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What are the major side effects of blood loss? Why does it kill you?

What are the major side effects of blood loss? Why does it kill you?

Oxygen Delivery: Blood carries oxygen to your tissues which is vital for life. The two main organs which are most sensitive to decreased oxygen supply are your brain and heart. As blood loss increases, the heart and brain aren't "fed" oxygen resulting in brain and cardiac death. ...Read more

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 was in a bad motorcycle accident, no blood loss but flipped over handle bars and landed on flank side broke bones, now have trace protinura. Related?

I was in a bad motorcycle accident, no blood loss but flipped over handle bars and landed on flank side broke bones, now have trace protinura. Related?

Timeline: It depends on the timeline, if it was months ago then probably not. Either way, I would not worry about trace protein in a 25 year old, I would just recheck it and see how it progressed. ...Read more

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What are the effects of blood loss on strength and/or power athletes?

What are the effects of blood loss on strength and/or power athletes?

Anemia?: I assume you mean chronic anemia. Power lifting is an anaerobic exercise and wouldn't be affected too much by acute anemia unless it was profound. More importantly, would be to identify the cause of a chronic anemia. Poor diet or a perhaps a medical condition that would have an indirect affect on your ability to train and/or build muscle mass. ...Read more

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What are after effects of external haemorrhage. Can heavy blood loss can have any effect on menstrual cycle?

What are after effects of external haemorrhage. Can heavy blood loss can have any effect on menstrual cycle?

Yes: Any kind of stress can affect the menstrual cycle. If you hemorrhaged, this would put stress on your body and you might miss a few cycles. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How much blood loss is serious?

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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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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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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Help please. Could blood loss happen faster if you were underwater?

Help please. Could blood loss happen faster if you were underwater?

Probably Not: The blood clotting system does not require oxygen to cause clotting, so in theory should not be a major difference between the water and air. ...Read more

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Can you see GI blood loss?

Sometimes: Some is gross when you see red blood in the stool, other is microscopic and you only find it when you look for it in the stool. Both are potentially serious thought gross blood loss is more urgent ...Read more

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Do people with blood loss have a lot of pain?

Blood loss symptoms: People with blood loss do not have pain just on account of the blood loss. Blood loss can be rapid and acute or slow and chronic. The effects of blood loss are to lower your blood pressure, increase your heart rate, and make you feel dizzy. It does not cause pain. But the same event that caused the blood loss (like a gun shot or trauma) may cause damage to other tissues which causes pain. ...Read more

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How much blood loss is normal when you have a baby?

How much blood loss is normal when you have a baby?

Depends: Depends on whether it is natural birth or c-section. Blood loss can be up to 400-500 cc's. Keep in mind that the pregnant female has augmented blood volume during the pregnancy and can easily tolerate these losses. ...Read more

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What should I do about blood loss after hymenectomy?

What should I do about blood loss after hymenectomy?

Depends: Blood loss should be monitiored closely after any surgical procedure. If it is excessive or you think it is call your surgeon. If you have symptoms of lightheadedness do not wait! ...Read more

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Which fruits or food should be given after blood loss?

Which fruits or food should be given after blood loss?

Foods high in iron: After blood loss, you want foods high in iron. Some examples are red meat, eggs (with yolks), dark leafy greens like spinach and collards, beans, lentils, chickpeas, mollusks (clams, oysters, scallops, etc), liver, and artichokes. You also want to be sure you're well-hydrated. ...Read more

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How much or how little blood loss can cause you to faint?

If sufficient, sure: Substantial bleeding which can lower blood pressure, and cause decreased blood flow to brain certainly does cause syncope, but in some cases, the site of blood itself can evoke a vasovagal reaction with a reactive faint. ...Read more

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What's the normal response to systemic ischaemia from blood loss?

What's the normal response to systemic ischaemia from blood loss?

Variable: The body will try to compensate from extreme blood loss. First the heart rate will pick up (tachycardia). You may have sweating or diaphoresis, one may also become lightheaded and eventually collapse. This is the body's way of getting us supine to assist with distribution of blood flow. Fainting works. ...Read more

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Removal of fibroides in safe way so that blood loss may not occure?

Removal of fibroides in safe way so that blood loss may not occure?

Always some: The manner in which fibroids are removed depends on location. Those in the cavity can usually be removed with a hysteroscope (camera which passes through the vagina and cervix.) most others can be removed via a laprascope. The use of the robot can really aid in closure of the incisions in the uterus. Most fibroids do not require a major incision in the abdomen, which limits blood loss. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take to remake blood cells after an episode of blood loss?

120 days: Life span of the average red blood cell is 120 days or three months. So it takes this amount of time to regenerate or replace blood that has been lost as a result of trauma, surgery, and or donation. ...Read more

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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?

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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For 57+ female is change in Hb 10.6 to 12.4 using 'Orofer XT' for 2+ months good enough improvement? Does it indicate any blood loss?

For 57+ female is change in Hb 10.6 to 12.4 using 'Orofer XT' for 2+ months good enough improvement? Does it indicate any blood loss?

It is generally: Expected that with this degree of anemia, iron supplementation will result in a normal hemoglobin in 6-8 weeks so she seems to be on track. BUT, the most important question is whether the cause of the anemia was investigated. A 57 year old woman should not just be given iron supplements; sources of bleeding, especially in the GI tract, must be explored. Hopefully a full anemia work-up was done:) ...Read more