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What precautions do I have to take with a blood clot disorder when pregnant?

What precautions do I have to take with a blood clot disorder when pregnant?

Specialist counsel: Active management of clotting disorders is best initiated before pregnancy. Most patients have a predisposition to venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and require changes in drugs during pregnancy. Some conditions like von willebrand disease may manifest increased bleeding at the time of delivery. Your hematologist and ob/gyn or mfm can help devise a plan if you are already pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What are symptoms of a blood clot disorder when pregnant?

What are symptoms of a blood clot disorder when pregnant?

One leg swollen: Blood clots can occur anywhere in your body and pregnancy increases the risk. Most commonly they occur in the leg. If they are below the knee they are less dangerous then above the knee. The affected leg usually swells, there is sometimes pain and or rednes. A clot in the leg or pelvis come break loose and go into your lungs. This is a pulmonary embolism and can be fatal. ...Read more

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How will having a blood clot disorder affect my baby when pregnant?

How will having a blood clot disorder affect my baby when pregnant?

Different ways: Generally clotting disorders during pregnancy can and should be treated to help prevent any adverse events for baby. Even in the face of such treatments, fetal growth restriction (small babies) and placental blood flow problems may develop. If you have a strong family or personal history of blood clots, get the disorder diagnosed and treated before conception if possible. ...Read more

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What blood clot disorders are common when pregnant?

What blood clot disorders are common when pregnant?

Pregnancy itself: Pregnancy itself raises the coagulability of the blood 600%. You can imagine why that might be useful if you've ever seen a delivery, which can be bloody. But it can lead to clots during pregnancy that migrate to the lungs causing a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. The likelihood of clots rises if you slow blood down. So if you travel while pregnant, don' t sit in one place for too long. ...Read more

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Obssessing over pregnancy complications when i get pregnant im afraid I will get a blood clot or w.e and it will cause a stroke. no blood disorder hx?

Obssessing over pregnancy complications when i get pregnant im afraid I will get a blood clot or w.e and it will cause a stroke. no blood disorder hx?

Learn to Relax: Patients with so much anxiety need counseling before they pregnant. Pregnancy is a normal event. Most pregnancies result with a normal healthy baby and healthy Mother. Maybe, join a meditation group. It should help ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings for 2 to 3 years. This can decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome which is when the valves in the deep veins do not work and you have chronic swelling and pain. ...Read more

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I stopped taking aspirin for headaches everyday due to pregnancy. Could my blood clot now? I can't take Excedrin anymore.Im a healthy 26 year old.

I stopped taking aspirin for headaches everyday due to pregnancy. Could my blood clot now? I can't take Excedrin anymore.Im a healthy 26 year old.

Daily aspirin?: If you were taking Aspirin daily for headaches then, you will not be any more libel to clot your blood off the medication compared to being on. It's not good to take daily Aspirin for headaches anyways. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more