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I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

Yes-any genetic test: If blood work is needed, be sure to elevate your arm, with pressure on the withdrawal site for several minutes, to prevent a nasty bruise. A pressure dressing should be applied. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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I have 3different blood disorders, mthfr677, pai1, and factor 8v34l. Can i get pregnant and if so what are the risks? S

I have 3different blood disorders, mthfr677, pai1, and factor 8v34l. Can i get pregnant and if so what are the risks?
 
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Yes.: You don't mention why these things were tested, usually because of infertility problems. It is still possible to get pregnant, but there is a potential risk miscarriage, toxemia, and blood clots complicating pregnancy. Sometimes, anticoagulants are given to prevent those complications. Talk with an OB who handles high risk pregnancy and infertility if appropriate. ...Read more

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How can rare blood disorders be treated?

See a hematologist: Without knowing the kind of rare blood disorder the general answer is to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are common blood disorders and symptoms?

What are common blood disorders and symptoms?

Too broad a question: Hi nelis5. This is much too broad a question to answer in a forum such as this one. Can you elaborate? What specific question do you have and how can we help? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood disorders?

What is the definition or description of: blood disorders?

Very involved: There are many types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc which can develop problems. In addition there are diseases of the bone marrow (where blood cells are made) such as leukemia, myelodysplasia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, etc. All of these disparate disorders plus others unmentioned are considered blood disorders. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent blood disorders?

This a BIG question!: Nature will take care of it if you keep good health. This requires healthy eating habits, maintain healthy weight and exercise daily. If you are concerned, get an annual check up from your family doctor. This will assure you in case you are heading for any such disorder which are rare...So do not worry right now(my advice: you should wait to worry!). ...Read more

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What kind of blood disorders do hematologists commonly treat?

What kind of blood disorders do hematologists commonly treat?

Blood: Cancers such as lymphoma leukemia and myeloma. Problems with increases or decreases in the cellular blood elements. Problems with bleeding or clotting to nsme a few ...Read more

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What blood disorders/disorders can cause elevated B12 levels and low iron?

What blood disorders/disorders can cause elevated B12 levels and low iron?

Polycythema vera: Some times polycytemia vera can cause, but rare, this needs further work up, especially low. Iron that is most of the time due to bleeding. ...Read more

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My blood pallet test is 130 should I be worried no HIV are any blood disorders 52 years old?

My blood pallet test is 130 should I be worried no HIV are any blood disorders 52 years old?

No problem: Normal platlet count is 150000 to 450000.You should not worry if other indices in blood count like wbc, hemoglobin etc are normal and you have no symptoms, and you are not taking any medication which causes decrease in platlet count
just moniter your platlet count anf if it keeps going down then see a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are blood disorders that affect pregnancy?

What are blood disorders that affect pregnancy?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency anemia is the most common anemia associated with pregnancy. Many women become slightly anemic as pregnancy progresses. This is normal, but iron deficiency may lead to more severe anemia. ...Read more

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What are rare blood disorders?

What are rare blood disorders?

MANY: There are many rare blood disorders, too many to catalogue here. Aplastic anemia, hairy cell leukemia, are just 2. ...Read more

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Do blood disorders run in the family?

Do blood disorders run in the family?

Depends: Many do: sickle cell, thalassemia, clotting disorders associated with protein c or s deficiency, and many others. There are other blood disorders, usually acquired (antiphospholipid syndrome) that are not. So a definivite answer requires knowing what type of blood disorder. ...Read more

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What are common red cell blood disorders?

See below: Anemia: Iron deficiency
Anemia: Hemolytic Anemia
Apalstic Anemia
Polycythemia vera
MDS ...Read more

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What rare blood disorders cause low wbc?

What rare blood disorders cause low wbc?

Aplastic Anemia,Leuk: Aplastic anemia
leukemia
kosrmanns syndrome a congenital disorder
myeloblastic syndrome
myelokathexis a congenital disorder. ...Read more

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Can parasitic schistosoma treat immune and blood disorders?

Can parasitic schistosoma treat immune and blood disorders?

No, : There is no any scientific evidence leading to or supporting such a hypothesis. ...Read more

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Any reason why are blood disorders common in greek, italian, african, and mediterranean people?

Congenital: Many cultures have an increased risk of various diseases due to marriage within the family. The more such sharing of the gene pool occurs with closely related people the more of a chance that the gene expression will become dominant. This is also true in some religions such as Judaism. ...Read more

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15 years on Depo (only choice w/ 2 blood disorders), experiencing brown spotting? No pain, no odor. Shots on time + protected sex. Curious?

15 years on Depo (only choice w/ 2 blood disorders), experiencing brown spotting? No pain, no odor. Shots on time + protected sex.  Curious?

Long time on Depo: Spotting with Depo-Provera is fairly normal. My concern is with the duration of the treatment with depo. It may be necessary because of your blood disorder but please be sure to get bone density done regularly to ensure that you do not develop osteopenia. ...Read more

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Could cutting yourself too much cause blood disorders or diseases?

Could cutting yourself too much cause blood disorders or diseases?

No disease unless..: Cutting yourself per se does not. However, if you cut yourself with a tainted instrument you can transmit hep b, c, or hiv. Then the would itself can become secondarily infected with bacteria. Not something you want to happen. ...Read more

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Can carriers of 2 different blood disorders have healthy children?

Yes: A common example is the sickle cell trait which is common and does not have any impact on having children. ...Read more

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Blood Disorders (Definition)

There are many types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc which can develop problems. In addition there are diseases of the bone marrow (where blood cells are made) such as leukemia, myelodysplasia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, etc. All of these disparate disorders plus others unmentioned ...Read more