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Blood Clotting Disorders Mthfr
Heavy metals are common metals that can cause poisoning in humans. The most common example is lead, which is a big threat to children. Other metals encountered at work places can also be a problem: cadmium, arsenic, gold, mercury. A heavy metals test panel is a blood (or urine) test that assays for the ...Read more
My dad was diagnosed with two types of facial neralgia and a few different blood clotting disorders. I don't have nething he has but cld I get it later?
No and maybe: As far as the neuralgia goes, it is unlikely you will "inherit" a tendency to get that specifically. Some diseases can have neuralgias (shingles, diabetes, etc), so be aware of any risks for them. Clotting disorders, however, are often inherited, and some may not manifest right away. If his clotting problems are not due to meds, then you should talk witha physician to fully assess your risk. ...Read more
Function: One of the livers primary functions is to produce factors in the blood that promote blood clotting. When the liver starts to fail it can't make these factors which leads to people developing problems with clotting appropriately. ...Read more
Clotting factors: Most of the clotting factors are made or processed in the liver, and work together with proteins in the blood and with platelets. Therefore, if you have liver disease, these factors are not produced in sufficient quantity or quality to work correctly. Vitamin k is metabolized in the liver and is used in clotting. ...Read more
Many blood clotting disorders but my Lupus Anticoag. just came back neg (had 3 prior +). This time they stopped warfarin to check - should i retest?
Sounds : Complicated and we only have a tiny piece of your history puzzle. Sounds like you have a good hematologist who is watching out for you. Trust your doc! ...Read more
My child have genetic clotting disorders as i mother of family member be tested with genetic blood clotting?
Depends: Is the affected child male? Do you have any symptoms? What will you do with the results? Since there is a large number of clotting disorders it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without knowing more details. If you are not planning on having more children, you probably do not need to be tested for your health. It would be prudent to talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on the type: Of disorder. There is a large number of clotting disorder, inherited and acquired, that require individualized treatments. Please specify the disorder you wish to know about. The choices range form vitamins, blood components, medications, recombinant proteins etc. ...Read more
Legs and lungs: Venous blood clots usually form in the deep veins the legs causing pain, and swelling. If the clot breaks off and reaches the lung, embolus, it may cause sudden chest pain, shortness of breath, cough with blood sputum. If the clot is large enough, it may cause sudden death. ...Read more
Not a matter for: Self treatment. Excessive clot formation may due to many underlying causes, that need to be investigated to craft the appropriate treatment. Please discuss the issue with your doctor. Please see this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001120.htm. ...Read more
Military standards: "Current or history of coagulation defects (286) to include, but not limited to von Willebrand’s Disease (286.4), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (287) , or Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (287.0), is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/blood.htm ...Read more
Are you on coumadin (warfarin)?: No unless you are on blood thinner like Coumadin or warfarin. If you are on coumadin, then you need to make sure that you watch out your diet and being consistent with your diet -especially for food that contains high amount of vitamin k- like vegetables etc. Your doctor should be able to gude you regarding diet seletion if you are on coumadin. ...Read more
Depends: Disorders causing defective/inadequate clotting may be referred to as bleeding diathesis and each disorder has its own name, e.g., hemophilia, von willebrand disease, itp etc. Excessive clotting disorders may be called thrombophilia but each type of disorder has its own name, e.g. Leiden factor v mutation, prothrombin mutation, ttp etc. ...Read more
Unknown: Pot shouldn't affect most clotting disorders. However, it might make you not care about it....... ...Read more
If my antiphosplippid anti body test was clear does that mean I don't have any blood clotting disorder ? Or is it still possible to have one ?
Still at risk: It's one of several different tests, and picks up only 1 entity. Chances are you were screened for all the common ones (V Leiden, deficiency in S and/or C, antithrombin 3 deficiency, many of us are skeptical about homocysteine and a few of the others). What it really means is that we aren't going to give you treatment to make your blood less coagulable since this doesn't improve your odds. ...Read more
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