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Blood in urine in women over 50 what doctor?

Blood in urine in women over 50 what doctor?

Hematuria: Most women with blood in their urine will have a UTI (urinary tract infection), or kidney stone. @ 15 % of women with blood in the urine in your age group will have a tumor, or malignancy so it's important not to ignore this symptom. Your primary care doctor can check a culture to rule out infection. If the culture is negative you should see the urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more


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In what way can plasma donation sites pay donors?

In what way can plasma donation sites pay donors?

Not recommended: Red Cross and many facilities in US will not accept products from pay-for-donate locations. This is due to the concern that a potential donor might not be totally honest in the history questions if seeking $$ and this could contaminate the blood supply. Volunteer donors have no motivation to not provide direct answers. ...Read more

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What's hematocrit in the blood?

What's hematocrit in the blood?

It's a percentage: Basically, the hematocrit is a volume percentage of red cells in whole blood (the other parts being primarily plasma, white cells and platelets). Low or high hematocrits could indicate disease processes; however abnormal levels are not uniformly something to worry about. ...Read more

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How are automated blood collection and whole blood donation different?

How are automated blood collection and whole blood donation different?

Apheresis: Abc (aka apheresis) uses a highly sophisticated separation/filtration process to allow specific blood components to be collected (like platelets, plasma, red blood cells) from a donor while returning the un-needed components. Whole blood donation, as its name suggests, collects all blood component parts, which will be later separated and used to care for up to 4 patients from 1 donation. ...Read more

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Can the anticoagulant in one's plasma build up following blood donation?

Can the anticoagulant in one's plasma build up following blood donation?

Anticoagulant: It is unlikely one would be able to donate often enough to build up anticoagulant from donating plasma. ...Read more

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Do platelets carry oxygen in the blood?

Do platelets carry oxygen in the blood?

No: The Tred blood cells. What makes these un nucleated cells unique is that they contain the hemoglobin molecule which can transport oxygen and release it in the organs needing O2 to survive. When the deoxygenated blood reaches the lungs, O2 is picked up again by the hemoglobin molecule. The 3 molecules necessary for creating life were carbon, O2 and Fe which comprises hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Is my hematology professor correct in saying the iron in the hemoglobin molecules within our red blood cells impart the red color to human blood?

Is my hematology professor correct in saying the iron in the hemoglobin molecules within our red blood cells impart the red color to human blood?

Yes: Think of rust. That's oxidized iron. It's dark red like blood. Hemoglobin molecules contain iron and they also carry oxygen molecules. ...Read more

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How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

Usually automated: Blood cells are counted electromechanically as each blood cell is passed thru a really small Loop that acts as counter of number and size in one way.Another way is counting by laser reflections and in both,computers figure what type. The smallest are platelets, followed by red cells,and largest are all types of blood cells. In manual counting, a pathologist IDs blood cells microscopically ...Read more

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Blood bank won't accept my mother's blood b/c it won't go through the white blood count filtering process. Any explanations?

Cryoprotein?: Your mother may have a protein in her blood that precipitates out when the temperature of blood drops, as it would during the filtration process. This is only one plausible explanation. You should inquire with the blood bank. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for protein in urine (30 mg/dl) trace amount blood also found in office sample. 24hr collection 150 of protein, appt in 1month!, ?

What are some reasons for protein in urine (30 mg/dl) trace amount blood also found in office sample. 24hr collection 150 of protein, appt in 1month!, ?

Poss. renal disease: First suggest you rule out orthostatic proteinuria. Benign proteinuria from being erect. Set alarm for 2 hours after bed, empty bladder, then collect first am specimen. Home free if recumbent specimen negative. Strenuous excercise, stress & dehdration benign. Otherwise need to rule out renal diseases e.G glomerulonephritis, collagen diseases, drugs, infections, diabetes, sickle cell & rare others. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, does TB cause a shortage of blood in the body?

Hi doctor, does TB cause a shortage  of blood in the body?

No: TB is primarily a pulmonary / respiratory infection. This does not affect blood cell production. Miliary TB is disseminated throughout the body, is less common, but "MIGHT" impede blood cell production, depending on extent of involvement in the marrow and general health/nutrition of person with it. ...Read more

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Where can I donatel blood platelets?

Where can I donatel blood platelets?

Red Cross!: First, THANK YOU! for donating platelets. You can telephone your local red cross to find out where a donation center with apheresis capability is located. ...Read more

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Can doctors find kidney cancer in a normal blood test?

Can doctors find kidney cancer in a normal blood test?

No: However there may be some be some abnomalities on the blood work that would make a practitioner investigate this further, but, in the simplest and general answer is no. ...Read more

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In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?

In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?

Thal major: Variable responses of marrow, and cell production. Thal cells are fragile and break and create the anemia, and hemoglobin in urine etc.. Hematology is the discipline to follow this disease process with you. ...Read more

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Can bilirubin from a donors blood affect the recipient, since checking for bilirubin levels is not part of the criteria for donation?

Sort of: The transfusion of blood causes some collateral damage to at least some of the rbcs. Red cell damage/destruction produces an elevation in bilirubin. Not "from the donor" in a pure sense. ...Read more

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Can bilirubin from a donors blood affect the recepient?

Can bilirubin from a donors blood affect the recepient?

Not tested: Bilirubin is normal in every person and should not affect the recipient of blood transfusions. Bilirubin levels may be elevated due to underlying disease process, in which case the potential donor should have signs and symptoms making him or her ineligible for donation during the medical screen and physical exam before donation. ...Read more

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In what way can I get donation for our hospital specialized in liver transplantation?

In what way can I get donation for our hospital specialized in liver transplantation?

Not clear: Are you asking how to find a donor for someone listed for liver transplantation at your hospital? Or how to be a donor for someone listed (i.e. Living liver donor)? The former is dictated by the severity of liver disease (meld score) and allocation of a deceased donor liver is determined by a national computer algorithm managed by unos. For living donation, speak with the program director. ...Read more

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Why such a large shortage of blood donors?

Why such a large shortage of blood donors?

Fear of disease: Some people incorrectly believe that they can acquire infectious diseases by the process of blood donation. ...Read more