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Can methotrexate causes macrocytosis if so is this concerning?

Can methotrexate causes macrocytosis if so is this concerning?

Yes, and may be: Methotraxate blocks the metabolism of folic acid and folic acid is needed for normal red cell production. Macrocytosis is one of the side effects of methotraxate treatment. You doctor should be following you for any toxic effects from the treatment. ...Read more

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Does macrocytosis cause heart palpitations?

Does macrocytosis cause heart palpitations?

Macrocytosis is a : Term used to describe rbc that are larger than normal. Common causes are vit b-12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, liver disease, alcoholism, etc. With above mention diseases a rapid heart beating or abnormal heart beating can happen. ...Read more

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High H&H, high MCV, low MCHC, low RDW, neutropenia, & lymphocytosis all values recurring for a few years. B12 therapy for macrocytosis ineffective. No drugs/alcohol. Do smoke cigarettes. Any ideas?

High H&H, high MCV, low MCHC, low RDW, neutropenia, & lymphocytosis all values recurring for a few years. B12 therapy for macrocytosis ineffective. No drugs/alcohol. Do smoke cigarettes. Any ideas?

Yes: My Opinion Only I suggest you have a bone marrow study. This could represent a "Pre-Leukemic" state...not to scare you JUST an "idea" as you requested. BY NO MEANS AM I MAKING A DIAGNOSIS This situation is UNUSUAL and this is just a thought! Hope this helps you/ Dr Z ...Read more

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Off and on mild thrombocytopenia and mild acidosis w/o treatment ( prob. due to lack of severity?), as well as ongoing macrocytosis for approximately 3 years. Are these correlated somehow? In regards to macrocytosis,folate is fine, B12 mid-low end.

Off and on mild thrombocytopenia and mild  acidosis w/o treatment ( prob. due to lack of severity?), as well as ongoing macrocytosis for approximately 3 years.  Are these correlated somehow? In regards to macrocytosis,folate is fine, B12 mid-low end.

Hematologist: Alcohol intake can cause macrocytosis and if this doesn't pertain to you, I feel that your borderline B12 level should be raised with therapeutic amounts of B12 preferably by a series of injections. Your hematologist who knows all your findings, is best qualified to advise and treat you,however. ...Read more

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What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

Inflammation: Sjogren syndrome is the disease marked by inflammation in the organs producing lubrication - tear glans, salivary glands etc. Those cells that are responsible for secreting lubrication are being constantly destroyed by autoimmune inflammation. ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

Vagus nerve: Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling. Falling is dangerous. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause(s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo.  Just fainted briefly.  Cause(s)?

Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more