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Color Doppler Blood
Heart ultrasound: 3d color doppler echocardiography is part of the ultrasound of the heart that looks at blood flow across the valves of the heart and measures flow velocity of the blood across the valves. It can accurately measure regurgitant flow (leaky valves) or measure the degree of a valve that is not opening properly. It assists the doctors in assessing valvular heart disease and effects on heart function. ...Read more
Toilet water blood red after bowel movement. Was fresh bright red blood. Stool was normal brown colour with no blood in it. Internal hemorrhoid?
Yes: Once the rbc's are removed, the remainder is serum- an amber colored liquid. ...Read more
Get evaluated/: Blood or clots in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled out. Red cells are common in this setting. If there is no infection, further evaluation is needed to find the source. Work with your doctor to make sure you find a cause, or rule out the more worrisome ones. ...Read more
Hemoglobin: This is the oxygen-carrying pigment inside the red cells or erythrocytes. The red color comes from the porphyrin ring, a complexly-conjugated biomolecule with iron at its center. The color changes slightly depending on whether the ring is carrying oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or nothing. The related pigment myoglobin gives red meat its distinctive color. ...Read more
Doppler and color doppler/echo with color flow velocity 29 y/o with remarkable family history for heart disease, what does this mean?
Non-invasive test: The above is a test done using ultrasound to assess the structural integrity of your heart's chambers, walls, valves, and related structures. It will measure strength of contraction, pressures in the chambers, sizes and volumes, and direction of flows. It will NOT measure your coronary arteries or show blockage in them. ...Read more
Mostly red: Freshly drawn out of body, blood is just red..Bright red. The red cells are made from substance heme and appear red. The white blood cells actually appear a bit white but there are few white cells in comparison so not visible unless the blood is spun down. When spun down, the rest of the fluid is called plasma and it is relatively clear. Google up some images. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a doppler for the carotid arteries and the conclusion is:accelerated blood flow, reversed blood flow above the carotid bifurcation?Is this serious?
It could be a late: Period or you may have missed your period. Dark blood means it is old. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or med problem.>. ...Read more
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
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