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What Can Cause Your Blood To Thicken
I had some blood work done for cardiac enzymes and had to be restuck several times due to the blood thickening. What causes this to happen.
Poor stick: In blood drawing, a proper needle insertion into the vein is ever important, and when done correctly, then blood flows freely into the collection tube. When the stick is not properly done, the blood return is slow allowing the clotting mechanism to cascade into the blood thickening, also known as a clot. There is nothing wrong with you; rather, the one drawing the blood is the problem. ...Read more
Overian cyst, syncope, septal infract, thickening, left axis deviation, memory loss, leg pain & warmth with headacke and blood infections, caused by?
Anxiety?: There is nothing that causes all of those symptoms together. There are probably more simple explanations for each of them. ...Read more
Went to the ER with a lot of blood in my diarrhea. They did a CT scan w/ contrast. There is mild diffuse wall thickening of the descending colon and parts of the sigmoid colon. Also noted was a umbilical hernia 1.3cm. What could cause the blood?
Inflammation: The findings you describe is what inflammation or infection may show up on a CT scan. There are may causes of these findings that could be cause abdominal pain, blood and mucous in the stool, and diarrhea for example. To complete the workup, you need a colonoscopy for possible biopsy and and the colon can be visualized. Treatment then can be started. I doubt the hernia is a significant problem ...Read more
Pregnancy and CBC: It is common for blood counts to drop during the later phases of pregnancy. As the pregnant woman retains more fluid, the blood cells get diluted to varying extents. It the counts are lower than the OB likes, they will often refer the patient to a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Not exactly: It usually increases heart rate and blood pressure and this can cause flow problems (like stroke / heart attack), not from actual "thickening" of the blood. Erol ; nida (http://www. Drugabuse. Gov/publications/drugfacts/spice-synthetic-marijuana) among other websites have more information on these substances. ...Read more
Where?: Vaginally would be from mild dehydrating / concentrating of the blood, making it appear somewhat shiny or "slimy." (...Or you might be a zombie...) good luck! Please re-ask with more specifics if this was not what you were intending. ...Read more
Incomprehensible: Your question is incomprehensible. I am sorry. If you need to read a book on anatomy and physiology that may be a better way to learn about this part of your body. But this site is for simple specific questions to enhance one's health care. You are asking us to teach you anatomy and physiology and that is not the purpose or ability of this forum. ...Read more
??: I see your question's been out there for a while. Perhaps it's because I (and others?) have no idea what rh9 is. And the rh blood factor, for a given individual, is either there or it's not. So I'm not sure what you mean about it dropping. ...Read more
If you are on clomid (clomiphene): Please discuss with the doc who put u on the Clomid (clomiphene) as u need close monitoring on Clomid (clomiphene) to see if it is working and to make sure u do not get hyperstimulation of the ovaries, your doc can do an exam and ultrasound to check everything. ...Read more
I am so worried about my husband's health. He urinates yesterday with a few drop of blood. What causes this and what could be the remedies? Thanks!
Stop worrying ;: Encouage him 2c urologist. Few drops of blood after urination in a young man suggests urethrorrhagia, urethral stricture or prostatitis. Cancer, presenting in this way, would be very rare. However, never say never ; thus consultation with urologist, who will likely advise a cystoscopic examination, is advised. ...Read more
Daily BMs...sometimes twice a day. Normal brown, no blood, smooth and easily passed but seem just a little more oval shaped then round. Poss causes?
That's normal: Round, hard stools are more likely in someone who is constipated. You're not. ...Read more
My blood is super thin. When I get the smallest scrape, it bleeds like crazy! What foods naturally thicken my blood, & are there foods I should avoid?
Get a consultation: Coagulation is a very complex process. There are numerous causes of bleeding. You need to see a hematologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Bleeding gums is a sign of moderate to severe gingivitis. The gums are either invected or irritated by plaque or calculus ont he teeth. See your dentist for a thorough exam and prophylaxis (tooth cleaning). In the meantime start flossing and brushing to remove the plaque.
Hormonal changes may also cause gums to bleed. ...Read more
Antithrombin: The body has a complex system of clotting and anti clotting cascades. The principle anticlotting proteins are Antithrombin which in turn requires other cofactors to function properly. Once a clot begins to form, plasmin becomes activated which breaks down clot. Whether a clot forms or not is a race between the pro-clotting and anti-clotting pathways. ...Read more
Many things: There are many things that can cause this; sometimes, it's not even pathological, the person just normally has lower blood pressure. If it is acute, it could be due to infection or dehydration. It could be due to heart failure. It could be due to endocrine problems. It is impossible to build a reasonable differential from a single symptom. ...Read more
Infection, tumor, etc: Most common cause is a bladder infection, usually associated with symtoms of urinary frequency, buring on urination, foul smelling urine &? Pain. Can be a sign of cancerin urinary tract anywhere from kidney -> bladder, prostate or urethra, kidney disease such as glomerulonephritis, kidney stone, blood vessel abnormality, or medications. Microscopic blood from all of above + interstuitial cystitis. ...Read more
Many, usually benign: Bladder infection (hemorrhagic cystitis), kidney or bladder stone, interstitial cystitis, glomerulonephritis (type of kidney disease), bleeding blood vessel abnormality, malignancies (eg cancer) of bladder, kidney, prostate or urethra or can be benign microscopic hematuria (sometimes familial). But rule of thumb is that it signifies possible cancer unless proven to the contrary. ...Read more
GI or not GI origin?: Blood in undies is a warning sign & may originate from skin, gut, urologic &/or gynecologic sites. Evaluation is always appropriate. For bleeding from the gut, a rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anal canal. ...Read more
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