My brother is having problems with blood clots in his left leg. He's had 4 stents or coils placed in his...
Posted by An_253507
My brother is having problems with blood clots in his left leg. He's had 4 stents or coils placed in his leg. Unexpectedly one of the stents broke lose and he has had to have open heart surgery to remove the 5" stent from his heart.
Now, he's worse off then when he came to the hospital. Not only has he had open heart surgery, but he still has clots in his leg. The docs are totally confused. They've tried several different types of blood thinners, but nothing is working.
We need to get to a real expert who specializes in blood clots. My brother lives near Georgetown Tx.
Do you have any recommendations for a real blood clot expert??
TTP does make you tired. Not olny that it messes with your body and organs. I have TTP got it in 2009 almost died. Took months to get better when i went to the ER i only had 7,000 Platelets in my body. I was peeing straight blood and was yellow. Friends told me i should of been off of the simpsons. It is back four years later but had to switch doctors because she did not take my insurance and did not want to charge me 15 grant for my treatment. So know i see a new doctor who has never dealt with a reoccurring TTP. Makes me feel real safe. I tried to get doctors on top of it but they are not. I will end up getting real sick again i know it. I want to catch before hand cuz i have a 16month son and i have to work to provide for him cant do that if my blood is trying to kill me.View Thread
For quite a while now ( I am talking a couple years) I have been having abdominal pain off and on, headaches,...
Posted by An_216335
For quite a while now ( I am talking a couple years) I have been having abdominal pain off and on, headaches, fatique, and elevated white blood cell count. I have had CT scans done to check for appendicitis, gall stones, diverticulitis, and etc. I have noticed even on routine blood draws (annual exams) that I have had elevated WBC's. I don't think my fam doc has really noticed this. I few years back in college while doing an anatamy lab we had to have urine samples and mine had WBC's in it. I do have a family history of cancer. I am curious as wether or not I should be worried about having possible signs of Leukemia or if it could be something else.View Thread
My platelets count is 70, and i was told to see a hematologist. After seraching online i don't have any of...
Posted by An_216334
My platelets count is 70, and i was told to see a hematologist. After seraching online i don't have any of the symptoms described for ITP or other diseases. Are any other blood diseases related to low platelet count and how dangerous is this condition? i've had the same thing when pregnant, but after birth it went back to normal. Is anyone dealing with this?View Thread
I am trying to find someone who has been told they have myleoprolific disorder, a rare form of blood cancer. it causes the platelett count to increase and must be controlled by chemotherapy drugs to keep it in the normal range. one in about 200,000 have this condition, usually over 55 or so years of age. If controlled one can live a normal lifespan if no complications arise........ANYONE????View Thread
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