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My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

Trauma: She banges! nail and blood os trapped. It will grow out or it can be drained with tiny hole in mail. ...Read more

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What this mean when have red blood cells in my urine as I was told from my family doctor. It's this risk?

What this mean when have red blood cells in my urine as I was told from my family doctor. It's this risk?

Hematuria: this could be contamination from vaginitis. lack of estrogen in 53 y/o female causes this vaginitis ..you should see a urologist who will obtain a sample of urine by strait catheter to prevent contaminations and the sample of urine will be cultured and examined. if the hematuria persist then further investigations will be needed ...Read more

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What does it mean. When my doctor says my red blood cells is out of range?

What does it mean. When my doctor says my red blood cells is out of range?

Probably anemia: "range" on a lab test is where 95% or so of healthy people fall. Your physician is probably telling you that your are mildly anemic, and you will get a workup for possible blood loss or hemolysis if this is new. Occasionally, people with mild thalassemia have high red cells because they are small in the absence of significant anemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my sister has a tooth thats black?

What does it mean if my sister has a tooth thats black?

Non-Vital ?: It is very possible that the nerve in that tooth has died. Have the tooth examined by a local dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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My wife has a black mole like on her bellybutton does anyone know what it is?

My wife has a black mole like on her bellybutton does anyone know what it is?

Could be: A birth mark or nevus. If any change in size, bleeding or drainage see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my doctor has found white cells in my baby's urine?

What does it mean if my doctor has found white cells in my baby's urine?

Maybe infection: White blood cells in urine are often related to an infection of the urine. But other information is needed as well, such as if nitrites are seen, or red blood cells, and if a urine culture showed any bacterial growth. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a doctor says my daughter has fat buildup on her liver?

What exactly does it mean when a doctor says my daughter has fat buildup on her liver?

Early liver damage: A "fatty liver" is the first step in damage to the liver and it can happen from many causes. Some progress and some go away. Ask your doctor for a referral to dr. Antonio quiros at musc in charleston, sc. He is a children's liver expert who came to charleston last summer. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have big red blood cells, but my iron is fine... What does this mean?

My doctor says I have big red blood cells, but my iron is fine... What does this mean?

Macrocytosis: Large red cells, or macrocytosis, can be due to vitamin deficiencies (b12, folate, (folic acid) thiamine), alcohol use, an underactive thyroid, liver disease, excessive production of new red blood cells (reticulocytosis), and bone marrow disorders such as myelodysplastic syndrome. Some people are born with big red cells. Please see a hematologist so that the correct diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my 2 year old has the runs and its a dark green color?

What does it mean when my 2 year old has the runs and its a dark green color?

Expected: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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I have a blood clot under my tongue what does that mea?

I have a blood clot under my tongue what does that mea?

Not a clot: You probably are just seeing a large vein under your tongue. That is normal. Tongues are weird looking on a good day. If you look for strange things there, you will find them. ...Read more

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My sister has a fat embolism. What does this mean?

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My sister has a fat embolism. What does this mean?

If true, serious: Fat embolism is usually due to trauma with disruption of long bones like the femur, exposure of the fat in the marrow to the blood space, & then causing hematologic havoc like diffuse clotting and then a very serious condition called disseminated intravascular coagulation that consumes the proteins needed to clot, so difficult to control bleeding results. This is a big deal, so urgent care needed. ...Read more

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My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

Inflammed vessels: Angiitis means inflammation of blood vessels. This also fits into the category of vaculitis. The size pf the inflammed vessel is improtant of deciding therapy. The dianosi can be made by a biopsy - or at times by dye injected into bloods vessels and seeing the x-ray pattrn. The type of angiitis determines the therapy. This can be a very serious illness at times or a not so serious illness. ...Read more

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What does it mean my white blood cells is up in my urine? What kind of infection could it be. My doctor said my uti is clear

What does it mean my white blood cells is up in my urine? What kind of infection could it be. My doctor said my uti is clear

Pyuria: White cells in your urine can come from anywhere in your genitourinary system to include the vagina and paravaginal area. My suggestion: go to your doctor and get a urine after thoroughly cleaning the entire area around your urethra and while voiding, spread your labia so that the urine goes from bladder into cup and get urine in the cup after you start peeing, not right away. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean i my dick is shooting out blood with pee?

What exactly does it mean i my dick is shooting out blood with pee?

Needs to be checked: Suggest you see a urologist as soon as conveniently possible. Could be an infection, but malignancy needs to be ruled out as well as a kidney stone, vascular or other abnormality. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter smashed her foot. The toe nail is attached, but there is blood underneath it. What should I do? This recently happened.

My daughter smashed her foot. The toe nail is attached, but there is blood underneath it. What should I do? This recently happened.

Conservative Care: Depending on if it is still bleeding and how much it has bled further evaluation may be needed to see if the nail needs to be trimmed or possibly removed. ...Read more

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My dr told me I have unusual antibodies in my blood. What does this mean? My sed is 59, have some abnormal levels, dk what. Any ideas?

My dr told me I have unusual antibodies in my blood. What does this mean? My sed is 59, have some abnormal levels, dk what. Any ideas?

Inflammation?: Your sed rate is somewhat elevated and may indicated inflammation. The unusual antibodies could be autoimmune antibodies such as ANA titer which may be associated with autoimmune diseases. You should be able to get a clearer answer from your doctor since your question is non-specific. ...Read more

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My mother has clammy hands. What does this mean?

My mother has clammy hands. What does this mean?

Clammy hands: Sweaty palms can be completely normal, the product of stress or worry. When they are constantly clammy, regardless of situation, weather or stress level, it may be due to hyperhidrosis. This condition is one of overactive nerve impulses causing sweaty palms, soles and underarms. It can be very isolating, and many people never get diagnosed. If it concerns her, have her see her dermatologist. ...Read more