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Thickening of blood
Posted by: Millican
Date: September 5, 2001 1:07 AM

A relative is in the hospital and we are left in the dark about her health problem. The only information we learned is that the doctors were unable to draw blood because the blood was too thick to extract. We were told this was life-threating if the blood could not be removed and that the blood should be thinned.

RE: Thickening of blood
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: September 5, 2001 2:57 AM

First of all you should not have to be asking me. Your doctor should answer your questions. Of course you first may have to put those questions to your doctor. Interestingly enough the next posting above yours is about polycythemia vera which is probably the major cause of the kind of syndrome you describe. Hyperfibrinogenemia is another, as is severe dehydration. Severe chronic infections and heavy metal toxicity can also cause hypercoagulability and can be life threatening.

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