IBD and Clot/DVT Risk

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GDen
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   Posted 2/8/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, wonderful...
article said...
Inflammatory bowel disease hikes blood clots
Study finds people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis face highest risk during flare-ups

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The scientists found that hospitalized IBD patients fending off a flare-up were three times more likely to develop venous thrombosis — a blood clot in a vein — than were hospitalized people in the control group without IBD, a finding that matches past reports. But IBD patients dealing with a flare-up outside a hospital setting were 16 times more likely than the nonhospitalized control group to develop a venous thrombosis. In absolute terms, people with IBD in the hospital were still at greater risk than those who were treated as outpatients.

Even while in remission, IBD patients were twice as likely as the people who didn’t have the disease to develop such a clot.

www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/56174/title/Inflammatory_bowel_disease_hikes_blood_clots
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Grandpato2
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   Posted 2/8/2010 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
More good news, even more reason to take a baby aspirin daily.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


randynoguts
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   Posted 2/8/2010 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
well, i have had 1 clot that i know of ... caused by having dumb *** drs replce my line last spring.. its still there in my neck about the size of a almond in my right Jugular vein. and as for taking aspirin, no way! i have hemoraghed 3 times in my intestines, the last thing i need is thinner blood. even for my clot i could not take coumadin or plavix type drugs, i had to get very painful daltaperin shots every day in my abdomen. for 6 months.. ouch.
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dodger84
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   Posted 2/9/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Funny - after I had a DVT in my knee I did a research paper in college on the connection between IBD and clotting and found lots of scientific journal articles linking the two (based on similar general observations of a higher percentage of patients getting DVTs).  When I had my second clot (and stroke) at age 22, I mentioned this link to my doctors and they all told me I was wrong and/or misinformed.  I had more clots in my liver while in the hospital for the stroke but thankfully (knock on wood) have not had another since being put on long term coumadin treatment.  So information linking increased clotting tendency to IBD has been around for a while, but most doctors are not aware of it even when you cite specific research articles to them.

Grandpato2
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   Posted 2/9/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting randy, different people, different treatments. I forget sometimes not everyone has 'my' type of crohns since I don't get blood in my stool I forget others do and aspirin for them would be contraindicated. My bad!blush
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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