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Doctor insights on: How Rare Is It For Teens To Get Blood Clots

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How common is it for somebody to get bleeding tendency?

How common is it for somebody to get bleeding tendency?

Bleeding disorders: Because of the wide variety of causes, the exact incidence of bleeding disorders in the United States is not known. Von willebrand’s disease is the most common bleeding disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 1% to 2% of the population. Haemophilia a and b are rare conditions with a combined incidence of about 1:10 000 of the population. There are other causes. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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How common is it for somebody to get blood shot eyes?

How common is it for somebody to get blood shot eyes?

Not common: Most people go through life without getting eye problems blood shot eyes which usually are infectious or due to bleeding can happen to anyone, but need exposure or trauma to produce these. Other causes can also happen but mostly these happen infrequently. Don't worry but seek help if it happens to you. ...Read more

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Is it common to get blood clots after surgery?

Is it common to get blood clots after surgery?

Rare: But following the treatment regiment is key to prevention. For low risk surgery early movement (walking) is the most important advise. For larger surgery where you remain in bed for a while, medications and leg pumps may be used for prevention. Getting up and out of bed as early as possible is still important however. ...Read more

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How likely is it for someone to develop myocarditis after a cold/flu? Female 28yo not pregnant, worried. How to prevent?

How likely is it for someone to develop myocarditis after a cold/flu? Female 28yo not pregnant, worried. How to prevent?

Not likely even rare: Myocarditis is a fairly rare complication after a viral infection . In my general practice I have only seen this about two times in 30 years. There is little you can do other than eat right, wash hands well, and observe symptoms for early treatment. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to get a blood transfusion?

How dangerous is it to get a blood transfusion?

65 death in 2012: Acute reactions include: hemolytic;febrile, non-hemolytic;bacterial contamination;allergic / anaphylaxis; ransfusion-related acute lung injury (trali) transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco) chronic reactions include: hemolytic; transfusion associated graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd);platelet refractoriness;post transfusion purpura;infectious disease;iron overload. ...Read more

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How common is it for a blood clot to be diagnosed before doctors detect an underlying cancer?

How common is it for a blood clot  to be diagnosed before doctors detect an underlying cancer?

Occassionally: When a patienthas breathingproblems and a scan shows evidence of a pulmonary embolus or clot to lung, work up may show a pelvic lesion that was unsuspected. At times other forms of thrombosis can be due to a tail of pancreas cancer unsuspected until work up defines it. On most other occussions the clot occurs after management of a known malignancy ...Read more

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How safe is a blood transfusion? How likely is it I'll get HIV?

How safe is a blood transfusion? How likely is it I'll get HIV?

59 Deaths in 2013: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly associated with transfusion is bacterial contamination in platelet components about 1 in 12, 000 transfusions. To put it in perspective HIV is about 1 in 2 million. The most common adverse event (1%) is fever and hives along with volume overload (TACO) ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

Rare: From the perspective of the general public, it's a rare disease. Risk factors are intravenous drug abuse and poor dental hygiene. People who have developed a blood infection (septicemia) from any cause at are increased risk. People with underlying structural abnormalities of their valves or artificial valves are at higher risk. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

Trauma: The kidneys are located in such a way that any significant trauma to the flank (sides) or lower back can result in potential damage to the kidneys. It is not unusual for people in car accidents or contact sports to occasionally see blood in their urine following a serious impact. However, it does take a significant trauma....Not usually mild contact. ...Read more

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How probable is it for me, 30m, relatively healthy to have a blood clot in my calf? (DVT). And if it is DVT, will it go away or do I need a doctor?

How probable is it for me, 30m, relatively healthy to have a blood clot in my calf? (DVT). And if it is DVT, will it go away or do I need a doctor?

Dvt: Depends but in order to make itself feel more comfortable venous duplex ultrasound (Doppler-sonography) would make the diagnosis or rule out that diagnosis. Antecedent factors could be vigorous physical activity, or recent airplane travel. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

Very: We do cbcs routinely, looking for anemia, signs of infection, drug side effects, clues about blood cancers, bruising issues and it helps also to find closet alcohol drinkers who deny it! ...Read more

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Is it possible for little girls to get muscular dystrophy and how do they test for it?

Is it possible for little girls to get muscular dystrophy and how do they test for it?

Yes...: Muscular dystrophy (md) is a group of inherited muscle diseases. Most patients with md are boys, but some forms affect girls also. For instance fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy occurs in both boys and girls. A daughter of a dad with duchenne muscular dystrophy (dmd) and a mom who is a carrier will have dmd. Diagnosis for md involves muscle biopsy, electrodiagnostic tests, and dna analysis. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

Pheochromocytoma: It is a very rare cause of HTN. I specialize in difficult HTN a common problem in pheo. I have only seen 12 cases in 55 years. Happy to do 2nd opinion to provide more help. ...Read more

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How common is it for women to get AIDS?

How common is it for women to get AIDS?

Becoming more common: According to the CDC incidence of HIV/AIDs in women has been steadily increasing over the years. In 1985, 7% of AIDS cases were in adult women compared to 27% in 2007. Women from minority populations typically are at greater risk, as well as those in rural or poorer neighborhoods with limited access to healthcare. ...Read more