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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had two blood clot in the past 9 years and I'm 32. I have no coagulation factors problem. We notice that I had tonsillitis before those two episodes, can a tonsillitis cause a blood clot if the tonsillitis is not treated properly ?

Doctor :   Hi.
User :   hi
Doctor :   i am

User :   hi
Doctor :   can you give me a min please
Doctor :   i will go thru your query
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   32 male
Doctor :   ok so tell me what do you mean by saying you had blood clots ?
User :   I had blood clots (deep veins) in both legs, in the right leg at 23 and in the left leg at 32
Doctor :   so it was diagnosed ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   first of all let me tell you that tonsillitis has NOTHING to do with it
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
Doctor :   Do you smoke ?
Doctor :   any history of high cholesterol ?
User :   it's because following my researchs, I found that thonsil affect coagulation system. No I don't smoke
User :   no high cholesterol
Doctor :   ok i can assure you that tonsillitis has nothing to do with the body coagulation system
Doctor :   what all medications are you on ?
User :   coumadin
Doctor :   and you dont consume alcohol ?
User :   yes, but not often
Doctor :   you would want to really consider stopping it
User :   yes, I'm not taking any since I'm on coumadin
Doctor :   as far as your concern i can assure you that tonsillitis and coagulation system are NOT connected in any way
Doctor :   tonsils are organs responsible for our body immune system
Doctor :   more over you are on coumadin so you have nothing to worry about
User :   do they produce antibodys that can affect coagulation
Doctor :   no not at all the coagulation pathway is different
Doctor :   how often do you get infection ?
User :   It use to be 2 to 3 times a year until I was in high school and then I had 3 infections in the last 9 years
Doctor :   how is your immunity ? are you prone to falling sick
Doctor :   well thats good
Doctor :   3 infections in 9 years ... well you have nothing to worry about
Doctor :   your body is fighting well
User :   I had more thonsillitis (3) compare to the numbers of time I had the flu (2 in the past 9 years)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well thats still normal
Doctor :   we consider one infection in a year as nothing to worry about
Doctor :   just add more vitamin c in your diet
Doctor :   citrus fruits
User :   ok thanks for your help
Doctor :   Your most welcome
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
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