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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Topiramate (Definition)

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


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What causes abnormal blood clots?

What causes abnormal blood clots?

Multiple conditions: Genetic deficiencies, inmobilization, hormones, bedridden condition for what ever cause mostly in sick hospitalized patients as well as any surgery & others. ...Read more

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What are some causes of blood clots?

What are some causes of blood clots?

Go to WebMD: Your question is to broad for this forum. We only have 400 characters. Visit webmd. ...Read more

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What is the cure for blood clots?

What is the cure for blood clots?

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

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Blood and blood clots are cuming from urine?

Blood and blood clots are cuming from urine?

HEMATURIA: See a urologist asap. Get a urine test and ultra sound of kidneys to rule out kidney stone / infection. ...Read more

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Are atheroscleratic blood clots considered to be embolic?

Are atheroscleratic blood clots considered to be embolic?

Could be: Atherosclerotic plaque are not caused by embolus themselves but they can cause emboli distal to them or downstream. This is most of the time noticed in carotid artery disease and some cases of unstable angina. ...Read more

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Do steroid shots cause blood clots?

Do steroid shots cause blood clots?

No: Steroids are not known to cause blood clots under normal circumstances. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

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

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What causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs. ...Read more

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What to do for blood clots in my leg?

What to do for blood clots in my leg?

This is a medical: Emergency and you should go straight to the er. ...Read more

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How common is blood clots with alesse?

How common is blood clots with alesse?

Extremely rare: The risk of blood clots with any OCP like Alesse is extremely small. ...Read more

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Can breaking a hip lead to blood clots?

Can breaking a hip lead to blood clots?

Yes: Not directly but hip fracture will lead to stasis in blood along with immobility increase risk of deep vein thrombosis DVT tremendously. These patient should be on prophylactic dose anticoagulants. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

What causes blood clots in arm fishula?

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

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What causes blood clots in the thigh?

DVT: Deep venous clots in the lower extremity most commonly happens in the setting of inactivity, following injuries, surgery.
It may happen with some underlying cancer and some deficiency in blood clotting factors.
Any time the diagnosis should be considered in the given context and clinical setting. ...Read more

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What do blood clots in my abdomen mean?

What do blood clots in my abdomen mean?

Not sure: Where are the clots. Ask your doctor. Venous and arterial thrombosis are two completely differnen things. You can also have an infection with this. See your doctor imeediately as these can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What does blood clots on the lungs mean?

What does blood clots on the lungs mean?

Pulmonary embolism: When doctors say blood clots in the lungs, they are usually talking about pulmonary embolism, which is blockages in one or more arteries in the lungs, caused by blood clots from another part of your body, most commonly, your legs. Pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening complication of DVT (deep vein thrombosis), which is clotting in the deep veins. ...Read more

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Do blood clots move out of the arteries.

Aterial clot: Usually causes a tissue infarction (ie in the heart an mi or heart attack). Contrast to venous clot in the leg which can embolize to the small vessels of the lung and produce a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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How's greenfield filter for blood clots?

How's greenfield filter for blood clots?

Prevent propagation: If the clot is from the legs, the filter prevents the clot form being thrown into the lungs from the source. Please note it is not there to dissolve the clot nor prevent further clot formation. ...Read more

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How common is blood clots with alesse bc?

How common is blood clots with alesse bc?

Not common: Generally low dose pills like this cause very light and short periods. If this is not your experience you may want to try a different birth control method. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke weed with blood clots?

No relationship: I don't know of any relationship between cannabis intoxication and exacerbation of a hypercoagulable state (blood clots). The only risk of cardiovascular events of chronic use of cannabis may be in older people with coronary vascular or cerebrovascular disease, in which plaque rupture and superimposed clot formation may result from an increase in circulating cathecholamines when smoking marijuana. ...Read more

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How can blood work check for blood clots?

D-dimer: Checking D-dimer is an initial screeing blood test followed by an imaging study (dulpex US or CTA) to confirm blood clots. Hypercoagulablity tests (eg, factor V Leiden, protein C, protein S, Antithrombin III), anti-phospholipid antibody etc are used to identify the cause of DVT in appropriate settings. Based on risk factors your doctor may chose a test to identify the cause of a blood clot. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg?

Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg?

Check with your MD: Generally yes, but each patient should get clearance from the treating physician. It depends on a few things-- how long the clots have been treated, how large the clots are, where they are located, and what your other medical problems are. ...Read more

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How dangerous are blood clots in the lungs?

How dangerous are blood clots in the lungs?

Very dangerous: However, if it is small and goes to a small part of he lung, it can be minimal. Many have had a pe and never known it. Hhowever, a clot going to the central vessels of the lung can kill a person instantly. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the milk glands?

If I understand you: Correctly, bloody nipple discharge should be medically evaluated with your doctor. Are you describing that you are breast feeding currently? Then it could be mastitis, but should still be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs of blood clots in the leg?

Swelling and redness: Some people with blood clots in leg have no symptoms. Some common symptoms are a dull ache, redness, warmth, and swelling. If you have questions, see your doctor. Blood clots in this area can move up the leg and cause other complications. ...Read more

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Why am I passing blood clots between periods?

The top guess: Is that u have irregular menses do to irregular ovulation. If overweight and have bad acne, could be pcos. In any event, get on the pill, see doc too, get screened as indicated, but pill will help, take at night to reduce nausea and go with low estrogen if haven't been able to tolerate. It can take 3 months to regulate so be patient. Make sure your not anemic as well. ...Read more

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How to know if you have blood clots in your leg?

How to know if you have blood clots in your leg?

Ultrasound: Venous ultrasound is diagnostic for blood clot in your leg. ...Read more

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Can swelling and inflammation cause blood clots?

Can swelling and inflammation cause blood clots?

Yes: The pathophysiologic mechanisms are complex but the basic answer to your question is that it can and does occur. ...Read more

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Is it nornal to have blood clots after delivery?

Is it nornal to have blood clots after delivery?

Blood clots: It is not normal to have blood clots after delivery. The exception is you may pass some clots, but other than that forming clots needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How to deal with blood clots after tonsillectomy?

Depends: Where are these blood clots located? Are they at the sight of tonsillectomy or have you been told you have deep venous thrombosis, either way he should contact your ENT surgeon and clear up this issue. ...Read more

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How to know if I have blood clots or dry sockets?

How to know if I have blood clots or dry sockets?

Dry socket: When you have a tooth extracted, a blood clot forms in the socket area that is left. If for some reason the clot is lost, this area is left open and exposed, causing a dry socket. There is usually pain involved with a dry socket. See your dentist to have the area irrigated and possibly packed to ease the pain. Sometimes antibiotics are indicated. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about blood clots and alesse?

Should I be worried about blood clots and alesse?

Depends: Do you have family history of blood clots? Are you on birth control pill? Are you a smoker? Have you had any clots? In any case worrying will not do any good. Please discuss these issues with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician? ...Read more

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I am 31 I have period with blood clots is it okay?

Periods: Some people have heavy periods and you can see blood clots. ...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


Topamax (Definition)

Topiramate is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more