Function of platelets blood vessels

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Avatar m tn Thrombocytosis or abnormally high platelets usually manifests as clots in the blood vessels which can cause areas of decreased oxygen in various organs of the body. This can result in pain in these areas. It would be unusual for this to cause joint pain.The treatment for elevated platelet is to be on an agent like aspirin to prevent excessive clotting.
Avatar f tn These are basically purple colored spots which occur when small blood vessels burst, causing blood to pool under the skin. It is of two types: nonthrombocytopenic and thrombocytopenic. Nonthrombocytopenic means that you have normal levels of platelets (which help your blood clot) in your blood. Thrombocytopenic means that you have a less than normal platelet count.
Avatar n tn A stent implant mechanically structures an opening and changes the natural anatomy of vessel and disrupts endothelium cells functionality. The endothelium is the thin layer of cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels, forming an interface between circulating blood in the lumen and the rest of the vessel wall.
89592 tn?1391274422 Esophageal varices are a strong indication of liver disease - cirrhosis or scaring of the liver. When the liver is scared the blood flow through the portal vein into the liver is obstructed/slowed and the blood can back up and seek paths of less resistance such as the small veins in the esophagus. These vessels can distend and if the portal pressure is great enough these vessels can rupture and bleed. This is a very serious situation and demands attention and monitoring.
Avatar f tn The platelet function tests help to study the functioning of the platelets. Various platelet function tests are used to evaluate the ability of platelets to clump together and begin to form a clot. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
493068 tn?1224765315 I have heard that before, blood platelets and spleen, but kind of doubtful you relapsed... I know I had problems with a late relapse. Plateletes in my blood are doing all sorts of strange things, tear drops and were hoping its nothing to worry about! Going to keep bumping you up till a brainiac answers this lol! Merry Christmas! to all!
493068 tn?1224765315 I know it takes several weeks to get all of the interferon out of the system. I can imagine that it would take longer for the bone marrow function to return and build up RBC and WBC. Hope you get feeling better soon.
Avatar n tn Well yes and no...If you have bloody urine or the catheter insertion has caused a ruptured vessel in the urethra then the bloody urine that is passively draining through the tubing can clot, preventing the flow of urine. However the urethra is not a blood vessel. It is not part of the vascular system. So a clot that may form in the urethra cannot travel into the vascular system and cause a stroke.
Avatar m tn If you suspect blood in your urine that can be checked by a simple test of your urine for blood. But anyway blood in urine is not related to low platelets or liver disease. Stomach ache is a vague symptom and could be many things including indigestion. Disorientation is also a vague symptom which could have many causes.
Avatar n tn However, if the number of platelets is too high, blood clots can form (thrombosis), which may obstruct blood vessels and result in such events as a stroke, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism or the blockage of blood vessels to other parts of the body, such as the extremities of the arms or legs. Thrombocytopenia (a low platelet count) is defined as a platelet count < 150,000 cells/µL. 'Moderate thrombocytopenia' is a platelet count of 50,000-75,000 cells/µL.
1693621 tn?1318902971 Petechiae are small (pin head size) red, flat spots seen under the skin on the dependent parts of the body because of increased pressure due to gravity, for example, on the lower legs. These happen because of bleeding out of the tiny blood vessels under the skin or the mucus membrane. Petechiae are generally not palpable or painful. Other rashes or bruises seen in thrombocytopenia are called purpura, which are small, purple spots under the skin as a result of hemorrhage.
575214 tn?1218040360 Sometimes parts of this thrombus break away and travel through the blood vessel to other parts of the body to clog the smaller blood vessels. These are called as emboli. Both these drugs prevent this process. Only a repeat MRI can tell if the clot has dissolved completely or it is still there. Take care!
Avatar f tn It can also come from the blood vessels being defective. It can also come from platelets being normal in number but they don't work correctly. Nutrient deficiencies might possibly be involved. You can try vitamin K (from sources like broccoli and leafy greens) for the coag factors, and magnesium and vitamin C for blood vessels. Might help. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Hi Everyone, My hubby, Rick is in his 5th month of tx. He is on 180 mg Pegysus pr wk and 1000 mg riba daily, plus Procrit and Neupogen once a wk for low red and white blood cells. He's had a rough time- he was in the hospital a couple weeks ago for a blood transfusion. Today, the skin around his eyes is all red- the places where his glasses rest is deep red, like it's bruised. Underneath his eyes and especially on his eyelids is red.
7510956 tn?1411671417 As the spleen enlarges, it traps more than a normal amount of platelets. (The amount of platelets in the bloodstream is thus reduced because the larger spleen traps more of them). The blood is frequently “shunted” around the liver to return to the heart by smaller vessels, which may become enlarged. In the stomach and esophagus these engorged blood vessels are termed “varices” and are at increased risk of bleeding, which is another major complication of cirrhosis.
Avatar n tn Borderline cardiomegaly is a slight degree of heart enlargement can be seen in obese patients, especially when there is concomitant high blood pressure. The more important concern is whether the heart pumping function is abnormal - this is more of a determinant in whether you have a cardiomyopathy (pathological enlargement). "Superior mediastinal widening related to of great vessels...
Avatar n tn To put your mind at rest you can ask for a blood test to determine platelet level and function. Platelets are the parts of your blood involved in clotting. If there is any abnoramlity eg. too few they can cause these little red spots. It's a relatively simple blood test. Also worth getting a full blood count so your white blood cells can be evaluated, just to ensure there is not any other abnormality in the blood which can be more serious, such as cancer.
Avatar m tn Your father's heart is pumping about 38% of the blood filled in the left ventricle. When the contractility of the LV is normal there is a range of 50 to 70% referred to as ejection fraction (EF). If the heart walls have lost some of strength to pump normally, the cause is almost always due to heart muscle impairment. Heart wall impairment can be due to a number of different causes that effect the heart muscle.
1579934 tn?1431268911 The spleen stores red and white blood cells and platelets (fragment of cells that are used to clot blood). An enlarged spleen traps platelets lowering levels in the blood which can lead to the inability of blood to clot. This is called Thrombocytopenia and is common in people with cirrhosis. Thrombocytopenia or thrombopenia in short is the presence of relatively few platelets in blood.
408795 tn?1324935675 The spleen stores red and white blood cells and platelets (fragment of cells that are used to clot blood). An enlarged spleen traps platelets lowering levels in the blood which can lead to the inability of blood to clot. This is called Thrombocytopenia and is common in people with cirrhosis. You don't necessarily have any physical symptoms with an enlarged spleen. Is there a better way to guide the progression of HepC than a liver biopsy?
Avatar f tn What does it mean when you can see a small mesh of vessels and translusent platelets moving through them
Avatar m tn The BMP includes blood glucose, calcium, and electrolyte tests, as well as blood tests that measure kidney function. Some of these tests require you to fast (not eat any food) before the test, and others don't. Your doctor will tell you how to prepare for the test(s) you're having.
Avatar f tn t drop that would be odd. You have plenty of platelets. There is no reason to be concerned. Platelets help the blood to clot. When you get a cut and stop bleeding it is because platelets gather are the cut and stop the bleeding. Nothing to do with the flu. As I said this is normal. If this is your only issue with treatment then you are doing very well. Although this isn't an issue for you.
Avatar m tn Elevated MPV basically means that your platelets are larger than "normal" -- which can be because your body has recently made new platelets, and by definition, "young" platelets are larger than "mature" platelets. As the platelets mature, the size shrinks and the MPV will likely decrease.
Avatar n tn The popping of capillaries could be due to high blood pressure. It could be the side effects of your blood pressure medications. Zocor too could cause this. Other than this it could be due to clotting disorders, low platelet count, fragile spider veins, deep vein thrombus, deficiency of Vitamin B12, folic acid, or Vit K, a liver disease or certain cancers. It could also be due to pressure urticaria. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar f tn Liver function tests and both venous and heart angiography should be done to see the state of your blood vessels. Vitamin deficiencies especially Vitamin K should be looked into. Please discuss your case with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining and various tests. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn s because vit C is necessary to make the collagen that blood vessels are mainly composed of. In days of olde when wooden-ship sailors died at sea from scurvy (vit C deficiency), they bled and had easy bruising. One day, a British doctor had them take lots of limes aboard and the vit C saved them. That's why they became called limeys. Alcohol uses up vit C, so anybody who drinks alcohol should take more C. Then again, there are lots of (probably) wacky claims that vit C cures everything.