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Whats disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

Whats disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

DIC: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic) is a complex systemic thrombohemorrhagic disorder involving the generation of intravascular fibrin and the consumption of procoagulants and platelets. The resultant clinical condition is characterized by intravascular coagulation and hemorrhage. ...Read more

Dr. John Botti
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Amniotic Fluid Infection (Definition)

Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...Read more


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Can disseminated intravascular congulation aka dic be treated?

Can disseminated intravascular congulation aka dic be treated?

Absolutely, when : Diagnosed early we can decrease the risk of uncontrollable bleeding. Unfortunately it is still a devastating condition in many cases. ...Read more

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What does disseminated intravascular coagulation mean?

What does disseminated intravascular coagulation mean?

Consumption: It is a consumptive clotting problem with many causes where your blood clotting factors form clots apothem break them down constantly causing your body to loose its ability to form clots where needed. ...Read more

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation--can it be due to bleeding?

Disseminated intravascular coagulation--can it be due to bleeding?

Not a common cause: Bleeding usually results from dic, hyo-vuolumic shock can initiate dic, though sepsis is the a far more common cause of dic. ...Read more

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Who treats disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Who treats disseminated intravascular coagulation?

ICU?: Most patients with dict are usually very sick and in the intensive care unit. Intensivists/critical care doctors would be main person. Since this is a blood disorder, often times hematologists are involved as well. ...Read more

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Can blood in urine, could it be from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Can blood in urine, could it be from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

See below: Dic is not a common cause of blood in the urine. There are many more common problems that lead to this symptom than dic. ...Read more

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Hi does solu-cortef treat disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Solu cortef (hydrocortisone): It doesn't treat it in any way. It may be used with other medications used to treat this condition, but in and of itself it doesn't. ...Read more

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Can you have an anaphylaxis shock episode from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Can you have an  anaphylaxis shock episode  from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

No: They are 2 very different crises. Both are potentially lethal. I hope you never have to find out what they are like. Why are you taking mtx? ...Read more

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How can I treat disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

Dont do this at home: Dic is seen in patients who are seriously ill (usually due to serious infections) and who end up in the intensive care unit. The managment of dic is very complex and involve the right balance of administration of blood products and correction of the udnerlying disease that has led to the dic and should be left to physicians who are experts in intensive care. ...Read more

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Is intravascular lymphoma hereditary?

Is intravascular lymphoma hereditary?

Not necessarily: This is a very rare form of lymphoma and it is not necessarily hereditary. If you had a family member with lymphoma, the best thing to do is to look at your family history and see if there are any other cancers in your first degree relatives. If not, then this lymphoma was likely sporadic. If there are others with a family history, you can go for genetic counseling. ...Read more

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Why are intravascular and extravascular hemolysis dangerous?

Why are intravascular and extravascular hemolysis dangerous?

Oxygen carrying RBC: The red blood cells carry oxygen to the tissues of the body. Hemolysis is breakdown or destruction of red blood cells. Without the RBCs, our tissues including heart and brain cannot get enough oxygen. Taken to the extreme, it could be fatal. ...Read more

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What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks. This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @  28 weeks.
This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

I am truly sorry: for a loss of one of your Fetus. At 28 weeks with the advent of Modern medicine and Technology survival rate of other fituses are 100%. All the best ...Read more

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What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the white matter. Symptoms are similar to Multiple sclerosis. It usually follows viral infection or vaccination. Symptoms start with fever, headaches, drowsiness, seizures. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called an amniotic fluid embolism.?

Explain the condition called an amniotic fluid embolism.?

Rare and serious: Amniotic fuild embolism (afe) is rare and usually occurs during delivery (vaginal or cesarean). It happens when amniotic fluid is forced into the blood steam. It can be difficult to diagnose and hard to treat - and can be fatal. Fortunately it is quite rare. ...Read more

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Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and fluid backs up in the lungs and leaks out to the pleural space. The fluid can often be relieved by medication. Pneumonia can cause increased fluid as well, which is often infected (empyema). This is removed by a tube in the chest or surgery. ...Read more

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Severe Bleeding Disorder (Definition)

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious disorder in which the proteins that control blood ...Read more