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If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, it's likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I've had three blood tests over the past six months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down?

I've had three blood tests over the past six months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down?

Hemolysis index: I've had 3 blood tests over the past 6 months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down? ANS: It measures hemolysis and is a useful quality improvement indicators 4 detection of inappropriate procedure errors in drawing or handling your blood. Are you hard to get blood from. Do they have u make a fist. Do they shake tube hard. Ask Dr that ordered test. ...Read more

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Does TB cause hemolysis of blood agar? And what of hemolysis?

Does TB cause hemolysis of blood agar? And what of hemolysis?

Question unclear: If you are asking a microbiology lab question about whether mycobacterium tuberculosis growth produces hemolysis, it is not generally grown on blood agar, generally does not produce hemolysins. It is generally cultured on specialized media and the type of hemolysis is not an issue in its identification. ...Read more

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How to treat blood hemolysis?

How to treat blood hemolysis?

Please clarify: If you received a lab result of "specimen hemolyzed", then the problem was with the way in which the sample was collected and/or transported to the lab and has no implications for your health beyond making the results less reliable. If you have ongoing hemolysis of you blood cells, you will need to find the cause (many possible) with your physician; perhaps it can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat hemolysis blood?

THere are: Many type of hemolytic anemia. If it is autoimmune and a warm antibody then the first treatment is steroid (prednsione). ...Read more

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Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis?

Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis?

Blood draw IV: Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis? ANS: yes if not done correctly. Hemolysis can only be seen when blood spun down. ...Read more

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Blood work done and I noticed my levels were high for certain tests. I see that it says moderate hemolysis present. Meaning?

Need actual results: All 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. Without the complete test report, history, physical examination etc, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hemolysis and blood lysis the same thing?

Help docs, is hemolysis and blood lysis the same thing?

Hemolysis: Yes, hemolysis refers to the breakdown of red cells in the blood. ...Read more

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What effect does hemolysis have on the red blood cells?

What effect does hemolysis have on the red blood cells?

Breakdown: Hemolysis is a breakdown in the redblood cells freeing hemoglobin to present as free serum hemoglobin. Such a product may secondarily affect the kidney causing impained function and rise in creatinine. FDA will cancel a trial where a drug such as a cancer mAb induces hemolysis. ...Read more

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I am blood type a and my wife is o, what can we do to prevent the ABO hemolysis of our baby?

Avoid trauma: The human reproductive system was designed to function properly despite challenges--so likely there will be no issue, except possibly right at delivery, but uncommon. If you are an "a", could be aa or ao, and mom must be "oo" to be type o, so have 50% chance baby will be type o, and non-issue. Talk to your OB to allay concerns. ...Read more

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My blood type is a and my wife is o, how can we prevent the ABO hemolysis of our baby?

My blood type is a and my wife is o, how can we prevent the ABO hemolysis of our baby?

You can't: Most of the time, there is no problem. Regardless, there is no active intervention that can prevent the problem. If there is a concern, it is possible to monitor and even treat, if necessary, but not prevent. ...Read more

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Have giant liver hemagioma does this make my hemolysis index count rise and does it effect hemaglobin count. And would it effect other blood counts?

Have giant liver hemagioma does this make my hemolysis index count rise and does it effect hemaglobin count. And would it effect other blood counts?

Doubtful: Since you did not mention an exact size I would recommend ascertaining size and location within the liver. These are usually benign and of no clinical consequence. ...Read more

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Does a weak or moderate hemolysis (of blood serum) have any effect on qualtative HCV rt-pcr test?

Does a weak or moderate hemolysis (of blood serum) have any effect on qualtative HCV rt-pcr test?

HCV test: Hemolysis should not affect the hcv pcr test. You should still get an accurate viral load count. Of course it will affect the rbc, mcv, hmc, and other labs concerning the red blood cells. ...Read more

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If mother has type o positive blood and newborn has a positive can it cause a crossover causing hemolysis or jaundice?

If mother has type o positive blood and newborn has a positive can it cause a crossover causing hemolysis or jaundice?

A to O set up: You do not need crossover to set up a problem of hemolysis if baby has this type. Mom's system can become sensitized in her lifetime to dietary products that will cause antibody formation to the blood type a, and this is usually only a problem after birth when the hemolysis and bilirubin disposal relies on babies system to keep the jaundice under control. Docs monitor and treat as needed. ...Read more

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Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Whoa: Hemolytic anemia won't affect blood volume but will affect oxygen carrying capacity. Further, if the cause is microangiopathy, lupus, malaria, or any of a variety of others, there may be a huge number of different problems. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind, but there's no need to invoke "stress hormones"; you'd do well to stop reading "pop" explanations if someone's actually seriously sick. ...Read more

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What does slight hemolysis mean on bloodwork results?

Lab: Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more

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Can a person with hemolytic anemia donate blood?

Can a person with hemolytic anemia donate blood?

Unwise.: If you have hemolytic anemia, you probably need to keep all the blood cells you've got!
there are many different causes for hemolytic anemia. Check with your local red cross to find out if you qualify. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increase in #s of RBC that makes blood to viscous hemolytic anemia hemorrhagic this?

What to do if I have an increase in #s of RBC that makes blood to viscous hemolytic anemia hemorrhagic this?

Consult a doctor: Your statements are internally inconsistent. If you have a disorder of red blood cells, it would be prudent to consult a hematologist. ...Read more

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Today I saw a patient with jaundice she developed it only one day after blood transfusion so what are the causes? Could it be haemolysis? ?

Today I saw a patient with jaundice she developed it only one day after blood transfusion so what are the causes? Could it be haemolysis? ?

Probably: Most likely this is indeed hemolysis. It's usually but not always possible to pick up sensitivity to donor blood by a recipient; the Kidd blood group antibodies are expecially treacherous here. There are a variety of other causes of jaundice, including liver disease and bile duct obstruction. Blood transfusion saves many lives but the risks must always be weighed against benefits. ...Read more

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Can getting a blood transfusion give me autoimmune hemolytic anemia?

Can getting a blood transfusion give me autoimmune hemolytic anemia?

Immune?: You probably mean immune hemolytic anemia, which is a result of mismatch between antigens present on surface of red cells. It can be acute, which can be life threatening or chronic or delayed, which usually causes anemia and jaundice. ...Read more

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My wife, 40, type AB negative blood while mine is type B positive, is pregnant again for 25 weeks. How to prevent and treat fetal hemolytic reaction.

My wife, 40, type AB negative blood while mine is type B positive, is pregnant again for 25 weeks. How to prevent and treat fetal hemolytic reaction.

ABO hemolysis: Hemolysis in newborns due to ABO incompatibility is not preventable, but is manageable under the care of an experienced pediatrician or neonatologist. For this reason, newborns from mothers with type O blood type or who are Rh- will be screened closely for this condition, as early recognition and intervention is key to successful recovery. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for a body to have adjusted to autoimmune hemolytic anemia over time. I have had fatigue, low grade fevers, positive coombs test, and an alarming drop in blood levels after surgery not losing much. Labs come back low normal.

Would it be possible for a body to have adjusted to autoimmune hemolytic anemia over time. I have had fatigue, low grade fevers, positive coombs test, and an alarming drop in blood levels after surgery not losing much. Labs come back low normal.

Worth knowing: Let's finish your workup. Plenty of folks are Coombs-positive but not hemolyzing. If your reticulocyte count is up and you're well-nourished and aren't iron-deficient and it's been a while since surgery, maybe you're hemolyzing -- a reticulocyte count will tell you. With Coombs-pos, fatigue, low-grade fever, get tested for lupus. Your physician needs these missing pieces. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the result of your peripheral blood smear says that you have mild leukocytosis with absolute neutrophilia?

What does it mean when the result of your peripheral blood smear says that you have mild leukocytosis with absolute neutrophilia?

More neutrophils: It means your overall white cell count is a little elevated, and of those white cells, there are more neutrophils than what is in the "normal" range. This is slightly suggestive of a bacterial infection, but it is far from diagnostic; this is only useful in the setting of signs/symptoms that also suggest infection. It could be primary issues with the blood cells, or even just normal variation. ...Read more

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I had my blood result it says rbc:occational microcytes seen Impression: mild vitamin b/folate deficiency should be excluded... What thus it mean?

I had my blood result it says rbc:occational microcytes seen Impression: mild vitamin b/folate deficiency should be excluded... What thus it mean?

Recheck report: Microcytes associated with iron deficiency
Macrocytes with folate (folic acid) & B12 deficiency
What is your Hemoglobin level?
Do you take any meds for stomach acid? ...Read more

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Tsh high/ egfr low & slight hemolysis, what does all this mean?

Tsh high/ egfr low & slight hemolysis, what does all this mean?

Low thyroid: A high TSH almost always means that there is too little thyroid hormone in the blood. It would not usually cause decreased kidney function as suggested by a low egfr (estimated glomerular filtration rate) or breakdown of red blood cells (hemolysis). The hemolysis and decreased kidney function might be related however. Your situation is and complex and potentially serious - see your doctor! ...Read more