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Extreme fatigue after getting my blood drawn Is it just in my head

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
No: Many people have this problem. It can be due to low iron stores-ferritin. Getting blood drawn decreases ferritin stores and can increase fatigue. Ta... Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Yes : There should be no fatigue after a simple blood draw.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Infection: If your WBC is elevated it usually means an underlying infective process is going on. Why were you in ER if you were feeling well. If you are flushed ... Read More
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Keep record of temp: (after actually measuring it), and see if a fever over 99.6 correlates to your feeling of flushed face, tiredness and dizziness. And keep your appoin... Read More
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Too little info: Your other symptoms may be related to your red blood cells. You present too little info. Speak to your doc or call back with more info for further dis... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
System response: This does seem unusual. It may be that your system is becoming more cholinergic to foods. This means that there is an enhanced "fight or flight" respo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Vasovagal reaction: It is pretty common occurrence after or during blood draws for patients to feel lightheaded, and the dizziness and ringing in the ears occur due to a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Not lab: The uric acid level has nothing to do with the headache. You should go back to your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
The constellation of: your symptoms is quite concerning. You need to see a health care provider for a thorough evaluation and additional laboratory testing. Make an appoint... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Leukemia!: why should it be? your son's doctor is doing a good job, pertinent labs were ordered, and results are fine, may be TSH is on the higher side, but it c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Could be: Maybe chaffing, rubbing under the arm can cause this phenomenon. Or it could be a blood vessel , capillary. I would not be worried unless it gets big... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No risk, no worry: For at least 30 years, probably nobody in the world has caught HIV or other blood borne infections from having blood drawn or from contact with surfac... Read More
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