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Blood Clot Cause Low Red Blood Cell Coun
I have blood clot in my left leg so I stopped eating food with vitamin K and now my red blood cell count iron folate (folic acid) b 12 dropped?
K doesn't cause clot:
While Vit K is needed for blood to clot, avoiding K doesn't reduce the risk of clots! The only reason to avoid is if you're on warfarin as K can interfere with it, but research shows being on some K actually stabilizes the effects of warfarin. The important thing is to have a consistent amount & then adjust warfarin dose. See http://bit. Ly/1hHlMAv
Foods rich in K are good sources of iron/folate. ...Read more
Thank you for taking my question. I have redness and swelling a few inches below my knee, it is not caused by a blood clot, ?
Can anxiety cause leg pain in both legs that mimics a blood clot (w/i the redness or swelling)...2 negative d dimers and happening for over a month?
Improbable: The description of your symptoms does not sound to me like something that would be commonly found to be due to anxiety. First of all the duration of the symptoms is way too long. I would continue to pursue other avenues. If necessary get a second opinion at the university teaching hospital. Checking for spinal pathology would be reasonable and you also don't mention having had an ultrasound of your legs either. It would be premature to conclude that this is due to anxiety. Bestwishes. ...Read more
19 year old male! Red blood cells were 5.9, Hemoglobin 17.8 & hematocrit 55%. Everything else normal. Am I at increased risk for blood clots?
Can being cold in the feet cause blood clots? Since it reduces circulation? My feet get red, sometimes blue and it kind of worries me, I'm only 20.
Raynaud's: It sounds like a common condition that your family physician should be able to help you with. ...Read more
What could cause severe cramping, periods that last 7 months straight, w/ intermittent blood clots (tarry & red)? I'm waiting on doc for diagnosis.
No: This won't affect the deep veins, where clots are dangerous. Our bodies are designed to withstand a considerable amount of day-to-day trauma. The deep vein thrombi have more to do with inactivity, with genetic mutations that make one vulnerable, and to systemic health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more
Do all blood clots cause strokes or is it rare? Asking because very worried about leg aches and odd eye suddenly turned red. Please help terrified
Rare: Very very rare for leg vein clot to cause a stroke. You would need an unusual congenital connection to have a stroke occur from a leg vein clot. Sudden red eye would not be typically associated with this. ...Read more
Ecchymosis on leg and arm appeared without apparent cause. Colors changed now red purple. CBC results last week normal. Blood clot or internal bleed?
Wht causes clear runny discharge with red blood specs in it and a blood clot, fatigue, random nausea, freq urination vivid dreams last period sep 11-15?
What could cause low red blood cell count, but normal hemoglobin and hematocrit levels? Also, if it matters, which apparently it doesn't?
Red blood count is n: We rely more on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels than or red cell counts. So you can ignore your red cell count right now. ...Read more
Anemia can be due to: Low red blood count is best measured as hemoglobin (hb) level. Normal hb level is over 12 grams. If yours is below 12 grams, go see your doctor as you will need to get some additional blood tests done, like checking your blood iron levels. The commonest cause of low red count is iron defiiciency (in women particulalrly). ...Read more
Anemia: Anemia is term used for low red blood cells or low hemoglobin. Acute anemia can be due to blood loss due to any cause. Chronic anemia due to slow blood loss, like menstrual loss, peptic ulcer disease, iron, b12, folate (folic acid) deficiencies, hypothyroidism, chemotherapy, drugs etc. ...Read more
I get cold and I have had my blood tested and have a low red blood cell count. What kind of problems cause this thing and what test do I need to have?
Anemia: There are many ways to become anemic. May not makeenouh blod, may be destroying blood or bloo could be getting destroyed. Need to see youbphysician. M. ...Read more
Get evaluated: The causes of anemia (low hemoglobin) are many. You need an evaluation with a history and physical exam. Some initial studies include -- CBC w/diff, peripheral blood smear, reticulocyte count, EPO level, fecal occult blood testing and possibly others (eg ua, vitamin studies, etc). ...Read more
All laboratory 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. Having said that, it would have helped to know the actual values as low is not a unit of measure.
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Yes if you lost bloo: If you lost a lot of blood you can get anemic. ...Read more
Tsh 5.4, T4 7.6 plus low red blood cell count, high ldl, hdl, vldl & triglycerides r high. What other test can tell me what caused my thyroid to stop?
It doesn't matter: A test of antithyroid antibodies may suggest that thyroiditis caused your decline in thyroid level, but it doesn't matter since the appropriate therapy is brand name T4 replacement, no matter what the cause. Also, your minimal level of thyroid deficiency is insufficient to cause you lipid abnormalities. Look for other causes, such as genetics, weight, diet, inactivity, etc. ...Read more
Is this your Hemoglo: Red cell count runs into 4-5 million cell count range. If yours is 6...You probaly are talking about hemoglobin (hb) level. This is normally 12-14 grams. Anything less than 12 is called anemia. Anything below 10 grams will make you feel weak, and less than 8 grams requires a blood transfusion. So you should go see your doctor and find the cause which will require doing further tests. ...Read more
Labs, hematocrit high 46.9, MCHC low at 31.9 and red blood cell high at 5.16. Had labs done myself. What could cause this. Anxious something's wrong!
Try HealthTap PRIME: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on with his patient. "Creating patient anxiety" is one of the arguments against people doing their own lab tests. One can try HealthTap PRIME for a virtual consultation, in which a doctor can ask questions and look over the lab results, to explain them. ...Read more
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