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What is a blood group?

What is a blood group?

Blood type: "blood group" and "blood type" are the same thing. Blood types are as follows: a, b, o, and ab. There is also the rh factor, which is + or -. Blood types are inherited traits. Worldwide, o+ is the most common type, and ab- is the rarest type. ...Read more

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What is a rhesus blood group reaction?

What is a rhesus blood group reaction?

Rh factor: The rhesus factor is an protein add on to the blood cell that divides all groups into those that have it or those that don't.People that are rh - can develop a destructive antibody that will attack any rh + cells & cause a transfusion reaction. Rh + cells don't react to rh- . The rh reaction is much more trouble than most problems with a to o or b to o reactions. ...Read more

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My blood group is o positive and my wife blood group is b positive and my child blood group is a positive . Whether this is possible.

My blood group is o positive and my wife blood group is b positive and my child blood group is a positive . Whether this is possible.

Maybe: The genetics of the ABO group is usually, but not always, mendelian. Your wife may carry a weak allele of a that is not expressed alongside the b. Here's a forensic paper that can help. http://www.bioforensics.com/conference04/serology/abo_phenotype.pdf it's your decision whether to seek paternity testing in this case. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my son is blood group is o-ve blood group . The doctor said , that this blood group is rare, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my son is blood group is o-ve blood group . The doctor said , that this blood group is rare, what do you suggest?

Minor issue: People with rh- blood grouping live full and uneventful lives all the time. Blood banks love to see them come around because their type can be donated to anyone, but they can only get blood from a compatible rh- donor. Most blood banks and hospitals keep donor units in stock.I'd quit obsessing and move on to issues you can change. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a high blood protein count is a sign of hodgkins disease?

Is it possible that a high blood protein count is a sign of hodgkins disease?

Not really: High blood protein can be seen in different settings like in infections, chronic inflammation, chronic diseases, or sometimes in condition like plasma cell disorders. It is not specifically associated with and it is not particularly a sign of hodgkin's lymphoma . If you are concern about your health condition, you should go to see your doctor and discuss in detail with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of this blood group ab+ve?

Blood type: This means that your blood type is ab positive. Your red cells have the a, b and rh (that's the positive) antigens. You can basically receive any blood type if you need a transfusion. ...Read more

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What is the importance of having a negative blood group?

What is the importance of having a negative blood group?

Transfusions: The major importance of being Rh negative (Rh-) is that you could have a severe, potentially life-threatening or even fatal reaction if you received blood from an Rh positive (Rh+) individual. Rh+ ppl can receive Rh+ or Rh- blood, while Rh- ppl should receive only Rh- blood. The other consequence is in pregnancy. I've run out of space, but Rh- mom and Rh+ baby can lead to problems in future preg ...Read more

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What is a good diet for a person that is anemic and have high blood pressure?

What is a good diet for a person that is anemic and have high blood pressure?

Need to establish: Cause of anemia before providing dietary advice about anemia. Common causes are deficiency of iron, folate (folic acid) and b12. But is it important to rule out blood loss. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. For general advice about nutrition please see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/health-foods/my01108. ...Read more

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What is a blood transfusion reaction?

What is a blood transfusion reaction?

Many things: The person receiving blood may react to the blood or the tranfusion process. This may be as simple as fever or rash, or may involve antibodies reacting to proteins in the blood being transfused. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if I have a blood clot?

Depends on where: Venous blood clots in the arms and legs often produce swelling and a fullness like pain, and sometimes a discoloration however can be present without symptoms especially in their early stages. Other symptoms can be unexplained fever or shortness of breath. An good history and physical with an ultrasound if indicated will help. Do you have risk factors? This is an improtant discussion point. ...Read more

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What is protein in the blood is there a normal level ..thanks?

What  is protein in the blood  is there  a normal level ..thanks?

Protein: There is protein in your blood and specifically albumin. There are normal levels which may vary lab to lab. All the best. ...Read more

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What is a lymphocyte cd20? Is it a type of cancer marker?

What is a lymphocyte cd20?  Is it a type of cancer marker?

Yes: Most of your normal b-cells bear this marker. It's typically used in subclassifying malignant lymphomas that have already been diagnosed, in combination with a huge array of other markers, though it can be used to "light up" the distribution of b-cells in non-cancerous tissue as well. It's the target for Rituximab and some other new rx's. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if a lump is a tumor?

What is a good means of determining if a lump is a tumor?

See doctor: You don't say where the lump is, which would affect the answer. Many times a doctor can get a fairly good idea if a lump is cancerous just by appearance, especially on the skin. He or she may decide to watch it or treat with antibiotics or other therapy. To diagnose a cancer with certainty, however, a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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Why is it that a red blood cell is shaped like a disk?

Why is it that a red blood cell is shaped like a disk?

For function: The purpose of the RBC is to transport oxygen via the hemoglobin/Fe molecule. In order to optimize the amount of hemoglobin present the cell is devoid of a nucleus and cytoplasmic components. This allows the maximum number of oxygen molecules to be present in each RBC. The cell has the other job of being able to circulate via the microvessels to deliver the O2. Its disc shape provides entry. ...Read more

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What is a coreceptor?

What is a coreceptor?

Secondary receptor: It's a secondary receptor that needs to be bound in order for the primary one to bind. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure for a female adult?

What is a normal blood pressure for a female adult?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure is not constant through the day. We generally do not want to have it be over 140 systolic or 90diastolic more than occasionally. ...Read more

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What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

Depends on the cause: There are two main reasons why you may have thrombocytopenia (low platelet). You are either not manufacturing them effectively or they are being consumed somehow. The best way to boost the count is to see a qualified hematologist and get worked up. If they are not being produced effectively, there is a good chance that other types of blood cells aren't being produced well either. ...Read more

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Is a white blood count of 12.7 a bad thing?

Is a white blood count of 12.7 a bad thing?

No it's likely fine: Your WBC (white blood count) varies from day to day and can go up and down for a variety of reasons. In pregnancy for example, women will often times have a WBC in the range of 15. Also, 12.7 actually is 12, 700. However, alot of it depends on what your current health condition is and in general a 12.7 by itself is likely ok. ...Read more