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What Pain Medicine Does Not Thin Blood
I know that alcohol effects INR but does it have the same effect on blood thinness? If my INR was low could I take a shot to counteract anygreenstaken
Depends: The inr is a measure of how thin your blood is. When alcohol effects your inr it is causing your blood to become more thin. A low inr means that your blood is thicker. A high inr means your blood is thinner. If your inr is too low i.e. Too thick i.e. Not anticoagulated, then there are treatment options to anticoagulate including an injectable medications. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dull pain right testacle , no blood in pee, not SEVERE pain, so no torsion ? No lumps or bumps eiter ? Can I take pain relievers?
Diagnosis first: Before we start talking about pain relievers beyond just Tylenol (acetaminophen) or an anti-inflammatory we need a diagnosis. Either you have become an Internet researcher or your MD told you, that torsion is unlikely. However, if you have only seen your PCP, I would recommend a thorough Urological evaluation. You should not have dull pain there on your own short of delayed ejaculation and should be seen/imaged. ...Read more
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?
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen [generic tyenol] does not thin your blood. If your iiver's healthy, don't take more than a total of 3000 mg a day. Watch out for Acetaminophen that may be combined with over-the-counter cold medications or prescription pain medicines [like vicodin or tyenol with codeine]. That counts in your grand total too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can thin blood aside from prescription medicine? My husband has a clotting disorder that drs can't diagnose. They have tested for all of the factors, sickle cell, etc... No diagnosis. He was on Coumadin (25 mgs/day) & his level went from .9 to 1.
Difficult issue: A dose of 25 mg of Coumadin (warfarin) is way more than what is effective in most people. It is not uncommon to not be able to find the cause of clotting disorders. There are other anti-cogulants on the market, however given the difficulty in managing your husband's clotting disorder, he may require evaluation and management by a hematologist specializing in coagulation disorders. ...Read more
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