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  • What type of mutation causes Factor V.? Point, translocation, frameshift, etc.??

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions March 12, 2014 04:17 PM

    Hey guys.! I have recently been diagnosed with Factor V Leiden, and was just wondering what kind of chromosomal mutation was caused by this. You see, the thing is, for my Biology DNA DAY project, I chose to do a family tree.! Each project has a blog, and each blog has to have research posted. My...

  • Please info about myeloma multiple...thanks

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions February 4, 2014 06:12 PM

    My mother was suspect myeloma multiple since today Feb, 3rd, 2014. And i want to know more about this deases. Any one who knows about this, i appretiate for your information...

  • I am a 61 year old male and believe I may have symptoms of Polycythemia rubra. Do any people have it

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions January 21, 2014 06:40 PM

    I have had a lot of headaches, some dizzy spells and vertigo and several other symptoms that I suspect may indicate PV. Does anyone have more information on this blood disorder, I understand that red platelets are increased, but would this be conclusive in a test, or is the diagnosis based on...

  • high retics count 600 G/L.

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions January 16, 2014 05:48 PM

    Bone marrow: high and dysmorphic erythroblasts and megaryocytes. Peripheral retics count: 600 G/L What could it be ?

  • Effect on Hemoglobin by Carbon Monoxide

    yapanuwan 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions January 4, 2014 07:51 AM

    Do any of you guys know what would happen to the blood Hb levels after chronic exposure to CO?I have been having many symptoms such as fatigue, slight dizziness and unexplained headaches for the past couple of years and I suspect that CO is the culprit. I happen to live in the most air-polluted...

  • No visual symptoms, but HDL total <5 and high MVC

    laurend72 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions November 4, 2013 12:16 AM

    HI! I am healthy or at least seemingly healthy 21 yo female. I had routine blood work done and my HDL levels came back as 100. I am not an alcoholic, I am a healthy weight and watch what I eat, and exercise regularly. My doctor has no clue what could be the cause. There is no family history of...

  • No visual symptoms, but HDL total <5 and high MVC

    laurend72 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions November 4, 2013 12:10 AM

    HI! I am healthy or at least seemingly healthy 21 yo female. I had routine blood work done and my HDL levels came back as 100. I am not an alcoholic, I am a healthy weight and watch what I eat, and exercise regularly. My doctor has no clue what could be the cause. There is no family history of...

  • Serum Protein Electrophoresis - Hight Beta Fraction

    djobes049 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions October 12, 2013 06:53 PM

    3 years ago I had bad fever and had high ESR rate, the hematologist thought ER doc was silly for ordering ESR when I had fever and sinus infection (sinusitis) . I was checked for autoimmune disease, liver, kidney, diabetes, protein, cbc and had ct scan. All were normal. However my hematologist...

  • Iron and B12 too low? Doctor thinks it's fine.

    TheOverThinker 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions October 10, 2013 05:43 PM

    Hey everyone, it's my first post here!I'm an 19 year only female, and was diagnosed as iron deficient a few years ago. This whole year I've been feeling down, no energy or motivation or energy at all. Back in January my blood report showed a 194 for b12 and I believe a level 5 ferritin storage. The...

  • Brusing and Antidepressants

    Butterflygrandma 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions October 9, 2013 06:58 AM

    Female....71 years old.....Have taken Welbutrin 300 mg and Effexor 300 mg for anxiety for over 15 years...same amount/ recently began bruising arms and legs very easily. also noticeable thinning skin due to ageing...more concerned about bruising...3 months consistently; slow receeding; Physician...

  • severe anemia?

    aridge 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions September 29, 2013 04:54 PM

    My nurse practitioner tells me my iron level is 3 percent and normal is 15 percent... says to take iron pills and she will check me again in 3 months... I may have to have a blood transfusion... Is it safe to wait or should I see a real doctor

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  • severe anemia?

    aridge 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions September 29, 2013 04:43 PM

    My nurse practioner said normal range is 15 percent and my level is 3 percent...tells me i may have to have a blood transfusion...is this amout dangerous? She Says she will check me again in 3 months...am i safe to wait this long or should i see a real doctor

  • Iron levels; dealing with doctors with opposite opinions.

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions August 15, 2013 09:23 PM

    Hello,I am dealing with two opposite opinions from primary caredoctors.One says I'm low on Iron and recommended to start ironsupplements for at least 2months for 325mg twice daily with food and vitamin C250mg twice daily (for absorption).The other doctor says that I have no iron deficiency andthat...

  • Fixed, Unilateral, Enlarged Sub Mandibular node. Normal CBC.

    Ashley221 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions May 17, 2013 04:54 PM

    For the past year or more, my right Sub Mandibular lymph node has become inflamed/swollen on and off.   About two months ago, it began swelling to the size of a golf ball and larger.  It goes up and down, but never shrinks below the size of a large hard grape.  My symptoms also include the feeling...

  • Swollen hand

    Fearnje1 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions May 3, 2013 09:54 PM

    I fell and landed on my hand. It is still swollen two days later. Could I have broken a bone and not know it?

  • Blood in stools

    Berkman 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions May 2, 2013 06:00 AM

    Gastrosurgery specifies Rectal Bleeding i.e. visibility of dark red blood in stools .The site explains causes, precautions, screening procedure with the stages of Physical examination, Anoscopy. Colonoscopy, Radionuclide scans, visceral angiogram &b

  • Low HGB, HCT, RBC; high neutrophils

    a2jc4life 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions March 25, 2013 09:32 PM

    My midwife is concerned about low HGB and wants me taking lots of iron to bring up my numbers. However, lab work not only shows low HGB, HCT, and RBC, but also elevated neutrophils. It looks to me like this might be suggestive of hemolytic anemia, rather than iron-deficiency anemia and,...

  • Thalassemia Inheritance

    aakash0007.a 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions February 27, 2013 11:05 AM

    Hi, i have come across this case where a patient and the parents have done HPLC/Electrophoresis test from the same lab. below are the reports. father - Beta Thalassemia Minormother - Hemoglobin D Punjab Trait ( heterozygous state)patient - Hemoglobin D Punjab with Beta Thalassemia minorlooking at...

  • Has Any of you Experienced This??!

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions February 22, 2013 12:37 AM

    Hello,I have Polycythemia Vera, and I've been put on a few drugs.I've got a question:Has any of you (males) experienced "retrograde ejaculation", (retroejaculation), after being on one or more of the following drugs?:- HydroxyUrea (commonly used for PV patients... for decreasing blood cell count)-...

  • Can anyone please help me before I lose my mind with worry??!

    weeplayer90 1 Replies
    Posted in: Blood conditions January 26, 2013 11:58 PM

    Can any1 help me understand this?Hi I'm a 22yr old female and have been extremely tired over the last 9 months. I found a lump in my groin and iv been getting confused, forgetting things, also getting a terrible headache. i decided to go and see my doctor and she ordered bloods which came back...

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