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Blood Loss (Definition)

Generally, blood loss is a term most commonly referring to bleeding. Blood loss can occur rapidly, due to trauma, or can occur slowly, as seen in diseases of the stomach or intestinal tract. Blood loss could refer to blood disorders that cause anemias, as seen in autoimmune disorders ...Read more


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I have anemia and gastritis. My B12 level is normal. Could the gastritis alone cause anemia related to blood loss? Thank you.

I have anemia and gastritis. My B12 level is normal. Could the gastritis alone cause anemia related to blood loss? Thank you.

Need more eval: Gastritis means inflammation on the stomach lining. It does not cause anemia- unless if it is not just gastritis but also you have bleeding on the stomach lining or if the gastritis is affecting absorption of certain nutrient like iron for instance. There are many things that can cause anemia besides iron, vit B12 def or bleeding. You definitely should have further evaluation to find the cause. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 23 years old and suffer from anemia/heavy blood loss. Does green tea have anything to do with heavy blood loss during periods?

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I'm 23 years old and suffer from anemia/heavy blood loss. Does green tea have anything to do with heavy blood loss during periods?

In Traditional: Chinese Medicine - it is recommended that green tea not be consumed during menses. It might be a contributing factor - but I would very much doubt that it is a singular cause for your amount of blood loss. Take care. ...Read more

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On Depo-Provera and bleeding for a little over a month and diagnosed with anemia because of blood loss. Any way to regulate bleeding?

More info is needed: The reason for the excess bleeding needs to be established and appropriate treatment needs to be started. Specific questions would be for a mild bleeding disorder, as von willebrand disease, or mild coagulation factor deficiency. Regardless of the cause, iron replacement therapy needs to be considered. Please see your physician. Is there a family history of bleeding disorder? ...Read more

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Dr dx'd anemia after labs showed hgb of 7.5, ferritin less than 1, iron 15-can such low levels be from monthly cycle blood loss?

Anemia: If you have heavy menses, they can cause severe iron deficient anemia. Alternative causes should be considered if this not the case; specifically a gastrointestinal source for the bleeding/ versus iron absorption issues. Iron replacement and tight follow up will be recommended. ...Read more

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Blood loss from last two days black stool and blood is coming and I have problem of anemia. Every time hemoglobin decreasing please advice..?

Blood loss
from last two days black stool and blood is coming and I have problem of anemia. Every time hemoglobin decreasing please advice..?

See your doctor : If these symptoms are correct, then you have bleeding from your gastrointestinal tract and you need to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. You will need upper ( a scope will be passed through your mouth into the stomach) and lower (colonoscopy) gastrointestinal endoscopy. You need to see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my symptoms of anemia (headache and dizziness) to go away? My anemia was caused by blood loss from a miscarriage and surger

How long will it take for my symptoms of anemia (headache and dizziness) to go away?  My anemia was caused by blood loss from a miscarriage and surger

90 days +: It takes 90 days for the body to manufacture one mature red blood cell from the bone marrow and get it into circulation. If your blood loss was very severe, it may take longer and oral daily iron supplementation is essential. ...Read more

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Is a hematologist visit needed for anemia related to blood loss? My gastroenterologist says to take iron pills for 3 months & do more blood tests then

Is a hematologist visit needed for anemia related to blood loss? My gastroenterologist says to take iron pills for 3 months & do more blood tests then

Not necessarily: If your anemia has been determined to be caused by blood loss, there is probably no need to see a hematologist. If the anemia persists despite iron treatment (and preventing further blood loss), then a hematologist consultation might be indicated. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more