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can you donate blood taking tamoxifen

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
1 week: 1 week should be enough time.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Blood donation: Blood banks have local variability about donations. Best to check with your local blood bank on this specific question. They likely have a website.

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Red flag: Hopefully you are under the care of a physician and a breat cancer survivor. If you are not under a doctors care, you should not be taking tamoxifen. ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Hmm...off-label use?: Tamoxifen is fda-approved for use in breast cancer, most commonly in women. So all the known side effects are described for women, not men. Check out ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
TAMOXIFEN IN MEN: Tamoxifen is used inbreast cancer in women and rarely in men with male breast cancer.It is well tolerated in males with breast cancer.Following side e ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) and tamoxifen are very similar drugs. If there is certainty that tamoxifen caused you to have a blood clot then i would be concern ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wilbert Warren
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Tamoxifen : Not sure why your estrogen level is being checked. Tamoxifen is used in specific conditions such as Breast Cancer prevent or adjuvant treatment of est ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Tamoxifen while use in ER+ patients is an excellent anti-estrogen blocking the receptors for allowing cell proliferation acts elsewhere as an estrogen ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May be the Tamoxifen: Have you had any imaging? U/s? Ct abdomen? Could try holding tamoxifen and seeing if lft's clear. Imaging may also help clarify/ has hepatitis scre ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Blood banks: Have their own set of standards that may differ from one place to the other, refusing to accept blood donation from you while on epilizine (valproate ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
Stress / procedure: might just be stress from the procedure...lots of pts get scared when giving blood...incl me! If pressure is constantly that high, would see your doc ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Yes: You wont be able to donate platlets until drug stopped for several days but shouldnt affect whole blood donations.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibly: Because of its impact on blood clotting, you should ask the Red Cross directly, even though I did not find it on its deferral list of medications, sin ... Read More

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