Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Do I Need to Worry About Blood Clots?

Friday, 26 Oct 2012 10:05 AM

 

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Question: My husband recently went to donate blood and they said his blood was clotting too fast and he couldn’t donate. Is this a problem he should get checked?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Yes. When your blood clots too quickly, it is important that you be evaluated by your physician. We see this with a number of disorders, and it can place people at risk for internal organ damage, stroke, or heart attack. Elevations and disorders of your red blood cells ( such as polycythemia), white blood cells (such as leukemia), platelets, immunoglobulins (such as myeloma, lymphoma), autoimmune disorders, and malignancy may cause rapid clotting. He should visit his doctor for an evaluation and blood testing to identify the problem.




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Dr. Hibberd's advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital work in emergency medicine and surgery.
 
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