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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
[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 -
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 -