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What Are The Ramifications If A Blood Type Is Mismatched For The First Time
Tranfusion reaction: Preferably, only blood of the same type should be transfused, otherwise a transfusion reaction may occur ( fever, hemolysis etc..);however, those who have blood type "ab" may received other blood when their own type is not available for transfusion ( type ab=universal recipient), and those of type "o" must receive only blood of their own type (type o= universal donor). ...Read more
What is the common reason for a nosebleed for a woman over the age of 70..... Must stress this is not a common occurrence for the person?
Usually dry nose: Hard to say without knowing more of the medical history and medications. Dry nose is the most common cause. This can be helped by nasal saline sprays and ointment. Best way to rule out other problems is to see your doctor. Other causes: high blood pressure, aspirin, plavix, warfarin, allergies, sinusitis, trauma, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are in the middle of a hyperglycemia attack would it be best to get an accurate test on the severity of it? Is there home tests?
Yes, but...: Of course there are home tests for blood glucose levels which can tell you how high your glucose is...And you can take extra insulin, if that's what you have, as advised or recommended for that glucose level. But an acute "attack" probably deserves the attention of you primary care physician, endocrinologist, or, if necessary, an emergency room. This is not something to trifle with, it can kill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Factors: Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect your LDL levels. Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www.Lipidboard.Org (click "verify status", then search your state). ...Read more
Is there a test you can do to see who the father of my fetus is, of course before the baby is born?
If you want the risk: A needle can be passed through your abdomen into the waters around the baby & draw off cells for a dna test.There are some medical reasons for this test, but it carries about 1% risk of miscarriage, infection or worse for mom &or baby.Another riskier cvs test has about 3% risk.You may have difficulty finding anyone that woud do the procedure for paternity testing. ...Read more
See details: Most people do survive, although often with neurologic damage. It depends mainly on the area of the brain involved and the degree of the damage to that area, . ...Read more
Yes: Need to check for Rh compatibility.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me in diagnosing malaria, if the first blood test is negative, what chances are there that the person has the disease?
Pretty good: The level of parasites in the blood may be quite low at first. The familiar microscopic study with a giemsa stain is difficult and requires a lot of experience and skill. If there's a high index of suspicion, a person might be treated empirically, or it may be wiser to watch and test again if the disease becomes worse or really looks like malaria. ...Read more
Please help! what is the cause of recurent hypoglycemia for the first time in the same day in non diabetic patient?
Define: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? There are rare familial syndromes where pancreatic tumors can occur that cause pathologic hypoglycemia. See an endocrinologist if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it that after a phase of zometa, the doctor asks the patient to treat their teeth and then continue to the second phase?
What are the factors that a doctor uses to determine the risk a patient faces having valve replacement surgery?
Many things: The risk depends on how severe the valve disease and wht the patient's other risk factors are. Age and the presence of other diseases would need to be evaluated to determine the total risk. Things like kidney disease, lung disease, smoking, other vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension would all increase the total risk to the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the prognosis of a weak retina other than myopia? If family history is a criteria, how about the first person who got it? Epigenetics?
Depends on cause : The problem with answering this question, is knowing what the cause of the week retina is. Many causes may never affect your vision at all. Some of them, can effect your vision tremendously. Some causes may never affect your vision in anyway. If you know the name of the diagnosis, this question will be much easier to answer. ...Read more
5 minutes: Clotting is the formation of a jelly like substance over the valves of the blood vessels.Resulting in stoppage of blood flow. Clotting is a natural defence mechanism to preventblood loss from the body. A clot is usually formed within 5 minutes after injury. Whenevera blood vessel is cut there is a rush of platelets causes a cut or injury to be filled and thus bleeding stops.Clotting is initiate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASAP: The time after symptoms begin is directly associated with the amount of scarring and damage. Heart tissue can withstand only short periods of time (minutes-hours) before tissue dies and scarring ensues. The amount of damage directly correlates with survival. The first 90 minutes after symptoms begin correlate with survival in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing acute coronary interventi. ...Read more
Need advice on what is the the difference between the gestational age of a fetus and how many weeks you are?
Same thing: The way you count is from your last period, it is 40 weeks from your last period until your due date so when you are 6 weeks gestational age it means 6 weeks from your last period which is how many weeks u are ( most people get pregnant 2 weeks after their last period ) but u always count from the 1st day of the last period, and in my office in coral springs, fl, i always do an early ultraosund. ...Read more
Are the chances of getting pregnant a lot greater if the woman is on the bottom during sex? Or does the position not make a difference?
What to do if I have to get a urinalysis on tuesday as part of enlisting for the marines. is this the same thing as a drug test?
Yes: and what to do if you have been using drugs is to expect that they will detect it. So don't use drugs, and if you are, stop and get help. ...Read more
What is sgpt and this test is for what? What is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? Why they need an assay and sgpt?
Liver: Sgpt is a measure of enzymes that come from the liver or muscle and this test can detect whether the liver is being injured or not by drugs such as phenobarbital. An assay is justba general term for any type of test. The dose of pheno depends on the weight of a child, not the age, and generally the max dose is around 8mg per kilogram per day. ...Read more
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