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Blood Loss (Overview)

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 such as hemolytic anemia.


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Could gallstones in the pancrias cause blood loss? I have an occasional flair up where my stool is black and tarry (once or twice a month). Nov. 2009 my blood count was 5.6 and was given 4 units of blood. 9 months later my blood count was 6.7 and i was

Could gallstones in the pancrias cause blood loss? I have an occasional flair up where my stool is black and tarry (once or twice a month).  Nov. 2009 my blood count was 5.6 and was given 4 units of blood.  9 months later my blood count was 6.7 and i was

Hemobillia : Hemobillia (blood in gastrointestinal tract from biliary oirign) is very rare. Obscure causes of intestinal bleeding are mostly from small bowel av malformations, tumors etc. Intermittent episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding remain difficult to diagnose despite capsule endoscopy. Angiography during an active episode of bleeding may provide a diagnosis. Laparoscopy with small bowel examination is some times helpful. Due to the intermittent ocassional episodes of blood loss a definite diagnosis is difficult to make. ...Read more

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Blood Loss (Overview)

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 such as hemolytic anemia.


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Can you tell me what iron sat. Of .09, fe 7, neutrophils 1.9, MCV 79 and MCH 25.5 mean. No occult blood loss and post menopause.

Can you tell me what iron sat. Of .09, fe 7, neutrophils 1.9, MCV 79 and MCH 25.5 mean.  No occult blood loss and post menopause.

Keep looking: Usually this indicates iron deficiency and how this has happened should now be under investigation. A serum ferritin is likely to be next. Labs mean little in isolation and your physician has the big picture. Good luck. ...Read more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

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Describe the features of blood loss.?

Describe the features of blood loss.?

Depends on rate: Rapid blood loss, think: gunshot wound, leads to immediate shock and death, obviously. Gradual blood loss leads to anemia with symptoms of fatigue, weakness, apathy, and malaise. Very severe anemia is surprisingly well tolerated for long periods if it has occurred very slowly like due to menstruation without adequate iron replacement or slow bleeding in the bowels. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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If you get stabbed with a knife, should you remove the knife or leave it there to prevent more blood loss?

If you get stabbed with a knife, should you remove the knife or leave it there to prevent more blood loss?

Leave it!: The knife may be blocking a site from bleeding, or in the chest it may keep air from entering the chest cavity. Dress around the knife as best you can and if possible stabilize it so it cannot be moved get help on site asap, don't move the victim unless it is either too risky to stay or no help is available. ...Read more

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I take the pill and my periods are due in 2 weeks but i've been getting brownish blood loss for a few days now. What could be the ressons?

Breaktrough bleeding: This may just be breakthrough bleeding. If you just started on the pill, this is not uncommon. May perist for several months. If it does not stop go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
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Could a person get sheehan's disorder from blood loss during a hysterectomy?

Could a person get sheehan's disorder from blood loss during a hysterectomy?

Possible: It would certainly be possible, particularly if there were an underlying bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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Could there be any serious risk \aside from excessive blood loss\ to self-harm \wrist cutting\?

Could there be any serious risk \aside from excessive blood loss\ to self-harm \wrist cutting\?

Cutting: If an artery or large enough vein is severed, and proper care is not administered in time, results can be serious, and even deadly. ...Read more

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How much blood loss is serious?

Blood loss: Blood loss of any amount can be potentially serious. This depends upon the age of the patient, co-morbid conditions, acuity of the blood loss, and whether they are ongoing. Discuss the specifics with your doctor. ...Read more

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Describe the features of blood loss.?

Depends on rate: Rapid blood loss, think: gunshot wound, leads to immediate shock and death, obviously. Gradual blood loss leads to anemia with symptoms of fatigue, weakness, apathy, and malaise. Very severe anemia is surprisingly well tolerated for long periods if it has occurred very slowly like due to menstruation without adequate iron replacement or slow bleeding in the bowels. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

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What are symptoms of acute blood loss?

What are symptoms of acute  blood loss?

Shock: Symptoms are dizzyness, light-headedness, weakness, and fainting. Also sweating , clamminess and chilled. ...Read more

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How can extensive blood loss affect a person?

How can extensive blood loss affect a person?

Weakness, dizziness: And possible death if too much is lost. There needs to be immediate transport to the nearest ED if the person involved is not able to stay awake or cannot ambulate by themselves. If blood loss is due to a wound and will not stop bleeding then go to the nearest ED. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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I was wondering is dying from blood loss painful?

I was wondering is dying from blood loss painful?

Not usually: When one bleeds to death, they usually become comatose (unconscious), as the brain is deprived of nutrients and oxygen. As best we know, this is not painful state. However, many patients who bleeding severely have a sense of doom and anxiety and sense their life is slipping away. "The ever say I feel like I'm gonna die"- a big warning sign for a trauma surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood loss?

What is the definition or description of: blood loss?

Bleeding: 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 such as hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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