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White Instead Blood
Hello. I am concerned, I did not have periods for the last two months and now I have white discharge instead of blood. What does it mean?
See your GYN: It is unclear what is going on. Would see an ob-gyn for an exam and possible pregnacy test. ...Read more
Hematospermia: Tell your physician about this on your next physical exam. Blood in the semen is almost never a health concern and seldom gets explained. I believe it's the result of a little hemangioma that develops in a seminal vesicle. A normal physical exam should be enough to rule out anything worrisome. Get used to being a "novelty item" and reassure any partners. Best wishes. ...Read more
Now expecting my period. Instead of white blood, brown blood is what I am having yet my period didn't start yet. What's wrong? I had sex last week.
Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I am 51 years old and I don't have menstruation since last month and have white watery discharges instead of blood. Is this normal for starting menopau?
If it has been only one month since your last period, you cannot not tell if this is the start of menopause. Vaginal discharge lessens with menopause causing vaginal dryness.A thick whitish discharge. May indicate a vaginal infection like a yeast infection or an std. Get checked by your doctor.
Menopause is defined as having no period for 1 year and is gradual. A blood test can confirm menopause. ...Read more
Do you lose blood when you don't sleep, or don't sleep during night hours, but instead when it's getting bright (going to bed around 6am for example)?
Hypertension: Hi! If your question is what to do about high blood pressure, it is best to see your primary care physician for an exam and some blood tests. There are many causes of elevated blood pressure, and the treatment depends on the cause. But, it is not healthy to have persistently elevated bp, so it's time to go to your doctor. ...Read more
Mostly red: Freshly drawn out of body, blood is just red. Bright red. The red cells are made from substance heme and appear red. The white blood cells actually appear a bit white but there are few white cells in comparison so not visible unless the blood is spun down. When spun down, the rest of the fluid is called plasma and it is relatively clear. Google up some images. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more
Myoglobinuria: Very, dark urine with the color of cola could be due to the presence of myoglobin, which is a breakdown product of muscle cell. It can be caused by trauma, alcohol, medications, and vigorous exercises. It could indicate that you have rhabdomyolysis, which could lead to kidney failure. Another cause would be blood (as in uti) or bilirubin in the urine (as in liver disease). Should be checked. ...Read more
Not exactly: It usually increases heart rate and blood pressure and this can cause flow problems (like stroke / heart attack), not from actual "thickening" of the blood. Erol ; nida (http://www. Drugabuse. Gov/publications/drugfacts/spice-synthetic-marijuana) among other websites have more information on these substances. ...Read more
Variations on red: Arterial blood and capillary blood are bright red, as oxygen imparts a strong red color to the heme group. Deoxygenated blood is a darker shade of red; this is present in veins, and can be seen during blood donation and when venous blood samples are taken. Blood in carbon monoxide poisoning is bright red, because carbon monoxide causes the formation of carboxyhemoglobin. ...Read more
Imbalance: Normally, people have acid production from metabolic activities that goes to blood and gets neutralized by alkali produced by kidneys. In kidney failure, acid is noted in blood since it is not neutralized. Other cases include diabetes type i, chronic diarrhea, certain meds, sepsis with blood infection, and respiratory (ventillatory) failure among other more rare causes. ...Read more
Low carb diet: Hi! Many things can affect your blood sugar. Most importantly, control of body weight, regular exercise, and a diet low in sugar and carbs will have the greatest impact. If you have a monitor to check your sugar at home, it will assist you in trending how your lifestyle affects your sugars. Reduce intake of soda, alcohol, juice, rice, potato, bread, and desserts! ...Read more
Rh Factor: An individual either has, or does not have, the "rhesus factor" on the surface of their red blood cells. The rh (rhesus) blood group system (including the rh factor) is one of thirty current human blood group systems. ...Read more
The blood of Group O type in the ABO system.
It is weakly positive for Rhesus factor in Rh system. Of all practical purposes the person is O+ve. It is neither good nor bad. It is just one of the blood group types. ...Read more
Diet or blood loss: The most common reason for child anemia (what I assume you mean by low blood) is that they are not absorbing enough iron. This can be not enough in their diet, foods blocking its absorption (like if they drink way too much milk), or eating things that contain chemicals like lead that block it. If low iron is not the problem, they may be losing blood somewhere -most common in the GI tract. ...Read more