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Masturbating after blood donation

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
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

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
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
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe ; yes: While there may be an actual benefit in turning over the iron stores in your body (see book "the iron elephant), there definitely is a well-deserved i... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Not long: It might be recommended to wait a few hours to let the puncture site heal a bit and rehydrate, but usually no more than that needed for light exercise... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Apheresis: Is associated with less dizziness since they give you some of the blood volume back so you may feel a bit better vs whole blood donation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Usually next day OK: The phlebotomist / nurse will instruct you as you are being bandaged at the end of the process to avoid tobacco for a few hours, alcohol for the day, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
NOT AT ALL ABNORMAL: the effect of doing something nice, of value, for others is often VERY relaxing....(Not to mention the feeling of being HEALTHY which you have after b... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Get tested: 19.6 is too high even for a smoker. Unless you were dehydrated at the time of the test, a reading of 19.6 warrants an investigation and you should see... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It is normally at: Least 110 pounds.
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