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What Is Blood Clotting Disorder
Depends: Disorders causing defective/inadequate clotting may be referred to as bleeding diathesis and each disorder has its own name, e.g., hemophilia, von willebrand disease, itp etc. Excessive clotting disorders may be called thrombophilia but each type of disorder has its own name, e.g. Leiden factor v mutation, prothrombin mutation, ttp etc. ...Read more
Depends on the type: Of disorder. There is a large number of clotting disorder, inherited and acquired, that require individualized treatments. Please specify the disorder you wish to know about. The choices range form vitamins, blood components, medications, recombinant proteins etc. ...Read more
Legs and lungs: Venous blood clots usually form in the deep veins the legs causing pain, and swelling. If the clot breaks off and reaches the lung, embolus, it may cause sudden chest pain, shortness of breath, cough with blood sputum. If the clot is large enough, it may cause sudden death. ...Read more
Not a matter for: Self treatment. Excessive clot formation may due to many underlying causes, that need to be investigated to craft the appropriate treatment. Please discuss the issue with your doctor. Please see this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001120.htm. ...Read more
Military standards: "Current or history of coagulation defects (286) to include, but not limited to von Willebrand’s Disease (286.4), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (287) , or Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (287.0), is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/blood.htm ...Read more
Are you on coumadin (warfarin)?: No unless you are on blood thinner like Coumadin or warfarin. If you are on coumadin, then you need to make sure that you watch out your diet and being consistent with your diet -especially for food that contains high amount of vitamin k- like vegetables etc. Your doctor should be able to gude you regarding diet seletion if you are on coumadin. ...Read more
Unknown: Pot shouldn't affect most clotting disorders. However, it might make you not care about it....... ...Read more
If my antiphosplippid anti body test was clear does that mean I don't have any blood clotting disorder ? Or is it still possible to have one ?
Still at risk: It's one of several different tests, and picks up only 1 entity. Chances are you were screened for all the common ones (V Leiden, deficiency in S and/or C, antithrombin 3 deficiency, many of us are skeptical about homocysteine and a few of the others). What it really means is that we aren't going to give you treatment to make your blood less coagulable since this doesn't improve your odds. ...Read more
Need more info: What blood clotting disorder? Whose father? Your father or baby's father? Please note that about 25% of pregnancies are lost spontaneously without any disorder in any father. ...Read more
Yes.: Speak to your ob-gyn for detailed info. ...Read more
Headache for 3 days with no relief. Blood clotting disorder and haven't taken my blood thinner in months.
A mild blood clotting disorder that is hereditary? Are there genetic tests both parents can take?
What disorder?: If one has a clotting disorder, and he/she would like to know if it is hereditary or not- he/she would need to complete some work-up. See a hematologist and discuss whether it is necessary that she/he ( not the parents) get the full comprehensive clotting work-up. ( the tests are for the patient and not for the parents. ). ...Read more
I Pass frequent blood clots for day or two during period the size from very small to dime to quarter size sometimes.is this blood clotting disorder?
If i had a blood clotting disorder(thrombosis) or hemmorraging disorder. Would i know by age of 25? i had 3 surgeries and upper endoscopy with biopsy
Hemorrhagic more: than thrombotic issues would have become obvious by now, given your history. As a young person, having gone through these procedures you not likely to have a genetic thrombotic issue, but most thrombotic disorders are acquired and often affect older people with other diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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