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 How can I get rid of my pink eye by tonight!!!!!!!?
my birthday party that ive been planning forever and is tonight! i woke up with pink eye! help!!!!!!!...


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 Do you think I have Mono?
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 Can Glandular fever produce white tongue?
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 Last week I had high fever and vomittings, so I had to undergo few blood tests. It reported?
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 Should I get the flu shot? Does it really work?
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 What is the incubation period for the common cold?
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 what year did the debate over vaccinating children begin?
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 do you think swine flu was a man made epidemic ?
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 why are most common bacterial infections are found of the surface layers of the skin?
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 Blood Transfusion Question?
I was wondering, if a person in a hospital needed a blood transfusion and they had friends or family there to see who could be a possible matching donor. How are the peoples blood tested to see if ...


 Sceince project help how to design a specific experiment to test my project?
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 My girlfriend has been sick on and off for a year now. She has symptoms of nausea, vomitting, anlightheadednes?
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Linda A
Can a flu shot affect a blood test?
My husband had a flu shot this past week. Two days later he went to see his doctor for an exam and blood work. I guess his blood work was all over the map! He does have thrombocytosis and has been taking Hydroxurea for 4 years but feeling good til now. Doctor wants to schedule a bone marrow biopsy in a few weeks. Could this be from his recent flu shot or what could this be. His WBC was up slightly, platelets were down and HBG was a little lower than normal. His spleen was not enlarged. We are both stressing.
                     




TweetyBird
A flu vaccination triggers the immune system into producing antibodies against the flu types/strains you've been vaccinated against. It could elevate the white count somewhat and temporarily but vaccines don't affect platelets and hemoglobin. I suppose it's possible that his hydroxurea dosage might need adjusting if his platelets are now low but I suspect his labs have more to do with what's going on inside of him rather than with a flu vaccination. Because his doctor recommended bone marrow biopsy, I would expect that his red cells were down as well. I believe a bone marrow aspirations & biopsy is the best thing to do at this point and will probably solve the mystery. Bone marrow is where white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets are produced. Try not to stress, either of you. I know this is far easier said than done. But once the biopsy results come back, you'll both know what together you face and a known enemy is always better than an unknown one.


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