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How do I get rid of blood coagulation?

I recently had surgery in my groin area to repair my varicocele vein. And I have blood coagulation (blood clots) that formed in and around hard lumps in my groin area. How can I get rid of them?

What can I take that can reduce them and continue my normal flow of blood?

You need to make an appointment with your surgeon to determine if these clots are a normal consequence of the procedure or if there is actually something wrong. Most likely, you just have to wait a few weeks for them to disappear. Otherwise, if these clots are are causing a problem, the docs might want to prescribe a drug to reduce clotting.  (+ info)

What is the best diet for people with heart disease,stroke and blood disorders?

I have been considering changing my diet to vegetarian because of my personal and family health history including heart disease, strokes and blood disorders. My boyfriend is overweight and has heart problems and diabetes. What diet would be best for us?

Low soduim, low fat diet. Stay away from processed food, fast food. Eat lean meat stay away from red meats. Try to bake your food not fry it. Do not add salt. Eat plenty of green vegies  (+ info)

What are some very rare blood disorders?

I have to do a presentation on blood disorders and I want to do something very rare and interesting. Any ideas?

Blackfan Diamond (or Diamond Blackfan) anemia, the body's bone marrow produces little or no red blood cells. Blackfan Diamond anemia affects approximately 600 to 700 people worldwide.

POEMS syndrome is a blood disorder that affects many parts of the body and causes many symptoms. It affects both men and women and usually begins after age 50, although it may occur at any age. It is not known exactly how often POEMS syndrome occurs because it is difficult to diagnose correctly

Alpha thalassemia
Not enough alpha protein in the hemoglobin results in alpha thalassemia. It is commonly found in people from Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, southern China, and sometimes from the Mediterranean. There are several different types of alpha thalassemia, ranging from mild to severe

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a rare blood disease in which your body makes too many red blood cells.

Patients with eosinophilia have an abnormally high number of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, in their blood.  (+ info)

Where can I find information on what role Blood Bank plays in disseminated intravascular coagulation?

I have to do a research paper, my topic DIC and the Blood Bank. I've found information on Dic and information on Blood Bank, but can't seem to find what role Blood Bank plays with DIC. I need some help. Any information would be appreciated.

The blood bank would have to supply many many units of blood for someone who has DIC. I don't know what exactly ur instructor would be looking for. Blood bank would have to type, cross, and screen the blood and find enough units to infuse.  (+ info)

What diseases and disorders include thin blood and swelling of the hands and feet?

I have had trouble with swelling in my hands and feet for two years now. They swell every morning and every night. I also just found out that my blood is too thin. They said that it took my blood 12 and a half minutes to clot and that that was not normal. Now I have to go to the cancer center and get some tests done. Now I am worried. I really need some information about this.

It could be due to lots of things. Be sure they take notice of any medications you're taking when you go to be tested. Also be completely honest with the doctors about any herbal treatments, whether pills or teas, that you are taking. Don't forget to tell them if you are taking aspirin, tylenol, or anything like that which can thin the blood.

Good luck to you...  (+ info)

Anybody have problems with pregnancy due to Blood clotting Disorders?

I have just got the results back from the thrombiphillia panel. And it came back that I have tested positive for 3 kinds of blood clotting disorders which is the cause of my 2 miscarriges. The doctor says this could be treated as easily as taking a baby aspririn a day or getting a shot of heprarin daily, I just wanted to know if there is anyone on here who can give me some kind of Idea what this will be like if I do get pregnant again. I am so scared.

I have a friend who has a clotting disorder and she has to take a baby aspirin every day for it. She's now 32 weeks along and the baby's just fine!  (+ info)

Blood coagulation and bleeding time question?

i know prolonged bleeding or delayed/non-existant clotting time can indicate hemophilia or a platelet disorder.
but what sort of disease is indictaed by an unusually short bleeding time? or if their blood coagulates too quickly?

The "bleeding and clotting time" test are notoriously imprecise and are rarely used anymore.

A short bleeding/clotting time most likely is due to improper technique. Has no clinical significance.

Hypercoagulation is a clinical condition and can lead to clots forming in the circulating blood.  (+ info)

Does anyone know of any blood diseases/disorders that damage the lungs and cause the vacuoles to not work rite

Im trying to find out a disease that causes the lungs to deteriorate and the vacuoles to not work properly possibly due to something in the blood?

I believe asbestos exposure and lead poisoning can cause these types of problems.  (+ info)

Can you help me with a question about blood disorders?

My cousin was born Thursday. It wasn't known until she was born that she had Down Syndrome. She was doing very well, but all of a sudden her white blood cell number is at 1,000. The drugs that they gave her to boost them worked at first, but now they are not. They have begun a new drug, which they are giving a few days to work, but if it doesnt work they said that there will be nothing else that they can do. They said they can't give her a bone marrow transplant. She is scheduled for a CAT scan in the morning as well, because suddenly today she has a large "knot" on the back of her head. My aunt was thinking possibly she had leukemia, but wouldn't her blood cells be extremely high, rather than extremely low? If anyone knows or has experienced something similar with their newborn I would appreciate some thoughts. Thank You.

please see the light blue box on the right side of page 1 of this document. it basicly says that some infants-due to downs syndrome being a genetic disorder-can develop a transient form of leukemia shortly after birth. it is definitely not sickle cell anemia because that would be indicative from a low red blood cell count.  (+ info)

Full blood count and coagulation screen?

I keep bringing up bloody sputum so I am having blood tests tomorrow. I have already had chest x-rays and a sputum culture which both came back clear. What kind of things might these tests (full blood count and coagulation screen) detect?

The full blood count (FBC), sometimes referred to as a full blood examination or complete blood count, is one of the most commonly performed blood tests, as it can tell us so much about the status of our health. It is important for diagnosing conditions in which the number of blood cells is abnormally high or abnormally low, or the cells themselves are abnormal.

A full blood count measures the status of a number of different features of the blood, including:

* the amount of haemoglobin in the blood;
* the number of red blood cells (red cell count);
* the percentage of blood cells as a proportion of the total blood volume (haematocrit or packed cell volume);
* the volume of red blood cells (mean cell volume);
* the average amount of haemoglobin in the red blood cells (known as mean cell haemoglobin);
* the number of white blood cells (white cell count);
* the percentages of the different types of white blood cells (leucocyte differential count); and
* the number of platelets.

The explanation found on the link below provides the various components that are measured, and helps to demystify some of the jargon you may hear in relation to this blood test.


Screening Tests

The traditional coagulation tests performed in clinical laboratories have been available for decades. The majority of such tests are functional end-point assays, in which a patient sample (plasma or whole blood) is incubated with exogenous reagents that activate the coagulation cascade, and the time until clot formation is measured. The clotting time of the patient sample is then compared to the clotting time of pooled normal plasma or whole blood to provide a standard measurement of the patient's hemostatic status.

Coagulation testing continues to gain importance as a means of identifying and assessing bleeding tendencies in patients' complex coagulopathies. But while conventional, laboratory-based tests may provide an accurate assessment of a patient's hemostatic status, they are difficult to perform. In addition, clinicians and laboratorians are challenged to provide coagulation test results in a timely manner and at very low cost.

More on coagulation in this link.
http://www.devicelink.com/ivdt/archive/98/07/011.html  (+ info)

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