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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on warafin for blood clots?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on warafin for blood clots?

Warfarin: It isnot safe to drink alcohol while on warfarin . 1 you may get drunk , fall and hurt yourself causing severe bruising or internal bleeding and 2 . Alcohol increases the effects of warfarin causing it to be super therapuetic. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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What to do if I have just been put on lovenox (enoxaparin) for a blood clot. can I drink alcohol?

What to do if I have just been put on lovenox (enoxaparin) for a blood clot. can I drink alcohol?

NO!!!!!!!!: Alcohol can enhance the effects of any anticoagulant drug, and can increase the chance of dangerous and even life-threatening bleeding. The person to ask these questions of is your doctor, who needs to know about your drinking history in order to treat you safely and effectively, and your pharmacist who is dispensing your medications. If you have an alcohol problem, get help for it. ...Read more

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After a night of drinking, i wake up and blow my nose and i always blow a few blood clots out? Why is that and why would I have formed blood clots?

After a night of drinking, i wake up and blow my nose and i always blow a few blood clots out? Why is that and why would I have formed blood clots?

Alcohol + environmen: Alcohol causes the blood vessels of the nose to swell and often times when drinking your environment may have fairly low humidity. Dry air plus swollen blood vessels in the nose can lead to irritation and inflammation and can lead to bleeding. There is a product called ponaris oil which is like chapstick for the nose that you can put in your nose before you go out to prevent this. ...Read more

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I am on blood thinner due to recurrent blood clots and a pluminary embolism several years ago. Can i drink any alchohal at all during this time?

I am on blood thinner due to recurrent blood clots and a pluminary embolism  several years ago. Can i drink any alchohal at all during this time?

Yes, you can: Once in a while, it is ok to take one small drink, but not in binges. You have to be extra careful of any fall, trauma or head banging. Bleeding in brain is disastrous and you really don't want it. Thanks. ...Read more

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Since I started drinking lemon with hot water everyday, periods very light. No clots at all. Is it normal? Earlier, there used to be many blood clots.

Since I started drinking lemon with hot water everyday, periods very light. No clots at all. Is it normal? Earlier, there used to be many blood clots.

Weight loss?: Lemon with hot water helps with weight loss. Often times overweight people have heavy periods, so not sure if this is the mechanism for you. Regardless, this is a natural benign treatment and sounds like it has a favorable result for you. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol thin the blood? If so, how long do the blood thinning effects last?

Does drinking alcohol thin the blood? If so, how long do the blood thinning effects last?

Coagulation: A study in 2005 showed that moderate Alcohol consumption interferes with the activation of platelets in the blood, preventing them from clumping together to cause clots in the arteries.This interference also slows the rate at which blood coagulates for beneficial reasons, such as in response to injuries, leading to a greater risk of hemorrhaging, especially during surgery. ...Read more

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How long should i stop drinking alcohol before i do a blood test to test ?

How long should i stop drinking alcohol before i do a blood test to test ?

Unknown: although most alcohol is metabolized at an average rate of 1oz of alcohol per hour it depends on how much and when you last drank. ...Read more

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Could routine blood test results affected by drinking alcohol the night before?

Could routine blood test results affected by drinking alcohol the night before?

Yes: Drinking the night before will affect liver enzyme levels and depending on the amount dehydration induced, can affect other lab results too. ...Read more

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Hi. Can drinking alcohol around 48-72 hrs before a blood test show low white blood count only by 0.5. Thanks. ?

Hi. Can drinking alcohol around 48-72 hrs before a blood test show low white blood count only by 0.5. Thanks. ?

No: A significantly low white count would not be expected a day or two after drinking alcohol. Prolonged heavy drinking for years can cause an effect on the bone marrow and lower the white count.is significantly low white count needs a evaluation by hematologist a blood specialist ...Read more

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If someone was drinking alcohol every other day over limit, would liver blood tests usually be abnormal if some sort of damage is occurring?

If someone was drinking alcohol every other day over limit, would liver blood tests usually be abnormal if some sort of damage is occurring?

Over limit??: which limit is that. The safe limit for drinking in men is no more than 2 standard drinks (2 12 oz. beers, 2 5 oz. wineglasses of standard wine, 3 oz 80 proof spirits) per day, no more than 14 per week, and no more than 4 on any one occasion. Even at that level, some people will get liver inflammation. Liver enzymes (ALT, AST) are very sensitive to inflammation and will generally be elevated. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more