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Does Blood Clots Preceed Cancer
Tell us more details: Where is the blood clot? Is it in the leg or in the lungs? The disease process of clots is called dvt. Most times DVT occurs without a clear cause. But pateints with occult cancers can, sometimes have a blood clot. Most doctors would screen you for any cancer in your body by doing a ct scan of abdomen and a chest x-ray, besides a good physical exam. Pet scan is another good cancer screening test. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Hypercoagulable: Virchow was 1st scientist who made a link b/w thrombogenesis and carcinogenesis. Cancer cells increase inflammation at site of cancer and metastasis and by recruiting platelets and other cells increase the risk, also cause release of tissue factor, sometimes there is direct tumor blocking the lymphatics causing stasis and cancer pts aremore sedentary. Some chemo drugs and port also increase risk. ...Read more
No.: Dvt can occur while on anticoagulation and also while pregnant and on anticoagulation. If either of these occurs, it usually means that the anticoagulation has been at unacceptable levels. You need close monitoring and probably, should be followed by a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got superficial blood clots in left arm with no cause again. Coagulation panel showed high plasminogen. What does that mean?
Too much plasminogen: Your high plasminogen likely causes, or is related to, your clotting problem. See an explanation of your rare disorder on this website (cut and paste into web browser): http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.7717791/k.A1D0/Disorders_of_Fibrinolysis__Bleeding_Disorder__Plasminogen.htm#.VAhd29m9LCQ Talk to a hematologist for more understanding. Best wishes! ...Read more
"Blocked Pipes": Blood contains proteins which cause the blood to congeal when outside of blood vessels. This can be life-saving following trauma but can be life-threatening if the clotting mechanism is activated inside a blood vessel, leading to the obstruction of flow to the brain (stroke), heart muscles (mi), or lungs (pulmonary emboli), to name a few. Rx hinges on opening the blockage asap+/-blood thinners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually never : Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than it is in real life. In the rare situations where does occur it occurs exclusively in people who are pregnant therefore it always would occur before your period. Since your profile shows you are on birth control it seems very unlikely that you are having implantation bleeding. ...Read more
Not always: Hemorrhoids, non-cancerous polyps, some colon infections, and arteriovenous malformations are just some non -cancerous causes of hematochezia (red bleeding). Ulcers and gastritis are causes of upper GI bleeding that is frequently melena ( black tarry stools). Crohn's disease can cause melena or hematochezia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does lymphedema mean you have liver damage, high blood pressure, cancer of lymphs, or hypertension?
Wasn't sure what you: Meant by low counts, but i would not leap from low blood count to ovarian ca. Ovarian ca does not tend to metastasize to bone marrow, where blood cells are made. Contralateral ovary, fallopian tubes, peritoneum, liver, lungs, bone and brain are the most common sites. I think the more intriguing question is why you are making the connection? Is there a family history that concerns you? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does having symptoms like nose bleeds with lots of blood clots and pooping blood clots indicate?
Nosebleeds: That your doctor should check you one of the many clotting deficiencies. Maybe your nose bled so much that you swallowed blood. What color is the blood in the stool? Tell your doctor>. ...Read more
Not really: Politely, "implantation bleeding" is mostly an internet fad - 'real' implantation bleeding is sporadic and highly unpredictable, and doesn't happen at all in most cases. No, it's not like a period - bleeding that heavy is unlikely 'implantation, ' could be breakthrough or other reasons. ...Read more
Maybe: Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem ...Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to blood being made more coagulabel...Drinking fluids, wearing compression hose, leg exercises and walking during flight all contribute to preventing this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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