol? I was recently diagnosed with afib and prescribed prodaxa and haven't completely quit drinking
How will taking blood thinners affect my eligibility for a lasik surgery? I am a 23-year old female college student. I have advanced stage myopia and I consider getting an appointment with my ophthalmologist to discuss the possibility of lasik surgery. I
LASIK: Taking blood thinners does not effect your candidacy or the performance of lasik. ...Read more
27 wks pregnant with twins, known PE taking blood thinners, resting heart rate 120, all cardic tests are fine, can I have normal delivery?
Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?
Blood clot/thinners?: F or unknown age, ethnicity, smoking Hx or Medical Hx asks: Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway? ANS: this is not a simple question. Did you have clots go to your lungs or a blood clot problem or are U on BCP? Happy to do 2nd opinion. Here for next 3 hours live! ...Read more
I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness. What to do?
See your doctor: If you are taking blood thinner and have signs of either a red rash you need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure you do not have a hematological problem that was induced by the blood thinner. ...Read more
How many days before my stomach biopsy should I stop taking plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin? After an exam my doctor told me I would probably need an endoscopy and a biopsy of the stomach. I am taking blood thinners for a heart condition. Are there other
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Echinacea: Don't know why you want echinacea but should be ok. ...Read more
I'm taking new blood thinner. Eliquis, . Do I have to stop my osteo bi- flex with 5 loxin (boswellia)as it is a natural blood thinner?
Coordinate: Talk to your doctor (s). They put you on the thinner for a reason, and make sure you tell them all your meds. You need to be in a safe range, and interaction and additive affects can occur. ...Read more
Yes: There is no significant clinical interaction between niacin and Xarelto. ...Read more
Reassurance: No it is not a problem taking these two medications together ...Read more
Hepc n cirohsis...Last 1 month INR showing as 1.3 and 1.4.....Taking acitrom (blood thinner) 2 mg daily...Shld I increase acitrom or is it due to hepc?
See your physician: Hep c causing liver cirrohsis can cause inr to go up because of liver not being able to produced enough coagulation factors. Not sure why you are on acitrom which is acenocoumarol and not available in usa by this name, it comes as Coumadin (warfarin) but not sure about indication in your case. So please discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more