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Is Deoxygenated Blood Actually Blue
I know veins carry deoxygenated blood, wich is why they are blue, but why would they seem darker/more noticible some days as opposed to other days?
Many factors.: Veins constantly change in size depending on many factors including level of hydration or dehydration, pulse rate, cardiac output, hot and cold environment and even skin color and texture. Since blood is always in a dynamic(moving) state, all of the above factors can affect the size of the veins as well as the apparent color of the venous blood. ...Read more
Blood Test vs Urine: It would be better to say that the blood test is able to detect smaller amounts of the hCG that indicates pregnancy. Urine home pregnancy tests are very accurate and also very sensitive, and they vary a bit brand to brand. Once you have missed your period, either test would normally detect hCG these days. Good luck! ...Read more
After haveing a hysterectomy after a year is that normal out of the blue tonite I seen a lil bit of blood ?
Hysterectomy: You are awfully young to have had to go through such a major procedure, and I hope your health is better for it. I would not be concerned about the occasional spot of blood. However, if it is frequent, or more than just a spot, check in with your doctor to make sure you don't have something else going on like a vaginal infection. ...Read more
Sex on Friday night. Blood LH levels 47 IU/L Sunday 09:00. Clear Blue OV test + Sunday night 18:30. Sex again Sunday 21:00. Could we have conceived?
Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. ...Read more
Usually not: If right near the needle stick site (usually the inside of your elbow), it suggests that you had some bleeding into the tissues and made a pretty good sized bruise, that will take time to reabsorb and go away. Local warm compresses can help speed up the process. If painful / hot / or other symptoms, have it checked by your dr or an urgent care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why bluegreen stool?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection/exposures, inflammation, ; other factors. Since your bowel pattern has changed ; ?Persists, testing is in order. You're probably okay, but get an exam to determine if rx is needed. ...Read more
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