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How come I didn't get my period since taking blood thinner medication. Almost 3months now on xarelto 20mg?

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

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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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


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How long does leg swelling last? I'm taking blood thinner for blood clot?

How long does leg swelling last? I'm taking blood thinner for blood clot?

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

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Hello. What are the safest antibiotics for use by seniors with congestive heart failure taking blood thinner medication?

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

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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?

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?

Complicated: You do not mention why you're taking a blood thinner but, if there isn't a strong indication, you should avoid it because cirrhosis interferes with coagulation and bleeding, even from piles, can cause anemia. Regarding your dose, only your personal doctor can advise you. ...Read more

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Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

INR too high.: If your inr is 10 on warfarin, that is too high. You should talk to your liver doctor and cardiologist to decide what blood thinner you should be on for your mvr. For more info :
http://amansawmd. Com/2014/02/17/atrial-fibrillation-oral-anticoagulation-blood-thinner/. ...Read more

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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

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Cirohsis and heart disease, taking blood thinner for heart...can I get my wisdom tooth (extreme pain)extracted and what precautions do I take?

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

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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?

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

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Is there a way to keep your INR high without taking blood thinners?

Is there a way to keep your INR high without taking blood thinners?

Inr: Any elevation of the inr in the absence of anticoagulants would be most concerning for disease. Especially liver disease. So not that I am aware. ...Read more

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Whom should I tell that I am taking blood thinners?

Whom should I tell that I am taking blood thinners?

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

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Is it common to bruise easily when you are taking blood thinners?

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

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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.

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.
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I had a knee operation last monday. Is it safe to smoke weed, though taking blood thinners and painkillers? (not strong ones)

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

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27 wks pregnant with twins, known PE taking blood thinners, resting heart rate 120, all cardic tests are fine, can I have normal delivery?

27 wks pregnant with twins, known PE taking blood thinners, resting heart rate 120, all cardic tests are fine, can I have normal delivery?

High risk pregnancy: With multiple issues (twin pregnancy), history of blood clot, you should be under the care of a high risk obstetrician to give you the best opportunity of an uneventful delivery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can I have wine while taking a blood thinner?

Blood thinner: Yes. You can have very limited amount. Because if you are under its influence and fall, then you could have bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo while taking a blood thinner?

Can I get a tattoo while taking a blood thinner?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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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

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If an person is taking an blood thinner for heart isease, can he take the product "healthy blood flow" from an health store?

See below: It depends on what is in healthy blood flow. Chances are that a nutritional supplement is not needed. Also these products are not regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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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?

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

Anticoagulant (Definition)

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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