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What Do You Call A Blood Doctor
Hemophilia: Low factor viii levels can be seen with hemophilia a or von willebrand disease, or they can be a lab error. You will be seeing a hematologist to determine whether or not you have any of these conditions. The md will ask you about any bleeding problems with surgery or otherwise, and if anyone in your family has bleeding problems. ...Read more
I lost my mucus plug at 20wks/2 days No blood. Doctor said don't worry about it should I get a second opinion? Was told to resume regular activities
Mucus plug: Consider a consult with a maternal fetal specialist or ask for an ultrasound for cervical length. Depending on your medical or surgical history this may not be that abnormal. ...Read more
"Undesired Traits": Sickle cell disease is caused by two individuals who both possess sickle cell trait, a condition in which the individuals look normal and do not have the disease, but carry a recessive gene that when combined with a similar person yields sickle cell disease. This condition can be genetically tested prior to having children- especially african americans. ...Read more
Pionidal disease auto burst open with pus and blood. Doctor dressed it and told to undergo open surgery. Is that necessary? If so, open or close?
I m say my doctor I wana test. Blood cancer. ..... He recommends hematology profile test. Is gud to see all. Blood cancer?
I was sent 2 a blood doctor my WBC has been high 4 a few years he says he don't think it's cancer but come bk n 3 months he said the blood can change?
Listen to oncologist: Good to know you do not have blood Cancer. If your WBC has been higher than the normal level for 4 years and they just want to monitor closely, it is a god sign. There are different types of WBC. I also noticed you have "bleeding " problem, . This may be related to your blood disorder. Glad that you have " blood doctor" watching over the condition. They are expert in this condition. ...Read more
I'm 18.I just had two heavy session of drinking alcohol in my life. D both tims I vomited blood. Doctor said gastrits. Can this lead to chronic erosive?
Black eye discoloration for a month and two weeks now. I don't know what to do with this black line under eye. Its no longer blood, doctor said.?????
Ecchymosis orbit!: Seek in person opinions from facial surgeons. ...Read more
Test for what?: A borderline result means that it cannot be determined if the test is positive or negative. Depending on the disorder suspected, the test may need to be repeated in a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when you have a blood cell that can burst or ruptures?
Hemoylosis: Hemoylosis is when some outside or inside the cell causes increase pressure or trauma and the cell ruptures ...Read more
If I never hear back from my doctor after several weeks have passed re: blood results, is it bc all is normal? Is he obligated to call if abnormal?
Call your doctor: If you have not heard back about your results. ...Read more
I am a 50 yr. Old female. My doctors office called and left me a message on my phone saying my kidney function has gotten worse. I looked up my blood?
Unclear question: Not sure what your question is. If you're asking if they can tell how your kidney function is doing by checking your blood, then yes. Also, that msg they left is very general- please call back to clarify. It can be as simple as being dehydrated on the day they took your labs, so they want to recheck. Or one of your meds may be affecting your kidneys. Or your kidneys may be slowing down. ...Read more
Blood results are back! Not sure what it all means. Should I call the doctor for another appointment?
YES!: It's great to be involved with your tests/treatments, but you should always have the doc explain what test results mean and/or why it is important. ...Read more
Got bloods done on tuesday :') full blood count no results back from doctors yet haven't got a call to say they where back?
Stay calm: It has only been 2 days maybe all of the results are not ready. Rember all those vial and tubes of blood have to be transported to a lab and processed. Various department for example hematology microbiology techs are working day and night with the samples, running tests. Sometimes looking under microscopes counting cells. Etc... It is a big production. Politely call the staff for results. ...Read more
It depends: Blood sugar varies and can range over a large set of numbers. It also depends whether you have known diabetes or not and whether you are taking treatment for diabetes or not. Normal fasting sugar level is <100. If it is between 100-200 it is high, if it is over 300mg, it requires urgent treatment. So you need to use your judgment, based on your circumstances.. ...Read more
Hematologist: Often they also do oncology -- hematologist-oncologist. ...Read more
My doctor just called and said I had high blood sugar and I have to come in for more test. Should I be concerned about this?
Depends: If your blood sugar is high (and esp if you were fasting when it was drawn) then you may have diabetes. If that is the case they will definitely work with you on treating this. May include possible weight loss (if you have a weight problem), or medication treatments. Don't panic yet, just do the follow-up testing and see what those results show. ...Read more
The doc took blood and called me and said the auto immune was abnormal. What could this possibly mean? Is this life threatening?
Could mean anything: Without specifics and titers, impossible to assess. ...Read more
My son who is 14 had to fast for blood work. Doctor called and said his tryglycerides were high. It was 527. Do I need to see a cardio doctor?
What can routine blood tests show? As part of a yearly physical, the doctor ordered what he called "routine blood tests." what would these show?
The nurse assistant was so shocked at my blood pressure reading of 140/83 and immediately called in the doctor. Have not forgotten that event. Advice?
This represents: A mildly high reading & is no cause for alarm. ...Read more
When you are waiting for test results from testing from blood papsmere and urine is it normal for the doctor to call you and have you come in for results? Regardless if the results are good or not?
Yes: Often, personal communication, and not through a phone call, text, email, etc. Is just good interpersonal relations and is a more trusting environment, . Also help to show charts, diagrams, demos, etc. ...Read more
Got a full blood battery done. Booked my follow up appt for 3weeks later. Test results came back but doc didn't call me. I call and he said nothing urgent that can't wait. I probe deeper into HIV results and he said he will see me on Monday but will need
Wait and have patience. We can not help you. You have no choice to wait till you see him. Do not get sick thinking about it. Monday is not far off as it is a long Holiday Weekend
Have a Happy New Year
Hope for the best ...Read more
My doctor called me and told that my blood test came back postive 1 out 8 for down syndrome. Should I abort?
Is a hospital or doctor obligated to call or notify you if they discover something in the blood they take when you visit?
Yes: You should be informed of all findings. ...Read more
How worried should I be with an A1c of 5.8? My doctor didn't even call me when the blood test results came in so I assume he wasn't concerned.
Higher diabetes risk: A1c of 5.8 could mean a higher risk for developing diabetes. Fasting and post-prandial (after eating) blood sugar measurements are more meaningful in a non-diabetic patient. Weight loss, dietary modification and exercise are the mainstay therapy if you are borderline diabetic. Metformin may also be recommended depending on your inherent risk factors. ...Read more
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