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Cause Of Thick Blood
Normal.: Rising serum Estradiol concentrations result in gradual thickening of the uterine endometrium and an increase in the amount and "stringiness" (spinnbarkeit) of the cervical mucus. Many women are able to detect this change in mucus character. ...Read more
What could cause black thick period blood w/ clots? It is so thick I have to put tp in my vagina to clean it out. This has been happening for 3 mo.
Heavy periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more
How would I know if a brain lesion is the cause of a milky thick with blood tinge discharge coming from one nipple ? Discharge remains everyday.
Nipple discharge: The brain tumor that can cause nipple discharge is called a pituitary prolactinoma. It secretes prolactin, the hormone responsible for the discharge. Since the cause is hormonal, it tends to affect both breasts. Unilateral discharge suggests a local etiology. Prolactin levels can be measured with a blood test, if yours are normal, a functional prolactinoma is highly unlikely. If high, MRI next. ...Read more
Cells & protein: Blood may become too thick if there too many cells or too much protein. Increased red cell count, polycythemia, can make the blood viscous. High levels of immunogolobulins, usually due to cancer, also increse viscosity. Rarely leukemia with a very high white cell count may make the blood thick. ...Read more
Depend what the caus: Cause of it is , i assume you are being seen by a hematologist and have had a proper diagnosis , if u haven't u need evaluation by a hematologist. ...Read more
After BM, there was a lot of dark thick blood in the toilet. I have hemorrhoids, but they cause bright red spotting. Safe to ignore if isolated?
No, do not ignore: Any time you have bleeding in your stool it's important to see your Dr. and get it evaluated. Especially since this has changed in color to dark thick blood which may be a sign of an upper Intestinal bleeding site. Be safe, call your Dr. and get an appt soon! Best wishes. ...Read more
ED: If by "thick blood" you mean blood that clots easily (as opposed to "thin" blood which resists clotting) then the short answer is no. ...Read more
I have had consistent bleeding of dark, thick blood for two months with heavy bleeding after sex, liquid red blood. What could be the cause?
Many possibilities: Many things can cause abnormal bleeding but after 2 months it is definitely time to be seen and look into it. This could be any thing from an infection, to thyroid disease, diabetes, PCOS, or even cervical or endometrial cancer. Get in to your PCP, gynecologist, of an urgent care clinic ASAP and begin the work-up. Good luck. ...Read more
Two days after my period ended, it started again but with heavier bleeding, bad cramps and a lot of large thick blood clots. What can cause this?
Huge,thick blood pass through urine.only thick blood was there as no urine.Dr.did kub CT scan,ultasound norml.kleibsella frm 6 mon.anal sex is cause?
Have pcos treated with aldactone (spironolactone). Have my period today. Are large thick blood clots normal and nausea? What causes the large clots and nausea?
Build up of lining: If it has been a while since your last period, you may have a thickened lining, which is shedding. If you have not ovuiated in a while and this is an ovulatory period, those are heavier and "normal." if you are bleeding large clots, contact your doctor. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Take iron pills if you dont have a contraindication, . ...Read more
Depends: Most of the time, "thick blood" refers to someone that makes too many red blood cells. This is known as polycythemia. If it occurs because of bone marrow malfunction, it can be serious and lead to strokes and heart attacks. It is often treated with phlebotomy ("blood-letting") but sometimes needs mild forms of chemotherapy. If by "thick blood" you meaning forming blood clots, that needs more veal. ...Read more
Yes.: "thick blood" might mean blood with too many red cells (called polycythemia). This can be detected by a complete blood count (CBC) test. Some people say "thick blood" when they mean someone who's blood clots excessively (thrombophilia). That is defined by a history of abnormal blood clotting, and may or may not be explained by blood tests. ...Read more
You need info: Many conditions are called "thick blood"; but it is not a medical term. If you find out exactly what they mean by that, we may be able to give you a more helpful answer. ...Read more
Thrombosis panel: There are blood tests to determine if someone has a likelihood of developing blood clots (thick blood). Your doctor can order these tests or refer you to a hematologist. ...Read more
Hyperviscosity?: Blood may be extra-viscous (i.e., resist flowing through narrow tubes, like molasses) because of a high hematocrit (way too many red cells) or an excess of large protein molecules (usually excess igm) in the plasma. Your physician can work this up if need be. A phlebotomist after a difficult blood draw may remark that the blood "seems thick" but this means nothing. ...Read more
Depends: some bleeding and passage of clots is expected; however, if heavy, please call your GYN ASAP. ...Read more
What to do if a nurse checked my sugar level and said I have thick blood, that it's not good. What does this mean?
Not a proper: Diagnosis. Thick blood is not a proper diagnosis. You should ask your doctor who may have more information about your blood tests. ...Read more
Iv bn having this pianfull sores on face for some time now thy cames n go n when i sqeeze them thick blood n some white stuff comes out ?
A variety: Especially if you have had a blood clot form in a peripheral vein, or lost an unborn child, your physician may wish to screen you for a variety of known, fairly common genetic mutations and an autoantibody group that make the blood clot somewhat more easily than normal. The information's good to have though there's uncertainty about how to treat most of these folks. Good luck. ...Read more
Change in cycle: Usually a "thicker" flow just indicates a thicker lining build up. This happens from time to time, especially if it is "late". Usually isn't a concern unless the bleeding becomes quite heavy. ...Read more
Effects of bleeding: Thick blood clots are an indication of excessive bleeding. An occasional clot is not an issue, but if it is a regular occurrence it may be a cause for concern especially if your hemoglobin falls below normal. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more
No: Nobody's answering because everybody's trying to think of a possible connection and can't. "Thick blood" usually refers to some genetic stuff that makes it clot more readily. Oligohydramnios has a variety of causes and is also fairly common. You need to insist on a real diagnosis and explanation for both. Best wishes. ...Read more
I keep getting hemroids, when I use bathroom it bleeds alot, some times a different thick blood. Why and how can I stop it?
Go to doctor...: If you are having that much bleeding you really should go in and have it looked at by a doctor without delay. ...Read more
Could my thick blood be something hereditary if 3 of my close family members have died before the age of 65 from strokes and angina?
Get a good medcheck: There is no medical entity called, "Thick blood". It is purely imaginry.You should know the normal blood cell numbers like Hemoglobin(Hb), white cell count(WBC) and Platelet count. If these are normal ,then your blood is considered normal(not thick). Premature deaths from Cardiovascular diseases is often due to known risk factors like high BP, high cholesterol, smoking, Obesity, diabetes & inactiv ...Read more
Yes: Thick blood is commonly referring to polycytemic patients, patients with high hematocrit/hemoglobin that increases the blood viscosity. Most of the time this condition is secondary to a different medical condition, for example lung disease. If healthy otherwise, ask your doc if donating blood would help you thin your blood. ...Read more
Thick blood?: I would not accept this diagnosis, but would insist on knowing exactly what's wrong with me. At age 26, polycythemia vera and Waldenstrom's are both very unlikely, and if you have hypercoagulability from some cause (a real misuse of the term "thick blood"), it's not interfering with your erections. Have you been checked for hemochromatosis? Prolactinoma? ...Read more