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Topamax And Blood Clots
Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more
Could plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting?
No: It doesn't dissolve clots - it lowers the risk of new ones forming. ...Read more
Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more
Plavix (clopidogrel) and pregnancy? Im 30 and had a stroke from a clot in super skinny vert. Atrery blood clot.
Please : See hematologist and high risk obstetrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Best products should: Be prescribed by your gyn once you have had a proper work-up and diagnosis as that could range form low dose bc pills, to progesterone, to lysteda, to endometrial in office ablation depending on the diagnosis and your desires for any future fertility , so please make an appt to see your gyn. ...Read more
What does having symptoms like nose bleeds with lots of blood clots and pooping blood clots indicate?
Nosebleeds: That your doctor should check you one of the many clotting deficiencies. Maybe your nose bled so much that you swallowed blood. What color is the blood in the stool? Tell your doctor>. ...Read more
Headache for 3 days with no relief. Blood clotting disorder and haven't taken my blood thinner in months.
Anticoagulant: Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that works to block production of some of the building blocks used in blod clotting. It needs to be monitored regularly due to the fact that the levels can very in the body, affected by foods you eat, interactions with other medications, and your own metabolism. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Provide us reports: If you can send us the results of your complete blood count(CBC), we can tell you if there is any indication of Leukemia or not.. Blood clots can develop secondary to any Cancer or may have nothing to do with Cancer(Most patients who develop blood clots do not have Cancer as the cause). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location: Where were your clots? If you had a clot in a vein or in your heart, Aspirin isn't effective. A more potent anticoagulant is necessary. You shouldn't take both usually. If you've had an arterial clot: coronary artery, bypass graft, or stroke, Aspirin is indicated - if you're not bleeding and not at high risk of bleeding. Also, be aware that Aspirin can cause cause stomach upset and GI bleeding. ...Read more
Well, have you: Had prolonged bleeding with a previously normal blood pressure? Feeling weak, dizzy etc? I will assume you have low blood pressure because of heavy bleeding which means you need medical attention. You gotta go in for that one and have your blood count checked with possible IV fluids. ...Read more
No: No, this will not affect this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Different tissue: The blood in your vessels is what's supplying your tissues and responding right now to what's going on with you. Menstrual tissue contains blood and also a great deal more, largely dead debris. Would you bet your health on a lab test determined from this tissue? I don't think so. Grin and bear the needle stick -- even as a pathologist, I don't enjoy venipunctures but I know the value. ...Read more
My wife was taken off hormone meds because of a blood clot. Now off blood thinners, blood clot gone. However so is her libido. Ideas?
Lack of Libido: I understand your distress. Have Heart to Heart Talk with your wife about each other’s sexual desires, needs and expectations to improve Emotional, Physical and Sexual Intimacy. Go to your favorite National Park and Reflect on good intimate sexual experiences. Encourage her to express the stresses of blood clot, blood thinners, and other stresses. See Psychiatrist for Marital Therapy. ...Read more
Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have been on depo for several years...lately been having pain near my left ovary and have been passing blood clots...unsure what’s going on?
Depo bleeding.: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. Pelvic pain is very complicated as several organs can be the cause. Consider seeing an Obgyn for an exam to help narrow down the cause ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Blood clots are a normal process. If there are excessive clots, then the treatment is tailored to the cause. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/blood-clots/basics/definition/SYM-20050850 ...Read more
Long list of causes: There are a lot of possible causes and risk factors of blood clots in the legs. Here are some: - long periods of sitting - prolonged bed rest - inherited clotting diseases - any kind of injury or trauma - cancer - smoking - obesity or overweight - family history of blood clots - blood draws or catheters in veins, including pacemakers - birth control pills - congestive heart failure - ibd. ...Read more
Common: You probably mean fistula. For hemodialysis? Blood clots are common and can be removed with a balloon catheter, by a trained interventional doc. Usually no obvious reason but anatomy, blood flow and hypercoagulability testing are checked. Usually all tests normal. Certainly you want to discuss your specific case with your doc. ...Read more