Plavix blood test

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Avatar n tn I would have thought 8 years is easily enough time, and I'm sure a clotting factor blood test 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.
Avatar f tn so much it affects my breathing. I have had every stomach, intestinal test there is. I am fine. I went off Plavix 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.
315318 tn?1353255400 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 test that indicates your are hypercoagulable (excessive blood clotting characteristics)? A PT-INR test that times the clotting time?
Avatar m tn Same for SSRI anti depressants. I also would like to know what kind of blood test was given showing the plavix is not working. I didn't think there was such a test.
Avatar n tn One of the blood 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.
Avatar n tn I was in a terrible car accident causing me to be in the hospital for one month and now leaving me on Plavix 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.
Avatar m tn My cardiologist performed a special blood test and found that although Plavix thinned my blood, 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.
Avatar n tn My father does not have any current heart condition, but felt a twinge and was going to go in for a test. In preparation for the test, or just as a precaution, he was put on Plavix 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.
Avatar n tn He is very concerned about the Plavix he's taking since initially it was mentioned as a possible cause of the blood test results. Can Plavix 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.
Avatar n tn cumidin is a more intensive treatment with a blood test every 3 weeks and a dosage change quite often. Plavix 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.
Avatar n tn 06 I was scheduled for hip replacement surgery, before I was to be cleared I had to have a stress test...The doctors found a blood 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...
Avatar n tn I thought they both basically made it so the platelets don't stick to the walls of the blood vessels. Taking aspirin, Plavix and Coumadin would make anybody a walking time false move and BOOM!
Avatar f tn 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 Plavix 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.
1210142 tn?1266080631 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 blood test 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.
1210142 tn?1266080631 Did you continue your Aspirin after you stopped Plavix? Did you add any other natural blood 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..
Avatar f tn 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 Plavix for life? My sister has bare metal stents and has been off plavix 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.
237039 tn?1264261657 I think Coumadin is more effective in preventing blood from congealing in veins, and Plavix is more effective in preventing blood 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?
Avatar m tn Hello good people. I need to get a FOBT (fecal occult blood test) to check for blood 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.
157966 tn?1218228940 Went to get my most recent blood test 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.
Avatar f tn 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 Plavix/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.
Avatar n tn 4) Is there a blood test to see if a patient is more at risk for clotting problems? There are lots of test 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.
Avatar n tn First stent and the second time, I developed allergic reaction to Plavix, second time with Ticlid, had 2 small seisures, tried Plavix 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.
Avatar n tn However, you need the medication to prevent clotting in your blood vessels. Blood 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.
976897 tn?1379171202 I'm on no beta blockers or blood pressure meds at the moment. They decided to look at my blood 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.
475570 tn?1280944963 I n spite of all these meds My pressure is still 168 /87. I have had a kidney test and blood test and that is well. What else could cause this high pressure.
Avatar n tn 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 test involves placing an IV then drawing blood, then giving a dose of ACTH and drawing blood at 30m, 60m and possibly 90min for cortisol.
Avatar n tn a) If I can run and experience no pain, I'm assuming the heart is getting what it needs...and I'm OK ?? b) Anything else I can do out here on my own to check myself? c) Here's a dumb question ..if the heart is a muscle..can you strain it and would it hurt a pulled leg? d) The toprol slows my heart down. My running tries to speed it up. Can toprol make running hard..toprol pulling one way and my runnnig the other way? Regards, Delanp (major pessimist...