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I've been having a heavy period and blood cloughts, not only that but my ovaries hurt and my lower back. Will birth control help?
First: See your doctor to see what's going on before seeking treatment. ...Read more
Myelodysplasia: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a disease that is associated with decreased production of blood cells. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, and the blood cells of people with mds do not mature normally. There are three major types of blood cells—red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Patients with mds can have decreased production of one, two, or all three types of blood cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably : Lithium does occur naturally in most vertebrates including humans, but in extremely micro-quantities. It is one of the trace elements required for normal body and mind functioning, similar to zinc, cadmium, copper, selenium. Lithium as a medication for mood disorders probably works differently though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Part 2 Tx: Incompatibility can be minor-itching, hives, edema (swelling); or more severe-respiratory difficulty, drop in blood pressure, shock, clotting difficulties. Or lethal - serum sickness & death. Contamination can occur anywhere the blood is handled. It most often occurs when the donor has an infection that is transmitted to the recipient such as hiv, hepatitis, fungi, or parasites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used public toilet and didn't realise until I had stood up that there was dried blood on the seat. Could I catch something? I have no sores.
Variations on red: Arterial blood and capillary blood are bright red, as oxygen imparts a strong red color to the heme group. Deoxygenated blood is a darker shade of red; this is present in veins, and can be seen during blood donation and when venous blood samples are taken. Blood in carbon monoxide poisoning is bright red, because carbon monoxide causes the formation of carboxyhemoglobin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Path: If we start at the heart- blood travels thru arteries to all your organs. There the arteries become smaller and change into capillaries where oxygen is delivered and waste products from the cells removed. The capillaries then turn into veins which return the blood to the heart. There is a separate similar system from the heart to the lungs and back that brings oxygen into the body for distribution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: There are some situations where patients on blood thinners can lose their vision. Specifically they can get bleeding inside the eye due to a variety of conditions - though this is very rare. Making sure the blood isn't too thin by checking with your primary care can help pent this rare complication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers