Plavix dvt

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Avatar f tn I am a 67 year old female. I am on Plavix (for subclavian stent) and Eliquis (for AFib). I was visiting my son and grandchildren when their half pit bull jumped up on me and took me by surprise. She knocked me down and I fell on my left side terribly bruising my hip (has moderate pain) and bruising my calf and my ankle. My whole calf and ankle are swollen. I have never been in really bad pain but the calf hurts worse than the hip.
Avatar f tn Could Plavix and asprin be used together to help with stroke prevention or is Plavix just as dangerous and Xeralto and Pradaxa?
Avatar n tn s test results, but they said that was irrelevant since they put me on Plavix. Is this right? Does Plavix address folic acid, B6 and B12 deficiencies? Should I insist on getting tested? My total cholesterol level is 118, and the cardiologist wh did the cath said my arteries looked "as smooth as a baby's bottom".
Avatar n tn Severe joint and back pain usually is not a side effect of Plavix. Coumadin is more powerful than Plavix. The Plavix is important to take especially if you have coated stents. You may want to be checked for arthritis that may be flaring up. Coumadin is not to be used in persons with high cholesterol.
Avatar m tn to a main arterial area, scaring them that these could move/shift and become DVT type clots. She told me I had to IMMEDIATELY go on 10mg injections of Arixtra blood thinner for 14 days, and said at the end of 14 days another ultrasound will be done to see what has happened to the clots during that time. Arixtra isn't a clot dissolver from what I've read - it's only going to prevent new clots and perhaps prevent movement of what's there.
Avatar m tn while i am not totally alarmed when it happens, i still would like some answers. i have read about edema, dvt, blood clotting, hypercoagulation, compartment syndrome, etc. should i consider blood thinning drugs? Plavix? Although if possible i would like to avoid this. Any assistance/knowledge you can drop would be most appreciated to try and figure this out.
Avatar m tn I have been taking Plavix 75 MG daily. A recent plavix test showed it was not helping. Now my PA has me on 150 MG Plavix. I really bleed when scratched now. Should I take the Plavix test again to see if the increased dossage is working? I am also taking 325 mg asprin.
Avatar m tn Did your doctor determine that you risk was so high that he wanted you on Plavix long term, these are the only circumstances that using Plavix long term would be.
255163 tn?1376869746 My heart Dr will not let me go off the plavix and my surgeon will not do the surgery while on plavix. What happens in a situation like this?. I am between a rock and a hard place. If neither Dr gives in what do I do? If I have an attack and end up in the ER wouldn't they have to do emergency sugery?. Does this mean that anyone on plavix can never have surgery unless it's an ermergency. What is your opinion on going off plavix temporarily for surgery. I would welcome anyones advice.
Avatar f tn I had an MI in '05, and had a RCA stent placed. I was on plavix apox. 4 yrs because of family hx and my paranoia of another MI. I recently have been experiencing tingling and numbness in my hands upon awaking and have noticed small spider veins appearing on my thighs. I am a nurse on a MedSurg unit. I am concerned that my stent is becoming occulded. My doctor took me off plavix Jan'10 and kept me on 325 Aspirin.
Avatar f tn In treating deep venous thrombosis (DVT), the main goal is to prevent a pulmonary embolism (PE). Other goals of treatment include preventing the clot from becoming larger, preventing new blood clots from forming, and preventing long-term complications. The treatment of DVT and PE are similar. In both cases, the primary approach is anticoagulation (blood thinners).
Avatar n tn My cardiologist would not let my dentist allow me to stop taking Plavix for even 5 days to alleviate my pain due to a cavity .The dentist is bent upon my discontinuing Plavix to enable filling of the cavity or do root canal to solve the problem.
Avatar f tn She was given platelet went up then down again Can plavix make it worse and will her platelet revert back to normal
Avatar n tn // Two things that you do not mention are swelling or discoloration. You've clearly already read about DVT since you mention these two symptoms being absent. Has your doctor done a lower extremity ultrasound to detect if there is a clot? That would seem like a good step to take. https://www.webmd.
Avatar m tn I HAVE 3STENTS AND i can't come off Plavix.. I had a colonoscopy this morning for diagnostic reasons and I am full of polops,but they couldnt take any out while I am on Plavix...Last time I went off plavix for 2 days I had my 2nd heartattack so I CAN NOT GO OFF OF IT..I hac surgery to remove a salivary gland and had to stay overnight for obsevation and everything turned out all right.. Is there anyway to remove these polops while on Plavix ?
255163 tn?1376869746 My Cardio wants me on the plavix indefintely, so will not give me the ok to stop the plavix for 10 days and the Surgeon will not do the procedure with me on the plavix. I'm in a no win situation. My symptoms are not that severe yet, Does anyone have any suggestions or advice. Should I try another Cardio for a 2nd opinion or is there someone that I can complain to so these dr's will get together to corrdinate something.
Avatar m tn Structual collapse of a stent would indicate an improper size or defect. I discontinued plavix after year, and I have never heard of plavix associated with a collapsed stent! There may be a misunderstanding.
Avatar n tn I have read so often that you should not take Plavix and aspirin, but it seems to also be common to prescribe both plavix and aspirin in certain situations. I am worried and confused. Thanks.
Avatar m tn Lately, there have many posts related to the duration of plavix and it seems patients are given plavix for a long period of time. It has been my understanding from what I have read and my experience, plavix is recommended for individuals that have a drug eluding stent to help prevent clots for up to a year. That has been my experience. DES when compared to bare metal stent implants have an increase of clots and restenosis for a period of one year...