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Blood Disorders Medication
I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?
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
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
Can you tell me if there are blood disorders/diseases that could be caused by cutting yourself too much?
???: Not that i know of unless you cut yourself so much and lose so much blood that ends up causing anemia. It would have to be a lot, though. You can also get infected, of course but that is not a blood disorder per se. If this happens in your job, protect yourself better. If not, i suggest a different hobby. ...Read more
Depends: Many do: sickle cell, thalassemia, clotting disorders associated with protein c or s deficiency, and many others. There are other blood disorders, usually acquired (antiphospholipid syndrome) that are not. So a definivite answer requires knowing what type of blood disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This a BIG question!: Nature will take care of it if you keep good health. This requires healthy eating habits, maintain healthy weight and exercise daily. If you are concerned, get an annual check up from your family doctor. This will assure you in case you are heading for any such disorder which are rare...So do not worry right now(my advice: you should wait to worry!). ...Read more
I have 3different blood disorders, mthfr677, pai1, and factor 8v34l. Can i get pregnant and if so what are the risks?
Yes.: You don't mention why these things were tested, usually because of infertility problems. It is still possible to get pregnant, but there is a potential risk miscarriage, toxemia, and blood clots complicating pregnancy. Sometimes, anticoagulants are given to prevent those complications. Talk with an OB who handles high risk pregnancy and infertility if appropriate. ...Read more
No problem: Normal platlet count is 150000 to 450000.You should not worry if other indices in blood count like wbc, hemoglobin etc are normal and you have no symptoms, and you are not taking any medication which causes decrease in platlet count just moniter your platlet count anf if it keeps going down then see a hematologist. ...Read more
No, : There is no any scientific evidence leading to or supporting such a hypothesis. ...Read more
Congenital: Many cultures have an increased risk of various diseases due to marriage within the family. The more such sharing of the gene pool occurs with closely related people the more of a chance that the gene expression will become dominant. This is also true in some religions such as Judaism. ...Read more
15 years on Depo (only choice w/ 2 blood disorders), experiencing brown spotting? No pain, no odor. Shots on time + protected sex. Curious?
See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Front tooth crown 4 years ago pain from day one. could this cause blood disorders. dentist has not fix pain. or gave meds?
Second opinion: Suggest you go to another well respected dentist in your area for a second opinion. It should not take 4 years to diagnose cause of pain. Once the cause of the pain is determined you can be given appropriate treatment options. Nerve damage requiring Root Canal Therapy or crown or root fracture are most likely causes of your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a very immobile person. Would it be wise and safe to wear compression socks/stockings since I have a family history of blood disorders?
Probably not, Matt: You've 19 and you're so inactive you're thinking of wearing a old person's compression stockings rather than go talk a walk or play a ball game with your friends? What's up, buddy? This isn't you. Is someone interfering with your doing the things that a normal teenager gets to do? Perhaps your family physician can help you find a happier way to live. That's what I'll bet you really want. ...Read more
If no one in my family has DVT or any vascular/blood disorders, could i still have these and not know?
Yes: Some vascular disorders and clotting abnormalities can be genetically related. Blood tests may help rule those in or out ...Read more
Can acid reflux cause secondary polycythemia? I've had all the tests for blood disorders and everything comes back negative.
While pregnant son had neonatal stroke. etiology unknown(blood disorders ruled out) Could I have had stroke if not pregnant?
Not transferred: The way I interpret what you were told, your baby had a period during pregnancy/labor/delivery or soon after where blood flow or oxygen to a vital area of the brain was cut off.It is almost impossible to time these events specifically because symptoms may take time to evolve & be recognized. It is a kid thing and not something you had & could pass to the child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just wondering do Saliva samples for DNA testing tell you about inherited blood disorders? Thinking about buying 23andMe kit
And waste $189 ?: The kit tests for 10 of the 400 mutations of the HBB gene that cause Beta-Thalassemia if inherited from both parents & for Sickle-Cell trait. Seek pre-pregnancy genetic counselling from your OB/GYN about your family's inheritable genetic disorder so (s)he can decide if you need a Chromosomal Microarray &/or Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, or a specific molecular genetic test &/or other studies. ...Read more
Can anyone develop bloodclots in legs during pregnancy even though no history of blood disorders and is healthy?
Blood disorders .What conditions cuase blood to be thin, genteic/disease.Is it liver, bones?Alcohol Intolerant,always have been.what test is needed?
Too general: This would take a textbook to answer. Dozens of common genetic diseases make blood less prone to clot; and there are hundreds of causes of anemia alone. You're fortunate that alcohol does not agree with you, but this is unconnected. If you've been told you have "thin blood", demand a scientific diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more
How is it that a person with no blood disorders develops a clot in pregnancy?It scares me that it could happen to me.Can compression stocking prevent?
During pregnancy and in the period immediately after childbirth, blood is normally more clottable than usual. There are a number of physiologic changes that produce this effect. It would be prudent to discuss it with your obstetrician. You may read this technical article for info: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19228606
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Aching arm after blood test. No issues when giving blood or blood disorders. Is it something horrible like a blood clot? Do I need to see Dr again?
Is it swollen,red: or firm? If a superficial vessel gets a clot from a blood draw it will not travel to heart lung or brain. May have a mild thrombophlebitis . Use warm compresses and try advil (ibuprofen) or alieve. If red warm to touch or getting worse see a doctor to make sure it is not infected. ...Read more
Can any internal medicine doctor interpret most blood tests or is it better to see a specialist such as for blood tests for lupus or blood disorders?
Start with PCP: Yes, any general internist can interpret routine blood work including for auto immune issues like lupus, but there may be a benefit of having a specialist like a rheumatologist (arthritis doctor) help if further testing and detailed management of such disorders if needed. Best regards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My platelets are at 478 and my WBC 13 with neutrophils at 10.0... Bmb was clear, blood tests showed no blood disorders. What can it be?
Reaction to somethin: Repeat the blood work and see if those mild increase of white blood cell and platelet are persistent. Those two can elevate in different condition- including hemoconcentration ( due to dehydration), infection, inflammation, bleeding etc. If your period is heavy- and low hemoglobin- then your md can check the iron level, etc. Are you a smoker? Did you have a regular papsmear/gyn eval etc. F/u w/ md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have always bruised really easy with no blood disorders but a big bruise on my right upper thigh has a small lump under it. Is this normal?
Bruising: Bruising very easy at your age is not very common but can happen for many reasons including vitamin deficiency ie. Calcium, vitamin k etc. Low platelet count or coagulation factor deficit can cause easy bruising and are secondary to genetic disorders or liver disease. You will need further work up to make diagnosis. The lump under is still coagulated blood or hematoma which will reabsorb also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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