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Could dried blood ever turn black?

Could dried blood ever turn black?

Yes, common: As the blood dries and hemoglobin oxidizes, it will look darker red to brown to black. ...Read more

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Goey brown blood from vergina clumps in toliet?

Goey brown blood from vergina clumps in toliet?

Bleeding: You are bleeding.......vagina/ uterus can be the cause. See PMD........if it is not matching your menstrual physiology. ...Read more

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Blood and blood clots are cuming from urine?

Blood and blood clots are cuming from urine?

HEMATURIA: See a urologist asap. Get a urine test and ultra sound of kidneys to rule out kidney stone / infection. ...Read more

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Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than the sigmoid colon?

Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than  the sigmoid colon?

Blood in stool: must be evaluated with formal anoscopy and colonoscopy. Ehat you describe "sounds" like IBS or colitis- examination is necessary to diagnose. ...Read more

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Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

No: The blood thinners really do not " thin" the blood they alter the cascade of chemical events that lead to platelet clot formation. So in reality the blood isn't thinner it just has a difficult time clotting. THese drugs do not dissolve the vessels. ...Read more

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Notmal blood sugar?

Notmal blood sugar?

Please elaborate: Please elaborate your question. What would you like to know about normal sugar.Normal fasting glucose levels in blood are less than 100. Between 100 and 126 are prediabetic or glucose intolerant, after 127 pre diabetic. A1c is normal <5.6 prediabetics 5.7-6.4. Diabetics are >6.5, uncontrolled diabetics are A1c >7. ...Read more

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Can blood bourne disease like hepatitis and HIV transmit trough mucous membrane and blood clot?

Can blood bourne disease like hepatitis and HIV transmit trough mucous membrane and blood clot?

Yes: Transmission of blood borne diseases can occur through any mucosa if there are breaks present, even those that you may not be able to see with your eyes. Therefore it would be wise to avoid any contact with potentially infected material if you are uncertain about the integrity of your mucosal lining. ...Read more

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Do red blood cells give human blood its red color?

Do red blood cells give human blood its red color?

Yes: Once the rbc's are removed, the remainder is serum- an amber colored liquid. ...Read more

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Why only red blood cells escape the blood vessel when cut?

Why only red blood cells escape the blood vessel when cut?

Not correct: All blood cells escape during bleeding. It is just that there are far more red cells than other cells. ...Read more

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What could cause small specks of blood to come out when blowing nose and dried blood mixed in boogers everyday?

What could cause small specks of blood to come out when blowing nose and dried blood mixed in boogers everyday?

Blood in snot: Simple home remedies consist of saline nasal sprays to keep your lining moist. If you do this and your bleeding continues, you should see a ENT surgeon for a intranasal exam to ensure you do not have any lesions causing this. ...Read more

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Constipated | Today passed a normal brown coloured stool although light red blood turned toilet water red and blood also on toilet paper when wiped ?

Constipated | Today passed a normal brown coloured stool although light red blood turned toilet water red and blood also on toilet paper when wiped 
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Small bleeding: Being constipated and passing a hard stool can cause minor trauma to the lining of the rectum and anus. Other causes of a small amount of blood can be from hemorrhoids. At your age, it is unlikely to be anything more significant. If you have prolonged bleeding or prolonged pain you may want to seek out a physician to perform a rectal exam or a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can dried blood from a bloody nose transmit HIV or aids?

Can dried blood from a bloody nose transmit HIV or aids?

No: Hiv seems to require living white cells to survive for any length of time, all viruses are fragile and most cannot tolerate drying, and casual household contacts of hiv-positive people even before treatment simply didn't catch it. Relax. You won't get sick. ...Read more

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Could blood type matter when donating white blood cells?

Could blood type matter when donating white blood cells?

No: Blood group type does not matter for donation. The donor and recipient need to be compatible. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have lose brown bloody stool with lots of gas. The blood looks brown on tissue paper too, like old dried blood. Seems like old blood passing through?

I have lose brown bloody stool with lots of gas. The blood looks brown on tissue paper too, like old dried blood. Seems like old blood passing through?

Need to see doctor: If you are passing blood in stool, that warrants seeing your doctor, 1. to confirm if it is blood, 2. If it is blood, it is imperative to ascertain the cause of bleeding. Treatment would have to geared to address the cause. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Blood in semen?

Blood in semen?

Hematospermia.: Hematospermia is the appearance of blood in the ejaculate. While it is usually alarming to patients, the cause is almost always benign. The initial evaluation consists of a history, physical examination, and urinalysis. Those who have symptoms of urethritis should be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Often the cause is not apparent, but the condition resolves spontaneously. ...Read more

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Is implantation bleeding dried blood?

Is implantation bleeding dried blood?

It doesn't usually : Occur but if it does - it usually isn't much more than a drop of blood. ...Read more