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baroni
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   Posted 12/21/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone
 I am writing for my mom.She is 80 yrs old with ESLD due to blood transfusions that she had years ago.
 
My questions is she has been having quite a few bloody noses.Is this normal for ESLD? Last night she woke up and the blood was just pouring out of her nose.
Any input will be great appreciated.
 Thank you
 Jo-Ann

hep93
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   Posted 12/21/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Baroni, and welcome to the forum.  Liver patients do have problems with clotting.  Has your mom had any blood work done lately?  If she's under the care of a hepatologist or GI doc, you might want to contact that doc about what is happening.

Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


Butterflythree
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   Posted 12/21/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Baroni, I just wanted to welcome you to the forum. I can't really say anything more than Connie has already said. She is given you great advice.
Butterflythree
 
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baroni
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   Posted 12/21/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   

She did just have blood work.Everything is very low, Iron, Ferritin, Hemoglobin. She is going in tomorrow for an iron infusion, as she also has a blood problem.Tellemisa(dont think that it is spelled correctly)I did email her Dr.letting him know of her recent bloody noses.She had another one this evening.

Also, she seems to be very forgetful lately. Her thinking process is off whack, for lack of a  better way to explain it.

 I thank you for your reply's.

Jo-Ann


frustrated_n_wv
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   Posted 12/22/2008 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Jo-Ann

Just wanted to add my welcome to the forum.

Please make sure you bring up your mom's issues, both the frequent nose bleeds and forgefulness, at her doctors appointment. Liver patient's have a tendency to retain ammonia due to lack of flitering and can cause some forgetfulness and odd behaviors, but due to your mother's age there could be lots of other things going on not liver related.

Again welcome and I hope you get good news at your mother's appointment.

Lucy

hep93
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   Posted 12/22/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Baroni, that's thallisima, a genetic blood disorder peculiar to a certain sect of Jewish women.  wink
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


baroni
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   Posted 12/22/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes that is the word.However,my mom is full blood Italian Her Dr also calls it the Mederterian blood disorder.

Thank you for replying

Jo-ann


hep93
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
That's interesting, Jo-Ann. 

Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


Pink Grandma
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Jo-Ann and welcome to HealingWell. Sorry that your mom has this disease. The bloody noses is kind of common for a lot of ESLD patients as you were already told. My husband used to get them quite frequently.
Take care........thoughts and prayers..........
Pink Grandma
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baroni
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Connie,
I looked it up on line.There is a Beta Thalassemia,It effects Mediterrianan Greek,Italian, Middle Eastern, Asian, and African.
From what I could read there are several kinds of Thalassemia's. One called an Alfa one a Beta,and others

Thank you for replyhing
Jo-Ann

hep93
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   Posted 12/23/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info, Jo-ann!  :-)
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

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