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Side effects of thick blood

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Relax, pinch nose: It's important if you have a nose bleed to relax - if you are upset an elevation of your blood pressure will keep your nose bleeding longer. Sit, rela... Read More
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Common: Bloody noses, bleeding gums, bleeding cervix are all very common in pregnancy.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May be normal: There are considerable variations in the menstrual patterns among women and variation in time for the same woman. However, you may wish to take oral i... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nothing in medicine.: This is not a medical term. It is often used very imprecisely by lay people to mean blood that clots readily.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Usually this: Type of comment would be used to describe an increased tendency to clot, but there could also be a connotation of high hematocrit.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Depends: Most of the time, "thick blood" refers to someone that makes too many red blood cells. This is known as polycythemia. If it occurs because of bone mar... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Hyperviscosity?: Blood may be extra-viscous (i.e., resist flowing through narrow tubes, like molasses) because of a high hematocrit (way too many red cells) or an exce... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 33 years experience
Thrombosis panel: There are blood tests to determine if someone has a likelihood of developing blood clots (thick blood). Your doctor can order these tests or refer yo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Depends: some bleeding and passage of clots is expected; however, if heavy, please call your GYN ASAP.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No Problem: I can think of no possible issue for baby with this setup.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not to worry: This can be a normal variant or hereditary.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 46 years experience
Bad: Assuming blood pressure medications are taken to control hypertension (high blood pressure), not taking the medications leaves one open to the effects... Read More

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