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Had a doppler for the carotid arteries and the conclusion is:accelerated blood flow, reversed blood flow above the carotid bifurcation?Is this serious?

Had a doppler for the carotid arteries and the conclusion is:accelerated blood flow, reversed blood flow above the carotid bifurcation?Is this serious?

Probably yes: You should consult a vascular surgeon. While this could be serious, it could also be a false positive finding. It is not something that you should handle over the iinternrt. ...Read more

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Will a CBC blood test show internal bleeding or blood clots?

Will a CBC blood test show internal bleeding or blood clots?

No: a low hematocrit or hemoglobin on a cbc requires investigation, which can include internal bleeding as a cause. Multiple other causes as well: cancer, congenital, poor marrow etc. Other tests can discern clotting disorders ...Read more

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How is excess blood sugar related to abnormal eye blood vessels?

How is excess blood sugar related to abnormal eye blood vessels?

Diabetic retina: Persistent uncontrolled blood sugar (uncontrolled diabetes) in many cases can lead to weakening of blood vessel walls in the retina of the eye and this can cause bleeding, vascular growth and other changes that can affect vision You should work with your diabetic doc to keep the sugar under control and a blood level termed HbA1c at least below 7.0 to help protect the eye. ...Read more

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Any ideas why doesn't blood normally clot in the blood vessel ?

Any ideas why doesn't blood normally clot in the blood vessel ?

Blood thinners: Blood vessels are lined with cells called endothelial cells. These cells secrete small amounts of "blood thinners" to keep blood from clotting. ...Read more

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What physiological factors affect blood pressure ?

What physiological factors affect blood pressure ?

Multiple: Lack of exercise, weight gain. Diurnal variation, more in the morning. Excessive caffeine amongst the others. ...Read more

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Does blood tests shows high blood pressures?

Does blood tests shows high blood pressures?

They do not: All blood tests are usually normal in patients with Essential Hypertension. They can be abnormal in patients with hypertension secondary to renal disease or other causes of hypertension 2/2 identifiable source. However any patient with newly diagnosed hypertension should get all the recommended blood tests to rule out diabetes, renal disease, hyperlipidemia, electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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How does the blood pressure cuff measure blood pressure?

How does the blood pressure cuff measure blood pressure?

See below: The cuff is put around the arm and inflated. The pressure is increased enough to totally cut off flow through the artery. When the cuff is deflated, sounds are heard when flow begins. That is the systolic pressure. When the cuff further deflates, eventually there is no collapse of the artery at all and then the sounds disappear or muffle. That is the diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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What conditions give abnormal results of blood pressure?

What conditions give abnormal results of blood pressure?

Blood pressure : The diseases that can cause high or low blood pressure are legion and comprise virtually every category of disease, infectious, endocrine, gastrointestinal, renal, cardiac.... ...Read more

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Maintaining normal blood pressure?

Maintaining normal blood pressure?

Healthy LIfestyle: Healthy food, maintaining ideal weight, exercises, and good sleep with stress free life! ...Read more

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What does enlarged blood vessels in the womb mean?

Dilated vessel: The womb is the uterus. It is very vascular which means it has a lot of arteries and veins. An ultrasound or ct scan can identity enlarged blood vessels. The bad news is that they can come from many sources. You need further evaluation by a gynecologist to know if they could be from something that needs addressed or something that you don't have to worry about. ...Read more

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How are automated blood collection and whole blood donation different?

Apheresis: Abc (aka apheresis) uses a highly sophisticated separation/filtration process to allow specific blood components to be collected (like platelets, plasma, red blood cells) from a donor while returning the un-needed components. Whole blood donation, as its name suggests, collects all blood component parts, which will be later separated and used to care for up to 4 patients from 1 donation. ...Read more

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Is 121over 90 blood pressure normal?

Is 121over 90 blood pressure normal?

Borderline depends : Borderline depends upon if u have diabetes & recheck bp. ...Read more

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Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

No: The blood thinners really do not " thin" the blood they alter the cascade of chemical events that lead to platelet clot formation. So in reality the blood isn't thinner it just has a difficult time clotting. THese drugs do not dissolve the vessels. ...Read more

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What causes large blood vessels in the uterus?

What causes large blood vessels in the uterus?

Hormonally mediated: Sometimes, autocrine hormones released from fibroids can cause the dilation of blood vessels to allow blood to be diverted to the fibroid and can be seen as large blood vessels. During pregnancy, the uterine blood vessels also dilate to supply blood to the fetus. ...Read more

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What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

Lab results: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more