Blood Thinner

Blood thinners help prevent blood clots in blood, thus allowing your blood to flow smoothly through the veins and arteries. Blood clots can stop the blood flow to your vital organs like the heart and brain, and cause heart attack and stroke. They prevent blood clots by either blocking the platelets in the blood to stick together (antiplatelet) or by increasing the clotting time (anticoagulants).

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After a stroke, my mother's right side body is paralyzed. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is in her early 60s. She has had type II diabetes for more than ten years, and she has also suffered from the stroke in the past. I want a doctor's opinion about her current situation. Her present situation is as follows: Paralyzed on the right side of her body. She cannot stan...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through the provided details and understand your concerns.Although it is almost difficult to pronounce an opinion without seeing a patient, from the available description, it appears that her stroke on left side of the brain (which affects the right side of bod...  Read Full »

Can COVID vaccine be given to patients who are on Clopidogrel?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is 74 years old and has been diabetic for 30 years. Below is a summary of his other conditions : He had MI and CABG a few years back. Hemorrhage in temporal and occipital lobe after Lomarin (administered for occlusion in the arm). Intermittent hyperkalemia. He has been in good...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. There is no contraindication for Covishield with Clopidogrel. Those with an acute illness should not get the vaccine. One should get 6 to 8 weeks of complete recovery. If he is in good health, he can receive. Stable cardiac patients can get thi...  Read Full »

Should atrial fibrillation (AF) patients be on blood thinners?

Query: Hello doctor, I have asymptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.I had my left atrial appendage excised in the Cox-maze procedure. Should I be on blood thinners?  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. I need to know some more details about your case. What is your age? When was the Cox-maze procedure done along with appendage excision? What was the indication of that procedure at that time? Do you have any other prosthetic material in s...  Read Full »

How is cerebral infarction due to an emotional event treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My 21 year old sister got cerebral infarction because she talked to father after 15 years and big emotions were involved. One of her pupils of the eye became larger and she could not see properly. Doctor has done CT and confirmed it was cerebral infarction. She is already fine for the mom...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mention that your 21 year old sister had cerebral infarction, she needs a full evaluation to search etiology of stroke in a young age of 21 (young stroke). As you say, her one pupil became large and she could not see properly, such symptom may suggest involvemen...  Read Full »

How long should my father continue physiotherapy for his weakness?

Query: Hello doctor My father has developed weakness in the left side of the face, hand, and leg. He is 67 years old. Last week, he developed weakness in the left arm and leg. So we consulted a doctor (MD) and admitted him to the hospital. There they did MRI brain the next day, and the report is attached ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to have known about your father. He suffered from acute stroke, and MRI angio also is not alarming (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Physiotherapy has to be continued for three to six months, and in your dad's case, since he has already imp...  Read Full »

Can pregnant women take blood thinners?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 weeks pregnant at the age of 35. After my first pregnancy, I had some painless blood clots and I left them untreated. Now I was advised to take a blood thinner tablet for 100 days. On a second opinion, I was advised to stop taking it as it can lead to severe blood loss during del...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood thinners are advised when the ultrasound or clinical examination shows a risk for hypertension or growth problems later in pregnancy or due to previous abortions or pregnancy losses or in higher maternal age. These medications can cause increased bleeding during d...  Read Full »

What is the risk of getting COVID vaccine in a stroke patient?

Query: Hello doctor, About four years ago, my mother was diagnosed with a moderate stroke. Her only symptom was vision disturbance for a short time and no after-effects. During the MRI, they detected a 3 mm aneurysm. The Neurologist was not concerned with that and told her to ignore it because it was a li...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that your mother has been detected with an aneurysm 3 mm in size. It is a well-documented fact that incidentally detected aneurysm 3 mm or less should be left alone, so we need to worry about that. As far as the COVID vaccine is concerned, there is n...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to take two blood thinners at the same time?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 80 years old. He has diabetes for the past 30 years and hypertensive for the past five years. Has had a bypass before six years and also had a stroke before 14 years. For the past two days, he had shooting pain in his right foot, so we consulted a podiatrist. He change...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to He is on blood thinner, drug for peripheral vascular disease, prostate problems, and drug for neuropathic pain. Among provided list Cilostazol which has been prescribed based on colour Doppler and can interact with Aspirin. However still, these two can be prescribed...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for my brother's heart problem.

Query: Hello doctor,For a few months, my brother is suffering from cough with asthma. When we consulted our doctor, he asked us to get a few tests like echo and CT scan. From the test reports, he was detected with some heart problem. Some doctors said that as thrombus and some said as mass. I have attached...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu


Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a rhabdomyoma of heart. Rhabdomyoma is a benign tumor and in your brother case, it is present in the heart. As it is in the left atrium of heart, it is causing the size of cavity of the heart to increase. Cough and breathing problem you are facing are because o...  Read Full »

Why am I having cough, stuffed nose and headache after taking Apixaban?

Query: Hello doctor, I cannot get to sleep due to a racking cough and have stuffy nose and headache as I take Apixaban blood thinner. I do not know what medication to take to treat this. Currently taking Apixaban, Bisoprolol, and Amlodipine.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is likely a result of upper respiratory infection or allergic manifestations. Firstly, it is better to get examined by a local practitioner for throat and nose examination for signs of infection. You will need and should get prescribed antibiotic like capsule Au...  Read Full »

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