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Blown Vein From Blood Draw
Blood draw.: Blood is drawn from superficial veins and some are deeper than others. Only in emergent situations would blood be drawn from a deep vein and then only in a hospital by a physician. From what you say, the blood was drawn from a superficial vein which may have been deeper than the usual veins. The chance of developing a DVT from this is practically zero. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While giving blood sample nurse injected the syringe & couldn't draw blood from vein she pumped back some air is it dangerous? no symptoms seen help?
You are fine.: A few tiny air bubbles in that situation are common and of no significance. ...Read more
Very different: Varicose veins are defective veins that have weakened walls. Blood clots can form in varicose veins, a condition known as "thrombophlebitis, " but the majority of varicose veins do not have blood clots. Blood clots can also form in the deep veins, a condition known as dvt. This is a serious condition occurs more commonly after surgery, trauma, long plane/car rides, during pregnancy, among others. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Small difference: CBG is combined arterio-venous blood so the blood sugar from capillaries is a little higher because arteriole blood is more nutrient rich, bringing nutrients to tissues. Venous blood has already been through the capillary system where nutrients/metabolites are "picked up and dropped off. " venous blood has less glucose in it because it is blood carrying away much of what was already metabolized. ...Read more
Could someone be released from a medical facility with a cerebral blood clot and placed on blood thinners?
Yes: For blood clots anywhere, but particularly one in the brain, blood thinners prevent the formation additional clots, and facilitate the dissolution of the existing clots by your own healing mechanism. So, yes, someone can (ans should) definitely be released from a medical facility after a cerebral blood clot and placed on blood thinners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Capillaries are situated between the arteries and veins and capillary blood does have characteristics half between the arterial and venous blood. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Not correct: All blood cells escape during bleeding. It is just that there are far more red cells than other cells. ...Read more
Yes: Transmission of blood borne diseases can occur through any mucosa if there are breaks present, even those that you may not be able to see with your eyes. Therefore it would be wise to avoid any contact with potentially infected material if you are uncertain about the integrity of your mucosal lining. ...Read more
Can a person have a shock like reaction from systematic mastocytosis from just getting their blood drawn?
Almost unheard of: This should be a case report in the nejm never heard about it and does not make sense. ...Read more
When there's a cut, blood leaves from the blood vessel, but there are also white blood cells and platelets in the blood vessel. why don't they escape too?
They do: All components of blood leak out when there is injury to the blood vessels. Just that red cells are far more numerous than other cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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