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blood loss and anemia and hepatitis

A: Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you. You would like to know the reason for blood loss or anemia in individuals who experience hepatitis caused by the hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The infection is often asymptomatic and may lead to chronic infection which can progress to scarring of the liver (fibrosis), and advanced scarring (cirrhosis). In certain cases, individuals that experience cirrhosis may develop liver failure or other complications of cirrhosis, including liver cancer. The hepatitis C virus is spread by blood-to-blood contact. Symptoms of acute...


blood loss=Scar Tissue?

A: janiee08, I am no expert on this and would love to learn more about it myself. I had an L4/L5 decompression surgery last summer and suffered a massive hematoma (pool of blood that turns into a clot) from the surgery. They normally don''t use a drainage tube for minimal surgeries such as this. A week after surgery my incision started draining excessively and got infected, and two weeks after surgery I ended up having another surgery to clean everything out. I had an L4/L5 fusion surgery about a month ago and the surgeon said I had extensive scar tissue from the first surgery. He said he removed as much as he could. So did the scar tissue I had come from the hematoma? I am scared to death that it will come back after this recent surgery for me. My surgeon''s...


2 yr old with chronic diarrhea, loss of appetite, hyperactivity, easy bruising

A: Hi, The cause of chronic diarrhea could be the destruction of intestinal flora because of the prolonged use ofantibiotics . The diarrhea is causing the loss of vitamins and minerals and thus may lead to anaemia and loss of appetite . This cycle is going on . Normal bruising is usually caused by direct trauma to the skinwith resultant injury to the blood vessels. The injury sets in motion a complex domino-like series ofreactions called the coagulation cascade, resulting in the clotting of blood. This chain reaction involves ahost of factors including platelet activation, clotting factors that are produced in the liver and bonemarrow, and even adequate nutrition. When...

What Is chronic Hypoxia?

A: chronic hypoxia is a condition in which tissues in the body are continuously deprived of much-needed oxygen over the course of months or years. It is typically characterized by the slow or gradual reduction in the oxygen supply of cells, tissues, and organ systems, often brought about by problems in the heart and lungs. Oxygen is very important for the proper functioning of cells. The decrease or absence of oxygen supply to the cells, usually result in the decline of cell functions, and in the overall decline in health.. There are several medical conditions leading to the development of chronic hypoxia. These include respiratory disorders, congestive heart failure (CHF), pulmonary edema, and chronic


What is a Red blood Cell Count?

A: The red blood cell (RBC) count is a blood test which determines the number of red blood cells, or erythrocytes, in a sample of blood. This test also evaluates the shape and the size of the red blood cells. All of this information is then used to determine the number of red blood cells per microliter of blood. Red blood cell count values vary according to the age and the sex of a patient. The RBC count ranges from 4.2-5.0 million red blood cells per microliter of blood for women and 4.6-6.0 million for men. A normal red

blood tests results

A: Hello Tammie: Sorry for the delay in the reply. Your blood test indicates that you have slightly decreased white blood cells and neutrophils. This could be just normal for you unless you have a some chronic diseases. However more important is that you have low hemoglobin ( this is refers to the oxygen carrying capacity of blood) Also ferritin is low. Ferritin is a protein that binds iron in the body. Low levels of HB indicate that you are mildly anemic and  ferritin low points towards an iron deficiency anemia. Cause may be dietary, chronic blood loss---from peptic ulcer (in stomach) or heavy menstrual...

Can lack of sleep effect blood glucose levels?

A: It might, it madders how health you are. Nice picture, no really nice picture : ) Well, lack of sleep can affect your blood sugars. But, from what you are saying, you also aren''t eating enough and are stressing too much. Those too can affect the blood sugars. Since you have diabetes, you MUST check your blood sugars more often and eat more often or else your blood sugars will go too low or too high (not enough food means too low; stress can make it go either way). I know the stress of moving (I moved 3 times in 3 times in 4 months last year), but I always kept my blood sugar as level as I could by eating often and checking my blood sugars...


Which is worse low blood pressure or high blood pressure?

A: no doubt high BP is more harmful than low BP. low BP causes no disease other than some weakness,,drowsiness.... but high BP causes heart failure,, brain haemorrhage,, & some other life threating diseases. they say they are both the same, but to me, i think low is better. High blood pressure is worse.. for low blood pressure you can drink black coffee... High blood pressure can lead to heart disease... Low blood pressure can make people feel dizzy but it''s normally not serious... yours is just fine... it''s not too low really...xx High BP is worse than low BP. You do not have low BP. you have average bp. You need to outline if you have been on any medicine?diet.exercise regiment. While...


What Does A High RDW blood Test Level Mean?

A: I am not a doctor and I would strongly suggest that you discuss your bloodwork results with your doctor. Also, I would suggest asking for further bloodwork. A high RDW can have quite a few different causes. Please do not be distressed by some of the possibilties as the cause is usually very mild. Neoplastic Disorders chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia CLL Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders Hemolytic anemia, autoimmune Anemia, cryopathic autoimmune Cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia Celiac disease of childhood Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Deficiency Disorders Folic acid deficiency anemia Iron deficiency anemia Vitamin B12 deficiency Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders Sickle...


What Is a Hospital blood Bank?

A: A hospital blood bank is the department of a hospital that houses blood and blood components for patient use. blood is needed by patients for a variety of different reasons. Hospital blood banks are responsible for ensuring that blood is properly stored and for matching the blood on hand to patient requirements. The demand for blood and blood components is high, so donations of blood are always essential.. Frequently part of the hospital lab, the hospital blood bank is vital to rapid delivery of

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