A 33-year-old male asked:
hi on my last blood test done, the consequences is:uric asid 8.1, triglycerides 200, cholestrol 231, hdl 41, ldl 150, urea 38 what should i do ? tanks
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it true that pregnant women are not allowed to be blood donors?
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Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: We do not consider it safe for a pregnant woman to donate blood. Blood volume increases dramatically over the course of pregnancy in order to support proper fetal circulation. The loss of blood from the system would likely be tolerated, but the system is not designed for that. Given the potential risks and the lack of anything to be gained, blood donation is not allowed during pregnancy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Will our high blood pressure be passed down to the child?
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Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: A child can inherit the predisposition for high blood pressure, but the environment can help decrease the incidence of it showing up. Help your child to eat healthy to maintain normal weight and to decrease salt intake.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Is it bad that during a nose bleed when I tilt my head back it feels like I am swallowing blood?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: It is not unusual to feel blood in the back of the throat during a nosebleed.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I went to the blood bank and they told me I was anemic; how could I have iron overload at the same time?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hemolytic anemia: Individuals with hemolytic anemia, an anemia due to excessive red cell destruction, typically have normal or higher iron level. Therefore, ingestion of iron supplement or receiving blood transfusion will result in iron overload.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 83-year-old male asked:
Hemoglobin hematocrit and red blood cell low counts and glucose and nitrogen high what is cause
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell counts means blood cells are not being made fast enough, are being lost (through bleeding), are being broken up, or any combination of such problems. Glucose goes up from increased body stress, inadequate insulin, I.V. Glucose, etc....
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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