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How are blood coagulation and blood clotting different?

How are blood coagulation and blood clotting different?

Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Is high blood viscosity (high HB and etc.) subject to blood clotting and death?

Is high blood viscosity (high HB and etc.) subject to blood clotting and death?

Polycythemia vera: yes, pcv is associated with increased risk of clots and possible death. ...Read more

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Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

No: The blood thinners really do not " thin" the blood they alter the cascade of chemical events that lead to platelet clot formation. So in reality the blood isn't thinner it just has a difficult time clotting. THese drugs do not dissolve the vessels. ...Read more

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Is Ficoll hypaque used for density centrifugation to separate lymphocytes and also density of red blood cells?

Is Ficoll hypaque used for density centrifugation to separate lymphocytes and also density of red blood cells?

Unclear question: Depending on the mixture of these two chemicals the density of the medium is such that red cells sink and white cell float. Measuring density of red cells is not a medical test. ...Read more

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Blood coagulation work up (platelet aggregometry). Poor aggregation with collagen. What does this mean?

Platelets: Depends on what you have but it means your platelets do not get sticky when collagen is added to blood. Google this and then go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for platelet testing reviews. ...Read more

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Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Yes: Heparin keeps the blood from clotting both insider the body as well as for blood in a tube. ...Read more

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What might full blood count and coagulation screen detect?

What might full blood count and coagulation screen detect?

Blood count: a complete blood count [CBC] measures red blood cell count, size and shape, which are proxy measurements for iron, Vitamin B-12 and folic acid, white blood cells which fight bacterial and viral infections, provide immunity, platelet cells which help with blood clotting. A coagulation screen detects problems with the production of proteins made in the liver that are required for clotting. ...Read more

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Why does intake of anticogulants and decrease in platelet count causes the rupture of blood vessels?

Why does intake of anticogulants and decrease in platelet count causes the rupture of blood vessels?

What RU using?: What do you use for anti-coagulation? Heparin? There is a condition called hit: Heparin induced low platelet count that can induce blood clot formation a severe condition. If using coumadin, (warfarin) prodaxa u may be overdosed. Highly suggest seing asap a hematologist! why are you anticoagulated in the first place at age 40? Had dvt, pe? ...Read more

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What increases blood coagulation?

Three issues: 1. Injury to blood vessels. 2. Change in blood flow. 3. Hypercoagulable state, e.g., following trauma. ...Read more

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Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

No: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelet aggregation. Platelets are cells in the blood that initiate the clotting process. Plavix (clopidogrel) doesn't thin anything: not plugs or blood or anything else. ...Read more

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Why can't menstrual blood be used for blood tests instead of finger-prick blood?

Why can't menstrual blood be used for blood tests instead of finger-prick blood?

Different tissue: The blood in your vessels is what's supplying your tissues and responding right now to what's going on with you. Menstrual tissue contains blood and also a great deal more, largely dead debris. Would you bet your health on a lab test determined from this tissue? I don't think so. Grin and bear the needle stick -- even as a pathologist, I don't enjoy venipunctures but I know the value. ...Read more

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Are any of the new anticoags useful for factor v leiden and lupus anticoag. Antibody. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid. Venous and arterial clotting and pes. ?

Are  any of the new anticoags useful for factor v leiden and lupus anticoag. Antibody. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid. Venous and arterial clotting and pes. ?

Maybe: The newer medications to prevent blood clots are not approved for use in the us for your condition. There is published research in europe showing that these medications can be used effectively for your type of problem. My personal bias is that you should wait until more research has been done. Your doctor can help advise you as to the status of this research as it evolves. ...Read more

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Why are blood clotting inhibitors commonly included into atherosclerosis treatment?

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Why are blood clotting inhibitors commonly included into atherosclerosis treatment?

Blood thinners: Heart disease comes in 2 flavors similar to plumbers & electricians. Atherosclerosis is blockage of arteries by cholesterol akin to clogged plumbing. So in addition to cholesterol lowering medications, we often recommend blood thinners such as aspirin etc to minimize abrupt blockage of arteries. We also use stronger blood thinners eg warfarin, in atrial fibrillation to prevent strokes. ...Read more

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Was taking a recombinant-derived fviii for hempohilia a and inhibitor appear. Finishing iti and doc says 2 try plasma fviii. Alphanate (factor viii and von willebrand factor) or koate and y?

Follow his advice: Development of recombinant factor v111 inhibitor those occur frequently after prolonged treatment and those make the treatment less effective. Hence your dr will recommend products to bypass the inhibition. ...Read more

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I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somewhat out of range are less worrisome. I'm betting we find something treatable. ...Read more

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Can adderall/prozac combo cause high white blood cells and high platelet counts?

Can adderall/prozac combo cause high white blood cells and high platelet counts?

Probably not: I would look for a different cause. If the elevations are slight, ignore them. The most common cause of a more significant elevation in platelets is iron deficiency. Nobody knows why. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is capillary blood a mixture of arterial blood and venous blood?

I wanted to know is capillary blood a mixture of arterial blood and venous blood?

Not exactly: Capillaries are situated between the arteries and veins and capillary blood does have characteristics half between the arterial and venous blood. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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