Stroke :: Blood Thinners After Blockage Is Clear?
Oct 15, 2013
Ok my b/f has now had a duplex ultrasound of his carotid arteries, and they are completely 100% clear. He also had an ultrasound scan of his heart and it is fine.
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He had a stroke in June 2012 because he had a 100% blockage in a carotid artery. He's been on Coumadin since then.
Would it not be reasonable to ask the doctor to take him off the Coumadin? Do most doctors try to get patients to stay on it even though there is no longer any blockage?
My father is 61 years old and has been on blood thinners since 2007. He has been taking a med with clopidogrel and aspirin since then. He has had multiple mild strokes. The doctor has warned that another stroke will be very dangerous. Recently he has had multiple tooth decay. A dental procedure to take them off needs to be done. He is on painkillers now which is okay to manage the pain for the time being but the procedure needs to be done. The doctors are asking him to stop the blood thinners for at least a week three days pre op and four days post op. The neurologist is saying that stopping the medicine might increase the risk of a stroke significantly. But he is also saying that the dental procedure is important.
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I can post more details if required. We stay in India. If anyone could please help and give advice on what should be done. We feel very helpless in the situation and inaction is not a solution either.
I have read on several comments that people are on blood thinners. I was while in hospital (4 days) including op and discharge day. I'm not on anything now other than painkillers. Should i be ? Also sleeping on the side. Was told by nursing staff and physio that it's a no no.
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Let me just start with the fact that I am 22 years old and have been told Iwould be on blood thinners for life. Nobody at this age wants to hear that. And it may sound selfish, but me and my husband look forward to having another child. However, doing so while on blood thinners would mean injecting myself every day for nine months. Not okay for me.
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This all started when I had my child. 10 days after having him, I had a bad pain in my lower back that I related to sciatica pain. However, something in me told me to see a doctor. I was diagnosed with having a blood clot in a major vein in my leg. Scary. I was put on warfarin and was told it would be for no more than 9 months. I work as a supervisor with my job, so taking my medicine on time and every day fo r hat matter was hard because I was working 3 different shifts in one week. 5 months after my first clot, I went to work and my arm started feeling tingly. Went to the doctor and they discovered a small clot in my arm. I was then told I would be on blood thinners for life and switched to xarelto because they thought it would be better for me. They ran tests to find out why I had clotted to begin with, and he ONLY thing they found was that it was due to y pregnancy. They could not find anything wrong with my blood. Only thing abnormal was my protein level and they said that was perfectly normal. So now its been 15 months since the first clot, and a year since the second.
Me and my husband would like to have another child. So my question is, has anyone ever (even in a pregnancy related clot) stopped taking their blood thinner? If so, how is your health now?
Just wondering what the average time is for fellow hippies to be taking anti-coags? I'm taking Pradaxa tablets and I will finish the prescribed dose exactly 4 weeks PO. Does this sound about right?
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I am about to speak to my GP and Cardiologist about having one of the alternative blood thinners as because of an underlying problem with my bladder I am often on Prophylactic antibiotics and they do not interact well with the warfarin, making it difficult for them to get my INR correct. can any of you on any of the alternatives let me know how you are on them, any any side effects related to them, don't want to jump out of the frying pan into the fire!!!! the good thing for me would be I understand they do not interact with other medication, the 3 I have found that are available are Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban and Apixaban.
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Have been put on rivaroxaban my gums bleed when brushed know there bleeding all day what can I do any ideas appreciated
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I just found out I was pregnant yesterday and I'm still on warfarin due to a m.c last year January(first time m.c and develop blood clots that traveled to my Lung) ..so as of yesterday I stop taking it and when my husband come home from work I'm checking into the hospital.. so do anybody know what effect the drug might have on the baby? And have anyone ever had to.go thru it and what was the outcome? I'm 4wks5day's I'm nervous never had a problem wit first three pregnancies all full term healthy children as of today. So this is still new to me.
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Since being diagnosed with PMR Sept, 2014, I've tried to follow an anti-inflammatory diet as closely as possible. One of the things I've incorporated in my diet & take as a supplement is Turmeric. That word happened to catch my eye as I scanned our newspaper this morning and saw it mentioned in a medical help column. I read the question and answer and learned something I didn't know about Turmeric not being a good choice for people who take blood thinners. I thought I would share this with you as I've noticed many people on this forum mention that they are on Coumadin or warfarin.
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Here's the text I read:
Blood thinner users must avoid turmeric
Q. I have a lot of arthritic pain, so when you mentioned turmeric for joint pain, I thought I would try it. In three days, my nose was bleeding. I take the anticoagulant, Coumadin, so I was concerned. My prothrombin time was sky-high.
I had to go off the blood thinner for five days to get back to normal. You should warn your readers about this interaction. Having your blood too thin can be extremely dangerous.
A. Thank you for the reminder that anyone on warfarin (Coumadin) or other anticoagulants should steer clear of turmeric or curcumin.
Although this spice has anti-inflammatory properties, it also can magnify the effect of these anti-clotting medications.
Prothrombin time is a measure of how long it takes blood to clot.
This interaction has not been well studied and is not found in the official prescribing information for warfarin. Nevertheless, you are not the first person to report a serious bleeding problem with this combination.
had deep Vein Thrombosis and had 3 Pulmonary embolisms all at once that caused a heart attack this was 4 years ago and i'm still on blood thinners,anyone taken coumadin.warfarin this long after?
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My mum had a huge haemorrhagic stroke in November 2011. It took a long time for mum to recover much of anything and was left completely disabled on her left hand side. To add to this she was left handed and had to learn doing most things the wrong way round. She has been attending physio, trying to learn to walk again and will finally be getting a splint to hold her ankle in place to make this easier for her. Is it just me or should this not have been done sooner? Anyway, to add insult to injury, she's been told she has a glucose intolerance, was given the information from this website as her leaflet to read and take action from. Yes my mum is slightly overweight but has been on a balanced low fat diet for years and not lost a thing, but neither has she gained weight. She has a glass of wine occasionally and doesn't smoke. She is on tons of medication to keep blood pressure low, pain killers as she is in pain daily and her cholesterol is 3. Apart from the exercise which is impossible to do more, what can I do? our GP hasn't bothered to make any further contact or offered any further advice. I only got an appointment for her because I screamed down the phone.. Not a good start.. I'm so frustrated with it all and the bit in the leaflet that says that if left untreated, there is a higher risk of stroke!!
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I am 31 and have been taking Warfarin (i.e. generic Coumadin) for three months for a Pulmonary Embolism I developed back in October. I have a Mirena and usually have very light and short periods. However, I've been on my period for about 8 or 9 days now. It's not heavy and I'm not in a lot of pain, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if this is normal or not since I'm taking blood thinners?
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My calf and foot are swollen (the foot is the worst). I am just wondering what the chances are of this going down eventually or is it going to be like this for rest of my life?
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3 days ago an object fell on top of my foot and my foot became hugely swollen and I was in so much pain that I had to go to the hospital. They took an x-ray and told me it wasn't fractured, but the blood vessels in my foot had broken and I am bleeding internally in my foot (I'm also taking warfin for another medical issue). The dr. gave me painkiller and said nothing could be done except to wait for it to heal on its own. For the past 3 days I have been on complete bed rest and have elevated my foot and place ice on it every 2 hours. I am in extreme pain and my foot is still badly swollen and now I noticed 3 medium sized bumps on top of my foot. I am also taking blood thinner due to another medical issue, so my blood is thinner than normal, so it would take longer to heal. I can't even touch my foot as it is that painful and I haven't put any pressure on it. My family dr. told me that it could take 4-5 weeks to heal. Has anyone else gone through this??? Is there anything else I can do?
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Cooking for Dad, who is on Sintron. First prescribed Dec '15
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Has anyone come across a useful site or poster which lists foods to avoid or limit when taking blood thinners?
I know Vitamin K rich foods are an issue & just want an easy reference guide so I can care for him in the best way I can.
I went to bathroom and when I wiped I noticed thick clear discharge White little blood .. Maybe mucus plug?.
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OK, so the problem started at night...
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During sleep, I noticed my right ear became blocked. My hearing from this ear became impaired and there was a feeling of fullness. (If I slept on my left ear, it was like I was deaf!). During the morning however, the problem would disappear.
Anyway, this problem kept recurring night after night. After a bit of google research, I figured it was just excess wax in my ear. I went to a local grocery store and picked up some ear drops, claiming to remove excess wax. ("Debrox"). After administering, the feeling of fullness came back...and has now stuck!!
I read in one article, that gently placing your index finger in the ear and moving it up will create a vacuum that will open up the ear. However, within seconds, this whooping sound occurs in my ear and it closes up again. I repeat the process over and over and the same thing keeps happening.
So should I have put the drops in my ear? Is the problem more serious? I also read it could be Middle ear pressure- how can I hear properly through my ear again?
I was diagnosed with infertility due to blockage in tubes. The doctor said that after some more examinations he will propose me a surgical method for treating this blockage. He claims that these procedures are effective. I wonder what are treating options?
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I'm a 51 year old with two large fibroids 9 and 10 cm diameter . The latter causes me bladder blockage and have suffered with UTis for over two years until diagnosis of fibroids after ultrasound and MRI. I was offered hysterectomy but decided to go for a second opinion and have now been offered UAE. I'm due to have treatment tmrw and thought I would document my experience here for others that might be in a similar position. I've never really had the heavy flows that others experience until recently bleeding for 3/4 weeks but I'm pretty sure this is due to peri menopause symptoms. I do have to self catheterize now as the fibroid has grown rapidly and completely block my urethra. I'm hoping that the fibroids will shrink enough to cease my symptoms and then as I'm about to hit menopause might shrink naturally after. I do have an extended uterus of a 22 week pregnancy so hoping that will eventually go down to. The other fibroid is pedunculated and is not being treated so will see how I go. I've found reading some of these posts has given me courage to make this decision without invasive surgery.
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My mother was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy on Sept 2nd, 1 week ago. She has left sided facial paralysis, but she also has COMPLETE left sided weakness. The left sided weakness started about 2 days after her face. The doctors have done CTs and MRIs with contrast and ruled out a stroke, but they do not know why she has left sided weakness. Has anyone else had complete left/right weakness with Bell's Palsy? Also since the diagnosis of Bell's Palsy my mother has been confused at times, her memory is horrible (can't remember her SSN now), has trouble saying what she is thinking at times, and is just NOT the same. Anyone with similar symptoms please help! The doctors are saying possible early onset of dementia??? My mother is 49. I have just never heard of all these symptoms with Bell's Palsy
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My spouse was (is) an alcoholic who quit drinking after 12 years but continued smoking pot, three times a day, everyday for now going on 40 years. He had a stroke one year ago, a growth on his thyroid which has expanded into his chest cavity. The stroke caused minor cognitive impairment, forgetfulness, inability to recall numbers, words and names. Perhaps anger management issues too.
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The expanded portion of the growth measures 5 X 7 X 8 cm, long, wide and front to back. Dental infections also flair up regularly. Dental Hygiene is an issue. Surgery is eminent for the growths. With the news of the needed surgery, the regular, daily pot smoking has started up again. He stops smoking for weeks at a time, proof, he believes, that he is not addicted.
There have been other health issues, blood clots in lungs, chronic cough/ throat clearing, acid reflux, shortness of breath, overweight, high carb and high fat diet.
As I list these issues, I am not sure what the question is except, am I unreasonable to think this person could turn their health around if they stop smoking weed and eat healthier? It is hard to watch this behavior.