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Do blood disorders run in the family?

Do blood disorders run in the family?

Depends: Many do: sickle cell, thalassemia, clotting disorders associated with protein c or s deficiency, and many others. There are other blood disorders, usually acquired (antiphospholipid syndrome) that are not. So a definivite answer requires knowing what type of blood disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Dina Tebcherany
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Blood Disorders (Definition)

There are many types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc which can develop problems. In addition there are diseases of the bone marrow (where blood cells are made) such as leukemia, myelodysplasia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, etc. All of these disparate disorders plus others unmentioned ...Read more


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Could i donate blood with a blood disorder?

Could i donate blood with a blood disorder?

Better to avoid : After donating you may develop more problems. Also the receptor may not get the needed constituents of your blood - the cellular part or the plasma part(rich in clotting factors which we needs in special circumstances ) . Hence it is better to avoid donating ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood disorder or leukemia?

What are symptoms of blood disorder or leukemia?

Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood disorder or leukemia?

What are symptoms of blood disorder or leukemia?

Fatigue, sweats: Leukemia occurs when white blood cells grow uncontrollably and fill up your bone marrow. This can cause fatigue, bone pain, bleeding or bruising, and night sweats. Another common blood disorder is anemia. This can also cause fatigue, but it is not serious like leukemia. The way to know is to tell a doctor about your symptoms, get examined, and maybe have some blood tests. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent blood disorders?

This a BIG question!: Nature will take care of it if you keep good health. This requires healthy eating habits, maintain healthy weight and exercise daily. If you are concerned, get an annual check up from your family doctor. This will assure you in case you are heading for any such disorder which are rare...So do not worry right now(my advice: you should wait to worry!). ...Read more

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Please tell me what a blood disorder is?

Please tell me what a blood disorder is?

Vague term!: It does not tell you anymore than saying that your blood is not entirely normal. The next thing to do is to find out what is wrong ? and in which blood cells is there a disorder???? It can be in Red cells, white cells or in your platelets(3 main cell types found in our blood) ...Read more

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What is blood disorder and the symptoms?

What is blood disorder and the symptoms?

Many possible causes: Blood disorder refers to many conditions. In the blood we have red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and all kinds of antibodies. A disorder could be to due any one of these being out of balance. Each one of them has dozens of potential abnormalities. Check with your doctor on exactly what disorder they are talking about. ...Read more

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How can rare blood disorders be treated?

See a hematologist: Without knowing the kind of rare blood disorder the general answer is to see a hematologist. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Beshay
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Definition)

Antiphospholipid antibodies are components in one's blood that can increase the risk of blood clots especially in the smallest blood vessels called capillaries. These individuals are prone to deep venous thrombosis in the leg and potentially pulmonary ...Read more