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  • 2 hours ago

    Red Blood Cell Antibodies Found in Young Adult Male

    I was going about my business donating plasma when the second time I donated I received a call afterwards and that I needed to meet with their physician. They told me that they did a test on my blood and that I had atypical red blood cell antibodies and that I cannot donate. I have never had a blood transfusion, nor contracted lupus or leukemia, obviously not pregnant nor have come into contact with someone else's blood as far as I know. I don't see any information at all about how a male....
  • 2 days ago

    lung cancer

    This is the first time I am posting about a friend who has lung cancer which is stage 4. He has a nodule in is right upper lobe measured at 1.7x1.1cm and another in his lower left lobe measured at 1.5x1x1 cm which originate from colon rectal cancer, he was told since it moved from his colon to his liver now his lung that now its stage 4. He had surgery which removed the cancer from his colon and liver. so now he only have two nodules left at 1.7x1.1cm and 1.5x1.1 cm, how big is that? Can anyone tell....
  • 15 days ago

    Living with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

    I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in September 2019. Stage 4 in my bone marrow. The reason I want to share my experience is that it would have been helpful to me to have good advice from others that have gone through the same experience. My mass is mainly in my abdomen and puts pressure on my stomach. Constipation was so bad that I couldn't eat at all. I tried laxatives, linzess, smooth move tea, and Senna. None of that worked, it just caused nausea and vomiting. Miralax is like magic....
  • 18 days ago

    Thyroid Medicine for the Apocalypse

    A bit dramatic I know, however, with the Coronavirus running around I figured it was time to review our family emergency plan. Food, Water, Survival equip etc. but then It occured to me that my wife takes synthroid as she had Thyroid Cancer and they had to remove her Thyroid as well as her parathyroid glands. If she doesn't have the synthroid she almost completely shuts down, mass amounts of Calcium helps but it's terrible. My question is if (hypothetically) The world shuts down, what can....
  • 20 days ago

    Henrietta Lacks and Health Care Leadership

    Henrietta Lacks, an African American young woman, mother of five who unbeknown had cancer at the age of 31. It was the 1950’s at the time when she was alive and unfortunately, she was not part of the upper class which did not work in her favor when it came to health care services. At the time, due to the lack of regulations in health care Henrietta’s cells were captured (for a better lack of a word) without her consent by a John Hopkins doctor who used them as a guinea pig to find cures and disburse....
  • 20 days ago

    Henrietta Lacks and Health Care Leadership

    Significance of Henrietta Lacks "Whenever we read books about science, it's always HeLa this and HeLa that. Some people know those are the initials of a person, but they don't know who that person is. That's important history." (Skloot, 2010, Pg. 266) What is Hela? Where did it come from? Why is it so important? These are all questions I asked myself when reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This story changed the way I view cells, science, medical practices, research....
  • 27 days ago

    Worried sick about abdominal pain

    Started in Nov. GP did bloodwork and ultrasound of my abdomen. Those came back normal. Went to GI and was he assumes it’s nothing to be alarmed about and scheduled a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Felt okay for almost 3 months. Now the pain is back in my upper right side and back. The endoscopy was normal and colonoscopy found 4 polyps. He has ordered a CT scan with contrast and barium. He still says he wouldn’t worry. The pain is strange, dull. And the anxiety over this is debilitating. Even googling....
  • 1 month ago

    potential symptoms

    I have noticed discoloration in stools. It appears internally they are red in color, not bleeding as is a warning sign of potential trouble. I went to my doctor who did an exam and said there was no issue. Due for colonoscopy in about a year.
  • 1 month ago

    Lymph Nodes/Cancer

    Hey there, I have had swollen lymph nodes for about 2 years now. Under my jaw line has a massive one, side of my neck, and behind my ear. I had my tonsils removed 6 months ago because the doctors thought they were holding an infection from mono. Lymph nodes have not changed size and I haven’t felt any better. Any thoughts?
  • 1 month ago

    1st mammogram

    Had my first mammogram a few days ago. They called back because they want more imaging but required an ultrasound. I got the results online and apparently the reason why they want the ultrasound is because there's a mass in one of my breasts in the. 'upper left quadrant posterior'. I have never felt anything different than what I felt anytime before. Right now I am very worried because not only is there no breast cancer or ovarian cancer in the family, but I have two children 8 and under....