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Whom should I tell that I am taking blood thinners?

Whom should I tell that I am taking blood thinners?

All Drs, NPs, PAs: You should tell all your healthcare providers and be sure they are aware whenever you are prescribed a new medication or change in dose. The most common blood thinner, warfarin or coumadin, is a tricky medicine that interacts with many medicines. This could affect the potency of the other medicine and/or the thinness (measured by the inr) of the blood. Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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Is there a way to keep your INR high without taking blood thinners?

Is there a way to keep your INR high without taking blood thinners?

Inr: Any elevation of the inr in the absence of anticoagulants would be most concerning for disease. Especially liver disease. So not that I am aware. Read more

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Is it common to bruise easily when you are taking blood thinners?

Yes: Because you are on blood thinner and your blood is thin you can bruise very easily which is not a big problem, usually it becomes a problems if you are bleeding from your mouth or in stool, in that case your inr sould be checked and you should see a doctor. I would not worry only with bruising, it will say on the medicine side effect sheet also. Read more

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Please, I asked this 4 times & the "answers" failed to address my stated question...What are options to control very heavy periods when taking blood thinners? Use xtra heavy overnight maxis & have to change them every few hours. I'm 23 & want kids.

Please, I asked this 4 times & the "answers" failed to address my stated question...What are options to control very heavy periods when taking blood thinners? Use xtra heavy overnight maxis & have to change them every few hours. I'm 23 & want kids.

Consult physician: Specific questions require further information that is addressed in conversation with a physician. Opt to do a virtual consult or speak with your physician so the full details of what you are experiencing can be addressed and a personalized treatment plan can be created. Read more

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I had a knee operation last monday. Is it safe to smoke weed, though taking blood thinners and painkillers? (not strong ones)

I had a knee operation last monday. Is it safe to smoke weed, though taking blood thinners and painkillers? (not strong ones)

Why smoke weed? Your: Doctor gave you a prescription for pain, use it only as needed. Medical marijuana was legalize mainly for those with terminal illness. Never is it a good idea to smoke it! The respiratory side effects are even enough to warrent no smoking, . Read more

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Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?

Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway?

Blood clot/thinners?: F or unknown age, ethnicity, smoking Hx or Medical Hx asks: Sprained my foot right on the instep.. got a blood clot on the calf taking blood thinners. I still feel pain on the calf. Should I do therapy anyway? ANS: this is not a simple question. Did you have clots go to your lungs or a blood clot problem or are U on BCP? Happy to do 2nd opinion. Here for next 3 hours live! Read more

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I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness. What to do?

I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness. What to do?

See your doctor: If you are taking blood thinner and have signs of either a red rash you need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure you do not have a hematological problem that was induced by the blood thinner. Read more

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Is diethtylproprion a type of blood thinner?

Diethy propion: No. It is not a blood thinner. Diethylpropion is used along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and behavior change program to help you lose weight. It is used in people who are significantly overweight (obese) and have not been able to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone. Read more

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Can motrin junior strength be a type of blood thinner?

Can motrin junior strength be a type of blood thinner?

Anti-platelet: Nsaids - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (motrin) an have a mild anti-platelet effect. Platelets are the cells that plug up cuts and then coagulation factors help seal and remodel the cut into a scar until healed. Nsaids are not designed or prescribed for anti-platelet effects like Aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel). Anti-coagulants such as warfarin or heparins are also different. Read more

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I'm having glaucoma surgery this Thurs. The 18th and I have not stopped taking Simvistatin. Is it considered a blood thinner?

Not a blood thinner: Simvistatin does not affect blood clotting. Most glaucoma surgery is practically bloodless, so you can continue taking this medication even through the day of surgery. Read more

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Can I get a tattoo while taking a blood thinner?

Can I get a tattoo while taking a blood thinner?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. Read more

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Will taking birth control make your blood thinner?

Will taking birth control make your blood thinner?

No!: Just the opposite. It will make your blood more apt to clot. Read more

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How come I didn't get my period since taking blood thinner medication. Almost 3months now on xarelto 20mg?

How come I didn't get my period since taking blood thinner medication. Almost 3months now on xarelto 20mg?

Complicated: Irregular periods are very common in women in there 40's. I assume if you have just started blood thinners then you recently had some new health problem. Stress, being sick can cause a later cycle. If pregnancy is a concern then take a test. This is important on a medication like warfarin. If you continue to miss menstrual cycles then discuss with your doctor. Read more

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