Blood platelets sticking together

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116701 tn?1210262764 Good Morning Everyone: My doctor informed me that my platelets had dropped to 58k and that on Pegasys it calls for treatement to be stopped if they go as low as 70K. I go in for more lab work today to confirm. My neutrophils have gone down to 562 and he wants me to increase the dose of nupogen on Saturday nights. Something else was down to 31 - 33 but I had lost interest in the conversation at that point. Wishing everyone wellness.
1856046 tn?1330240845 I start a 4-week lead-in with eltrombopag (Promacta) today to try and and see if we can raise (stabilize) my platelets at 50k, where they are at now. My last Tx using Infergen (daily shot of non pegylated interferon) dropped my platelets to 6k and Tx was stopped. My 1st 48 week Peg/Riba Tx lowered my platelets from ~100 down to 50 where they have been and my 2nd Tx they stayed at ~50. Good thing is the eltrombopag works; bad thing, it is hepatoxic esp. at higher doses.
Avatar f tn I've heard a lot about low HGM and platelets, but not much about WBC. I also called a nurse at Roche over the weekend, and she made a bet with me that it was because my medical providers were concerned about my WBC -- she was right. Any info about my low WBC at this point would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn These findings, he said, give the first direct evidence that choline revs up TMAO production in the human gut, which then makes platelets (a type of blood cell) more prone to sticking together. Choline is found in a range of foods, but it's most concentrated in animal products such as egg yolks, beef and chicken. Hazen said he and his colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic wanted to isolate the effects of choline on people's levels of TMAO and their platelet function. So they studied supplements.
Avatar f tn -- red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body; -- white blood cells, which help fight infection; and, -- platelets, which stick together at the site of a cut or wound to form a clot to stop the bleeding. People who have thrombocytopenia don’t have enough platelets to form a blood clot, and so they may bleed excessively when they are cut. 2 -- How does thrombocytopenia occur?
Avatar n tn I am so glad to hear that others get it too. I am thin, athletic with low blood pressure. I do have low platelets and have a border line low thyroid problem. Other wise I am in good health.
Avatar n tn The drug Plavix may be a little safer than warfarin. It helps keep platelets from sticking together and forming blood clots. You can discuss this alternative with your doctor.
475555 tn?1469307939 If you've done more than one, you should post the series of biopsy results together with comparative blood data. There are almost no horizontal studies over time of fibrosis progression (biopsy) vs. blood scores in individuals. It's some of the info that is sorely lacking. Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think I'll go to Brazil for Int./Riba. + Telaprevir. I realize I may come to regret it.
Avatar n tn Plavix works like aspirin in preventing blood clots by preventing platelets from sticking together forming a blood clot. Lipitor is a statin and in Lipitor studies have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and has been shown to reduce buildup in the heart as well. You can goggle Lipitor studies to find out more information.
Avatar n tn i had sexual intercourse about 7 or 8 times before seeing a doctor. the same occurred except for 2 times, in which no blood appeared. but the majority of times blood came out in the sperm, or only after ejaculation during urination, or both in the sperm and the urine. once i woke up without having had sex that week and urinated blood. i tested my blood, sperm, and urine and the only abnormality was a high psa level. my dr said it is very rare and is that high in 40/50 year old.
Avatar m tn If the baby boomers caught Hep C in the '60s but didn't know it and gave blood like normal public spirited citizens and Hep C testing of donors did not commence till 1992, shouldn't everyone who received a transfusion prior to that date get a test? The blood supply prior to that date must have been very infected! The quickest and cheapest test seems to be to attempt to give blood.
Avatar f tn It's primarily baby aspirin, but also contains a drug that prevents platelets from sticking together. I've taken it twice a day since my stroke, and it appears to work, but who ever knows?
Avatar m tn Both drugs are some what the same, they both work by keeping your blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. Plavix is a adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor and Pradaxa is a direct thrombin inhibitor. Both do basically the same thing just in different ways.
Avatar f tn Hi I think that you should really see a specialist haematologist to help get the correct treatment for you considering that you have evidence of neurological damage. I used to be a haematology scientist, so I have put in a bit of background below to help bring you up to speed. But please do get checked out & treated - you don't want to end up with a full on stroke.
Avatar n tn Plavix stops platelets aggregation or prevents them from sticking together. This tends to prevent clot formation in the arteries, including coronary arteries or the arteries on the surface of heart. Its action is same as that of Aspirin, and is always better than Coumadin for someone with major risks in the arteries (heart attack, stroke). Plavix does not influence the PT/INR.. Plavix' action is not influenced by vitamin K intake.
1013028 tn?1250926867 Plavix stops platelets aggregation or prevents them from sticking together. This tends to prevent clot formation in the arteries, including coronary arteries or the arteries on the surface of heart. Aggrenox (aspirin/extended-release dipyridamole) is indicated to reduce the risk of stroke in patients who have had transient ischemia of the brain or completed ischemic stroke due to thrombosis.
Avatar m tn GARLIC- excellent for the heart it helps the platelets from sticking together. HAWTHORN- DILATES THE CORONARY ARTERIES, AND INCREASES BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE HEART. GINGER-reduces "ANGINA" also lowers cholesterol, and helps the platelets from sticking together. "GINGER" works better taken on an empty stomach. you can eat about ten minutes after. also what I take for Anemia. it helps for when my iron is low. FOR YOUR KIDNEYS- your kidney mechanisms might be overwhelmed.
890829 tn?1241208172 If that is the case, you should talk to your doctor about taking 81mg aspirin daily to keep your blood thin and platelets from sticking together. Once a person gets about age 80, the platelets do not stick and the person can actually have a problem with clotting. Fish oil is great to keep the arteries healthy. Make sure that you are getting enough of the vitamin B's as many people are not and it is essential for proper heart function.
Avatar f tn Plavix works like aspirin. It prevents the platelets from sticking together causing a blood clot. Coumadin works differently and is for blood clots in the arteries and veins. Coumadin is to be used with caution in people with CHF and he needs to be monitored very closely if he is taking Coumadin. With CHF, ace inhibitors are best such as Lisinopril. Ace inhibitors can also help reduce pressure in kidneys, lungs, and eyes (if glaucoma exists).
Avatar n tn My tx is a bit weird insofar as I added the VIC at w30 and am planning on only 18w but the sx may reflect what others will run into. The late start means my blood cell production had already been hammered by 7mo of soc so the extra drops are primarily due to the VIC. It also means there's no VL data since I was UND about w8, 22w before starting the PI. The best part is there's no ugly part. Everything is tolerable though no fun. The bad: HGB dropped 0.7 from 11.7 to 11.
Avatar m tn It goes from normal to white and back again. Capillaries come and go . Fs sticking to Base of glans comes slightly now and then. Had sex 4 x this week but with a condom. A lot of wk without lube and it went red at Base of glans. Still a little thin there I guess. Skin is thicker. Not ready for unprotected yet. Just suppose I could do but have to go easy . Fs seems normal thickness again. Rolls as normal except when it sticks to glans 20 - 30 % of time.
Avatar m tn The two drugs work on different types of clotting systems. Aspirin is an antiplatelet agent. It keeps platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. Coumadin keeps your liver from using vitamin k to manufacture other types of clotting factors in the blood. If it were me in your BF's situation (and I do take coumadin), I would find any way I could to get back on coumadin ASAP.
Avatar f tn Esophageal varices develop when normal blood flow to your liver is slowed. The blood then backs up into nearby smaller blood vessels, such as those in your esophagus, causing the vessels to swell. Sometimes, esophageal varices can rupture, causing life-threatening bleeding." I have had a number of endoscopies to monitor my varices. You won't be conscious so you won't feel a think during the procedure.
1475202 tn?1536274577 The spleen have the ability to tripple itself in size so it is very rare the it will ever burst. As the blood flows through the spleen the platelets will not all make it. many will drop into the bottom of the spleen and lay there. Giving the patient a low platelet count which makes it difficult for your blood to clot when you hurt yourself. The "Ammonia" level. The body makes ammonia to help break down the bateria in the intestines.
488823 tn?1218374167 5 on the shot and 600 mil in the morning and 600 at night and one trial pill for platelets, for the last 4 months.I'm going to miami for this trial and was treated OK in the beginning but now I have to wonder.Last month I was going again to pick up more medicine, but unfortunately the person that takes care of me, was not there even though 2 weeks before that day I told her I would be there on that friday so she said OK and that was the end of it for that conversation.
Avatar n tn when there is little turbulence in the blood the platelets tend to want to stick together. Get enough of these stuck together platelets and you have a plug for the artery. Aspirin will help keep the platelets from sticking together. and this also includes external cuts where if you take too much aspirin the blood will not stop flowing out of that cut. And I just reminded my self that this also includes internal "cuts(?)" such as ulcers.
1472647 tn?1297195172 In many cases, people with ITP die because they don’t have enough platelets for their blood to clot. Ordinarily the “only” treatment for this is months—even years—of treatment with Prednisone, an artificial form of cortisone, which can cause bone thinning, hypertension, suppressed immune system, and cataracts. Now there may be another option. One investigation of 16 patients with ITP found that Helicobacter was present in 87 percent.
Avatar n tn There exist other anticoagulants that can be taken orally and work by different mechanisms. Ticlid is a medicine that inhibits platelets from sticking together. This is the initial process in clot formation. Aspirin, not Tylenol or aceteminophen, works on platelets in a similar fashion to prevent them from sticking together. Coumadin, or Warfarin, is yet another medication that inhibits the coagulation cascade that occurs after platelet aggregation.
Avatar m tn Also alcohol may prevent platelets in the blood from sticking together. That may reduce clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. So far for the positive effects For the negative effects: Drinking too much alcohol can raise the levels of some fats in the blood (triglycerides). It can also lead to high blood pressure and heart failure Due to the amount of calories in alcohol, an increased calorie intake can lead to obesity and a higher risk of developing diabetes.
1118724 tn?1357014191 ) I've been reading many of the postings and if not mistaken it's been said the Peg/INF is what reduces the platelets. Soooo... this next blood draw and determination whether I continue is on a Wednesday morning. The shot is Monday night around 23:00 giving me about 36 hours until evaluation. If I can increase the distance between shot and evaluation by a day or two, maybe that gives a little edge. I'm doing newleaf09's suggestion of exercise (not running though!