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What Organ Can Make You Vomit Blood
Anemia: Symptoms may include tiredness, palpitation , sometimes chest pain , light headed. Hemoglobin inside the cells make the cell that transport oxigen look red and then transmit that red color through the nail bed and conjunctiva, when there is not enough hemoglobin in the case of anemia this red color does not transmit much, thus making you look pale. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, depending on how much and for how long it can definitely make you dizzy and lightheaded. If you have recurrent or significant bleeding from any site that is making you dizzy, please see your doctor as soon as possible! i hope you feel better. ...Read more
Could you tell me if the colon cancer is making you feel ill, would this cause your blood pressure to increase?
What would make your blood feel "poisoned" if your complete blood count was normal? Could you still have a liver or kidney problem?
You might.: You still can have a problem or a problem developing even if you have a normal cbc. That's why there are liver function tests and renal function tests and a chemistry panel. For example, you can have a high serum creatinine level with a normal CBC that would point to a renal problem, and/or a high bilirubin pointing to a gallbladder issue. Eventually the CBC can be affected but after long dz. ...Read more
Ulcer maybe: Sometimes a person has an ulcer at the base of the stomach, and the swelling there could cause the vomiting with no real pain of other symptoms. If the person is a small child, it could be a narrowing of the outlet of the stomach instead. Please see your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more
How can you make sure that you're dehydrated before a blood test? I don't the results to be affected.
Not a good idea : For routine lab tests an 8 to 12 hour overnight fast is sufficient. Labs will provide more information in your steady state as compared to being dehydrated. Follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more
Can blood pressure 140/90 give you head rushes and make you sweet or what are some of the feelings it will cause?
Maybe: The BP is higher than we like it. But it may be sudden drops or sudden spikes in your BP that is causing your symptoms. Buy a home cuff , make sure you chk it at your doctors office . If its accurate, chk your BP during one of those episodes. If BP it too low or too high then you have your answer . If not either of those things are aparent then its something else and further work up will be needed. ...Read more
Can your brain make you think you have an illness and you really don't & can it cause the symptoms to happen to your body?
Short answer- Yes: You've described elements of we refer to medically as "SOMATIZATION." This is where a person believes they feel, see, hear, or taste things in altered ways which can mimic or be very similar to disease states otherwise unable to be detected by doctors. They may feel weak, paralyzed, have difficulty speaking, cramped, hot, cold, really anything and yet be without actual verifiable pathology. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many causes.: Depends on age/risk factors such as smoking/environmental factors/exposure/immune status/blood clot/ etc. Very difficult to answer here. Could be something simple as bronchitis to unfortunately lung cancer. Need to be seen by md to establish a diagnosis. Need a simple cxr to a ct of chest. ...Read more
Not good or bad: Grapes, like everything else you eat, have calories and you need to control and reduce calories to control blood sugar. There are no magic or forbidden foods, it's the combination and amount of food you eat vs. Your level of activity. Check w/a registered dietitian. Avoid inbetween meal snacks. ...Read more
It is different: Blood in stools can either be red in which case it is not difficult to tell because no food looks like pure red blood. But blood can also turn stools in tarry black and the only thing that can give you black stools besides blood, is taking iron tablets or having used peptobismol. ...Read more
Why did people create drugs to make your body vomit? Why would anyone want to make themselves vomit and create a pill that does so?
Treating poison: Making a patient vomit may be part of the treatment for ingestion of many toxic substances depending upon when they were ingested. Syrup of ipecac was often given in hospital emergency departments for that purpose. The alternative was to insert a nasogastric tube for drainage of the stomach contents. ...Read more
Let me help you: Hepatitis c is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the hepatitis c virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Wash it off with soap and hot water, then you can use alcohol or a 10 to 1 water to bleach solution on the areas where the blood was. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if someone is able to donate blood, and they use your blood, does that mean they are 100% clear of std's?
~1hr before...: ...A light snack and prehydrate with about 1/2-1 liter of your preferred beverage. Shouldn't donate w/full stomach w/heavy meal, as may get nausea just as likely as if on empty stomach. Few days before, iron-rich foods (red meat if so inclined), dark greens, good nutritious food so body has what it will need to start to replace lost unit. Continue after for 1-2 days while replenishing loss. ...Read more
Gag reflex: Gag reflex.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sugar load: The fetus begins to make it's own Insulin after the organs form and high blood sugar levels push extra sugar across the placenta to baby.The baby reacts by increasing Insulin output and storing the sugar in the organs and body.Over time the infant of a diabetic mother can become over sized, develop some birth defects, and have late maturing lungs. ...Read more
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