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Neumega Blood And Coagulation Agent
Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more
Vaginal walls lubricate due to transudation of plasma. Is it whole blood plasma or fractions of blood plasma (ie: albumin, immune globulins, etc)?
Huh? : I'm sorry but that question makes no sense. Please restate and try to clarify what it is you want to know. ...Read more
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
Could plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting?
No: It doesn't dissolve clots - it lowers the risk of new ones forming. ...Read more
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
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
Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?
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
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
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
I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?
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
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