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Sticky Blood Disorder
No: Blood group type does not matter for donation. The donor and recipient need to be compatible. 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
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
Better to avoid : After donating you may develop more problems. Also the receptor may not get the needed constituents of your blood - the cellular part or the plasma part(rich in clotting factors which we needs in special circumstances ) . Hence it is better to avoid donating ...Read more
I have constipation/proctisis for 10+ years i get dry sticky mucus discharge yellow/ whitish/ mixed with blood which impedes movement further. Helpme?
Go see your doctor: Simple non-medical fixes for constipation are fiber, fluids & exercise. Aim for >25-36g/d of fiber. Drink enough water until urine is clear. Exercise daily. Stool softeners are available w/o prescription here in states. Laxatives, too. We use a version of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to clean bowel prior to colonoscopy. If none of that works, go see your doctor for colonoscopy. ...Read more
Colitis: Mucus colitis with blood tinged stool can occur with irritable bowel syndrome, proctitis,inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease or certain bowel infections . A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
Yearly checkup, urinalysis red blood cells 0-1 , white blood cells 1-4. Epithelial cells and mucus present .. Ph 1.07 . Is this normal ?
yes and no: All are normal, but the ph is not 1.07. That is the specific gravity and that is normal. ...Read more
Possible colitis: Go see your dr and be referred to a gastroenterologist for a stool test and possible coloscopy. Usually it's not serious. Colitis- general term for inflammation of the large intestinal wall, could be from inflammation, infection, auto-immune condition, etc. Colonoscopy will confirm the diagnosis. Eat more fiber, fruits and veggies and drink more water. Take care! ...Read more
Intestinal bleeding: Any blood after or with bm is not normal. Get seen by a GI dr, . For an evaluation to ascertain where the bleeding is coming from, be it a hemorrhoid/fissure or something more serious. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm anemic, with mild thrombocytosis and rouleaux formation . Is this dangerous ? My blood test also came with suspicion with thalesemian blood trait
FInd cause: Your physician owes a duty to you to answer these questions. Are you iron deficient? If so, is it from your diet (vegetarian?) or are you losing blood? The thrombocytosis suggests it. Is the rouleaux real or a lab overread? (the latter is common.) do you in fact have thalassemia minor? A look at the smear and indices should give a presumptive answer. Iron deficiency warns of possible latent bad dz. ...Read more
What does having symptoms like nose bleeds with lots of blood clots and pooping blood clots indicate?
Nosebleeds: That your doctor should check you one of the many clotting deficiencies. Maybe your nose bled so much that you swallowed blood. What color is the blood in the stool? Tell your doctor>. ...Read more
I've low white blood cell count and enlarged red blood cells and need another blood test. I'm vegan, occasional smoker/drinker. should i worry?
Is bright red blood "woven into" stool more correlated with certain problems than blood that pools around stool?"
Maybe / Maybe not: Bleeding per rectum may originate in anal canal, rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) & topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. See doc. ...Read more
Depends/yes,,: This is a normal result depending on the lab range your lab uses. You don't seem to have a history that would suggest a reason for it to be abnormally low and a common reference range is 3.5-11*10^9/l, so your level is right at low normal for this range. Good luck. ...Read more
Diabetic retina: Persistent uncontrolled blood sugar (uncontrolled diabetes) in many cases can lead to weakening of blood vessel walls in the retina of the eye and this can cause bleeding, vascular growth and other changes that can affect vision You should work with your diabetic doc to keep the sugar under control and a blood level termed HbA1c at least below 7.0 to help protect the eye. ...Read more
Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine .No symptoms , possible causes ?
Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Effects of bleeding: Thick blood clots are an indication of excessive bleeding. An occasional clot is not an issue, but if it is a regular occurrence it may be a cause for concern especially if your hemoglobin falls below normal. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more