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Dr. Dina Tebcherany
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Blood Disorders (Definition)

There are many types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc which can develop problems. In addition there are diseases of the bone marrow (where blood cells are made) such as leukemia, myelodysplasia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, etc. All of these disparate disorders plus others unmentioned ...Read more


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Please tell me what a blood disorder is?

Please tell me what a blood disorder is?

Vague term!: It does not tell you anymore than saying that your blood is not entirely normal. The next thing to do is to find out what is wrong ? and in which blood cells is there a disorder???? It can be in Red cells, white cells or in your platelets(3 main cell types found in our blood) ...Read more

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What is blood disorder and the symptoms?

What is blood disorder and the symptoms?

Many possible causes: Blood disorder refers to many conditions. In the blood we have red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and all kinds of antibodies. A disorder could be to due any one of these being out of balance. Each one of them has dozens of potential abnormalities. Check with your doctor on exactly what disorder they are talking about. ...Read more

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How can rare blood disorders be treated?

How can rare blood disorders be treated?

See a hematologist: Without knowing the kind of rare blood disorder the general answer is to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blood disorder.?

Describe the features of a blood disorder.?

A general question: Blood consists of cells and fluid (plasma). Cells are of 3 general types: white blood cells (which fight infection), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), and platelets (which initiate blood clots). Plasma carries proteins, such as antibodies, and nutrients. A disturbance of any component of the above constitutes a blood disorder. Anemia is the commonest disorder with many causes. ...Read more

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What are common blood disorders and symptoms?

What are common blood disorders and symptoms?

Too broad a question: Hi nelis5. This is much too broad a question to answer in a forum such as this one. Can you elaborate? What specific question do you have and how can we help? ...Read more

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Can a blood disorder keep me from joining the military?

Can a blood disorder keep me from joining the military?

Possibly: "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. Leukopenia. Current or history of diagnosis of any form of chronic or recurrent agranulocytosis and/or leukopenia (288.0) is disqualifying." ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood disorders?

Very involved: There are many types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc which can develop problems. In addition there are diseases of the bone marrow (where blood cells are made) such as leukemia, myelodysplasia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, etc. All of these disparate disorders plus others unmentioned are considered blood disorders. ...Read more