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can i give blood if i m on my period

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Do you mean get a blood lab test, if so, ok to do so. If you mean blood for donation, if so ok also, provided your medical/personal/travel/sexual hist ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
53 years experience Radiology
Possible: Any trauma can interrupt normal menstrual cycle. You must first rule out pregnancy.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get checked: Sounds like there might be an infection. Bacterial vaginosis is most likely. Your doctor can run tests and fix this.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Gynecology question: I'm not a gynecologist, but I think that how u feel wd b dependent on how heavy ur period is, how much blood u've donated, & the time b/w each. Bl ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: No. But you may perceive less blood because you do not appreciate how much the tampon has absorbed. Feminine hygiene products do not change the mense ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
If : If you are breastfeeding, then this is the most likely explanation for your irregular periods. Also since you just had a baby a few months ago, your b ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Heavy period: One heavy period does not matter much. But repeated long and heavy periods should be investigated and gyn consult is suggested.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood: Old blood thickens and mixes with cervical mucous sometimes. This is not rare
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
...'could'...: However, more likely to get lightheaded / have response to procedure, and might be more likely to test as low hemoglobin due to current blood loss. Be ... Read More

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