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What are the symptoms of hemolytic anemia?

What are the symptoms of hemolytic anemia?

Varies: Some people may be asymptomatic, others may have weakness, fatigue, fast heart rate, tire easily with exercise, shortness of breath with exercise, etc. Any form of anemia has to be diagnosed by a physician who will take a blood sample and run lab work. Once the cause of the anemia is properly diagnosed, it can be treated and the symptoms alleviated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome?

Variable: Hemolytic uremic syndrome involves damage to tiny blood vessels that breaks down red blood cells and uses up platelets leading to weakness, pale color, and bleeding. Damage often affects kidneys, leading to abnormal urine or even kidney failure. Other organs may also get damaged, including the pancreas, brain, and liver. Symptoms depend on which organs get damaged as well as the level of anemia. ...Read more

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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is what sort of symptoms or problems?

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is what sort of symptoms or problems?

Tiredness: In autoimmune hemolytic anemia (aiha) red cells get broken open due to destruction by antibodies which attach to the red cell. This leads to anemia and fatigue, tiredness, and sometimes yellow eyes (scleral icterus) and yellow skin (jaundice). ...Read more

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I had b-hemolytic strep group a since 3 days my son 5 yrs had the same symptoms as mine and white spots on his throat should he take the same medicato?

I had b-hemolytic strep group a since 3 days my son 5 yrs had the same symptoms as mine and white spots on his throat should he take the same medicato?

Maybe, maybe not: Adults can take some medicines that are not safe for children, and a child's dose is almost always different from yours, especially at five. Your son may well have strep and probably needs medicine; call your doctor and ask what to do. Taking medicine prescribed for someone else is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What is hemolysis?

What is hemolysis?

Red cells destroyed: When red blood cells are burst / destroyed, either in the patient or in the specimen tube. In illness, this can result from anything from malaria to running hard and pounding the pavement with one's feet. There are at least a hundred hemolytic anemias. A hemolyzed specimen is dangerous as one can mistakenly think reported labs, especially potassium, are off. ...Read more

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Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Denatures hemoglobin: In the lab, acidic solutions will denature hemoglobin, causing the red cell to hemolyze. Fetal hemoglobin is more resistant to this. This difference is the basis of a test to determine how much fetal blood is mixed in the maternal blood system of mom's who are rh negative, and thus need rhogam. ...Read more

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What does "moderate hemolysis" mean?

What does "moderate hemolysis" mean?

Moderate = 8-10 g/dL: Hemolysis = breaking of red cells hemolysis regardless of cause leads to anemia , low hemoglobin this is called anemia. mild anemia ( more than 10 g/ dL) moderate anemia 8-10 g/dL severe anemia less than 8 g/dL moderate hemolysis is hemolysis that leads to moderate anemia ...Read more

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What is the classic sign of hemolysis?

What is the classic sign of hemolysis?

Jaundice, dark urine: Commonly jaundice and dark urine can be seen in a patient having hemolysis. Other signs can be subtle such as increasing weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath etc. A hematologist can do the proper blood work to evaluate ongoing hemolysis. ...Read more

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What are the options for treating hemolysis?

Depends on cause...: There are a number of causes for hemolysis. One of the most common is autoimmune hemolysis. This can be treated with steroids. Other causes of hemolysis can include medications (treatment is to discontinue medicine) and inherited defects in the red blood cell (g6pd deficiency, hereditary spherocytosis, sickle cell anemia - treatments are largely supportive). ...Read more

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Is it possible for hemolysis to cause hypocalcaemia?

Is it possible for hemolysis to cause hypocalcaemia?

Yes: It can cause it by directly binding calcium, or the subsequent transfusions can lead to hypocalcemia by binding calcium as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent hemolysis?

Is it possible to prevent hemolysis?

Depends: There are scores of different hemolytic anemias, each with its own cause and characteristic behavior. These qualities determine how we treat them, and some causes of hemolysis are more treatable than others. That's the best i can do without more information. Sorry. ...Read more

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What does slight hemolysis mean on bloodwork results?

Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more

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What is the classic sign of hemolysis during dialysis?

What is the classic sign of hemolysis during dialysis?

Watch for...: While I am not a nephrologist i understand that you should look for a falling crit line, severe pain, or a pink hue to the filtrate. There may be acute hypertension, shortness of breath, and generalized redness of the skin. All of these are indications that action should be taken immediately to remedy the situation. ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin due to hemolysis. What would that mean?

Low haptoglobin due to hemolysis. What would that mean?

Confirmation : Low haptoglobin confirms hemolysis, but it does not specify why the hemolysis is occurring. Additional would be needed. There are many causes for hemolysis. ...Read more

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If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, it's likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

Why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

It's glucose: An isotonic solution of glucose is just a healthy nutrient solution. It's the fuel that red cells use for generating the little bit of energy they need. ...Read more

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How to treat blood hemolysis?

How to treat blood hemolysis?

Please clarify: If you received a lab result of "specimen hemolyzed", then the problem was with the way in which the sample was collected and/or transported to the lab and has no implications for your health beyond making the results less reliable. If you have ongoing hemolysis of you blood cells, you will need to find the cause (many possible) with your physician; perhaps it can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat hemolysis blood?

THere are: Many type of hemolytic anemia. If it is autoimmune and a warm antibody then the first treatment is steroid (prednsione). ...Read more

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How do they test for hemolysis?

Several labs: An elevated reticulocyte count or seeing numerous young red cells on a smear is a tipoff to hemorrhage or hemolysis in a patient. I recommend against haptoglobin or free hemoglobin tests. Coombs test picks up immune sensitization & there are a host of others. There are other situations, such as the blood bank, where other tests work. ...Read more

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