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Could retinal bleeding be due to hba1c?

Could retinal bleeding be due to hba1c?

Yes: High hba1c (generally greater than 7.0) is an indicator of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. When the blood sugar is elevated for an extended period of time, particularly if coupled with high blood pressure, it damages blood vessels throughout the body. In the eye this blood vessel damage can lead to bleeding in the retina or the vitreous cavity. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Has anyone experienced bleeding behind retina or detached retina?

Has anyone experienced bleeding behind retina or detached retina?

Retinal Detachment: Common signs of a retinal tear or detachment include seeing flashing lights, new floaters, or noticing a curtain or veil over your vision. If you are noticing any of these signs or are having a sudden change in vision, you need to make an appointment to see your eye md. ...Read more

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I'm one week post op vitrectomy.At the f/u the doctor said I had a re bleed. Is this normal and will this bleed go away. No retinal det.

I'm one week post op vitrectomy.At the f/u the doctor said I had a re bleed. Is this normal and will this bleed go away. No retinal det.

Not uncommon: This would not be an uncommon occurrence, especially while a person is taking Aspirin and ibuprofen. Usually these small bleeds will clear without complication. Any extreme symptoms should be reported back to the surgeon, such as pain, loss of vision, substantial increase in floaters. ...Read more

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I had a retina tear that has been sealed with laser. But since, i bleed in the eye once about every month. Should i get vitreous removal operation ?

I had a retina tear that has been sealed with laser. But since, i bleed in the eye once about every month. Should i get vitreous removal operation ?

A possible issue: In some patients, the vitreous gel creates a retinal tear next to or right through a retinal blood vessel. Even if the tear is sealed well with laser, the gel still remains attached to the flap of the tear and the blood vessel. In some cases, persistent traction creates periodic hemorrhage. While this often decreases with time, surgery may be warranted if recurrent, severe, ; impacting daily life. ...Read more

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Can a baby have a small retinal hemorrhage and small bleed in the frontal lobe if the point of impact after fall from couch was the eyes and forehead?

Can a baby have a small retinal hemorrhage and small bleed in the frontal lobe if the point of impact after fall from couch was the eyes and forehead?

Yes: A baby might get both a ret hemm a small red mark will go away , if there is a frontal lobe bleed there will be symptoms , in fact anywhere can be a bleed that's why u call a dr and they will tell u what to look for ie vomiting irritability lethargy etc in my practice I am amazed at se falls that babies take and are fine, that fontanelle sure helps them but any fall u think is bad just call ur dr. ...Read more

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My glucose level is 73 but my hba1c is 7.8 am i diabetic? And what is the fastest way to decrease hba1c due to work requirement. Any food suggestions?

My glucose level is 73 but my hba1c is 7.8 am i diabetic? And what is the fastest way to decrease hba1c due to work requirement. Any food suggestions?

Yes: Hemoglobin a1c is a good measure of diabetes status. A normal reading is around 5. A reading of 7.8 is very abnormal. The good news is you can change that by what you eat - go low carb (search low carb diets on the internet). That number will change slowly though because a1c is a 3 month average of blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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I made new glasses in october with -1, 75 dioptria.Now i don`t see well, got checked, it`s now -2, 75.My hba1c is 3, 26%.Could be coz of the low hba1c?Thx

I made new glasses in october with -1, 75 dioptria.Now i don`t see well, got checked, it`s now -2, 75.My hba1c is 3, 26%.Could be coz of the low hba1c?Thx

No: Being skinny, or low hb a1c does not explain your refractive errors in the eye. It would be prudent for you to exercise and eat some protein rich foods like beans, lentils, legumes, nuts and lean meats. ...Read more

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Could you have diabetes if your fasting glucose level and hba1c levers are normal?

Could you have diabetes if your fasting glucose level and hba1c levers are normal?

Unlikely: If both HbA1c and fasting glucose are normal you are most likely fine. Occasionally people are having much higher sugars AFTER they eat (measured 2 hours) and are diabetic without knowing it. This would have been reflected in the A1c though which is why I think you're probably fine! ...Read more

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How is hba1c measured?

How is hba1c measured?

Blood test: Hba1c is measured following a blood test and is used as a measure to assess whether the body is not processing blood glucose properly. Thus elevation is found in diabetes mellitis this test is used to moniter effectiveness of diabetes therapy. ...Read more

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How deos a hba1c work?

How deos a  hba1c work?

Hemoglobin A1C: This is a rough estimate of average blood sugar control over a three month period, more accurate than a single fasting blood glucose (sugar) level. In many tests, greater than 5.9 is considered abnormal, but you should discuss risk factors and prevention of diabetes with your doctor. ...Read more

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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more