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Does the drug vincristine cause blood clots in the bowel, grandad had rcvp them had a blood clot in the major artery supplying the bowel?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: I suspect this was..

True...True and unrelated.
Coagulopathy, is not a side effect of vincristine. However, having a cancer (such as lymphoma that i suspect your dad has) can elevate clotting risk all by itself. Prednisone in rcvp can elevate risk of clotting as well. Additionally, as a 67yo man, he could have had pre-existing vascular disease that elevated his risk for clotting in those vessels that supply the gut.

In brief: I suspect this was..

True...True and unrelated.
Coagulopathy, is not a side effect of vincristine. However, having a cancer (such as lymphoma that i suspect your dad has) can elevate clotting risk all by itself. Prednisone in rcvp can elevate risk of clotting as well. Additionally, as a 67yo man, he could have had pre-existing vascular disease that elevated his risk for clotting in those vessels that supply the gut.
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Binu Nair
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Not common

Cannot say it doe not cause, but not a common problem.

In brief: Not common

Cannot say it doe not cause, but not a common problem.
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