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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cirohsis and heart disease, taking blood thinner for heart...can i get my wisdom tooth (extreme pain)extracted and what precautions do i take?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can you travel via Flying if you have been diagnosed with PE and are taking blood thinners?
Take your medication as prescribed. Stay hydrated, Keep moving your legs in the plane.
Visit this site for more info: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/dvt ...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.
Consult physician : 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a knee operation last monday. Is it safe to smoke weed, though taking blood thinners and painkillers? (not strong ones)
I recently started taking blood thinners (ecotrin) and topamax and my heart rate is 53 bpm when lying in bed in evening. Is this a side-effect?
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
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
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