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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Depends on severity: Hemophilia can be very mild (though this is rare) and you may not notice hardly any symptoms or just some increased bleeding after a cut, etc. Severe hemophilia usually results in easy bruising, bleeding into joints (hemarthrosis), bleeding for no reason (nosebleeds for instance) and possible life threatening bleeding events.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Yes: This is a description of a type of brain cancer. You need to talk with a/your neurosurgeon about this in greater detail for the appropriate management.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Need physcial exam: If you're having this much pain and discomfort, you really need this examined in person. From your description, this is most likely an anal condyloma (genital wart). And given your age, it is very unlikely that this is malignant. But without seeing the lesion to know size, shape, color, location, etc., we can't give you a definitive answer.
A male asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
One way, but why?: First, I must ask why? There are only very few instances where it is medically necessary to REDUCE hemoglobin. Please confer with your physician for a full understanding and if you fit in to one of these categories. With that in mind, our bodies really only have one way to reduce hemoglobin and that's bleeding.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Can be: There are a number of genetic diseases that can cause liver problems. However, it seems your problems were due to hepatitis A and certain medications. Both of these can cause jaundice in patients who don't have any genetic liver disease. The majority of patients with liver cancer develop the cancer in the setting of liver cirrhosis.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Possible: Physical manifestations from depression are numerous and vary from person to person. While it's possible that your nausea could be related to depression, nausea is a very non-specific symptom and is associated with many other conditions (not to mention what you're eating/drinking). If this persists, I recommend a physical evaluation with your doctor.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Depends: It depends what type of blood tests you had done. If this was for a complete physical, it is most likely that they were included though. So if this was a primary concern, you should review your results with them for more clarification. The most common labs that would indicate liver and/or biliary status are ALT, AST, bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Yes: As long as you are on the outside and looking in, a microwave is very safe.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
No: Anti-C & D are antibodies and these are in your plasma. These are a result of the antigens present on your red cells and foreign antigens (in your case C & D) that you've been exposed to. This has more of an effect on who receives your blood products than you giving blood. Normal screening processes address this issue and make sure the recipient is compatible.
A female asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Not sure what u mean: Do you mean from a nutritional standpoint? There are many differences in the two in nutrition (and there are many types of mushrooms). Mushrooms generally are very low in calories, but that also depends on how they are prepared. They also have much less protein than meat. They are commonly used as a meat "replacement" in vegetarian dishes more for their texture and flavor similarities to meat.
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