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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Wait until at home: That does not count as the "strenuous activity" you are instructed to avoid, and while intercourse best allowed 4-8 hours to recuperate, no specific ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unclear Q, but...: Whole blood donation is every 56 days. A pheresis machine can collect 2 units of red blood cells at one time, returning other components--this can be ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes!: Donating blood is one of the best things men can do for their health. This is because iron is a pro-oxidant, increasing risk of heart disease & cancer ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It's OK, but...: ...why are you taking iron? If it's because you have been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia (or probably any kind of anemia), you may not be suita ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Likely : Concentration in serum. Red cells are incidental.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
In sperm?: Sometimes sperm has blood in it due to retrograde ejaculation seen in diabetics or others. Or not sexually active strain of ejaculation on prostrate m ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Perlman
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not likely: Only connection i can see is the distant possibility of developing a clot in a vein in your calf. If there is tenderness in your calf itself, you shou ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Doubt, but observe..: For possible urine infection or local irritation. In females urethral irritation is easier to take place in this case as opposed to males. Also, have ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: While not an emergency, he should see his doctor in the next week or so. Also it may represent an infection, so he should use condoms every time till ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Donate WBC: I would think so.Check with the place you are going to donate to.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually nothing: You are unlikely to make yourself sick doing this even if you carry a hypertension diagnosis. Blood pressure is pretty well controlled in most folks, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Vein perforation: The message is just the machine reporting it could not return the plasma (=failure). The swelling most likely means the needle unknowingly punctured t ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Likely 20th century.: The era of modern blood transfusion likely started in 1901, when the austrian karl landsteiner discovered human blood groups and made them safer. The ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not mixed well: Probably portion of your blood not mixed with anticoagulant in the tube.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Massive transfusion.: You were probably transfused with a lot of blood without the time to properly crossmatch it. Although blood units that are donated are typed, screene ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably: But the indications for WBC donation are very specific, and this is rarely done. Are you sure you are talking WBC donation, and not plasma or platelet ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
39 years experience Urology
Yes: May see bleeding up to 6 weeks after surgery.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Barth
43 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not typically: Please make sure that you are not driving or operating dangerous equipment! alcohol dehydrates you as does blood donation. Drink plenty of non-alcohol ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes!: The HIV antibodies will remain present as long as you are alive, so yes, if you are infected, the blood test will detect it.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Are you asking...: ...whether your blood count dropped by 0.5, or that your total white count is 0.5 (a much more serious issue)? Also, alcohol can affect bone marrow fu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: It may take a few days to feel normal again. Drink plenty of fluids. A multivitamin with iron may also help.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: Intercourse will most likely rupture the hymen. If you have had vaginal penetration, you are no longer a virgin.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
Bruising activity: Sexual intercourse can cause bruising depending on size of the partners, how lubricated is the vagina, the lenght of the vigorous activity........... ... Read More
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