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Is Deoxygenated Blood Actually Blue
Since plasma is straw-yellow in color when no red blood cells are present, wouldn't it be true to say that red blood cells (and the hemoglobin contained within them) give human blood its red color?
Yes.: The red color is indeed from the hemoglobin in red cells. The yellow color of the plasma is from the proteins contained in plasma. How red the blood looks depends on the oxygen content of the hemoglobin. Oxygenated HGB is bright red, but deoxygenated blood, what you see in veins, is darker, and can be almost purple if there is very little oxygen. Hgb poisoned by carbon monoxide also is red. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom has a blood clot in her jugular vein& is coughing up blood & blood clots. The Dr is saying that a clot in that vein is not serious is that true?
Not exactly: Capillaries are situated between the arteries and veins and capillary blood does have characteristics half between the arterial and venous blood. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Deoxygenation: Of blood causes the color to be darker. ...Read more
No: That's not how it works.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hematospermia: Hematospermia (bloody semen) is almost always caused by a benign condition in younger men & in many cases no clear cause is identified. In older men w/ hematospermia, genitourinary cancer such as prostate cancer is considered in the evaluation process. Even in older males with hematospermia, etiology is rarely found to be neoplastic in nature. Urology consultation is a safe option for older males. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cycle isn't in a normal flow where blood comes out naturally, the blood comes in big blood clots that look very dark red. Should I be concerned?
Please: rephrase or clarify your question. Thank you ...Read more
It is likely: Old, deoxygenated blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Less blood: It is healthier to have a light period rather than a heavy period. Women with heavy periods are more prone to anemia, due to loss of iron from too much bleeding. However, if your period suddenly changes from moderate or heavy bleeding to very light bleeding, you should get checked for pregnancy. ...Read more
Brown blood: Brown blood is just old blood that's in the process of aging. It's not specifically a sign of implantation. If you think you may be pregnant, run a home urine pregnancy test. They turn positive about 3 days after implantation starts. That is about 10 days after conception. Usually there will be a positive test by the time the next period is due. ...Read more
What causes your blood to be black in color? Just had blood drawn and it was black. Person drawing it has never seen blood this color.
Methemoglobinemia: This condition can be inherited or acquired. Exposure to triggers like benzene, antibiotics like dapsone or chloroquine, nitrities used as a preservative in meats or anesthetics like benzocaine and xylocaine (lidocaine) can cause it in acquired cases. Symptoms include bluish tint to skin, shortness of breath, fatigue, lack of energy, and headaches. Vitamin C, hyperbaric oxygen, and methylene blue to treat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually in a vein: Superficial blood clots some times form in superficial veins, usually in the legs. Such clots may cause pain and cosmetic issues but are not dangerous like deep vein clots. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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