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Warfarin And Sprain
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection... ...Read more
Depends on your heal: All medicines need to be monitored. In general the dose is 500mg twice a day. The safety depends on your health, kidney function, blood pressure, age and if you have had previous ulcers. This will increase your risks. You can discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling and pain from metatarsal stress fracture- how long should it last with non-weight bearing in boot and crutches?
To stress a point.: No method can predict exactly how long it will take a stress fracture to heal, under any conditions. Having said that, when you remove or substantially reduce the very stress that over powered the speed of your bone's ability to heal, then the fracture can repair itself. The accepted time frame is between 6-12 weeks or when all signs of fracture are gone. Non and limited weight bearing is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken ankle or sprain? Symptoms are swelling of ankle. Can rotate and walk on it with mild pain though. Happended 5 days ago
Need an x-ray: To be sure which it is you should get an x-ray ...Read more
Scar tissue therapy: There are a variety of techniques therapists use for breaking apart scarring. Typically, a therapist will work a little beyond your comfort zone every session to achieve maximum benefits. Ask them to give you exercises to do on your own to assist in removing scar tissue and improve your recovery! ...Read more
History of DVT w/vinecava filter tightness above knee w/swelling in calf and ankle itching behind the knee and aching on lovenox (enoxaparin) 120 sub Q2x day new clot?
Ultrasound: On Lovenox (enoxaparin) it would be unlikely to develop another blood clot, however if you have a hypercooagulable condition there is some risk for excess clotting. Have an evaluation with your doctor and you may need an ultrasound to look for progression of the clot. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can I do cardio. Elliptical and treadmill with cam walker after fracture of fibula and sprained ankle?
Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?
With cold and virus, is it okay to take antibiotics whilst on blood thinners ( xarelto, ) and detralex 500mg?
Blood thinners & Abx: First of all, you don't want to treat a virus (the usual cold) with an antibiotic, because antibiotics don't work against viruses, only against bacteria, which cause secondary problems will sinusitis or ear infections or bronchitis. For blood thinners generally, the manufacturer recommends caution with all antibiotics, but if you need one you should take one and just monitor your blood tests more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I help keep pain and swelling down from my knee dislocation injury. With an fracture and MCL fiber tears?
True knee disloc ?: A true dislocation involve more than a fx and mcl with some fibers torn. This would also have involved the acl &pcl was it a patellar dislocation ? Some more details r needed. This injury u described is a very serious 1 & u would have had a lot more. Also the fx is not described at all, where, how big, describe the location also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nov 7 acute calf DVT after ankle sprain on warfarin and physio now, can I wear 15-20 knee stockings & ride the bike? Inr 1.9 & 1.5 this week, target 2
Depends: Dvt is not a common complication after ankle sprain, so understanding your state of coagulability (i.e.- ability to clot) from your physician is important. Exercise is usually prohibited until inr is successful maintained after dvt. Please consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?
Many: As dr. Villaplana said, there are several. There are shots and pills. Although using alternatives to warfarin means that you don't have to be as careful about what you eat and you don't have to have regular blood tests to check whether you are getting too much or too little warfarin, they still have drawbacks. One of the most significant is that the alternatives are all a lot more expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know: I googled "warfarin disease" and couldn't find anything other than warfarin necrosis which is a condition that occurs in some people who are treated with warfarin (a blood thinner). Within a few days of starting treatment, a paradoxical increase in clotting can occur in some individuals leading to skin/sq fat death. Typically this occurs in obese, middle-aged women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding: Excessive bleeding is the danger of too much coumadin (warfarin). Bleeding into the skin can cause bruising and pain. Into muscle can cause a hematoma and stiffness and could lead to a compartment syndrome. Into a joint, can cause swelling, stiffness, and pain. In the stomach and intestines, can anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding black, tarry stools and diarrhea. Into brain can cause a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on warfarin and docs want me to go on xareito instead but I'm not sure what would u suggest ?
A good choice: There are several new anticoagulants, including Xarelto, which are both safer and more effective than warfarin. Xarelto does not need to be adjusted and no blood testing is required. Really the only downside is that, depending upon your insurance, it may be more expensive.. ...Read more
Bleeding: Although the most worrisome side effect of warfarin is bleeding, you can minimize that risk by making sure that the "thinness" of your blood is tested with an inr regularly. If your inr is always between 2 and 3, your risk of bleeding is substantially reduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more