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How much time after a blood transfusion should you wait to be active

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: It depends what you mean by being active, for example playing sport, or up and around. For the sport , i think one week because after you give you loo ... Read More
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
22 years experience Pathology
Until feeling better: If you need a blood transfusion, you have anemia and you are feeling weak at a hospital. Until feeling better and if your doctor recommends that you m ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
45 years experience Pathology
Up to 4 hours: Clemence, the typical time for transfusing blood into someone is around 2 hours. You can extend this to 4 hours if needed.
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Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Few minutes to 4 hr: It depends on the situation. In a life-threatening trauma case, blood can be transfused as quickly as it can be pushed in through a large-bore iv, in ... Read More
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on patient: A unit of blood can be infused in about 2 minutes for severe trauma, or over 4+hours in a patient with a weak heart. It all depends on the need of the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience Family Medicine
It dependence: Blood transfusions are temporary fix this for whatever is causing the anemia. It is important to determine why you're anemic and treat it appropriate ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Immediately: If you get transfused with blood that has HIV in it, you are infected immediately. Blood tests for hiv, depending on the type of test may take 3 week ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infectious disease: Although blood bourne pathogens can be transmitted via blood transfusion, blood products are thoroughly screened prior to administration. If you are ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Something's wrong: If iron infusions over eight weeks didn't fix your anemia, it's either not due to iron deficiency or you still have serious blood loss. I also see tha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Hemathologist: To r/o myelodysplasia and primary to check stool for blood. May need scoping by gastroenterologist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If your body was: stressed enough by condition that required blood transfusion that might be a cause. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not much: The bone marrow aspiration will assess the production of rbc, and transfusion will not impact those findings to any clinically meaningful extent.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: What the bleeding is from in the first. Cirrhosis clearly complicates things and bleeding is a common consequence. I would make sure he has received c ... Read More

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