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What is the average time it takes for blood to clot?

What is the average time it takes for blood to clot?

5-8 minutes: Well , that is the normal clotting time of blood in a glass tube, .It is a test called the lee-white clotting time. The normal "bleeding time" as measured by making a small cut on the forearm and measuring the time for bleeding to stop is 2-9 minutes. How long something bleeds is affected by many things. A larger artery could keep bleeding unless pressure were applied on the area. ...Read more

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What is the average time a blood clot would show up after a small hospital stay 3 days with pretty moderate activity. ?

What is the average time a blood clot would show up after a small hospital stay 3 days with pretty moderate activity. ?

Blood Clots : Without any details about your age, weight, health status, medication history, reason you were hospitalized, etc., i would be shooting in the dark. Have you had a clot before? Did you have surgery? Do you have any risk factors for a clot ( on ocps, clotting disorder, cancer, overweight)? Typical dvts form in the veins behind the knee or calf, causing redness and local pain. Call you md if concern. ...Read more

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How much time a blood clot in brain will take to dissolve?

How much time a blood clot in brain will take to dissolve?

DEPENDS!: Depends on the site ,the size and the cause Also on associated conditions such as blood pressure. most hematomas clear in about a month or so ...Read more

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Sharp localized pain behind knee/posterior calf that hurts each time i take a step. No warmth or redness. Could this be a blood clot?

Sharp localized pain behind knee/posterior calf that hurts each time i take a step. No warmth or redness. Could this be a blood clot?

Possibly yes. Get --: Yourself checked out by your pcp or go to an er if a blood clot is suspected, so a doppler scan be done to exclude/confirm it. Generally its due to a pulled muscle, sprained ligament, or a rupture of a cyst behind the knee. These are more commonly seen. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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When i take Zoloft (sertraline) at times, my sinuses get so dry I use a sinus rinse to deal with the small clots of blood that form. Are there other treatments.?

When i take Zoloft (sertraline) at times, my sinuses get  so dry I use a sinus rinse to deal  with the small clots of blood that form.  Are there other treatments.?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not sure of dosage u r taking, what else u r taking with it, or what u r prescribed zoloft (sertraline) for, but i would advise u mention that to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can IB be heavy enough to fill a pad? I always had protected sex, but this time my period only ended 3 days, it was average bleeding with blood clots

Can IB be heavy enough to fill a pad? I always had protected sex, but this time my period only ended 3 days, it was average bleeding with blood clots

Unclear question: It is unlikely that you are pregnant. You may do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills to delay period? What are the chances of getting blood clots if you do take them for the first time?

Is it safe to take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills to delay period? What are the chances of getting blood clots if you do take them for the first time?

Birth control: Millions of women across the world use birth control to regulate their menstrual cycles making them one of the most common medications prescribed of all time. The risk of blood clot formation and someone with no personal or family history is about one per 20, 000 people. This is not much higher than the baseline risk for blood clots non-birth-control users. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take blood clots to form?

Variable.: With immobility or after injury, surgery, etc., can form in a short period os time, sometimes hours. May take longer - days or even weeks depending on your blood coagulability (anility to clot) and the underlying reason for the clot to form. If you are on ant-coagulants or have had an injury and clotting is not rapid, you may have a clotting problem. In either case, seek medical evaluation to chec. ...Read more

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How long it takes a blood clot to dissolve with medication?

How long it takes a blood clot to dissolve with medication?

More info needed: Blood clots in veins are treated with different types of anticoagulants than blood clots in arteries. To make matters more confusing, some people refer to a hematoma (a collection of blood outside of a vessel) as being a blood clot. No medicines are used to dissolve hematomas. So you need to discuss this with someone who understands exactly what the situation is. ...Read more

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How long does a blood clot take to occur after an accident?

How long does a blood clot take to occur after an accident?

Possibly quickly: We often see pulmonary emboli (clots to the lungs) on the initial ct scan when patients arrive in the er. Sometimes, if you have an injury that causes you to not walk well, the clot can develop over days to weeks. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you have a blood clot and still be safe?

Not wise to wait: If you have a clot it should be taken care of as soon as possible. Depending on where it is it can travel to the lungs or brain or other vital organs and cause significant problems-potentially even death. This will all depend on where the clot is. ...Read more

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Blood clotting problem. What could it be? How long do the tests take to figure it out?

Blood clotting problem. What could it be?  How long do the tests take to figure it out?

Blood clot: If you are referring to blood test/ work-up, the results should be back within 2 weeks, in general. There are many factors that can make people to have blood clot- such as - post surgery, obesity, being on sterids or other medication- hormone/ ocp, testosterone, chemotherapy, cancer, hereditary problem/genetic mutation, etc, ). Wait for the result and discuss in detail with your hematologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have clotting blood, i don't take anything to cause it?

Why do I have clotting blood, i don't take anything to cause it?

Yes: Barrier protection such as condoms and foam or the diaphragm or a non-hormonal iud (such as paragard). Consult your ob-gyn for the safest and most effective form of contraception for you, whether temporary or permanent. If permanent contraception is a possibility for you, your partner should consider vasectomy. That would be the safest for you ! ...Read more