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My Blood Is Too Thick
I was examined, I was told that enough blood is not passing to my brain due to that my blood is too thick?
I have been told my blood is too thick, that I have low blood protein and a high white cell count. What could this be, I am really worried
Requires Follow-up: You should follow-up with your md who gave you this information. You will require further testing. What you discribe is too general to pinpoint the etiology. What you do need to know is that whatever you have is treatable. Do all the testing your md requests and ask the md to please explain to you what your tests are for and what possible diagnosis the md has inmind. Your md is there to help you. ...Read more
Other issues: First, no such thing as "thick" or "thin" blood. If you need to have blood that does not make clots easily, we give Coumadin (warfarin) because it is "defective vitamin k". Your liver tries to use the Coumadin (warfarin) to make things necessary to make clots. Since the liver is getting defective vitamin k, it makes less things to make clots. If you eat a lot of k. Or have some other cause for clots, Coumadin (warfarin) fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polycythemia: The roots of the word mean many cells in the blood. ...Read more
Yes: polcythemia. Follow up with a hematologist for tratment and monitoring. ...Read more
Need tests: Physical appearance may have some validity to a trained , but real thing is lab analysis , wait for results before you worry. ...Read more
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