A 36-year-old female asked:
bun and creatinine checked 3x over course of 1 year. high all times. egfr always in the 50s. age 36. perfect blood pressure and all other labs. why?
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Pathology 44 years experience
Consider workup: The history you give is remarkable for its medical literacy and you are to be commended. With normal urinalysis and other labs, the chance of finding treatable renal disease on workup is very low. Maybe you were born with just one kidney -- no big deal. Take care of yourself and consider ultrasound / pyelogram if you're really curious.
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Should I bank my baby's cord blood?
9 doctor answers • 21 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: That's actually a great idea. Stem cells from cord blood can be used to treat a number of conditions in both the child and other family members, and the number of such uses is growing exponentially.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
I have hemochromatosis - can I donate blood?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
No: Unfortunately, the red cross does not allow this blood to be donated even though there is nothing wrong with the blood. However, certain bacteria thrive on iron and that may be the red cross's rational.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Are creatinine kinase levels elevated during weight lifting?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Ck is elevated with vigorous physical activity.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What are the names of some vaasodilators that acting dircetly on blood vessels?
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Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Can it be normal to have some lumps of blood in your period?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: The clumps are normal. Each period is the lining your endometrium that is shedding so sometimes it can be in the form of larger clots or lumps.
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Last updated Jul 2, 2014
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