Warfarin bruising

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Hi I recently had heart valve replacement surgery and have been put on warfarin for the rest of my life. My question is this, how will warfarin afect my day to day life. I have a very keen interest in contact sports, such as soccer would I be able to continue to play these, and what are the risks in doing so? Is it possible to still have waxing done, i.e of the chest? And finally how long will it take for the INR to become stable, i have been on it for 5 weeks now, and my INR is at 3.
I have been on Warfarin for over a month and suddenly developed a rash on my arms and legs. What can I do about it?
Hi i suffer from blood clots i suffered a PE, arterial clots and dvt all at the same time, i also clotted while on warfarin in hospital so the doctors want my inr higher than most between 2 and 3. My last inr results were 2.9 and i take 8mg of warfarin.
This morning after my shower I noticed bruising all along my lower back, where I usually have pain. What does this mean?
If you can be consistent in your intake of vitamin K, the coumadin (warfarin) does can be set to work with that diet. Given you have lone or intermittent AFib it may be you'll get a lower range, I don't know, but that would be good. Some, mostly younger I think, may get by taking just an aspirin a day. The step up to an anticoagulant is driven by the number of risk factors for clot formation. AFib is a big count, age is another I think.
If your work involves bending the knees or kneeling, then warfarin can cause easy bruising. Yes, rash due to the drug is possible, but is usually bilateral, and generalized. For localized itch rash on your knees you must think in lines of allergic dermatitis, eczema, scabies, contact dermatitis, shingles, psoriasis, fungal infection like or Tinea. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage without examining the rash. Please consult a skin specialist. Take care!
I'm on Warfarin for the past 2 1/2 weeks and my last PT INR test was at 2.9. Today I slammed the car door on my hand.. It hurt right away, the swelling has gone down, no bruising yet but my hand hurts and a little pain on my wrist.. Should I go to the emergency room, am I at risk for internal bleeding in my hand.. I know if I hit my head I should go but is as serious if you have a blow to your hand.
Thanks for your reply and thoughts. I posted here initially, as the "expert" forum wasn't allowing me to submit there (the daily maximum had been reached). I just checked again, and this time it let me in, so I went ahead and posted there. Will be interested to see what opinions I get.
I am worried about being on Warfarin. I really smacked it, but it did not break the skin and I did not see stars, pass out or anything. I called the nurse and she told me to watch for double vision or dizziness, but she said they worry more about people slipping and falling and cracking their head. So far I just have a slight headache, but my anxiety is kicking in and that's never good. Has anyone had this happen? Any input? Thanks.
You should go have your pt/inr count checked do you take asa,coumadin,warfarin or any blood thinner?
Meds like Plavix and warfarin (Coumadin) always increase bruising. The blood is always right under the skin and looks different than deeper bruises.
If bruising keeps spreading after a week and whilst takinh warfarin, should I consult my doctor
Factors such as aging capillaries or thinning skin, and even certain diet supplements and medications( aspirin, warfarin, etc) may cause easy bruising. Bruising may also indicate something more serious, such as a blood-clotting problem or a blood disease. If it persists, have this evaluated further for proper management. Blood tests including platelet count may be done. Once a bruise has formed, not much can be done to treat it. Most eventually disappear as your body reabsorbs the blood.
A anticoagulant like warfarin can case unusual bleeding/bruising, but if that happens one needs to discuss the causes with their doctor. If you were in a traffic accident and that caused the bruises it seems wise to me to seek medical evaluation - perhaps the emergency room in a hospital.
Hi there, The common side effects of warfarin are headaches, dizziness, weakness, nosebleeds, unusual bruising, purple colored toes, etc.Pain in the ribs can be due to any muscle sprain, muscle strain or costochondritis.The common symptoms of pulmonary embolism are pleuritic chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing up of blood etc. Without a complete evaluation it is difficult to determine the exact cause. A clinical examination and work up is important for correct diagnosis. Seek medical help.
My mom was t-boned in a car accident and had bruising along the left side of her body including a large one at her knee. About 3.5 months later her left leg was visibly swollen. Ultrasounds showed possible baker's cyst/thrombosis. She was treated with warfarin, which made her condition worse and developed a large hematoma. Was the baker's cyst caused by the accident? Was it not thrombosis given the warfarin didn't help and instead it was a rupture of the baker's cyst? Thanks!
I'm NOT suggesting you stop the Warfarin. But the level of bruising you're getting seems out of the ordinary. Any idea how much longer you'll have to take the medication?
I'm currently on dicoumarin drugs (warfarin). I would be most grateful if you could tell me whether there are any restrictions regarding resuming sexual activity (how soon can one resume them, and whether any special care must be taken).
Purple toes syndrome..call you healthcare provider right away if you have pain in your toes and they look purple in color or dark in color. As it turns out I had an unexplained bruise-like area on my left foot behind three toes. I figured it may be due to some hit I had suffered, but one too light to notice, but perhaps my clotting was too low and I got a bruise.
Ecchymosis- are you having easy bruising? If so, have they tested your pro-thrombin time? Are you taking any anti-coagulant (commonly known as blood thinner) medication, such as aspirin, warfarin, heparin, plavix, or flaxseed oil? Have you had your cortisol level checked lately (as easy bruising can be a part of Cushing's disease)? Are you taking medicine for your vascular spasms?
Hi i suffer from blood clots i suffered a PE, arterial clots and dvt all at the same time, i also clotted while on warfarin in hospital so the doctors want my inr higher than most between 2 and 3. My last inr results were 2.9 and i take 8mg of warfarin.
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. It is highly effective at antagonising the vitamin K dependent clotting pathway and is used for a wide range of diseases and conditions including atrial fibrillation and heart valve replacement. Warfarin has a narrow therapeutic window and wide inter-individual variability making dosing problematic.
Unknown. Warfarin metabolism normally occurs through the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) isoenzyme system, with excretion occurring in the urine as inactive metabolites. It is postulated that large doses of acetaminophen may "exhaust" the capability of the CYP450 system to metabolize warfarin. Additionally, DARVOCET-N 100 TABLETS may reduce functional factor VII. Management: Monitor coagulation status and adjust the dosage of COUMADIN 4MG TABLETS (BLUE) accordingly.
My wife is 67 (looks 47) but developed atrial fibrillation about 18 months ago and passed out. She has been taking 6mg warfarin daily plus tenoirmin and micardis for blood pressure. Has anybody experienced any long term side affects from taking warfarin? She worries all the time because she doesn't like to take drugs and feels very tired and gets depressed often, which is not at all like her. Any advice will be most appreciated.
Since taking Plavix and aspirin I have severe bruising. I try to be careful but bruise just brushing against a doorway, for example. My dog was sitting on my lap and when he jumped off to the floor the pressure of lifting off caused bruising on both legs. I have many bruises, mostly on my arms, but on my body as well. These are only examples. I complained to my cardiologist and he told me to stop taking plavix.
I tried taking aspirin every day as the doctors recommend but then I found myself bruising with every bit of bump or pressure. Leaning on the kitchen counter would leave a bruise on my arm, a friend gave me a little poke on the shoulder and I had a terrible deep purple bruise. The worst was when I was carrying a mega pack of toilet paper through the store and the next day had a bruise line across my ribs where I had rested the package. I don't take aspirin every day now.
Enhanced hypoprothrombinemic response to warfarin has been reported in patients with acute alcohol intoxication and/or liver disease. The proposed mechanisms are inhibition of warfarin metabolism and decreased synthesis of clotting factors. Binge drinking may exacerbate liver impairment and its metabolic ability in patients with liver dysfunction. The risk of bleeding may be increased. Conversely, reductions in INR/PT have also been reported in chronic alcoholics with liver disease.
What is your target INR? I have AFib and I take warfarin (coumadin) to hold an INR between 2.0 and 3.0. I understand people with artificial heart valves my have to maintain an INR in the next step 3.0 to 4.0, where you are. I think this range has a high potential for bruising, could this realted to what you are experiencing? Have you (with doctor's approval) tried to hold you INR at a lower number to see if that reduces the vein condition? Are the veins also standing out, vericose-like?
S. Immediately after takeoff the pressure worsened, and the bruising began to go to my under eye area. Slight headache and pain in sinus area on right. When I arrived in the U.S. I went to my airline's company clinic and was diagnosed as hematoma due to vessel rupture, and that it was the worst he had seen as well. He told me to lie flat as much as possible and to ice several times during the day.
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