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Neopogen Blood And Coagulation Agent
Neupogen (GCSF): This is the trade name for a medication known as Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor that mimics the action of the normal hormonal response to low numbers of neutrophils (granjulocytes.) But because it is given in much larger doses, the response is more dramatic than waiting for the natural response. Primarily it is used to blunt or shorten the period of low neutrophils from chemorx. ...Read more
What blood tests would I need to determine if my blood coagulation is normal? Or if it is thick from hereditary issues or medical issues.
Many tests: I would start with PTT, PT/INR and plattelets. For the hereditary clotting disorders there are many tests and unless you have had a clot they are probably not necessary. If people in your family have had blood clots then find out what disorder they have and you can be tested for that. Testing for all possible clotting disorders is extremely expensive. ...Read more
No: And stay away from it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a coagulation disorder. Glazmann's thrombasthenia. Which foods should I avoid? I know some foods are natural blood thinners. Thanks!
No games: Glanzmann's is a dangerous disease (its severity is variable) and you want to avoid specifically anything that interferes with platelet function. You've been warned about Aspirin and a few other drugs. The web is crawling with "pop" claims about "foods that interfere with platelet function" but these all seem to be reports of allergy that made platelets drop, rather than anything to worry you. ...Read more
Risk of bleeding: Bleeding time is no longer used as it is a poor predictor of bleeding risk, clotting time is too crude a test, prothrombin time tests the status of one branch of the coagulation pathway. Usually pt and PTT and platelet count are used as screening tests to assess risk of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more
Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more
Not aware of any!: As such there is no known cancer fighting agent in our blood. But our immune system does play an important role and provides us some protection from developing cancer but it is not a complete protection and we are unable to measure this protective effect or factor, like you have wondered about. Perhaps in future we might be able to quantify such a immune protection factor(s). ...Read more
Many: Muscle relaxants (i.e. Skelaxin, flexeril), neuropathic agents (gabapentin, lyrica), opiates (morphine, hydrocodone), Lidocaine and other local anesthetics, tyelenol, along with many other drug classes do not thin the blood. Aspirin is the most commonly used pain killer that will act as a blood thinner. ...Read more
Yes, normal: Your coagulation test result is perfectly normal. ...Read more
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