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Getting Enough Blood
Can you get very tired being on norpace (disopyramide) I feel like I have no energy and I'm not getting enough blood through my body?
Fatigue: Is a very common side effect of norpace (disopyramide) if bothering you talk to your physician ...Read more
Was asked to take blood samples at home to send to a lab. My thumb isn't cooperating with me. Any suggestions on how to get enough blood?
The major national laboratories have collection stations in most cities. Contact the lab for the local draw station and get your blood collected at that facility.
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Room spins every time I get up I feel like I'm not getting enough blood circulation that it's making me hard to breath just down and way worse when fast walk or cardio can't breathe at all. Check my tests I done. Just want to figure this out?
Need an EKG:
If it's worse with exertion it certainly could be simple vertigo but you mentioned that it's worse when you exert yourself. You need to see a doctor, sooner rather than later, have an EKG done and a good exam with more detailed history.
It could supraventricular tachycardia, cardiomyopathy, vertigo, CHF etc. ...Read more
Is it possible to not get enough blood/oxygen to your brain? I feel light headed at times. Wobbly head & get headaches a lot
Can be helped: Your description raises questions of a migraine etiology to explain most of your issues, but other explanations could be considered. However, would doubt insufficient blood/oxygen to brain. Still, have your doc check for postural hypotension just to be certain. You may be have anti-cholinergic reactions to your nortryptyline. Have your doctor reassess. ...Read more
I have pots and I don't think I'm getting enough blood going throw my arms and legs I been get pain that come and go would that have to do with pots?
I get dizzy, like I'm not getting enough blood brain, heart fluttery, feels like I'll pass out if I don't lie down, the only way to feel ok is to nap?
Orthostatics: Ortho-WHATICS? --You could use a set of blood pressures in different positions, lying down for a few minutes followed by STANDING (not sitting- for all my colleagues out there reading this...better immediately standing- greater stress on the system when looking for subtle problems) and then, remain standing for 2 minutes. You should also get some blood work and a urine & maybe a PREGNANCY TEST? ...Read more
Exercise: Not sure how you determined this but the answer to not enough blood flow is exercise. Even walking for 30 minutes a day can be helpful. Avoid sitting still for long periods, just get up and walk around periodically. ...Read more
Right heart: It means not enough blood is getting to it, this can be from low blood volume or from obstruction to venous return to the heart, sometimes this is hydrostatic leak into the tissues and sometimes it is mechanical obstruction. ...Read more
Can cartoid stenosis be caused by trauma? Is it repairable or treatable? Is there an image or test that shows if the brain is getting enough blood?
Massage therapist said lots of knots behind shoulders. No pain. Elite cyclist. After removing knots my blood pressure dropped and my brain not getting enough blood. Could "knots" be protective?
I have had a throbbing ache on my left side of my throat. Could it be that I'm not getting enough blood flow to heart?
Possibly, yes: Not all cardiac angina is classical "elephant on the chest" type pain, especially in women. If the pain occurs w/ exertion and is relieved by rest, chances are high that it is cardiac in origin. If occurs at rest and not w/ exertion, chances are much lower. You need to see a cardiologist for further history and the appropriate testing based on your history. ...Read more
Feel like my heart beat is getting weaker everyday and something surrounding it. Loss of appetite loss weight. Doing a catscan chest. Will that show anything wrong? Feel like not getting enough blood to pump. Blockage. Major headache like crazy
Your symptoms are: Not typical of any particular diagnosis. It sounds like your health care provider has initiated a work up which should help to identify a source for your symptoms. Follow his/her advice. Good luck. ...Read more
See below: Apart from medications, you can lower your blood pressure doing a low salt low fat diet and doing regular physical activity. The current recommendation is 5 times a week, moderate intensity for 30 minutes a day, or a total of 150 minutes a week. Losing weight may normalize your bp. In that case, you should do 60-90 minutes daily of physical activity. ...Read more
Universal donor.: Your blood can be used in many patient who need transfusions. If you are o negative, you are e universal donor, which means your blood could be given to anyone. If you are o positive, it can be given to any one, so long as they are rh positive (a+, b +, o+, ab+). Blood banks like to have a large supply of universal donor blood, thus they send you letters. Thanks for giving regularly. ...Read more
Amphetamine: No judgement here, but if there was one drug in the world I would eliminate it would be methamphetamine. I just see so much damage to health from amphetamine use that I would wish this was not a recurring problem for you. But, nope. One's blood does not get more oxygen when one uses this illicit drug. ...Read more
Nose bleeds: You could have a blood vessel that is exposed and/or very dry mucous membranes. If you use afrin (oxymetazoline) a lot or use drugs as cocaine, this can also cause it. You should be checked both by an ENT doctor and a general doctor for routine blood tests checking your clotting factors and bleeding time. ...Read more
Misoprostal has: A half life of just a few hours. It would be unmeasurable in your blood stream within 24 hours. The effect of misoprostal on its target organs (stomach or uterus) might last longer, however. Dr. Anne ...Read more
No, not Realy: Some of your symptoms sound like pregnancy. Perhaps the next test will be different. You may become pregnant after the first test if you are sexually active. See a physician for an examination to be sure. Backache is not usual in early pregnancy but can be seen in urinary infections. ...Read more
Yes: Usually, if you're entering an in-patient ward, you will have a physical, including a blood test. For partial hospitalization programs (php) or intensive outpatient programs (iop), you might be asked for a physical from your primary care doctor. There's no need for a completed physical or blood test if you start individual outpatient psychotherapy. ...Read more
No: Nothing is likely wrong with you. Some people are "harder sticks" then others. Sometimes the veins are deeper and less obvious on the surface. Sometimes when people who are hospitalized their veins become a little "worn out" if you are dehydrated, your veins may be harder to find. ...Read more
When I use neil med in the morning, I get a (very) small streak of blood. Should I be concerned about this?
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
I get bits of blood on the tissue only when wiping at random times, not at any other times than wiping, is this normal?
Rectal fissure?: You may have a rectal fissure which is causing your problem. Consult your doctor for help. ...Read more
Before you get tested for things at the dr. They draw your blood. If that all comes back normal. Does that mean there's nothing wrong with you? Or
Lab values: Do not know why the doctor is ordering labs before seeing you, but such values can only be interpreted in the context of clinical signs and symptoms. It is good news that all the tests are negative, but it does not necessarily mean that there is nothing wrong with you. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My blood is super thin. When I get the smallest scrape, it bleeds like crazy! What foods naturally thicken my blood, & are there foods I should avoid?
Get a consultation: Coagulation is a very complex process. There are numerous causes of bleeding. You need to see a hematologist for an evaluation. ...Read more