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Can you have a normal CBC blood work and have excessive clotting disorder (sticky blood)?

Can you have a normal CBC blood work and have excessive clotting disorder (sticky blood)?

Yes: Most of the hypercoagulable conditions are diagnosed after developing clots and the work up includes a so called hypercoagulable panel. Most of the patients have a normal CBC. ...Read more

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Blood Disorders (Definition)

There are many types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc which can develop problems. In addition there are diseases of the bone marrow (where blood cells are made) such as leukemia, myelodysplasia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, etc. All of these disparate disorders plus others unmentioned ...Read more


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Are patelet count a good way to tell if you have a clotting disorder? (sticky blood) patelet count is 241. period passes clots sometimes alittle big

Are patelet count a good way to tell if you have a clotting disorder? (sticky blood) patelet count is 241. period passes clots sometimes alittle big

No: Your platelet count is normal. People who have dramatically high platelet counts may suffer internal blood clots (e.g. Stroke, heart attack, etc) but do not pass blood clots vaginally. ...Read more

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What are rare blood disorders?

What are rare blood disorders?

MANY: There are many rare blood disorders, too many to catalogue here. Aplastic anemia, hairy cell leukemia, are just 2. ...Read more

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Please tell me what a blood disorder is?

Please tell me what a blood disorder is?

Vague term!: It does not tell you anymore than saying that your blood is not entirely normal. The next thing to do is to find out what is wrong? And in which blood cells is there a disorder???? It can be in Red cells, white cells or in your platelets (3 main cell types found in our blood) ...Read more

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What is blood disorder and the symptoms?

What is blood disorder and the symptoms?

Many possible causes: Blood disorder refers to many conditions. In the blood we have red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and all kinds of antibodies. A disorder could be to due any one of these being out of balance. Each one of them has dozens of potential abnormalities. Check with your doctor on exactly what disorder they are talking about. ...Read more

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How can rare blood disorders be treated?

How can rare blood disorders be treated?

See a hematologist: Without knowing the kind of rare blood disorder the general answer is to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blood disorder.?

Describe the features of a blood disorder.?

A general question: Blood consists of cells and fluid (plasma). Cells are of 3 general types: white blood cells (which fight infection), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), and platelets (which initiate blood clots). Plasma carries proteins, such as antibodies, and nutrients. A disturbance of any component of the above constitutes a blood disorder. Anemia is the commonest disorder with many causes. ...Read more

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What works to use to fight blood disorder?

What works to use to fight blood disorder?

Which one?: Please be more specific. There are dozens of blood disorders with different treatment. ...Read more

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What are common blood disorders and symptoms?

What are common blood disorders and symptoms?

Too broad a question: Hi nelis5. This is much too broad a question to answer in a forum such as this one. Can you elaborate? What specific question do you have and how can we help? ...Read more

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Can a blood disorder keep me from joining the military?

Can a blood disorder keep me from joining the military?

Possibly: "Current or history of coagulation defects (286) to include, but not limited to von Willebrand’s Disease (286.4), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (287), or Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (287.0), is disqualifying. Leukopenia. Current or history of diagnosis of any form of chronic or recurrent agranulocytosis and/or leukopenia (288.0) is disqualifying." ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood disorders?

Very involved: There are many types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc which can develop problems. In addition there are diseases of the bone marrow (where blood cells are made) such as leukemia, myelodysplasia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, etc. All of these disparate disorders plus others unmentioned are considered blood disorders. ...Read more

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Could cutting yourself too much cause blood disorders or diseases?

Could cutting yourself too much cause blood disorders or diseases?

No disease unless..: Cutting yourself per se does not. However, if you cut yourself with a tainted instrument you can transmit hep b, c, or hiv. Then the would itself can become secondarily infected with bacteria. Not something you want to happen. ...Read more

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Can carriers of 2 different blood disorders have healthy children?

Yes: A common example is the sickle cell trait which is common and does not have any impact on having children. ...Read more

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What is vonwillybrand blood disorder and what does it mean to live with it?

Clotting disorder: This condition is well known. There is absence of a blood clotting protein called Factor-9 which makes you more prone to bleeding. There is a good treatment for this condition. You should seek help from a hematologist (a blood specialist). ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions about living with polysemia vera blood disorder at a young age?

Do you have any suggestions about living with polysemia vera blood disorder at a young age?

More info needed: Polycythemia ruba vera (PRV) is a myeloproliferative disorder. This means that the bone marrow (myeloid tissue) is involved with ↑ proliferation (growth) of cells. With PVR there is often an increase in red blood cell (RBC) production, which if too high can lead to complications of thrombosis (clots in the vascular system). Your CBC (complete blood count) results are essential. More info needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are blood disorders/diseases that could be caused by cutting yourself too much?

???: Not that I know of unless you cut yourself so much and lose so much blood that ends up causing anemia. It would have to be a lot, though. You can also get infected, of course but that is not a blood disorder per se. If this happens in your job, protect yourself better. If not, I suggest a different hobby. ...Read more

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Do blood disorders run in the family?

Do blood disorders run in the family?

Depends: Many do: sickle cell, thalassemia, clotting disorders associated with protein c or s deficiency, and many others. There are other blood disorders, usually acquired (antiphospholipid syndrome) that are not. So a definivite answer requires knowing what type of blood disorder. ...Read more

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