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I had itp 2 years ago and want to donate blood. Can I do it now?

I had itp 2 years ago and want to donate blood. Can I do it now?

Yes: Since this is an idiopathic problem, and all the workup was negative, and if current status is normal, then you could be a candidate for blood donation. However, at the blood draw centers, they may have regulation as to how long after being in remission that you can donate. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more


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I am getting a splenectomy because I have ITP and I wanted to know if I get my spleen removed will my body still be able to fight off my acne & worts?

I am getting a splenectomy because I have ITP and I wanted to know if I get my spleen removed will my body still be able to fight off my acne & worts?

No problem: Splenectomy wont cause problems with acne and other skin conditions. What is recommended however is that because of diminished cellular immunity a splenectomized patient is succeptible to pneumococcal pneumonia and as such a vaccine for the potential pneumonia is given. ...Read more

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Hello, i had anal sex 2 days ago i have been bleeding since then i dont want to tell my parents because they would get mad and i cant go to the doctor?

Hello, i had anal sex 2 days ago i have been bleeding since then i dont want to tell my parents because they would get mad and i cant go to the doctor?

Probably: traumatic mucosal injury. Try hemorrhoidal cream or suppository and try to avoid hard stool. If it does not heal in a few days, it is time to see a doctor. Ask your doctor to keep the reason for your visit confidential, and I am sure he will be willing to cooperate. It is probably best to avoid anal sex if this caused bleeding. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been donating blood for 12 years. just recently they said What to do if I have hla antibodies,?

What to do if I have been donating blood for 12 years. just recently they said What to do if I have hla antibodies,?

Nothing to do: These antibodies will not cause any disorder in you. However, transfusing blood with these antibodies can cause lung disease in the recipient. You do not need to do any thing other than not donating blood. ...Read more

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My eyebrows fell out yrs ago. I was told it was due to my addison's disease. They never grew back. Will they ever & what can I do so i don't look odd?

My eyebrows fell out yrs ago. I was told it was due to my addison's disease. They never grew back. Will they ever & what can I do so i don't look odd?

One of several reaso: Addison's disease is an autoimmune disorder. It may have been the cause of your eyebrow loss. But you may also have another autoimmune disorder like hashimoto's thyroiditis. That may be reason they're not growing back. Go to the doctor and have them check for other autoimmune disorders first. Once that has been treated or eliminated, then seek solutions to regrow your eyebrows, such as latisse (bimatoprost). ...Read more

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I was told I could donate a kidney to my aunt and then found out I have type 2 diabetes, can I still donate it?

I was told I could donate a kidney to my aunt and then found out I have type 2 diabetes, can I still donate it?

No: Kidney donation from patients with diabetes is not considered as the quality of organ is suboptimal because of diabetes induced damage and more importantly patients with diabetes have high incidence of end stage renal disease and dialysis and may need transplant in the future. ...Read more

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I just went to a blood drive today and I was unable to donate because they told me I have an irregular pulse. I have never been told that before. ?

Get it checked out. : It is not unusual for people to have a somewhat irregular pulse sometimes. However there are different types of "irregularity" and you should have it checked out by your health care provider. ...Read more

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How do I test my self for allergies to medications? Or to cats? I was allergic cats years ago but I don't know if i still am. Im 20 and a male.

How do I test my self for allergies to medications?  Or to cats? I was allergic cats years ago but I don't know if i still am. Im 20 and a male.

It depends: Testing for allergy to medications is indicated only if you had a reaction to a drug in the past and it is important to find out if you are really allergic or you need to be treated with it again. There is no good blood test, usually a skin test is performed. In most cases, administering the drug in a controlled manner in clinic is necessary. If you were allergic to cats in the pat, you sill are. ...Read more

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I am 18 and havent had my period for almost 2 years , I have went to the doctors and had my blood tested what else should I do ? They said its normal

I am 18 and havent had my period for almost 2 years , I have went to the doctors and had my blood tested what else should I do ? They said its normal

Other perspectives: Agree with Dr. Hegab re: seeing another Dr. for a 2nd opinion. There are likely other tests to be done. You might be hypothyroid despite "normal" tests. Other causes could include stress, nutrient deficiencies, chronic infections, environmental toxins. Consider consulting integrative doc, an acupuncturist and/or a homeopath to get different perspectives.See http://tinyurl.com/6nc6rs for more info. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period for 14 months...Always had problems with it. Am 35 now but i want to have babies...What can I do. Am afraid to not have kids?

I haven't had my period for 14 months...Always had problems with it. Am 35 now but i want to have babies...What can I do. Am afraid to not have kids?

Ovulation issue: You are not ovulating. Either you have early ovarian failure (early menopause) or you have what is known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, which simply means you don't ovulate. You need hormone studies to evaluate why before deciding if that is this common reason. ...Read more

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I would like to know if i can donate plasma even though i had chlamydia 10 years ago. I took antibiotic for the chlamydia im trying to donate plasma for my mother

I would like to know if i can donate plasma even though i had chlamydia 10 years ago. I took antibiotic for the chlamydia im trying to donate plasma for my mother

In : In order to donate plasma, most centers will have you fill out a health questionnaire and test you for transmissible viruses such as hepatits b and c and hiv. Contracting chlamydia 10 years ago which was treated should not be a problem. For additional information on plasma donation, i attached a website with good information. Good luck to your mom. ...Read more

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I just went through cancer in 2010 and I have now been cancer free for a year. I was wondering if i could get a tattoo? I i went through chemotherapy and radiation and have wanted to get a tattoo for awhile but did not know since i had cancer and went thr

I just went through cancer in 2010 and I have now been cancer free for a year. I was wondering if i could get a tattoo? I i went through chemotherapy and radiation and have wanted to get a tattoo for awhile but did not know since i had cancer and went thr

Yes: Your question got cut off, but as long as you are not on any immunosuppressives (for gvhd after a bone marrow transplant, for example), you are ok to get a tattoo from a reputable artist that takes the necessary infectious disease risk precautions. You will not be at any increased risk compared to someone getting a tattoo who doesn't have a history of cancer treatment. ...Read more

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I've had stool with blood in it for a four years i was scared to get it cheacked outbut, do I have cancer now?

Go to dr: There are many causes of blood in stool that are not cancer. Some are as simple as hemorrhoids that you don't know you have to a list of other things. One thing, blood in stool is not normal & something is wrong and you need to know what it is and get it under control . At 14 it would be most unlikely to be cancer but could still be serious. See dr soon. ...Read more

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I think I am pregnant. But i can not tell i had my first child a year ago. The csection caused me to develop anemia. Over the last 4 months I have felt off, as if i were pregnant again. I toook tests and they all said i wasnt. I haven't had a normal perio

I think I am pregnant. But i can not tell i had my first child a year ago. The csection caused me to develop anemia. Over the last 4 months I have felt off, as if i were pregnant again. I toook tests and they all said i wasnt. I haven't had a normal perio

Anemia : Anemia cannot mask pregnancy. If you are convinced that you are pregnant, your doctor can order a blood pregnancy. This test is definitive and you will have your answer. If you have anemia in additon to the symptoms you described, you may be dealing with uterine fibroids, these are benign tumors of the uterus. Your doctor can make the diagnosis after a pelvic exam and ultrasound. All the best. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period foe 2 years yesterday i started to bleed should I go to the dr what should I do

I haven't had a period foe 2 years yesterday i started to bleed should I go to the dr what should I do

In : In order to answer this question i need to know your age. However if the bleeding is severe, you should go to your primary care provider or local er. Please resubmit with your age and history of your menstrual cycle (age of onset, frequency, length of cycle, and if your cycle was normal prior to 2 yrs ago?) thank you. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Itp (Definition)

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) = bleeding disorder in ...Read more