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My blood is too thick what kind of disorter is it?

My blood is too thick what kind of disorter is it?

I don't know: Why you believe your blood is too thick. However, polycythemia is known to cause this and the diagnosis is made by having a hematology lab evaluate the blood. ...Read more

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I was examined, I was told that enough blood is not passing to my brain due to that 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?

Is this confirmed: Sounds like bizarre comment to me, unless you have a hyper-coagulation syndrome, high serum viscosity, or highly elevated hematocrit. Maybe get second opinion. ...Read more

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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

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

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Why is my blood still too thick after my dr upping my Coumadin (warfarin) from 2.5 mg to 10 mg?

Why is my blood still too thick after my dr upping my Coumadin (warfarin) from 2.5 mg to 10 mg?

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 more

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What makes your blood thick?

Many things: If by "thick" you mean prone to clot, then it can be genetics, medications or hormones. The most common way people "thicken" their blood, however is smoking. ...Read more

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What can happen when your blood gets too thick?

Clog vessels: Way too thick, like with sickle cell disease, some cancer states or severe dehydration, can increase viscosity of blood so much that it clogs up smaller vessels--this stops blood flow beyond--can cause tissue to die, like a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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My blood is really thick and dark - should I be worried?

My blood is really thick and dark - should I be worried?

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