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how much is too much blood?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Bleeding hemorrhoids: Can be serious if you bleed a small amount every day, that can cause anemia with all its complications, or if you bleed a large amount at once, can cause acute blood loss and possibly shock. So either way, you need to see a surgeon for evaluation and management, wish you well

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How much blood can you lose and survive?

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What happens when you lose too much blood?

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