Blood Thinner

About "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).

Related Terms: Aspirin, Stroke, Diabetes, ECG, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Clopidogrel, Exercises

Recently Answered Questions

Can I eat avocado if I am taking blood thinners?
Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Sintrom, but I was wondering if I can eat avocado.  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The medicine Sintrom (Acenocoumarol) is an anticoagulant (used for reducing the blood from clotting easily). While taking this drug, you should not make major changes to the diet as this can increase or decrease the effects of this drug. In both the cases, it is not ...  Read Full »
Which blood thinner is safe to be used in pulmonary embolism?
Query: Hello doctor, My father has been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. What is the safest blood thinner he can use?  Read Full »
Dr. Rohit Jain
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition. We need to deal with it on an urgent basis with higher levels of blood thinners. The safest one is, of course, the mild ones such as Ecosprin (Aspirin), but that is not the drug of choice in pulmonary embolism in acute stages....  Read Full »
What exercise precautions are needed for someone who is not on blood thinners?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an accredited exercise physiologist currently working with a client who is taking blood thinners. Recently, the client will be going for oral surgery and has to stop taking the blood thinners five days in advance.  The client will be completing one last exercise session with me o...  Read Full »
Dr. Smrita Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know the age of your patient and whether he is hypertensive. I would advise you to ask your patient to avoid any exercise that would result in an impact e.g. jumping, boxing, or exercises involving the use of weights or resistance bands. These forms of ...  Read Full »
What are the chances of bleeding from a sudden blow if I am on blood thinners?
Query: Hello doctor, I am on warfarin for life. Yesterday, while I was working in my house, I knocked the upper back part of my head on the marble roof of the window pane. It was neither a hard blow nor a soft one. It was medium. I did not feel any pain. I did not have any blackout but was stunned for two...  Read Full »
Dr. Chirag Solanki
Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to know the indication for which you were prescribed Warfarin. Secondly, 3.73 is a higher INR (international normalized ratio) than normally desired which usually is between 2 to 2.5 or 2.5 to 3 according to indications, in most of the cases. Now,...  Read Full »
What can cause blood under the skin in leg and ankle?
Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law has blood under the skin on his leg and ankle. He has had a stroke in the past and is on blood thinners. He said it is not painful and he cannot recall any hit. There is some swelling in some black and blue. He is on cholesterol medicines too. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need to know what blood thinners are being used. Warfarin and other blood thinners like Aspirin, Clopidogrel act by inhibiting normal coagulation cascade in one way or the other, the effect of which is increased risk of bleeding. Minor nose bleed and bruising, major gas...  Read Full »
Doctor has prescribed tablet ecospirin 75 AV for me. What is the use of this medicine?
Query: Hello, Doctor has prescribed tablet ecospirin 75 AV for me. What is the use of this medicine? Do I have any nerve disorder?  Read Full »
Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tablet ecospirin 75 AV contains aspirin and atorvastatin.  Aspirin is a blood thinner and atorvastatin is given to patients who have high blood cholesterol level. This combination is usually given to a cardiac patient. Long term side effect of aspirin is bleedi...  Read Full »
Is the treatment prescribed for chronic ischemic heart disease correct?
Query: Hello doctor,I would like to ask you for a second opinion on the treatment prescribed for my 53-year-old mother by a cardiologist. She was diagnosed with chronic ischemic heart disease following a routine ECG which I would like to send you, and the blood tests indicated a cholesterol of 280. The sym...  Read Full »
Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed the therapy prescribed by the doctor and I agree with it. It contains: a blood thinner (Aspirin and Clopidogrel) to help prevent blood clots in the coronary arteries, a beta blocker to lower the heart rate, a nitrate to help increase the blood flow in...  Read Full »
Can high vitamin B12 levels cause nosebleeds?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 68 years old, and two of her recent consecutive blood reports show very high vitamin B12 levels, over 1500. Her nose has bled for 3 to 4 times in the last six months. Last week, the bleeding was not stopping so she had to be admitted. She has undergone a valve replacement ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The following can be the reasons for her nosebleed, which is also called as epistaxis. Is she on blood thinners? It can be a likely cause for epistaxis in her case. Hypertension can also be a contributory factor if present. She will need an ENT examination and test ac...  Read Full »
Is taking 4 g of fresh ginger harmful to the baby during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor,I am 15 weeks pregnant and I daily drink a green juice with about 4 g of fresh ginger. I have just read that more than 1.5 g of ginger daily can cause miscarriage and problems for the baby. Please, could you confirm if 4 g of fresh ginger can be harmful to the baby?  Read Full »
Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana Kaur Khurana
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Generally, ginger is taken during pregnancy to relieve nausea and vomiting of pregnancy but care should be taken if the patient is on blood thinners, etc. Ginger root tea in a moderate amount not exceeding more than 4 gm is acceptable. I think you should not take too many...  Read Full »
Is my father's bladder bleeding due to taking Aspirin and Plavix?
Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my sick father. Last year, he suffered a brain stroke on the right side of the brain, which caused paralysis on his left side of the body. A week after that, he was diagnosed with heart blockage, which needed a bypass procedure. After treatment, he started rec...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. If you ask me with the formed conclusion that the bladder bleeding is resulting from the use of blood thinners, I would say yes there is need to stop Aspirin. This is a straight forward answer, as the risk of bleeding is...  Read Full »


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