Do torniquets increase the risk of blood clots?

Tourniquet. Anything that impedes blood flow can increase risk of clotting but the tourniquet would need to be place for a prolonged period of time.

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Does lyme disease and Co infections increase the risk of blood clots? And if so by how much? I take 3000 mg fishoil a day would that prevent issues?

Definitely not. Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses should not increase the risk for blood clots. See a hematologist if you suffer from clots. There are things that CAN be done - like no smoking, avoiding birth control pills (estrogens), avoiding long stationary periods (sitting on a plane), avoiding injury to legs/veins, etc. Fish oil is a supplement - probably won't help this situation at all. See an MD. Read more...

Should I get a deep tissue massage if I'm on birth control pills? My dr said there's an increased risk of blood clots on bcp.

Massage therapist. At the end of the day the massage therapist is the one with the professional expertise to counsel on deep tissue massage while on birth control pills. With acute blood clots doctors and therapists ususally advise against deep tissue massage. Hormonal birth control pills, especially those containing estrogen, do increase blood's potential to clot, but only very rarely do women develop blood clots. Read more...

Does the progestogen only pill increase your risk of blood clots?

Yes. All sex hormones can increase risk of clots, especially if your levels rise too high or you have a propensity to form clots, concurrent pro-thrombotic disease states or being in sedentary position for too long. Read more...

Does getting off beta blockers after being on for years increase risk of blood clots or sudden death?

Why on beta blockers. Pts on beta blockers should be "weaned" off the drug and not stopped abruptly.If stopped abruptly a rebound in blood pressure could occur and put a pt at risk for heart attack or stroke. If its being used to controll your chronic high blood pressure then an alternative drug should be used in place of the betablocker to maintain the blood pressure when the beta is completely discontinued. Read more...

Is there an increased risk of blood clots after getting dental fillings? Side effect of meds or work? It only took 2 hours.

No. There should be no increase risk of blood clots in relation to placement of dental fillings. Read more...
Yes, it is possible. If you have polycythemia, your bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. Local anesthesia can be the risk of bleeding and blood clots. Patients with Polycythemia vera have difficulty breathing when lying down in dental chair. Let your dentist know if you have this condition. Read more...