Plavix blood test

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I would have thought 8 years is easily enough time, and I'm sure a clotting factor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> has been performed. After my initial stent I was taken off plavix after 2 years and had no problems at all. I am obviously on aspirin for life.
so much it affects my breathing. I have had every stomach, intestinal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> there is. I am fine. I went off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> for a few days to have one of these tests and found my stomach pain disappeared. I will be on the plavix for 5 years in December. Can plavix cause this type of problem and is there another drug that can replace it if I need to keep taking it.
The risk of restenosis due to a blood clot is minimum after about about a year, and the risk/benefit ratio favors discontinuing plavix and its probability to cause excessive bleeding. Did you have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> that indicates your are hypercoagulable (excessive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> clotting characteristics)? A PT-INR test that times the clotting time?
Same for SSRI anti depressants. I also would like to know what kind of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> was given showing the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> is not working. I didn't think there was such a test.
One of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> tests they would have performed would have been a troponin test, to see if your cardiac enzymes were elevated. This is taken 12 hours minimum after your pains started. If the results were negative, then your heart muscle is not being damaged.
I was in a terrible car accident causing me to be in the hospital for one month and now leaving me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> for 5 months so far. i have had many of the side effects; nausea, dizziness, fatigue, easy bruising etc. but lately something came up that shocked me, i don't know how long they have been there for, but my throat had been hurting for about 2 weeks and i looked in my mouth and saw white lesions and ulcers in my mouth.
My cardiologist performed a special <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> and found that although <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> thinned my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span>, it was not an effective medication for my body chemistry. There are many others. You may want to have your cardiologist speak directly to your gasteroenterologist. If he won't listen or work with you, it is time to find another. Good luck.
My father does not have any current heart condition, but felt a twinge and was going to go in for a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span>. In preparation for the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span>, or just as a precaution, he was put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> even though he was on aspirin therapy. He does not have high blood pressure and is diabetic. Before the test could be performed, he had a massive gastrointestinal bleed. After a week in the hospital, and many blood transfusions, he is home recovering.
He is very concerned about the plavix he's taking since initially it was mentioned as a possible cause of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> results. Can <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> cause a misdiagnosis of Leukemia (specifically ALL)? How do you confirm the ALL is not plavix - neutropenia related? and actually is leukemia? I believe that his doctors, home oncologist in Lynchburg VA and group at University of Virginia, have done the tests necessary to confirm he has ALL but he still has concerns.
cumidin is a more intensive treatment with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> every 3 weeks and a dosage change quite often. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> is the brand name drug and much easier to monitor. In addition there seems to be a greater concern about internal bleeding or even external bleeding with cumidin. would you say plavix is a much better choice for me. I thank you in advance for your help with this matter.
06 I was scheduled for hip replacement surgery, before I was to be cleared I had to have a stress <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span>...The doctors found a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> flow problem and found I had 4 blockages...I had 3 medicated stents put in and the fourth was 100% blocked, doctors were not overly concerned as they have noted that in prior cases the artery where that blockage is have branched off and created a new entrance to the heart...Here I am 2 years later, still needing hip replacement...
I thought they both basically made it so the platelets don't stick to the walls of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> vessels. Taking aspirin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> and Coumadin would make anybody a walking time false move and BOOM!
I had my hearing testing at the ENT doctor and was told that it was normal except for a slight hearing loss in my left ear which he said was normal for my age (68). My doctor put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> when he told me I had had the stroke. I had no warning signs other than a slight headache on the right side above my ear that lasted several days. They did a CT and I went to a neurologist the next week who ordered a MRI, MRA and also an EEG. He said I also had epilepsy.
If you only take it for that period, then I do not think that there is any issue. If you plan to take it for years, them I suggest to get yearly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> for Vit. B12, Calcium and Magnesium. If necessary Vitamin B12 can be injected and Magnesium can be orally supplemented, I do not know about calcium (do not know if it exist in injectable form) any oral intake will not be assimilated unless that your stomach has a minimum acidity level Jesus.
Did you continue your Aspirin after you stopped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>? Did you add any other natural <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> thinners such as garlic supplements, vitamin E, Policosanol, etc? Sorry for the so many questions but I am planning to stop plavix as of January 31st..
If you could be so kind as to comment what CC's heart center thoughts are on plavix for those who have Taxus and Cypher drug eluding stents. Must we be on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> for life? My sister has bare metal stents and has been off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> now for 3 years (took plavix for a year) and has not had any issues in 3 years time. They suspect hidden bleeding somewhere in me as Ferritin is very low. I swallowed an endo camera capsule and waiting for results. Thank you again,doctor.
I think Coumadin is more effective in preventing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> from congealing in veins, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> is more effective in preventing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> from clotting in arteries. The discussion went over my head after that. I'm sorry to learn about the TIA's Chatty. I know you have had some issues with your vision because of small vessel disease. Why can't you take aspirin?
Hello good people. I need to get a FOBT (fecal occult <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span>) to check for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> in my stool, to see whether I need a colonoscopy. But I have heart disease. My last heart attack was 3 years ago. I take a daily full-strength aspirin and a daily 75mg plavix. I know aspirin can cause false positive FOBT results and I read that it's good to stop taking it for 7 days prior to a FOBT, and to stop taking plavix for 3 days prior to the test.
1 bare metal in LAD and 2 DES in RCA since Feb 2007 after having an M.I. Vascular surgeon wants me to stop my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>/Aspirin in a week to have balloon angioplasty performed on lower extremities due to blockage in leg. I am scared to death of stopping the meds because I have read in this forum that abruptly stopping can lead to another MI within days. Is there any truth to this.
Went to get my most recent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> today and when I raised the sleeve of my shirt to give the tech access the old blood test site (the one from a month ago) began to bleed. I'm looking at the tech like what the hey!?! I told her "I'm not a junkie. I don't know why this is bleeding now." And of course she looked at me with a "...yeah, sure. Whatever you say..." kind of look. Well I'm a little concerned about it now. I see no reason for that wound to still be a wound.
4) Is there a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> to see if a patient is more at risk for clotting problems? There are lots of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> looking at clotting and thrombosis. Even ones looking at effect of aspirin and plavix. There is no evidence that these test are helpful. 5) Any nutritional suggestions that might diminish clotting problems if plavix is stopped? Everyone has their own beliefs. There are a lot of people who suggest supplementing with different vitamins and oils. There is no evidence of benefit.
First stent and the second time, I developed allergic reaction to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>, second time with Ticlid, had 2 small seisures, tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> again with Benadryl, this time developed intercranial bleeding. Angina symptoms have reoccured, but cardiologists will not tell me what I can do if I cannot take blood thinners (I have allergic reactions or bad reactions to almost all meds). I'm just told, "We'll cross that bridge when we get there.
However, you need the medication to prevent clotting in your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> vessels. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> thinners do not completely stop the bodys abillity to form clots, else everytime you cut yourself you would bleed to death. A simple blood test is normally performed to see what your clotting ability is before medication is given. The problem is, you are at risk of plaque being ruptured during heart bypass surgery so you need this medication to prevent the inevitable clot.
I'm on no beta blockers or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> pressure meds at the moment. They decided to look at my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> pressure because of the recent loss of my wife. I saw my Cardiologist last week and my BP then was 155/101 and he said he wasn't concerned and it was likely the recent stress causing it. He said he would leave it a few months. I still haven't heard anything from my Doctor about the results. I used to take Ramipril ace inhibitors back from 2007-2009.
I n spite of all these meds My pressure is still 168 /87. I have had a kidney <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> and that is well. What else could cause this high pressure.
The amount of medication you take may change, based on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> is recommended for up to 1 year after stent implants to prevent blood clots for the DESs that have a higher record to clot. Aspirin is recommended indefinitely and there is a different pharmological pathway between the two anticoangulants. Warfarin is one of the most widely used anticoagulant drugs worldwide.
ACTH stimulation is a common test to exclude adrenal insufficiency -- it is very safe in most cases even in patients with heart disease (would usually wait 6 months after a heart attack to be safe, but even this is not likely necessary). The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span> involves placing an IV then drawing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span>, then giving a dose of ACTH and drawing blood at 30m, 60m and possibly 90min for cortisol.
06 I was scheduled for hip replacement surgery, before I was to be cleared I had to have a stress <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>test</span>...The doctors found a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>blood</span> flow problem and found I had 4 blockages...I had 3 medicated stents put in and the fourth was 100% blocked, doctors were not overly concerned as they have noted that in prior cases the artery where that blockage is have branched off and created a new entrance to the heart...Here I am 2 years later, still needing hip replacement...
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