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Blood thinners

Blood thinners are medicines used to help prevent heart attacks and strokes by preventing blood clots from forming. Read more about how they work and who should take them.

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Thrombosis, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is where a blood clot forms in a vein or artery. Learn about the risk factors and how to prevent it.

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International normalised ratio (INR) test

The international normalised ratio (INR) test is a measure of the time taken for your blood to clot. Find out more about this test and what it means.

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Pulmonary embolism

A pulmonary embolism is serious. If a blood clot gets stuck in your lungs it can cause problems with your heart and breathing. Learn the symptoms.

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that occurs in a vein. Complications can be serious. Find out about the symptoms and how to prevent a DVT.

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Vaginal bleeding

Vaginal bleeding can happen at times other than during your periods. Find out what to do if you have heavy periods or unexpected vaginal bleeding.

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Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)

Learn about TTS, a blood-clotting syndrome linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Vaxzevria). This vaccine is no longer available in Australia.

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D-dimer test

The D-dimer test is a blood test that checks for, or monitors, blood-clotting problems. Find out what a positive result means for you.

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Vitamin K deficiency

Vitamin K deficiency can stop your blood from clotting properly and weaken your bones. Read more about how to prevent and treat vitamin K deficiency.

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Blood in urine (haematuria)

There are many causes of blood in urine (wee), also called haematuria. Read about the causes, tests and when to see your doctor about blood in urine.

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