Is anyone running a low plt count? How low? Mine is 130 and think to see a hematologist soon. My count was always kinda low but this is the lowest. Two other times it was 127 and 135 and the rest was above 150. Do you have experience with this? Did you see a doc? What did they find?
Calling all marine biologists! Question about whales and their health inside. [more inside]
Repeatedly bleeding after penetrative sex, yes we use so much lube, any advice? [more inside]
I am dying of embarrassment. Please help. I have really heavy periods and in the last couple of years, I can't contain the blood. I need some practical solutions. Metafilter is where I can ask for help with the grossest body things, right? This is so embarrassing I don't even know who to talk to. [more inside]
Just talking too much about bleeding, shots, or giving blood can make me woozy. This sucks. What can I do to get a stronger stomach about such things? My only thought is desensitization through completely horrific google image searches, but I'd rather there be some other ideas.
I bought some flats. The first time I wore them, they dug into the back of my ankles (on both feet), and made them bleed - it took my feet about two weeks to heal. Is there a way to fix this? [more inside]
YANMD, but are my multivitamins making me bleed more on my period? [more inside]
Calling all knowledgeable medical persons! I need help with this medical hypothetical. [more inside]
So I'm doing dome work on a 99 Volvo XC and, not paying attention, filled my brake reservoir with DOT3 fluid instead of DOT4. If I don't drain it and replace it with DOT4 am I taking a terrible risk? [more inside]
Asking on behalf of my husband. A kindy icky question about abraded bum, and suggestions on how to deal and hopefully heal. [more inside]
How do I keep reds(or other bright colors) from ruining my laundry? [more inside]
Ive been bleeding erratically. Is it worth it to see a doctor? [more inside]
My wife became pregnant near the end of last month. She's been spotting continuously since implantation began, which means roughly 14 days. We're worried, and are looking for anecdotes from others who've had lengthy implantation bleeding. [more inside]
How can I prevent my dog from getting hemorrhagic gastroenteritis again? [more inside]
Any docs/pharmacists out there in mefi land? Anyone know if a side effect of Metoprolol is thinning blood? Or what else would cause me to bleed like a stuck pig? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find Nick Relief, a product which helps stanch shaving cuts, in Manhattan? [more inside]
This is going to be gross: I'm a 25 year old female. Until now I have had extremely regular periods which last 6 days with a 12-18 hour gap on day 5 (no idea why). I am not on any kind of birth control and have not been on any kind of birth control for over a year. This month's period began on the standard day, except now I'm going on my 14th straight day of bleeding. [more inside]
So it appears I have a tear in my buttocks. Most likely NSFW details inside. [more inside]
What can I put on my lips to help them heal? [more inside]
Please tell me what you know about endometrial ablation as a means of lessening or hopefully stopping my bleeding. (This is a female-parts question.) [more inside]
So my buddy and I watched that old Keanu Reeves film Point Break the other night, and we got to talking. We're thinking that more air pressure causes you to bleed at a more furious pace. So if someone's in a knife fight in a plane, is cut, say across the arm, then jumps out of the airplane to parachute to the ground - will they bleed to death before they hit the ground because the air pressure is causing them to bleed so quickly? It doesn't have to be skydiving, it could be on like, Everest. Will you bleed crazy fast higher up? I know that there are a lot of variables here, but I'm just curious if the thinking is sound.
FemaleFilter: What is this discharge? (probably graphic or gross) [more inside]
I was in the emergency room last night to have a cut on the end of a finger tended to. The doctor used dermabond to repair it... [more inside]
TMI Medical Filter: Previously, I had sometimes crippling stomach pain. That went away. Now I'm, uh, bleeding. Rectally. Um. Yeah. But my HMO doesn't seem to care all that much. MetaFilter is not my doctor, but I can't go to my doctor to ask... should I skip my HMO and go to the hospital? [more inside]
How common is a false positive pregnancy test? Do you have any experiences you can share to help us determine our situation? More details (fears, worries, etc) inside. [more inside]
I was on depo briefly, reacted badly, went off as soon as I could, but the after-effects still linger. Do I wait for the drugs to flush out, or is this more serious? [more inside]
Would getting a person to exercise before stabbing them cause them to die faster? [more inside]
I had sex for the first time, and less than a week later I had period-like cramps and some blood spotting in my underwear. Was I, or am I now, pregnant? We took every possible precaution... [more inside]
Why am I bleeding? ACK! [more inside]
Sex is making me bleed. I am seeing a doctor this week. [more inside]
Is blood coming from a cat's butt always serious? [more inside]
About three weeks ago I had a nasty cold. Headache, congestion, nose running 24-7. Since then, I wake up every morning to blow my nose out, thick, green, blood speckled mucus having accumulated there. This morning I blew my nose and afterwards a fresh stream of blood poured out. I've never had a nosebleed in my life nor have I ever stuffed any junk up there. Does this warrant a visit to the doctor? ps: I'm not a hypochondriac, it's just that I've never been sick.
SeepingBloodFilter: like this shaving nick, I'll cut to the point inside... [more inside]