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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My mother had uterus removal, and now the blood supply to her brain is blocked. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother was diagnosed with an infection in the uterus. It was removed after surgery. She also had surgery for appendicitis. Now, the doctor says that the blood supply to the brain is blocked. And they said the only option is to give pressure medicine which may help to improve the bloo...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) suggests multiple infarcts (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is a need to give her blood thinners, and antihypertensives are needed in addition if she has hypertension. I guess the doctors ar...  Read Full »

What is the cause for loss of sensation in the lower parts of the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. Almost 15 to 20 days ago, I felt that my feet were cold as if they were frozen. I felt numbness in my left leg, and suddenly, I had double vision issues. I thought it was because of increase in my eye number, but I was wrong. I then went to an eye specialist, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your MRI report shows small lacunar infarct in the brain, which was responsible for your symptoms. A lacunar infarct arises from blockage of small arteries that supply th...  Read Full »

My mother got a brain stroke. What is the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 65 years old, had a brain stroke. Could you help us with the treatment? I have attached the MRI report for your information.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to looking at the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that the patient had left PCA territory stroke (posterior cerebral artery).The treatment of stroke cannot be dictated just by seeing the MRI report. The doctor needs to see the patien...  Read Full »

Can Clopidogrel cause chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad got three stents in his heart, one is five years ago, and the other two are 40 days ago. He is under medication for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol levels. The doctor prescribed him blood thinners, and Plavix was one of them. For the past five days, he did not take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly answer me the following. 1) Did he have similar pain during his recent cardiac event, or was it different? 2) Is he having other symptoms like breathlessness, sweating or does this pain increase on exertion? In the prescription attached (attachments remove...  Read Full »

For how long should blood thinners be taken for COVID-19 treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, aged 75 years, got COVID-19 infection one and a half months before and was in home isolation with Azithral, Doxycycline, Zinc, and Vitamin C. He had a fever after a week that, his condition deteriorated. He had gastric reflux, and he was vomiting and unable to eat. His HRCT sc...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. Loss of appetite, weakness, etc., may happen during a viral infection like COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) more commonly. Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD and loss of appetite may result from COVID-19 as...  Read Full »

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

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

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)

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 »

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