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Old 06-19-2004, 05:23 AM   #1
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PLEASE HELP! My blood won't clot!!!

I'm not kidding. My blood does clot if i get a deep cut and when alot of blood oozes out. but alot of times i get these cuts where its more like a burn. pusand this liquid comes of of the wound. a little blood is included. but it won't stop. it keeps oozing pus and liquid. i got this wound from last night and its over 24 hours and its still going. i put a bandaid before i slept last night. and tonight after a shower, i guess i "melted" away the weak invisble scab. now it still stings. *** is this?

am i lacking a vitamin or smthg? why can't i clot blood? am i even suppose to clot blood for very superficial wounds?

help is appreciated.

 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:11 PM   #2
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My blood won't clot!!!

Any time there is an infection (pus) it is time to get it checked by a doctor.

 
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My blood won't clot!!!

Hmmm, sounds like you might be a hemophiliac; people with such a condition bleed very easily and profusely from cuts and scrapes because their blood won't clot. And as Marie said, if anything besides zits are oozing pus, then there is a slight chance you have some unwanted stuff in your body (and yes, the "slight" thing was sarcasm...I'm so bad).

But if you are indeed a hemophiliac, there are medications that can be taken to help your blood clot so you won't bleed to death from a cat scratch.

Keep us updated on the situation!


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Old 06-20-2004, 02:07 PM   #4
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My blood won't clot!!!

Poor wound healing or slow blood clotting can be due to a myriad of things. Oozing pus, or clear serum may indicate infection, so if your cut doesn't start to scab over in a day or so, or gets worse, see your doctor.

Medication, especially aspirin can interfere with platelet function, needed for efficient clotting... and so can many other drugs including antidepressants, some heart drugs, and I've heard that untested herbal "remedies" can cause problems.

Haemophilia is genetic and pretty rare. If this blood clotting thing is recent and you've healed well in the past, I doubt that this is an issue. I don't think it's ever acquired later in life, but is discovered in infancy.

How is your diet?
Vitamin C is important for wound healing.


HAVE you healed okay in the past? Or has this been a lifelong problem?

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Old 06-20-2004, 02:20 PM   #5
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My blood won't clot!!!

there are various blood difficiences which can be acquired.......... such as von Willebrands (similar to haemaphilia) factor VIII. you need to check it out with a blood specialist. if the bleeding is only mild then medication may not even be needed, if it is, then it often necessitates a visit to clinic once a month or so..... no big deal. but you should get it checked out for sure.

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Old 06-20-2004, 03:36 PM   #6
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any exposure to oil?

Exposure to oil can cause aplastic anemia ....

lower platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells ....

bone marrow is suppressed from making blood when exposed to benzene, etc to the point that it is too much exposure

 
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My blood won't clot!!!

vitamin K! i know people on coumadin (blood thinner) are not allowed to have vitamin K because it reverses the effect (clots the blood). vitamin K is in green leafy veggies and anything green.

 
Old 12-14-2005, 05:28 AM   #8
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Have you had your PT/INR test lately? I have been on coumadin for 7 months now and just found out that I will be a "lifer" due to the fact that this is my second clot in my calf! I am allowed to eat 3 servings of green veggies a week, but not anymore because the vitamin K will mess with my counts. Normally you are suppose to be between 2.0 to 3.0 in your counts to be at the normal range. Remember people who don't take coumadin, their blood will clot between 11 - 14 seconds, people on coumadin don't clot that fast. My INR is 19 seconds if I cut myself.. Generally if your blood isn't clotting like it should, and you are still oozing 24 hours later, you really need to get to the doctor...What do you think is going to happen if you get a serious cut? I was told by my doctor to wear a Medical ID tag to let Emergency people know that I am taking coumadin...I think its a good idea for anyone who is taking this drug...I certaintly don't want to bleed to death...The veggie that contains the most vitamin K is broccoli, and of course the dark green veggies. The lighter green doesn't have as much, but check with your doctor to be sure what you can eat. I eat usually 3 salads a week and my levels stay right around 2.5, and that is a good thing...The only good thing about being on coumadin for life is, no more blood clots...

 
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