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High platelets and clotting time related?

High platelets and clotting time related?

HIGH PLATLET COUNT: In people with high platlet count there is incidents of increased clotting and one may develope clots in brain causing stroke, headache or dizziness, clots in hands and feet, but they can happen anywhere in body. ...Read more

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High prothrombin time levels affect bleeding?

High prothrombin time levels affect bleeding?

Yes.: Prothrombin times about three times higher than normal for the particular lab may be a risk for abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Blood coagulation status require bleeding time?

Blood coagulation status require bleeding time?

Risk of bleeding: Bleeding time is no longer used as it is a poor predictor of bleeding risk, clotting time is too crude a test, prothrombin time tests the status of one branch of the coagulation pathway. Usually pt and PTT and platelet count are used as screening tests to assess risk of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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High platelets and longer clotting clotting time? Is that a bad liver problem?

High platelets and longer clotting clotting time?  Is that a bad liver problem?

Probably no.: Liver problem usually decrease platelet count but causes prolonged clotting or bleeding time.Elevated platelets and clotting time could suggest some kind of blood disorder. ...Read more

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Are any of the new anticoags useful for factor v leiden and lupus anticoag. Antibody. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid. Venous and arterial clotting and pes. ?

Are  any of the new anticoags useful for factor v leiden and lupus anticoag. Antibody. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid. Venous and arterial clotting and pes. ?

Maybe: The newer medications to prevent blood clots are not approved for use in the us for your condition. There is published research in europe showing that these medications can be used effectively for your type of problem. My personal bias is that you should wait until more research has been done. Your doctor can help advise you as to the status of this research as it evolves. ...Read more

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Why bleeding time is smaller than clotting time ?

Why bleeding time is smaller than clotting time ?

Bleeding & Clotting : The tests measure different aspects of your blood homeostatic system. The bleeding time measures the ability to form a platelet plug, which is usually fast. No clot has formed yet. The clotting times measure different "arms" of your clotting cascade - times to actually form a clot, and that takes longer than the primary platelet plug i referred to previously. ...Read more

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What do these tests do: clotting time, bleeding time, prothrombin time?

What do these tests do: clotting time, bleeding time, prothrombin time?

Screen: These are various assays to look for problems with the platelets (especially bleeding time) and some of the clotting factors (prothrombin time, the old-fashioned clotting time). Good luck with your workup. ...Read more

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How bleeding time and clotting time is affected during dic?

How bleeding time and clotting time is affected during dic?

Easy way to do: Before surgery you will have preop clearance they will check all these things, will not do surgery unless these number under control. ...Read more

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Can Plavix (clopidogrel) prevent a blood clot forming due to AF? Can't take anticoagulants.

Can Plavix (clopidogrel) prevent a blood clot forming due to AF? Can't take anticoagulants.

Plavix (clopidogrel) and afib: ACTIVE trial -Plavix (clopidogrel) +ASA(100) reduced vascular event ( stroke, MI, embolism) in AF with bleeding comparable to warfarin,but ACTIVE W trial noted warfarin was superior to ASA + Plavix (clopidogrel) in preventing vascular events. That said The AHA does not recommend adding Plavix (clopidogrel) to ASA. The first choice is warfarin followed by dabigitran, apixaban and rivaroxaban.ASA would be last. Talk to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Yes: Heparin keeps the blood from clotting both insider the body as well as for blood in a tube. ...Read more

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Is anticoagulation effective in pregnancy? Wil it defenitely stop blood clotting?

Is anticoagulation effective in pregnancy? Wil it defenitely stop blood clotting?

Effective: Anticoagulation is effective however options are limited in pregnancy. Anticoagulation reduces risk of abnormal clotting in most, however does not eliminate the risk. ...Read more

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Could Coumadin (warfarin) effect blood platelet count?

Could Coumadin (warfarin) effect blood platelet count?

Usually not: Because warfarin is a vitamin k antagonist and affect production of proteins needed for blood clotting, whereas platelets are product of blood cells. ...Read more

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Does anticoagulation in pregnancy stop blood clotting? Does treatment stop DVT completely

Does anticoagulation in pregnancy stop blood clotting? Does treatment stop DVT completely

No.: Dvt can occur while on anticoagulation and also while pregnant and on anticoagulation. If either of these occurs, it usually means that the anticoagulation has been at unacceptable levels. You need close monitoring and probably, should be followed by a hematologist. ...Read more

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