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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Blood Abnormalities (Overview)

Blood parameters outside the normal range (determined by laboratory) for a patient's sex and age.


Dr. Linda Callaghan
51 doctors shared insights

Blood Abnormalities (Overview)

Blood parameters outside the normal range (determined by laboratory) for a patient's sex and age.


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What does it mean to have "blood vessel abnormalities" in the brain?

What does it mean to have "blood vessel abnormalities" in the brain?

Congenital: Variety of benign congenital brain vessel malformations, include venous angioma, small aneurysmal dilatations, arteriovenous malformations, even hemangiomas. But any of the above can cause great mischief under a variety of circumstances, so you need to discuss with your doctor what the findings truly mean for your future. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
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What are two blood abnormalities of hemophiliacs?

What are two blood abnormalities of hemophiliacs?

Only one: Deficiency of factor viii that causes abnormal bleeding in patients with hemophilia a. Hemophilia b patients have a deficiency of factor ix. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
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What is the definition or description of: Blood abnormalities?

What is the definition or description of: Blood abnormalities?

Blood: Blood parameters outside the normal range (determined by laboratory) for a patient's sex and age. ...Read more

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What are blood abnormalities of hemophiliacs?

What are blood abnormalities of hemophiliacs?

Variable: Hemophiliacs can have a myriad of defects. There are numerous factors that allow the blood to clot. Loss of any single protein/factor can result in a specific type of hemophilia such as factor 8, or factor 9 deficiency. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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What are two blood abnormalities of hemophiliacs?

Only one: Deficiency of factor viii that causes abnormal bleeding in patients with hemophilia a. Hemophilia b patients have a deficiency of factor ix. ...Read more

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What are two blood abnormalities from factor 8?

What are two blood abnormalities from factor 8?

I am not sure: I understand the question. Factor viii deficiency from birth is a form of hemophilia. It is also possible to develop an acquired inhibitor of factor viii which also is associated with life threatening bleeding. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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Is it possible to have lymphoma for 3 years with no blood work abnormalities?

Yes: There different subtypes of lymphoma and it is possible to have normal blood counts if you have enlarged lymph nodes see your primary care physician for work up. ...Read more

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What does "blood vessel abnormalities" mean?

What does "blood vessel abnormalities" mean?

Many: Abnormality could be in size, shape, number, thickjness, location and many others. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
once
Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
once
Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
once
If male, schedule a prostate exam
once
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What are possible reasons for fainting with no heart or blood sugar abnormalities?

What are possible reasons for fainting with no heart or blood sugar abnormalities?

SYNCOPE: Fainting can be caused by vasovegal reflex which is an activation of the vagus nerve that innervates the heart, when it is activated it decreases the heart rate and decreases blood supply to the brain and leads to the fainting. Vasovegal reflex can occur in any scary or frightening accident, a warm weather and being dehydrated or exhausted may contribute to fainting. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have "blood vessel abnormalities" in the brain?

Congenital: Variety of benign congenital brain vessel malformations, include venous angioma, small aneurysmal dilatations, arteriovenous malformations, even hemangiomas. But any of the above can cause great mischief under a variety of circumstances, so you need to discuss with your doctor what the findings truly mean for your future. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
See your doctor to evaluate cause
Once
Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
Once
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Does a normal brain MRI without contrast show blood vessel abnormalities or do you need another test like an MRA?

Does a normal brain MRI without contrast show blood vessel abnormalities or do you need another test like an MRA?

Depends on question: Common misconception: MRI (or MRA) doesn't "see everything". ANY imaging test used to help confirm a diagnosis has limitations & doesn't establish Dx from "thin air". MRI can see SOME of the effects of blood vessel abnormalities (like scarring or infarction) & perhaps large abnormalities like aneurysms, but isn't the best test to determine blood flow. So it depends on clinical question being asked ...Read more

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Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs,  heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read more

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