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Should my friend go to the hospital? Symptoms inside...

YANMFD... I have a friend who, on Thursday, experienced sharp pains in his left side--he described the location as, "About an inch inside, directly aligned with my underarm". He felt it about 15 times over the course of the day and said it was "sharp and sudden" and caused him to wince and bend over. The next day, he woke up and there was blood in his right eye--not bloodshot, but blood, like a pool. It went away over the course of the day. He insists these things are not related and won't go to the doctor. As a result, I'm worried. Could these things be connected and what could they be? He's 44. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Nov 10, 2012 - 19 answers

What happens to my blood samples?

Due to my condition and the medications I take, I have very regular full blood workups. I asked the phlebotomist yesterday how the samples are disposed of after testing is complete. She said they might be held for as long as two years, but wasn't certain. Which surprised me. I'm curious, what happens to all my blood samples? I'm in Australia as I'm sure there's liable to be country-specific variations.
posted by michswiss on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 answers

What can I do with my blood test data?

How can I make the most of the blood test results I have just received? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Afast me hearties

I'm curious about trying regular fasting for general health (not weight loss nor spiritual reasons) but I'm finding a lot of woo. [more inside]
posted by Katine on Mar 21, 2012 - 17 answers

How did you lower your blood pressure without medication?

How did you lower your blood pressure without medication? [more inside]
posted by picapica on Dec 23, 2011 - 30 answers

Blood Pressure Info

Resources for learning about blood pressure? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Dec 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Why does it look like a murder scene when I blow my nose?

Why does it look like a murder scene when I blow my nose? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Birth Control Redux

How do I take control of my reproductive health when stressing about it is sabotaging everything? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 6, 2011 - 20 answers

BP in single digits?

Blood pressure measurement in single digits? [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo on Dec 29, 2010 - 20 answers

I donated blood and still feel wigged out.

Blood donation question: how long does it take to fully recover from donating blood? Yesterday was the first time I've ever donated..some questions.... [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Jan 28, 2010 - 35 answers

Does Pterocarpus marsupium work?

I recently heard that Pterocarpus marsupium extract can be beneficial for those of us with high blood sugar. Have you tried it yourself? Has it been helpful? Have you seen results? Any side effects?
posted by RajahKing on Nov 6, 2009 - 1 answer

Should non-hemophilic women with a factor VII deficiency have children?

Should non-hemophilic women with a mild factor VII deficiency have children? Are the risks too serious to chance child birth?
posted by brokekid on May 18, 2009 - 7 answers

What herbs or vitamins or food makes more blood flow to the brain?

What herbs or vitamins or food will make more blood flow into my brain? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Mar 18, 2009 - 20 answers

Blood for Every Limb!

I'm looking for advice on how to improve my circulation. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Nov 16, 2008 - 13 answers

And he slowly lapped it up, gazing into her eyes...

If a person were losing blood daily, just a little bit, how much would have to be lost daily for the person to feel it physically? How much would be lost for it to be dangerous? What supplements are useful in this situation? [more inside]
posted by ChabonJabon on Oct 2, 2008 - 20 answers

Looking to donate blood plasma in the greater Seattle area. Where do I go?

Looking to donate blood plasma in the greater Seattle area. Where do I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2007 - 2 answers

why am I (almost) blacking out?

why am I (almost) blacking out? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 30, 2007 - 29 answers

Stop Gap Measures

[Dental Filter] So, my gums are doing an awful lot of bleeding. It will be at least four months before I can go to the dentist. What can I do about this in the mean time? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Dec 13, 2006 - 28 answers

How to best clean my bloody face?

How best to shower with a bloodied up face? [more inside]
posted by atom128 on Sep 14, 2006 - 16 answers

Is is safe to give blood on a diet?

I'm giving blood today. I'm eating 1200 calories per day in an effort to lose a few pounds. Should I eat more to make up for the calories "burned" during donation?
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jul 11, 2006 - 12 answers

High Blood Pressure

I just found out my blood pressure is 160/100, and i'm only 21. I'm really scared, and I was told to stop putting salt on the foods I eat. Problem is, I don't add salt to things. I quit smoking today and I have been lapsing in my excersize but now I am out of excuses. Is this enough to reduce my blood pressure to a healthy level?
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2004 - 19 answers

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