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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Blood Type (Overview)

Refers to the proteins present or not present on the surface of red blood cells. The types are a, b, ab and o.


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
90 Doctors shared insights

Blood Type (Overview)

Refers to the proteins present or not present on the surface of red blood cells. The types are a, b, ab and o.


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Ok my dad's blood type is supposedly o- and my mom's b+. Is it possible for me to be bloodtype o-?

Ok my dad's blood type is supposedly o- and my mom's b+. Is it possible for me to be bloodtype o-?

Genetics: Since your dad is o-, the only blood type he can give you is o-. Your mom, being b+, can still pass on to you an o- blood type depending on the blood types of her parents. Here is a pretty good tutorial on the genetics of ABO and rh blood types.
http://www. Biology. Arizona. Edu/human_bio/problem_sets/blood_types/intro. Html. ...Read more

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Anything you can tell me about Rh negative blood type?

Anything you can tell me about Rh negative blood type?

Not much to know: This will not affect your life in a meaningful way unless you become the mother of an unborn child who has inherited rh positivity from the child's father. You'll be given an injection to prevent yourself from becoming sensitized, which can endanger the next baby. Basically this is what you need to know. There's some internet hokum about blood types -- take your questions to your physician. ...Read more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Check your blood glucose 2 hours before and 2 hours after eating
once
Check with your doctor if your post-meal glucose is lower than your pre-meal glucose, as you may have hypoglycemia
once
Consider using a continuous sensor if you do not feel hypoglycemia symptoms
once
Use insulin pumps, as they can minimize your risk of hypoglycemia
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Since my d&c I have weird periods. On alternate cycles its painful&starts with blackish blood and ovulation type side pain. Is it hormonal imbalance?

Since my d&c I have weird periods. On alternate cycles its painful&starts with blackish blood and ovulation type side pain. Is it hormonal imbalance?

Very common: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I recently developed painful stool, type 2 or 5. It cuts me when passing w/ a little blood. This has never happened before. What would cause it?

I recently developed painful stool, type 2 or 5. It cuts me when passing w/ a little blood. This has never happened before. What would cause it?

Straining: If the stool was hard or you were straining to pass it or you sat on the toilet seat for a prolonged time you may 1. Opened a hemorrhoid, 2. Caused a laceration of the bowel wall. Consult with your family physician for a rectal exam soon. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?

Arm numbness, tingling, a bit of itching, typing hurts, after five days from the blood test. What can it be?

Nerve irritation: Possibly there was some nerve irritation that occurred during the blood draw. Give your arm some rest, elevate at night. Heat/cold compresses can be tried to stimulate your nerve. Hopefully, it will be over with in a few days. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your blood type is o positive?

Blood donor: Your red blood cells can be transfused into almost any other person who is rh positive. It has no implications for your health. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
Daily
See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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With high blood pressure and type 1 diabetes is there a particular BP medication that would be better than others?

With high blood pressure and type 1 diabetes is there a particular BP medication that would be better than others?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure is extremely complex and different patients respond differently to different antihypertensives. However, patients with diabetes and high blood pressure should be on an ace inhibitor or arb for blood pressure control and kidney protection. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Is it normal for your blood type to change?

Is it normal for your blood type to change?

No.: Your blood type never changes. If this appears to be the case there has been an administrative error somewhere. ...Read more

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What's my blood type?

What's my blood type?

No way to know: Will need to have it checked to know although it is not important unless you need a transfusion or become pregnant..... ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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What is Rh blood type?

What is Rh blood type?

BLOOD GROUP: It is a blood group based on presence or absent of inherited antigenic substance on the surface of red blood cells
you are either rh positive or rh negative and other blood groups are a, b, ab, and o.
So yoy are either a, b, ab, o rh positive or rh negative. ...Read more

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Blood type diet health?

Family Practice: The blood type diet follows the theory that blood types are compatible with certain foods and essentially allergic to others. There is a book blood type 4 life that explains it in detail. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Blood type a+ food list?

Blood type a+ food list?

No such thing: There was a series of books from the 1990's by a crook who claimed all sorts of things about different blood groups. It was entirely made up. Ignore this stuff. Eat what you think is best. ...Read more

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Is -o a rare blood type?

Is -o a rare blood type?

Not rare: "o negative" blood type is not rare. It is in less than 10% of the population, and varies depending on which part of the word one is talking about. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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Can your blood type change?

No: It should be a constant genetic character of your genomic make up of your blood it would not change it may of been measured incorrectly some minor antigens can be detected which were not detected earlier but the major blood group should not change if you had a blood transfusion you may see different types of blood but that is unusual. ...Read more

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What's the rarest blood type?

Donate today: The rarest blood type is a ab negative (0.6%) followed by b negative (1.5%) followed by ab + (3.4%) followed by a neg 6.3%), followed by o negative (6.6%). ...Read more

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What determines my blood type?

What determines my blood type?

Glycolipids: Carbohydrate/sugar molecules attached to lipids in the red cell membrane determine the major blood types. There are at least 29 different blood groups systems and hundreds of different blood types. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk2264/. ...Read more

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Is there blood type like ac.?

Is there blood type like ac.?

HgBA1c: Not a blood type. I'm guessing but I suspect you are referring to HGB a1c. This is a test for diabetes. It measures an average of blood sugar levels over a 90 day period. It is not a blood type like a b o ab. ...Read more

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