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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

Need good ultrasound study and a cardiac echo: Was there a reason found for the stroke? A clot in the leg may travel to the lung, but should not normally be able to get to the brain. The most likely reason it did is a defect in the heart. An echocardiogram will help sort the heart out, and can guide a repair. A good ultrasound of the legs is necessary to see if there is a recurrent clot. If not, another consideration is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - failure o the valves in the leg veins from scarring after DVT. Patients with DVT need to wear compression hose daily for at least 2 yrs after DVT to minimize the risk of PTS. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth is inflamed since I have been taking warfarin?

The roof of my mouth is inflamed since I have been taking warfarin?

Speak to your doctor: May be you have small bleed causing your problem, will examine, may be caused dose related ...Read more

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Should a diabetic patient be put on Coumadin (warfarin) for a full mouth dental extraction?

No: A diabetic patient undergoing full mouth dental extractions may require some additional measures, but being placed on Coumadin (warfarin) is not indicated. ...Read more

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My INR was an 8.7 on thursday and I haven't taken an coumadin (warfarin). Today my son bumped his head on mine really hard. Should I be worried?

My INR was an 8.7 on thursday and I haven't taken an coumadin (warfarin). Today my son bumped his head on mine really hard. Should I be worried?

Yes: An inr of 8.7 is really abnormal. I would call your doctor immediately for further guidance. You may need a ct scan to ensure you're not internally bleeding from the head bump. ...Read more

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Hello I'm still not filling to well after having vit k to get my INR down from 9 I havnt had no warfarin for a wk n had a bad head for 3days now?

Hello I'm still not filling to well after having vit k to get my INR down from 9 I havnt had no warfarin for a wk n had a bad head for 3days now?

Can't say for sure: There could be a variety of reasons. It needs to clear that your headaches are not due to bleeding in the brain area. Usually after stopping warfarin the protime recovers. There can occasionally be coagulation issues that need to be clarified and why you got the warfarin initially. ...Read more

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It's now Sunday I had a fall downstairs Friday nite & hit my head I'm on warfarin my head is sore swollen & bruised do I still need to see A & E?

It's now Sunday I had a fall downstairs Friday nite & hit my head I'm on warfarin my head is sore swollen & bruised do I still need to see A & E?

Yes.: Because you take Coumadin (warfarin) and have bruise, most importantly we want to make sure there is no internal/Intracranial /Subdural bleeding. This may suddenly get worse.

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I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) I started 3days ago my teeth fill like dentures. Hurt to chew anything. Is this a side affect?

I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) I started 3days ago my teeth fill like dentures. Hurt to chew anything. Is this a side affect?

Coumadin (warfarin) and teeth: No Coumadin (warfarin) does not make your teeth like dentures. See your dentist. ...Read more

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On Warfarin - fell and hit head and side. Dr said no internal bleeding - just strained muscle. Can this influence INR as next test not for six weeks?

On Warfarin - fell and hit head and side. Dr said no internal bleeding - just strained muscle. Can this influence INR as next test not for six weeks?

Injury by itself: With all other things being stable, should not affect your INR. If you change your diet or take new medication to treat eht injury, this might affect the INR> ...Read more

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Bumped my head on table while on coumadin (warfarin). The spot feels sore to touch. No bruising or other symptoms. Inr usually 2-2.5. Should I be concerned?

Bumped my head on table while on coumadin (warfarin). The spot feels sore to touch. No bruising or other symptoms. Inr usually 2-2.5. Should I be concerned?

Potential: Warfarin prevents one's ability to clot... Avoidance of any trauma, no matter how insignificant is of utmost importance, lest you develop a hematoma... ...Read more

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Can I get implants I am a 48 year old male. I haven't been to the dentist in 25 years. I have some missing and broken teeth. I take 7mlg of warfarin a day because of a pulminary embalism I had 6 years ago and I have hep-c. Can I still get implants and not

Can I get implants I am a 48 year old male. I haven't been to the dentist in 25 years. I have some missing and broken teeth. I take 7mlg of warfarin a day because of a pulminary embalism I had 6 years ago and I have hep-c. Can I still get implants and not

Yes: You can still be a candidate for implant treatment. With your complex situation, you should see the specialist first -- The Prosthodontist. After examination, treatment options can be discussed. Then the Prosthodontist can assemble the team best suited to provide optimum treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

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