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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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What is hemorrhagic telangiectasia also known as oslo weber rendu syndrome?

What is hemorrhagic telangiectasia also known as oslo weber rendu syndrome?

Same: Oslo rendu weber involves vascular malformations on mucosal surfaces and is a congenital genetic disease. These vascular abnormalities frequently bleed. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhagic shock, compared to septic shock?

What is hemorrhagic shock, compared to septic shock?

Blood loss v Infectn: Hemorrhagic shock is shock due to blood loss. Septic shock is shock due to infection. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Hemorrhagic cyst: A hemorrhagic cyst is a typically benign cyst of the ovary the forms after the follicle (the cyst that contains the egg cell) fills up with blood. These usually resolve within a few months. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Yes and no: Pcos is a chronic condition in which you have problems with ovulation and excess testosterone. While there are risks associated with it, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, infertility and miscarriages, these risks can be managed with lifestyle changes and medicine. ...Read more

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What is a hemorrhagic stroke?

What is a hemorrhagic stroke?

Stroke: Bleeding in the brain is called hemorrhagic stroke. Blood vessels or brain aneurysm may rupture causing blood leakage, uncontrolled blood pressure, ruptured of aneurysm, cocain may cause hemorrhagic stroke. ...Read more

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What are petechial hemorrhages and how can I tell if I have them?

What are petechial hemorrhages and how can I tell if I have them?

Where are they?: Petechial hemorrhage in general is caused by broken capillary vessels and may be found on the skin, brain or elsewhere in the body. Most commonly they are associated with trauma - including those found in the brain. To find these in the brain requires an mri. On the skin they can be seen as small black and blue marks. Non-traumatic causes would include thrombocytopenia which requires evaluation. ...Read more

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What does retinal hemorrhaging look like?

What does retinal hemorrhaging look like?

Red spots: Retinal hemorrhages can manifest in different shapes and sizes. They can vary from focal dots to larger flame shaped patterns. The pattern of hemorrhage can indicate the level of the retina involved and even suggest the cause (i.e., diabetic retinopathy). ...Read more

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Could you explain what is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasis?

Could you explain what is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasis?

Http://hht.org: Hht (osler-weber-rendu) is a genetic disorder that causes defective blood vessels to form throughout the body. The link i posted above is a great site to help you understand this disorder better. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

History & Physical: Hht, or osler-weber-rendu syndrome, can be detected on physical examination with telangiectasia (red, lacy like, dilated blood vessels that blanch with pressure) over a patients oral mucosa (lips, cheeks, tongue) etc and on their skin. Patients may also have a history of recurrent nosebleeds and maybe even GI bleeding. ...Read more

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What is gangliocapsular hemorrhage and normally how long does it takes to develop?

What is gangliocapsular hemorrhage and normally how long does it takes to develop?

Bleeding in brain: Please see the source. http://www.medmerits.com/index.php/article/nontraumatic_intracerebral_hemorrhage/p2.

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What's a retinal hemorrhage?

What's a retinal hemorrhage?

Bleeding in retina: The retina, the seeing film at the back of the eye, is richly vascularized and vessels can bleed from a variety of conditions. This is termed retinal hemorrhage. It is seen in patients with trauma, diabetes, macular degeneration, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, aplastic anemia, blood clotting abnormalities and a host of rare conditions as well. ...Read more

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What causes brain hemorrhages if not high bp?

What causes brain hemorrhages if not high bp?

Many: An anuerysim, infections, tumors, trauma, atrophy of brain can put tension on vessels and make them vulnerable, medications such as blood thinners, . ...Read more

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What is subconjunctival hemorrhage?

What is subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Blood under conj: Blood under conjunctiva (thin tissue that covers white of eye & inside of lids). May be due to injury, straining (coughing, lifting vomiting) or disease process. Often, however, the cause is not known. The redness is profound & blood color & may cover entire white of eye. Usually painless, this problem will clear on its own but this may take weeks. ...Read more

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What is intracerebral hemorrhage grading system?

What is intracerebral hemorrhage grading system?

Risk stratifying: There are a number of ich grading scales that are used to to stratify risk upon presentation and assist in prognosis. Components of the scales vary but include age, volume of the hemorrhage, location of the hemorrhage, glasgow coma scale, and other parameters. All require neuroimaging to assist in the evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes subconjunctival hemorrhage to last so long?

What causes subconjunctival hemorrhage to last so long?

Slow absorption: This benign event in most cases, involves the absorption of blood from the subconjunctival space, which can do this but this is not the ordinary function of this space. So absorption takes a while but will happen. ...Read more

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What is postpartum hemorrhage?

What is postpartum hemorrhage?

Loss after birth.: Postpartum hemorrhage is the loss of morethan 500 ml of blood after vaginal delivery, or 1000 ml of blood after cesarean section. It is the most common cause of perinatal maternal death in the modern world and is a major cause of maternal morbidity worldwide. ...Read more

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What are retinal hemorrhage symptoms and can taking too much biotin cause this ?

What are retinal hemorrhage symptoms and can taking too much biotin cause this ?

No. Loss of vision. : Retinal hemorrhage causes blurry vision and blindness. It can be sudden. It can be a result of trauma but it can't be caused biotin. ...Read more

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What is ahemostatic hemorrhage i was just told that they think I have one.Waiting on a CT scan now?

What is ahemostatic hemorrhage i was just told that they think I have one.Waiting on a CT scan now?

Where?: Those terms are confusing- it would mean that you bled internally, but the bleeding had stopped on it's on (so that you are not continuiing to bleed internally) - that could have come from various sites. ...Read more

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Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Hereditary bleeding: Is an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding due to abnormal blood vessels called arteriovenous malformations (avms) in several areas of the body. If they are on the skin, they are called telangiectasias. The abnormal blood vessels can also develop in the brain, lungs, liver, intestines, or other areas. Symptoms include:frequent nosebleeds in children, etc. ...Read more

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What causes recurring hemorrhagic/proteinaceous breast cysts and do they increase the risk of breast cancer? My mom and material aunt have breast CA

What causes recurring hemorrhagic/proteinaceous breast cysts and do they increase the risk of breast cancer? My mom and material aunt have breast CA

Not common: At 49 y.o. cyst are not uncommon but most are clear with serous fluid, just enough to keep ducts open. Hemorrhagic cysts not that common and one must ascertain they are not developing into cytst lesions. Cytology of bloody fluid might be valuable along with MRI of breast if mammo neg. BRACA should also be tested to see if genetic changes familial. ...Read more

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Baby was stuck with brachial plexus injury, had retained placenta and post partum hemorrhage. I am pregnant w #2. Scared . What is chance hemorrhage ?

Baby was stuck with brachial plexus injury, had retained placenta and post partum hemorrhage. I am pregnant w #2. Scared . What is chance hemorrhage ?

PG is risky business: Pregnancy, in of itself, has inherent risks and complications associated with that state of being as you have noted from your previous pregnancy. Now that baby # 2 is on the way it is normal to have a heightened concern about repeat hemorrhage. Share your anxiety with your treating OB MD and if still not reassured, and if he/she delivered baby # 1 then seek a 2nd OB MD consultation. ...Read more

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What is meant by hemorrhagic diatheses?

What is meant by hemorrhagic diatheses?

Unusual bleeding: Can happen for a number of different reasons including treatment of patients with anticoagulation drugs (warfarin), liver failure, some snake bites and some cancers like leukemia. ...Read more

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What does fluid or hemorrhages in the pelvic area mean?

What does fluid or hemorrhages in the pelvic area mean?

Pelvic fluid: Fluid in a female's pelvis is very common depending on time of hercycle, and an isolated finding rarely means anything at all. Hemorrhage by definition means uncontrolled bleeding and that's obviously more worrisome. ...Read more

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What is a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

What is a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Dangerous hemorrhage: Subaracnoid hemorrhages usually occur from rupture of aneurysms. Aneurysms are caused by defects in the vessel wall producing outpouching of the wall. With rupture of the aneuysm, patients complain of the worst headache of their life. The headache can rapidly progress to include altered consciousness, weakness or unresponsiveness. A percentage of patients never survive to reach medical care. ...Read more