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Can GI bleeding be cured with medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been diagnosed with probability of lower GI bleed in proximal jejunal small bowel loops through nuclear scan. She is a heart patient and had been operated in the past and got her two valves replaced. She has to take blood thinning medications like Warfarin. My mother had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The RBC scan detects only the site of bleeding and presence or absence of active bleeding. There is no work up done to reach reason for this bleeding. At present, it is assumed that this bleeding episode might be due to drug Warfarin, which had caused bleeding from some s...  Read Full »

How is DVT treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having DVT in my left leg. I had about a year of Warfarin treatment and it was stopped two months back. I had my thrombophilia profile and it shows protein C deficiency. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Protein C deficiency (blood coagulation factor XIV) can be congenital or acquired. Being on Warfarin therapy can show protein C deficiency. However, it should get corrected after two weeks and it has not so if there are no ot...  Read Full »

What causes blood under the leg and ankle skin?

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. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is it necessary to take Warfarin based on my blood report?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached my blood report, my doctor suggested me Warfarin sodium daily and a skin-tight sock and he said that may be I have to take it for a lifetime. What would you suggest? Please reply as soon as possible.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: 1. It appears you have suffered from deep vein thrombosis. Due to this, your protein C and S values are low. 2. Once thrombosis has been seen, future risk of thrombus formation is present. 3. Yes, you will need to take W...  Read Full »

Can Coumadin be replaced with Aspirin?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 91 years old. She is currently taking 4.5 mg of Coumadin a day. She has developed a very itchy rash on most of her body. She has been on Coumadin for six years, but this dosage is particularly high for her. Her INRs were only showing 1.2 to 1.4, which is why it was increased ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: No, as she was already on Coumadin (Warfarin) since a long time, it cannot be the cause of the rash. Aspirin and Coumadin have different methods of action and one cannot be used in place of another. Both may be used. A prefer...  Read Full »

If I have my first sexual intercourse while on warfarin, could it be dangerous and cause hemorrhage?

Query: Hello doctor,I am taking warfarin, and my INR is 2.8. I am a woman, and I am a virgin, I never had complete sexual intercourse involving penetration. My question is if I have my first complete sexual intercourse and lose my virginity while on warfarin, could it be dangerous and cause a hemorrhage?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Usually for thrombotic events, warfarin like anticoagulant drug prescribed with INR monitoring. Duration of therapy can be up to six months (only if risk if thrombosis high then life long anticoagulant is given). So for this six month while on warfarin you can d...  Read Full »

How long to continue taking anticoagulant after open heart surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, If I have had an open heart surgery, how long should I take Warfarin for?  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It depends upon the cause for which the surgery is being done, and what open heart surgery is being done. And if you have any indication for long-term anticoagulation like atrial fibrillation (abnormal heartbeat). I can provide you more insights only after knowing the...  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

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Which anticoagulant is best to prevent stroke- Apixaban or Dabigatran?

Query: Hello doctor, My mum has had an ischemic stroke. She is currently taking Warfarin, Bisoprolol, Ramipril, and Furosemide. Despite the Warfarin at 5 mg, her INR is 1.7 (that is outside the therapeutic range). She is 41 kg and age is 76. She is being encouraged by her doctor to change the anticoagulan...  Read Full »


Dr. Kks

Hematologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history, it looks like it is getting difficult to manage with Warfarin. Warfarin is notorious in terms of interacting with many other drugs and thereby it is difficult to achieve the target therapeutic level. So, now newer oral anticoagulants are used with...  Read Full »

Can there be any adverse side effects if minute amount of KZ lotion is ingested?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I applied KZ Lotion on my scalp. After washing my hands with soap, I ate food as I was hungry. I did not notice any lotion present on my hand but I suspect I had not washed my hands properly. I am currently on Warfarin. Could that minute amount of KZ lotion have adverse...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This shampoo has antifungal agents. They are as such, not harmful if taken in very small amounts. Now, if by mistake you have consumed a small amount of it, I do not find any reason to worry, as slight systemic absorption of any lotion or cream ...  Read Full »

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