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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


Kindest Regards

 

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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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.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

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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.

Take Care!

Nan

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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?


Kindest Regards

 

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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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?)


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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