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I have been bleeding thick black blood, it has a very strong smell and large clots. No red blood has been seen. What could be happening?

I have been bleeding thick black blood, it has a very strong smell and large clots. No red blood has been seen. What could be happening?

Well: Do you mean vaginal bleeding? Generally blood turns black if it's older. If its rectal G.I. bleeding black can be from small intestinal bleeding. Consult primary care doctor OB/GYN in person for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have been bleeding thick black blood (or vaginal discharge) out of my vagina for 2 weeks, what's wrong?

I have been bleeding thick black blood (or vaginal discharge) out of my vagina for 2 weeks, what's wrong?

For two weeks of: Bleeding - advise your gynecologist. Black blood is usually older, deoxygenated blood and it is likely being sloughed with some tissue. ...Read more

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I have had consistent bleeding of dark, thick blood for two months with heavy bleeding after sex, liquid red blood. What could be the cause?

I have had consistent bleeding of dark, thick blood for two months with heavy bleeding after sex, liquid red blood. What could be the cause?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause abnormal bleeding but after 2 months it is definitely time to be seen and look into it. This could be any thing from an infection, to thyroid disease, diabetes, PCOS, or even cervical or endometrial cancer. Get in to your PCP, gynecologist, of an urgent care clinic ASAP and begin the work-up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Suspect pregnant. Back/stomach pain, bleeding&fleshy tissue&thick blood came out of vagina last night. See doc on sat. Can it be miscarriage? Help

Suspect pregnant. Back/stomach pain, bleeding&fleshy tissue&thick blood came out of vagina last night. See doc on sat. Can it be miscarriage? Help

Check home preg test: While it is possible that it may be an early miscarriage, checking a home pregnancy test will help. If not pregnant, then not a miscarriage. If positive pregnancy test, then it may be possible but would need further evaluation with physician. Bleeding is not uncommon during early pregnancies that result in full-term live births. ...Read more

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Currently missed 4 birth control pills, today June 24 I started to bleed heavy thick blood but not it has stopped and I am sexually active.?

Currently missed 4 birth control pills, today June 24 I started to bleed heavy thick blood but not it has stopped and I am sexually active.?

Don't worry: Just get a pregnancy test to be m sure, if pregnant take courage please adoption never abortion for that is murder, but you can only get pregnant about 5-6 days a month, usually day 15 of a 30 day cycle and your cervical mucus gets more watery then, the sperm lives about 4-5 days and the egg 1-2 days, if they don't unite then there will not be a pregnancy, may have just had hormonal imbalance ...Read more

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Might it be that a dr determine if someone has thick blood?

Yes.: "thick blood" might mean blood with too many red cells (called polycythemia). This can be detected by a complete blood count (CBC) test. Some people say "thick blood" when they mean someone who's blood clots excessively (thrombophilia). That is defined by a history of abnormal blood clotting, and may or may not be explained by blood tests. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does it mean to have thick blood?

Hello doctors, what does it mean to have thick blood?

Hyperviscosity?: Blood may be extra-viscous (i.e., resist flowing through narrow tubes, like molasses) because of a high hematocrit (way too many red cells) or an excess of large protein molecules (usually excess igm) in the plasma. Your physician can work this up if need be. A phlebotomist after a difficult blood draw may remark that the blood "seems thick" but this means nothing. ...Read more

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Docs, could a dr determine if someone has thick blood?

Docs, could a dr determine if someone has thick blood?

Thrombosis panel: There are blood tests to determine if someone has a likelihood of developing blood clots (thick blood). Your doctor can order these tests or refer you to a hematologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to release thick blood after your abortion?

Is it normal to release thick blood after your abortion?

Depends: Some bleeding and passage of clots is expected; however, if heavy, please call your GYN ASAP. ...Read more

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What to do if a nurse checked my sugar level and said I have thick blood, that it's not good. What does this mean?

What to do if a nurse checked my sugar level and said I have thick blood, that it's not good. What does this mean?

Not a proper: Diagnosis. Thick blood is not a proper diagnosis. You should ask your doctor who may have more information about your blood tests. ...Read more

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What does thick blood mean?

What does thick blood mean?

Nothing in medicine.: This is not a medical term. It is often used very imprecisely by lay people to mean blood that clots readily. ...Read more

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What can thick blood be caused by?

Cells & protein: Blood may become too thick if there too many cells or too much protein. Increased red cell count, polycythemia, can make the blood viscous. High levels of immunogolobulins, usually due to cancer, also increse viscosity. Rarely leukemia with a very high white cell count may make the blood thick. ...Read more

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How can I treat thick blood naturally?

How can I treat thick blood naturally?

Unclear question: What is thick blood and how do you know you have "thick blood"? There is no medical entity called thick blood. May be you should discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I take when someone has thick blood?

What should I take when someone has thick blood?

Depends: Most of the time, "thick blood" refers to someone that makes too many red blood cells. This is known as polycythemia. If it occurs because of bone marrow malfunction, it can be serious and lead to strokes and heart attacks. It is often treated with phlebotomy ("blood-letting") but sometimes needs mild forms of chemotherapy. If by "thick blood" you meaning forming blood clots, that needs more veal. ...Read more

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My chineese friend has very thick blood. What health tablets should she take. Thank u?

My chineese friend has very thick blood. What health tablets should she take. Thank u?

You need info: Many conditions are called "thick blood"; but it is not a medical term. If you find out exactly what they mean by that, we may be able to give you a more helpful answer. ...Read more

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Hypercoagulability - thick blood tests?

Hypercoagulability - thick blood tests?

A variety: Especially if you have had a blood clot form in a peripheral vein, or lost an unborn child, your physician may wish to screen you for a variety of known, fairly common genetic mutations and an autoantibody group that make the blood clot somewhat more easily than normal. The information's good to have though there's uncertainty about how to treat most of these folks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is thick blood clot normal during midcycle?

Effects of bleeding: Thick blood clots are an indication of excessive bleeding. An occasional clot is not an issue, but if it is a regular occurrence it may be a cause for concern especially if your hemoglobin falls below normal. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

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Having thick blood can cause blood clots and what other complications?

Depend what the caus: Cause of it is, I assume you are being seen by a hematologist and have had a proper diagnosis, if u haven't u need evaluation by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between have thick blood and low amniotic fluid? Why no one answer?

No: Nobody's answering because everybody's trying to think of a possible connection and can't. "Thick blood" usually refers to some genetic stuff that makes it clot more readily. Oligohydramnios has a variety of causes and is also fairly common. You need to insist on a real diagnosis and explanation for both. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I keep getting hemroids, when I use bathroom it bleeds alot, some times a different thick blood. Why and how can I stop it?

I keep getting hemroids, when I use bathroom it bleeds alot, some times a different thick blood. Why and how can I stop it?

Go to doctor...: If you are having that much bleeding you really should go in and have it looked at by a doctor without delay. ...Read more

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Could my thick blood be something hereditary if 3 of my close family members have died before the age of 65 from strokes and angina?

Could my thick blood be something hereditary if 3 of my close family members have died before the age of 65 from strokes and angina?

Get a good medcheck: There is no medical entity called, "Thick blood". It is purely imaginry. You should know the normal blood cell numbers like Hemoglobin (Hb), white cell count (WBC) and Platelet count. If these are normal, then your blood is considered normal (not thick). Premature deaths from Cardiovascular diseases is often due to known risk factors like high BP, high cholesterol, smoking, Obesity, diabetes & inactiv ...Read more

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