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What should I avoid while using heparin?

Because heparin makes internal bleeding more likely, you will need to avoid contact sports and other activities that could lead to injury, even minor ones. Take extra care when handling sharp objects like knives or fingernail cutters. Do not blow your nose too hard, and brush your teeth gently with a soft bristle toothbrush. If you suffer a fall or a head injury, tell your doctor.

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