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Doctor insights on: Can Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Occur As A Result Of Preeclampsia

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (Definition)

A condition where your body's normal blood clotting and thinning mechanisms are disrupted and small blood clots form in the small vessels. These numerous clots cause consumption of the body's clotting factors and then bleeding occurs. Infection is the most common ...Read more


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Can blood in urine, could it be from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Can blood in urine, could it be from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

See below: Dic is not a common cause of blood in the urine. There are many more common problems that lead to this symptom than dic. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary edema happen as a result of swelling blood vessels?

Does pulmonary edema happen as a result of swelling blood vessels?

Pulmonary edema...: Pulmonary edema results in a build-up of fluid in the lungs. There are many etiologies for this but, if the blood vessels in the lungs become inflamed for some reason, they can become "leaky", resulting in pulmonary edema. So, blood vessel inflammation might be what you mean by "swelling"! ...Read more

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Is there a disease that can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage, followed by onset of rectal bleeding?

Is there a disease that can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage, followed by onset of rectal bleeding?

Coagulopathies: Blood disorders such as hemophilia, platelet abnormalities, anticoagulant usage, autoimmune blood disorders can & do cause bleeding episodes in different organs and in different sites, separately or simultaneously. See a hematologist. ...Read more

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Would uedvt caused by physiological issue (tos) be less concerning than if caused by clotting disorder of blood in terms of recurrence chance?

Would uedvt caused by physiological issue (tos) be less concerning than if caused by clotting disorder of blood in terms of recurrence chance?

Yes if corrected: The clot needs treated to prevent migration to lungs in the short term, but if the anatomic trigger/focus is corrected/removed, then yes, less concerning, as anticoagulation can likely be stopped as recurrence risk would go back to baseline for population, but tos surgery can be a major big deal. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy drugs given as an infusion produce a temporary low diastolic blood pressure result?

Can chemotherapy drugs given as an infusion  produce a temporary low diastolic blood pressure result?

Chemo side effects: Chemotherapy can produce transient fall in blood pressure could be part of allergic reaction when chemotherapy is actually biologic one like Rituximab or other monoclonals or due to the chemo therapy itself affecting the heart causing arythmias like flurouracil or or anthracyclines. It is usually tolerable and the treatment staying in supine position and lots of intravenous fluids. ...Read more

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Can you have an anaphylaxis shock episode from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Can you have an  anaphylaxis shock episode  from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

No: They are 2 very different crises. Both are potentially lethal. I hope you never have to find out what they are like. Why are you taking mtx? ...Read more

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What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks. This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @  28 weeks.
This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

I am truly sorry: for a loss of one of your Fetus. At 28 weeks with the advent of Modern medicine and Technology survival rate of other fituses are 100%. All the best ...Read more

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With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

SLE DPGN is bad.: The degree of remaining renal function dictates the inability of the kidney to excrete waste products and manage potassium levels. In any severe kidney disease when egfr approaches 15 ml/min uremia and elevated k+ levels are frequently noted. ...Read more

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Increased risk in pulmonary embolism is usually due to surgery or pregnancy?

Increased risk in pulmonary embolism is usually due to surgery or pregnancy?

Both...: Both can increase the risk of pe. Staying mobile is a way to hopefully prevent pe as much as possible. ...Read more

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How likely is it that chronic sinusitis results in serious complications such as vision loss, meningitis, aneurysm/blood clot?

How likely is it that chronic sinusitis results in serious complications such as vision loss, meningitis, aneurysm/blood clot?

Pretty rare, BUT: Lots of folks have chronic sinus problems, but most of the time, localized misery over nasal areas, and occasional postnasal drip with secondary coughing. If an acute infection supervened and was not treated, this could eventuate in secondary complications such as cavernous sinus thrombosis, but such complications are very rare. Suggest you see otolaryngologist to assess treatment. ...Read more

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Is cardiac failure known to ever be a cause of sepsis or hepatic dysfunction?

Is cardiac failure known to ever be a cause of sepsis or hepatic dysfunction?

Cardiac failure: Its the other way around. Sepsis and/ or hepatic dysfunction can lead to cardiac failure ...Read more

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Can lupus be the cause of vitreous hemorrhage?

Can lupus be the cause of vitreous hemorrhage?

LUPUS &VITREOUS HG: Lupus retinopathy can lead to retinal detachment and vitreous hemorrhage, as retina can be affected in 10% of patients with lupus. ...Read more

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Which is better erythrocytopheresis or simple blood transfusion for the prevention of childhood stroke?

Which is better erythrocytopheresis or simple blood transfusion for the prevention of childhood stroke?

Pheresis: If the risk for stroke is due to increased red cell mass in the blood, which makes the blood thicker, then removing just the red cells by apheresis is an option. Please refer to a children's hospital hematology department for more specific answer. ...Read more

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Can "lidocaine" affect the multiple organ failure of a severe dka {100mmol/l} with glasgow score of 4/15?

Can "lidocaine" affect the multiple organ failure of a severe dka {100mmol/l} with glasgow score of 4/15?

Unlikely: Of course it is important to know the dose and the route of the administration, but if you are talking about about severe diabetic ketoacidosis, therapeutic use of Lidocaine should not worsen multiorgan failure, to my opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia = blood poisoning by toxins. Toxemia is also a name for preeclampsia ( ^'ed blood pressure, albuminuria ...Read more