Conditions and Diseases
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Blood is a bodily fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues. In many species, it also carries hormones and disease-fighting substances. In this category, you will find questions about the blood in your body, including blood types, blood diseases, and the function of blood.
Asked in Head, Ears, and Nose, Blood, Nose Bleeds
Is it ok when having a nose bleed for blood clots to come out?
First, the fact that you are having nosebleeds may not be a very good indication to begin with. Nosebleeds are often caused due to damaged mucus membranes. The problem with having your mucus membranes damaged is that there is a possibility that you can develop nasal polyps. This is not a nice condition, as nasal polyps are growths inside your nose that can cause a lot of pain and, in the more severe cases, even change the shape of your face...
What should a normal white cell blood count be?
White blood cell count (WBC). The number of white blood cells in a volume of blood. Normal range varies slightly between laboratories but is generally between 4,300 and 10,800 cells per cubic millimeter (cmm). This can also be referred to as the leukocyte count and can be expressed in international units as 4.3 - 10.8 x 109 cells per liter. ...
Can low hemoglobin cause muscle pain?
Yes, low hemoglobin can cause muscle pain. Hemoglobin is a protein and is attached to red blood cells. Its job is to carry oxygen to the body's tissues. Without oxygen the tissues (including muscle) experience ischemia which is painful. Ischemia is what causes the pain a person has when they have a heart attack, for instance. So if a person's red blood cells are not carrying oxygen (because their hemoglobin levels are low enough), they would have muscle pain. ...
Asked in Laboratory Testing, Blood
What does a 314 white blood cell count mean?
It would be helpful to know what the units of measure are. In hematology, the reference range for a WBC is 4,500-11,000/mm3 ; however, the count is usually reported out in SI units ( for example, 4.5 x 109 /L) or Conventional Units (4.5 x 103/uL). So, on a lab report, a range of 4.5-11.0 is the normal range using these units of measure. If your report is using the standard units of measure, then a WBC of 314 is considered a...
Asked in Blood
Deficient blood supply to the myocardium?
Deficient blood supply to the myocardium is: ischemia Ischemia is the medical terms for deficient blood supply to the myocardium. The suffix -emia denotes a blood condition; ischem/o means to hold back. With occlusion from atherosclerosis, the blood flow is restricted, resulting in deficient blood supply. ...
Asked in Blood
98 over 50 bp normal for a blood pressure?
This is a normal blood pressure if you are very athletic and/or are younger than 20. 98 is considered a normal systolic number, while a diastolic number of 50 is pretty low. This was my blood pressure yesterday and I did some research on it. http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/medicine/blood-pressure.htm has a really good chart about ranges of blood pressure ...
What color is oxygen-rich blood?
When blood cells have oxygen they are red, when they have no oxygen they are a darker shade of red. The more haemoglobin the blood contains the more oxygen is going to attach to the iron which is the most important element of the haemo-globin. ...
What to do if blood is too thick?
Drinking more water will thin the blood to a degree. If you feel there is a real problem, you should head in and get a quick test from your doctor. If there is a serious issue with the "thickness" of the blood, there are several things your doctor can do for you. One common measure taken is to put the patient on blood thinners. These are administered through close medical supervision. They can be in pill or IV form depending on he...
Asked in Blood
Name of 13 blood coagulation factors?
The 13 blood coagulation factors are: * Factor I - fibrinogen * Factor II - prothrombin * Factor III - tissue thromboplastin (tissue factor) * Factor IV - ionized calcium ( Ca++ ) * Factor V - labile factor or proaccelerin * Factor VI - unassigned * Factor VII - stable factor or proconvertin * Factor VIII - antihemophilic factor * Factor IX - plasma thromboplastin component, Christmas factor * Factor X - Stuart-Prower factor * Factor XI - plasma thromboplastin antecedent...
Asked in Blood
Is 11.3 a high white blood cell count?
The normal white blood count for the general population is around 7-8. So 11.3 is slightly high but not by much. You should go to your doctor and see what your baseline is. You MIGHT be one of those people who have a slighlt high count but it's normal for you. If you are worried you can ask your doctor to see a hematologist. Also if you have been taking meds, certainones like steriods can raise your count. ...
Asked in First Aid, Symptoms, Blood
How much blood can someone lose before fainting?
The average healthy person has approximately 6 litres / 12 pints of blood - loss of one third, (1/3), of the total blood volume is fatal. Therefore I would say that a loss of about a litre / 2 pints would render a healthy person unconscious. ...
Asked in Laboratory Testing, Blood, Thyroid
Do you have to fast for an A1C blood test?
No. The A1C test measures the amount of glucose bound to hemoglobin in the red blood cells. This binding process is related to the concentration of glucose present and the time of exposure. New cells are constantly created to replace old cells that are removed. Thus, the test meaures an average value of the glucose exposure over the life of the red blood cell (about 4 months). So, a one-day change, due to fasting for example, represents only a small change (one...