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#1 Sharonvandee

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 02:37 AM

recently I visited a scleroderma clinic to get some testing done.

The rheumatologist ordered a range of blood tests to be done, when the blood was taken it was a bright red colour and the technician commented on the strange colour of the blood and that it was more like the colour of arterial blood then that from a vein.

He said he was going to look into it.

Has anyone else experience this.

Thanks in advance
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Sharon

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:57 AM

Hi Sharon,

I'm not a doctor, I've just had lots of blood drawn myself. I always thought bright red is a good color for blood, meaning that there is plenty of oxygen and red blood cells. But I may be wrong (I often am!) and please let us know if your blood test turns out okay.
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 04:31 PM

Sharon,
I have always heard that bright red was good too. I know that mine used to bright red, now it is dark red because I am on iron supplement.
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#4 Sharonvandee

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 05:25 PM

The Dr has rang me and I am really aneamic which he says is why the blood is a bright red colour.

When blood is from an artery it is usually bright red.

When it is from a vein it is a dark blue/purple/black colour.

So hopefully now it will return to normal lol

what is normal?
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Sharon

Diagnosis Scleroderma-crest, Scolliosis, Asthma, ILD, Plueral Fibrosis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Anticardiolipin positive, ANA positive

a little bent and broken and almost beyond repair!

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 12:39 AM

These comments have made me curious, so I have searched a bit. I found this comment in a Mayo article on Iron Deficiency Anemia:

"Without enough hemoglobin, your red blood cells are smaller and paler than normal, and they can't carry adequate oxygen to your tissues."

Perhaps this is why your blood looked lighter than normal (yeah, good question - What is normal?)
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:49 AM

Sharon and my other girls,
It is time for me to have my blood drawn so I will ask about the color and let everyone know what I find out.
Jennifer