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What Does It Mean When Your Body Does Not Make Blood
Myelodysplasia: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a disease that is associated with decreased production of blood cells. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, and the blood cells of people with mds do not mature normally. There are three major types of blood cells—red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Patients with mds can have decreased production of one, two, or all three types of blood cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lab Tests: Several simple blood tests can determine if your blood is of normal quantity and quality, and free of certain infections. You can have your clinician order these tests, or better yet, volunteer to donate blood and they will perform these tests before using your blood on patients. ...Read more
What does it mean when someone has a patch of what may be blood rising to the surface on their ankle and possibly other places on the body?
Bruising?: Everyone bruises from time to time. If it is occurring often, you need to be seen. ...Read more
Are there any tests to find out if blood is carrying oxygen to your body specifically your skin properly? I mean oxygenated blood and circulation.
Sores: Inadequate blood supply to skin results in sores where the tissue dies from inadequate blood supply. This can be seen in patients with severe raynaud's phenomenon (fingers or toes turn completely white for periods of time then red when blood rushes back in). If you have unexplained sores (not from an injury), then see a dermatologist.If affecting only fingers and/or toes, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I read on my baby bump app that now the baby's blood cells are just forming, so does that mean that he just started have blood flowing thru his body?
If your: "baby bump app" can't adequately answer that question then let me refer you to this website which sill answer some basic questions which may still be concerning you. You didn't give enough information about your stage of pregnancy to offer any real useful advice so hopefully this will: http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/ss/slideshow-fetal-development. ...Read more
Not Necessarily: Antibodies in your blood means that you have been exposed to whatever the antibodies are against. It may be a current infection or one that you have had, been vaccinated for, or allergens that you have been exposed to. ...Read more
Does low platelets mean that your blood does not clot well enough or body not producing enough of something?
Is it possible to have gastritis and low white blood count? I've always thought inflammation in the body means higher white cells counts...
Really not related: The two things may not be related. Also, the body reacts differently whether we have a viral illness (can have low white count) vs. A bacterial one (can have a higher count). Some inflammation in the body may not do anything to your white count. Please see your doctor if you are having any symptoms or worries. ...Read more
I have dark blood vessels and they are not usually like that. What could that mean to have them turn very dark all over my body?
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